Mashable is proud to announce the winners of the 3rd annual Open Web Awards: Social Media Edition! The Open Web Awards is our international online voting competition that covers major innovations in web technology and achievements in Social Media. Previous winners include Facebook, Pandora, iGoogle, Google Maps, Digg, Mahalo, Flickr, YouTube, Twitter, ShareThis and Evernote.
This year, we received over 440,000 nominations with over 70,000 nominees and over 780,000 final votes. Readers voted in 50 categories including new themes to reflect the evolution of web culture since 2008.
Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of the Open Web Awards - you're now on our radar and we'll be tracking your progress throughout 2010. Winners are welcome to use the badge provided below and to include Mashable and Open Web Awards on your website and in any marketing or press materials -- if you'd like a quote for a press release, please contact us.
Winners are welcome to use the Winner's Badge (left) on their websites, optionally linking to Mashable.com/OWA, where the winners listing will reside for the next year.
We remind you that Mashable staff are available to provide quotes and commentary for press releases and marketing materials - you can get in touch using contact [at] mashable.com.
Once again, congratulations to all the winners and nominees!