5th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

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From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards Best in Weird

Listen, there’s a lot of weird stuff on the internet. And sometimes, those people deserve to be celebrated for their contributions to society. These are the best, the brightest, the weirdest accounts of the year.


Coffee Dad
There’s a lot more to Coffee Dad than caffeine. The viral Twitter feed appears, at first glance, to be “just a dad who loves his coffee.” This simple feed with endearingly misused hashtags is for the jolly coffee lover only taking breaks from tweeting his caffeine related urges for the occasionally dark, death related post. With 160K+ followers of…
Crimes Against Shoemanity
A shoe fanatic with a “personal vendetta against ‘ugly,’” Crimes Against Shoemanity is exposing the world’s most heinous footwear. Feeling personally attacked by bad shoes, London creator Rebel Royale channeled fury into fascination, displaying a collection of the internet’s worst offenders from fish-flops to kale salad stilettos to “ready to danc…
Grand Illusions
Mechanical engineer turned “Tim the Toyman,” Timothy Rowett is regaling YouTube with the world’s most unique toys and optical illusions. Host of the channel sensation “Grand Illusions” with 240M+ views and nearly 900K subscribers, Tim introduces his 30 year collection of over 20K toys to the world. Featuring marvels like an “Assassin’s Teapot” tha…
Masters of machinima, the Lerdwichugal brothers behind the Mario brothers in SuperMarioGlitchy4 are collecting fans and conquering worlds through their parody sensation. Their reimagined Mario worlds revamping the lovable plumber video games with misadventures, alternate personalities and guest appearances, creators Luke and Kevin have amassed 1B …
Tyler Adams Dawson @tyleradamsdawson
YouTube’s endearing celebrity couple Shane Dawson and Ryland Adams have taken their relationship to new heights in 2018 with the arrival of a “baby.” The new battery-powered family member delivered by Amazon Prime stork in January debuting in a video that received 4M+ views. From tossing baby Tyler to the pets to horrifying fellow influencer Tyler…


4d3d3d3 Engaged
According to 4d3d3d Engaged, “Memes have ascended to the third dimension.” Featuring viral memes transformed into interactive mouse-over 3D experiences, this account is providing its 500K+ Facebook followers an addictive and dizzying procrastination tool. From 3D transformations of vintage comic strips and Grumpy Cat to multidimensional Bob Ross with a surp…
Look no further than LA stylist Keely Murphy for your personal Amazon shopper. Keely is bringing a wardrobe of trend-curated fashion to online shoppers via Amazon inventory. From urban bling to goth fetish, Keely’s product-linked Instagram with 20K+ followers and FashionSecrets93.com will set you up with everyday to Coachella-worthy ensembles. Showcasing he…
Ballpoint Papi @Tw1tterPicasso
Drawing since he was “zero years old,” Kevin Park aka “Picasso Baby” aka “Ballpoint Papi” is being heralded by some critics as “the greatest artist of his generation.” Launching his art on social media in 2006, Kevin’s tongue-in-cheek deranged and childlike caricatures of celebrities from Nicki Minaj to Jake Paul have now amassed a fanbase of 250K+ across I…
Bird Graveyard
Described by Vice in 2018 as “an entire Instagram account devoted to destroying rideshare scooters,” this channel has risen to prominence documenting a traffic solution gone wrong. Abandoned dockless scooters have become increasingly strewn about on city streets, fostering tripping hazards and backlash by residents. Taking to social in activist solidarity, …
With an affinity for the bizarre, Tae In Ahn is Ebay’s star curator. Uniquely qualified to navigate the marketplace giant’s eccentricities, Tae has fostered an Instagram sensation from things she’s found on Ebay. Rapidly catching the attention of social media as “fashion’s favorite Instagram Ebay account,” exposing audiences to the unimaginable Mona Lisa ea…
Mickey Avalon
A early celebrity in the social media-launched music realm, Mickey Avalon’s internet-grown phenom has finally secured him a platinum record. Launching his career via social networking site Myspace Records back in 2006, Mickey’s “My Dick” viral single finally went platinum in 2018 after years of having a passionate cult following. Evolving from MySpace to ne…

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, Snapchat, and the rest of the social web.

finalists for the 5th annual shorty social good awards will be announced in mid-october!