Nielsen//NetRatings, the global standard for Internet audience measurement
and analysis, announced the recipient of the Rising Star award at the 7th
Annual Webby Awards. Based on Nielsen//NetRatings' Internet audience rankings,
Snapfish.com was honored as
the Web's fastest growing site.
Nielsen//NetRatings and the Webby Awards created the Rising Star award
to honor and recognize the fastest growing Web site in the U.S., measuring
unique audience traffic at home and at work during the month of April
2003, as compared to the first three months of the year.
In order to qualify, sites met a 500,000 unique audience minimum. These
measurements were based on Nielsen//NetRatings' panel of randomly selected
Hailed as the "online Oscars" by Time Magazine, The Webby Awards
is the leading international honors for Web sites.
The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital
Arts and Sciences, a diverse organization that includes over 420 members
such as musicians Beck and David Bowie, Internet inventor Vint Cerf, political
columnist Arianna Huffington, Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser, "Simpsons"
creator Matt Groening, "Smart Mobs" author Howard Rheingold,
Oracle chairman Larry Ellison, and The Body Shop president Anita Roddick.