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Webby's end



For the past six weeks, I've regaled readers with a list of finalists in various categories to win Webby Awards, as presented by the Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Hopefully you found a few new Web sites in the bunch that were worth bookmarking.

This is my last week of milking the Webby's, I promise.


EBay - www.ebay.com

Not that it needs an introduction, but eBay is the Internet's largest auction house with millions of items up for bid.

Evite - www.evite.com

Evite is an online service for making and sending online invitations and tracking RSVP's. Most services are free.

Netflix - www.netflix.com

Fifty-seven channels and nothing on? Rent up to three movies through the Web, which will be delivered to your door complete with a prepaid envelope. No late fees!

Paytrust - www.paytrust.com

PayTrust allows you to pay all of your bills online and balance your chequebooks - if you live in the U.S.

VolunteerMatch - www.volunteermatch.org

Looking for a volunteer opportunity in your area that fits your interests and lifestyle? VolunteerMatch places people with 25,106 organizations.


BBCi Religion and Ethics - www.bbc.co.uk/religion

Religious news, views and interpretations from the world's leading news source.

Giardian Reflections - http://my.execpc.com/~paulnue

Giardian Reflections interpret the Bible from an anthropological point of view, relating the scriptures to humanity .

Parish Trinity Church - www.trinitywallstreet.org

The Web site of a powerful, and liberal, church in New York City.

Pluralism Project - www.pluralism.org

The merging of major religions and sub-religions into a single belief system.

Ritual Well - www.ritualwell.org

This site clarifies ceremonies and rituals for Jewish families.


ESPN.com - www.espn.com

ESPN is the original sports network with comprehensive coverage.

NBA.com - www.nba.com

The official site of the National Basketball Association.

Surfline - www.surfline.com

Surfline patches together Web cams, lives reports, and other surf data from the surfing world into one bitchin' central resource.

The America's Cup - http://americascup.yahoo.com

The offical site of the world's oldest and most distinguished yacht race.

Tour de France - www.letour.fr/2002/us/

The English Web site of the world's most prestigious bicycle race.

Technical Achievements

Apache Web Server - www.apache.org

The Apache Software Foundation provides support for its community of open-sourced software projects.