HEARTLESS BITCHES INTERNATIONAL (WWW.HEARTLESS-BITCHES.COM) NOMINATED FOR BEST HUMOR WEB SITE AT THE SIXTH ANNUAL WEBBY AWARDS
Heartless Bitches International Honored With International Online Community's Top Accolade
Ottawa, Ontario April 29, 2002 - Heartless Bitches International
(www.heartless-bitches.com) was nominated today for a Webby Award
in the category of Best Humor Web site of 2002.
The Webby Awards are the leading international honors for Web sites,
hailed by The Wall Street Journal as a celebration of sites that "pave
important paths to the Internet's next phase."
The Webby Awards are determined by the International Academy of Digital
Arts & Sciences (IADAS), a diverse, 350-person organization whose membership film
director Francis Ford Coppola, musicians David Bowie and Beck, cyberguru
Esther Dyson, CEO of Real Networks Rob Glaser, Chef Julia Child, and
Electronic Frontier Foundation Founder John Perry Barlow.
"The Webby Awards showcase the best of what the Internet has to offer in
terms of innovation, creativity and originality," said Maya Draisin,
Executive Director of IADAS. "Heartless Bitches International's nomination
for a Webby Award is a testament to its great contributions in pushing
the Internet envelope."
The Sixth Annual Webby Awards will take place this year on Tuesday, June
18, 2002 at San Francisco's magnificent Legion of Honor.
As a nominee for a Webby Award, Heartless-Bitches.com is also eligible
to win a People's Voice Award. Voting is open to the public from April 29
to June 7th at http://www.webbywards.com/peoplesvoice/. People's Voice
Award winners will be announced on www.webbyawards.com during the
The Webby Awards Ceremony on June 18, 2002.
"I'm just blown away to be nominated for a Webby Award," said Nataliep,
Founder, President, and Chief Operating Bitch of Heartless Bitches
International."I didn't realize we were 'pushing the Internet envelope' - I just
thought we were pushing buttons. Of the millions of sites on the Web, for
HBI to be put in the same category as the likes of theonion.com and
satirewire.com by the Web digerati is a true honor. It warms the place
where my heart used to be."
About Heartless Bitches International (www.heartless-bitches.com)
Heartless Bitches International has been building in infamy since its
inception in 1996. Initially started by high-tech diva NatalieP as a spoof
on the gender-stereotyping and double standards that exist for men and
women in the workplace, relationships and society at large, and spurred
by indignation over the "blame-somebody-else-'90s", the site hit a
collective nerve and has grown to take on a life of its own. "Heartless
Bitches International is the antithesis to self-help sites - we're a
drop-kick to the frontal lobe," states Membership Editor JadeSyren.
Though the membership is predominantly female, there is a large
and loyal following of both men and women who enjoy the site's
biting satire, heartless hyperbole, and fearless truth-telling.
Heartless Bitches International doesn't discriminate on the basis of
gender, but skewers stupidity and irresponsibility in all its forms.
The web site contains thousands of pages including scathing commentary
from members, rants about current affairs, riffs on "Nice Guy Syndrome",
a Heartless Advice column, Heartless Pop Culture (books, movies, music),
an online storefront selling Heartless Bitch$tuff, and a raucous members-only
In addition to launching a series of Heartless Bitches(tm) branded
products, the site's creator and Chief Operating Bitch, Nataliep has
participated in a host of radio and media interviews and is currently
working on a related book project with other members of the editorial staff.
About The Webby Awards
The Webby Awards is the leading international honors for consumer Web
sites and individual achievement in technology and creativity. The
International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences selects the nominees,
winners, and presents the awards event. Sponsors for The Sixth Annual
Webby Awards include SBC, International Data Group (IDG), Getty Images,
The Creative Group and Elias Arts. Balloting is audited by
PricewaterhouseCoopers. In partnership with Nielsen//NetRatings, the
Webby Awards has three new awards, where sites will be honored based on
traffic to sites using Nielsen//NetRatings Internet audience measurement
data. For more information visit http://www.webbyawards.com.
About the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences
The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences is dedicated to
the creative, technical, and professional progress of the Internet and
evolving forms of interactive media. The Academy's goal is to assemble a
brilliant panel of leading new media experts, visionaries, journalists,
and luminaries to propel the Internet and Interactive Technology into
the future. The Academy is an intellectually diverse organization that
includes over 350 members such as film director Francis Ford Coppola,
musician Bjork, Chairman of Miramax Talk Media Tina Brown, cyberguru
Esther Dyson, creator of "The Simpsons" Matt Groening, Public Radio
International Personality Ira Glass, and Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison.
Members also include writers and editors from publications such as The
New York Times, Wired, Forbes, Details, Fast Company, Elle, The Los
Angeles Times, Vibe, and WallPaper. For more information, visit
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