Squidoo Honored at 10th SXSW Interactive Web Awards
Viget Labs' Squidoo.com takes first prize in the Community/WIKI category
AUSTIN, TX — At the 10th annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Web Awards, Squidoo.com, a Web 2.0 site built by Falls Church-based Viget Labs, was honored with top prize in the Community/WIKI category. Held at the Austin Hilton Hotel, the SXSW Web Awards honored 18 of the top developers and designers chosen from hundreds of entries submitted across the world.
Squidoo, a platform of user-generated web pages covering any topic a community member is passionate about, was founded by Seth Godin, an acclaimed public speaker, author, and blogger. Godin partnered with Viget Labs to build the initial architecture of the site.
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About Viget Labs
Founded in 1999 and based in Falls Church, VA, Viget Labs provides strategic web consulting, interactive design, web application development, and online marketing services to clients around the country. Typical engagements include concept-to-launch development of online businesses, implementation of online marketing strategies for traditional companies, and custom projects that leverage a distinct set of our full-services capabilities. In short, we build web business. Visit www.viget.com to learn more.
Squidoo LLC was founded by bestselling author, noted blogger, speaker and Original Squid, Seth Godin. The stated function of the site is to enable extraordinary people to painlessly engage in philanthropy by building web pages about any topic of their choosing. Nearly 50% of Squidoo’s users donate the royalties they earn from the site to charity. Nonprofit Squidoo partners include Oxfam, Save the Children, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, roomtoread.org, and 65 other well-known organizations. www.squidoo.com
SXSW Interactive Festival
Scheduled March 9-13 in Austin, Texas, the SXSW Interactive Festival provides practical how-to information as well as unparalleled career inspiration. The event features four days of keynote speeches, more than 130 panels, the SXSW Web Awards, the iF! Trade Show & Exhibition, and dozens of exciting evening events. 2007 speakers include Amanda Congdon (amandacongdon.com), Dan Rather (journalist), Kevin Rose (digg), Kathy Sierra (Creating Passionate Users), Bruce Sterling (author), Phil Torrone (MAKE Magazine), Gina Trapani (LifeHacker) and hundreds of other innovative industry leaders. For more information on SXSW Interactive, see www.sxsw.com/interactive.