Twenty years ago, at a San Francisco nightclub called Bimbos, the first Webby Awards ceremony was held. It had 15 categories, such as Travel, Games, Music, & “Weird.” It was quaint. It was funky. It was what the internet was like back then.
Fast forward to this week when the latest Webby Award winners were announced, and there are over 200 categories with “Winners”, “People’s Choice Awards” and “Honorees” for each category. And yes, the Weird category shows up in a few verticals still, with Clickhole and People Walkerwinning… but I digress.