GottaBeMobile‘s Warner Crocker has unveiled the winners of this year’s Ink Blot awards. While you could certainly make the case that this prestigious annual event is really just an excuse for Warner to make up funny categories for mobile tech bloggers and name friends and colleagues as the winners, I’m still honored to be recognized as “best netbook blogger.” Last year, Liliputing won for best new mobile tech blog. I’ll take this year’s award as a step up.
As always, Liliputing is in good company. UMPC Portal, jkkmobile, jkOnTheRun, and Joanna Stern all winning awards this year. If I were to add one category to the bunch, it would be “best site for breaking netbook news” it would be Netbooked, which has a habit of finding more interesting stories about netbooks and ultraportable computers before I wake up than most sites will publish all day. Of course, Peter from Netbooked is on the other side of the globe from me, which does give him a slight advantage when it comes to putting in a full workday before 7am.
I’d also throw in a category for best user community/forum, but I’d have a hard time deciding whether to give the award to EeeUser, MyDellMini, MyHPMini, or any of the dozens of other excellent communities that have formed around netbooks over the past two years.
I’m also a big fan of several netbook and mini-laptop sites that often don’t get the attention they should in the US, simply because they’re not written in English. Among these are Blogeee, NewGadgets.de, NetbookNews.de, and Eee PC.it, although that list is hardly all-inclusive.
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