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because... [add reason here].
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categories, use a URL instead of a Twitter name, like this: I nominate
http://instagram.com/example for a Shorty Award in #category because... [add reason
Be creative with the reason. A tweet without a reason for the nomination will not be
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Becky Stern is a DIY guru and Director of Wearable Electronics at Adafruit (adafruit.com). She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube about, unsurprisingly, wearable electronics (adafruit.com/beckystern). Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”). Sternlab.org.