Twitter Shorty Awards nominate Greenpeace for oil spill truth expedition

by Michelle Frey

January 25, 2011

Did you know that there are awards for the best users of Twitter? They’re called The Shorty Awards and nominations have just begun.

So far, we’ve earned 47 votes for the “green” category. This puts us in 18th place. Help us move up the rankings by submitting your vote using Twitter today.

How does Shorty voting work, exactly? If you have a Twitter account, it’s very easy. You vote with a Tweet!

And, each vote needs a good reason for why you’re nominating someone. If you need a reason for voting for Greenpeace, how about our Twitter and online coverage of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster?

We traveled throughout the Gulf and brought independent research scientists on board to examine various aspects of oil spill impacts. Whether by ship, helicopter or submarine, we shared what we found on Twitter to help expose the truth of what was really going on in the Gulf.

We tweeted impactful photos from the Gulf, had scientists and experts tweeting from aboard our ship, the Arctic Sunrise, and had an interactive map so you could visualize where each tweet originated.

Were you one of the thousands who attended our live streaming event from aboard the Arctic Sunrise? If so, you saw first hand what our scientists were doing in the Gulf and could also follow along with live tweets from the broadcast.

If you have some time to help us out, please nominate Greenpeace the next time you’re on Twitter. You can use the following tweet as a guide for your posting.

I nominate @greenpeaceusa for a Shorty Award in #green because of their #oilspill coverage http://ht.ly/3K59f

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