12th Annual Shorty Awards Categories


The final deadline to vote for your favorite nominee or to enter your brand or organization was on Thursday, February 20th, 2020.

Influencers

Honoring the most notable and viral influencers and creators from 2020. See below for official categories.

Brands & Organizations

The Shorty Awards honor the talented agencies, brands, and industry leaders behind the best and most innovative work on social media channels, campaigns, websites and applications.

Darknet Diaries

Entered in Technology

Objective

The Darknet Diaries podcast brings to the light, true stories from the dark side of the internet. Stories from hackers or those who have been hacked. Because everyone is buzzing about hackers in society today, this show learns into the stories to interview the people responsible for some of the hacks we've seen in the news. So we can get an in depth and personal look into what is the rest of the story behind a hack. During the storytelling process a lot of lessons are learned and technical aspects are taught, creating a learning environment that even 8 year olds find fascinating to listen to.

Strategy

Host Jack Rhysider previously was a network security engineer, and has been tuned into this world for over a decade. He has a keen eye for what stories are intriguing and worth telling. The people who are interviewed for the show are sometimes people who have never publicly told their story, which gives listeners a truly unique listening experience. To hear first hand about an incident which was covert in nature creates gripping audio that fans adore.

Results

The Darknet Diaries podcast has grown organically to now have over 200,000 listeners. Fans leave comments about how much the show has impacted them and helped them. Such as people switching careers to go into information security. Parents being able to better educate their children on the safety of the internet. And organizations realizing just how dangerous it is to have an unsecured network. The work we do at Darknet Diaries has created safer networks around the world as well as helped many individuals practice safe online security. Because nobody wants to be the next guest on Darknet Diaries.

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About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media.

Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitch, TikTok, and the rest of the social web.

the final deadline FOR voting and entering in the 12th annual shorty awards WAS on thursday, FEB 20TH.