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Instructables - Finalist for Best User-Generated Content Award in the Crunchies Answered

Instructables is a finalist in the category of "Best user-generated content site" in the Crunchies. As described on the site, the Crunchies are the

first annual competition and award ceremony to recognize and celebrate the most compelling startups, internet and technology innovations of the year. The Crunchies is a collaboration project between GigaOm, Read/WriteWeb, VentureBeat and TechCrunch. Best of all, the internet community is invited to choose who wins.

The winner is determined by voting by the internet at large. You can vote once a day until voting ends at midnight PST Thursday, January 10. Award winners will be announced live at the Awards Ceremony at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco on Friday, January 18.

Perhaps you've been thinking that your project was the underdog in our Laser Cutter Contest, well now it's the same for Instructables! Check out our competition!:

Digg
Facebook
Geni
Yelp

We are by far the smallest and least well-funded of the contenders, so it's really a testament to how awesome the Instructables community is that we're able to even appear among these giants. Given the nature of the voting, I'd bet Digg is in the lead, but head over, show your support, and vote for Instructables:

http://vote.crunchies.techcrunch.com/category/view/ugc

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HAL 9000
HAL 9000

13 years ago

I tried to get into digg, but never really could. I just feel like I need to filter through too much stuff to get to anything that I like. And facebook? Come on. It's instructables hands down!

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devinb
devinb

13 years ago

even if we didn't win all the other sites are for people with no lives. only intelligent people come here. viva la instructables!!!!!!

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

13 years ago

Man, we may have not won, but to me, Instructables is always the winner.
No matter what, nothing is better than Instructables. (As in websites, and some real life stuff too.)
Instructables will live on, I was so mad, but wow.. Instructables still rules.

Digg sucks.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

13 years ago

Best user-generated content site

For sites who rely on content created primarily from users

Nominees: Digg, Facebook, Geni, Instructables, Yelp

Cool

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xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

13 years ago

Dang... voting has closed. I hope we won!

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silly lou
silly lou

Reply 13 years ago

hi boss how are u im good could you tell me how to make stink bomb plz

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nagutron
nagutron

Reply 13 years ago

The selections are a bit, well, arbitrary. But I'm not complaining! I just read the fine print: it says that anyone can vote, once per day! What a weird system...

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

I actually understand the system, sort of.
If a site is really that great, you'll come back every day to vote for it. If its ~euh~, you'll just come once based on some link posted on the site.
Its a way of filtering out best from most users, I'd say.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

13 years ago

Is somebody going to the presentation? Don't forget to take a camera.

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

Reply 13 years ago

Yes, Christy and I will be there.

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

Reply 13 years ago

Did you guys win? :-)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

We have to wait until they open the Golden Envelope, I think.

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chaoscampbell
chaoscampbell

13 years ago

I put in 5 votes total in 2 days.... did the best I could. Facebook is like the instructable for How to create social and relationship drama.... I hope they don't win. but I mean they won' cause instructables will!!

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

13 years ago

I voted everyday, are you guys going to the show thing?

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Senseless
Senseless

13 years ago

I voted and put a sticky up to remind me to vote everyday. Instructables has been very good to me and I've met some great people.

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Senseless
Senseless

Reply 13 years ago

Hah I went back and the voting is Over as of Yesterday! I should have read the fine print...

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Mr. Toad
Mr. Toad

13 years ago

My vote is in... It's for you! Not Mitt Romney... or Hillary...or...

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bhunter736
bhunter736

13 years ago

I voted too. I will again every time I can.

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lamedust
lamedust

13 years ago

Crazyness. I don't really like the whole once a day voting idea. It becomes more about how many OCD users your site has rather than the true value users feel the site offers. I'm still voting. It's a race! I hope I win! -bg

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lamedust
lamedust

Reply 13 years ago

Actually, now that I've voted, I think that they do it this way to overcome the problem of user voting without registration. Who knows if someone is in a lab and clicking "vote" on all the comps repeatedly. Soln: 1 vote a day, but as many as you'd like. Makes sense aie? -BG

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xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

13 years ago

I've voted for instructables. I'd bet if everyone on this site votes, we could win!

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xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

Reply 13 years ago

let me fix that. if everyone on this site votes once every day, we could win.

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PoisonedV
PoisonedV

13 years ago

We are going to lose, HARD, we dont have as many useres
I voted anyway
=D

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PoisonedV
PoisonedV

Reply 13 years ago

Facebook and digg are user generated content? Seems more like stealing other peoples videos and submitting other peoples websites Metacafe should be on there.

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ewilhelm
ewilhelm

Reply 13 years ago

They probably don't consider Metacafe a startup (there is apparently quite a debacle over how finalists were choosen; I didn't even know we were nominated!), but you're right, it would be a good choice.

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killrsheep
killrsheep

13 years ago

Sir yes sir! voted sir! instructables rocks!

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Aeshir
Aeshir

13 years ago

Hells yeah!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

Voted!