It started on Dec 28th when I was checking my Twitter: I found these 2 tweets:
– shortyawards @emapey, you were nominated by @nycrican2 for a #education Shorty Award 8:23 PM Dec 28th, 2008
– shortyawards @emapey, you were nominated by @buthaina (and 1 other) for a #education Shorty Award 8:40 PM Dec 28th, 2008
I visited The Shorty Awards – education page to learn more about the Award and how to nominate others.
I found there were few nominations for the Shorty Award – education. I don’t like Awards myself but I feel that nominations are a great way to show your appreciation to your network contacts.
I remember when I received this tweet:
– bdieu: @emapey2 seems to be contaminated by a nominating frenzy before 2008 ends 🙂
Yes I was frenzy nominating all my contacts, who are friendly and always willing to have a conversation with me. These are my real Twitter contacts. Those who @reply to me when I contact them.
I noted that with only 2 nominations it was enough to be included on the Shorty Award – education category, so I wanted to help my best contacts with 1 nomination.
I would like to give thanks to all those who nominated Eduardo Peirano for a Shorty Award I am truly honored. I appreciate you all!!
Nominations from @buthaina and @JCYRUS were a nice unexpected surprise to me since I have had almost no conversations with them.
@gsellart managed to nominate me also on my other Twitter account @emapey2. Thank you very much Gabriela!
@ggrosseck and @malinkaiva are old friends and contacts in my network
@alev_elciis is a new contact and friend
Most of them seem to have nominated me because I created and manage the College 2.0 community for online learning and learning 2.0 in higher education
I want to give special thanks to Nelly Cardinale (nycrican2). We spent some days discussing about the Shorty Awards. She also nominated many educators. We both feel it was sad that so few people took a minute of their time to show their appreciation to their network of friends and contacts (there were few educators nominated)
You are probably wondering why do I appreciate so much those contacts who are friendly. Read what Stephen Downes said at the Connectivism CCK08 online course about Who Are the Good Informants in your Network?
Update: the nominations to the Shorty Award had finished, when I received this tweet:
shortyawards: @emapey, you were recommended by @Ignatia in the Shorty Awards category #education
Thank you very much Ignatia for your late nomination (recommendation) to the Shorty Awards. I appreciate it anyway