THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

From the 9th Annual Shorty Awards Weird

We all know the web can be a weird place, but sometimes that’s exactly what we need. These nominees can turn YouTube, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram into a virtual funhouse—yet each one found a way to make us think, make us laugh, or make us cringe, and somehow we just couldn’t get enough.

Nominees

Astro Poets
The viral Twitter account @poetastrologers sends up daily horoscopes in the most highbrow way possi…
finalist
Bread Face Blog
What do you get when you take loaves of bread and lovingly smoosh your face into them? Over 135K In…
finalist
Casually Explained
A self-described “YouTube video creator and all-around cool guy,” the monotonous stick figure man b…
Exurb1a
Attempting to decipher our chaotic universe, British writer, musician, and YouTube creator Exurb1a …
winner
Hydraulic Press Channel
Finland-born Lauri Vuohensilta is crushing it on the internet, literally. He isn’t lying when he cl…
Karl From Online
Chicagoan Karl Bergholz, aka Karl from Online (on Twitter and Vine) is the embodiment of internet a…
finalist
The Food Surgeon
A Seattle-based ”culinary practitioner” who is neither a chef nor a surgeon, The Food Surgeon start…
Thinkpiece Bot
An alien landing on Earth might believe that we have created artificial intelligence, if it read th…
Tom Bro Dude
RIP @tombrodude. Weird Twitter won’t be the same without you. The alias of Philadelphian Tom Reynol…
TownsKiller
A murder mystery that played out on Vine in 2016, TownsKiller allowed those who chose to enter the …
finalist
You Are Dog Now
“I make you dog” is the bold claim of this Twitter feed that went viral at the beginning of 2016, d…
finalist
You Suck at Cooking
The farcical cook behind You Suck at Cooking claims the YouTube video series is “No bullshit. Just …