Instagram Wins a 2012 Shorty Award for Best App

Popular iOS photography sharing app Instagram has come away with a 2012 Shorty Award for ‘Best App’. Just what are the Shorty Awards?

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media, recognizing the people and organizations producing real-time short form content across Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Foursquare, and the rest of the social Web.

Winners are determined by voting by members of the public by tweeting and more. Here is the full list of winners from the fourth annual Shorty Awards:

#Activism: Occupy Wall Street (@OccupyWallStNYC)
#Actor: Nathan Fillion (@NathanFillion)
#Actress: Selena Gomez (@selenagomez)
#Apps: Instagram (@Instagram)
#Band: Jonas Brothers (@JonasBrothers)
#Celebrity: Justin Bieber (@justinbieber
#Charity: Random Acts, Cinde Monsam (@therandomactorg)
#Comedian: Jim Norton (@JimNorton)
#Comedian: Matt Walker (@funnymatt)
#Director: Katherine Brooks (@thekatbrooks)
#Director: Alfredo Flores (@AlfredoFlores)
#FakeAccount: Dilma Rousseff (@dilmabr)
#FakeAccount: The Fake ESPN (@TheFakeESPN)
#Fansite: Sherlockology (@Sherlockology)
#Fashion: Luke Reichle (@redcarpetluke)
#Finance: GS Elevator Gossip (@GSElevator)
#Food: Epic Meal Time (@EpicMealTime)
#Food: Mud Baron (@Cocoxochitl)
#Gaming: The Sims 3 (@TheSims3)
#Government: NASA (@NASA)
#Green: Jerry James Stone (@jerryjamesstone)
#Humor: Ryan Higa (@TheRealRyanHiga)
#Journalist: Andy Carvin (@acarvin)
#LifeSavingHero: Emily Rahimi & Commissioner Cassano (@FDNY)
#Music: Justin Bieber (@justinbieber)
#Photography: Adam Bouska (@bouska)
#Science: Brendan Maher (@NatureNews)
#Singer (Vox Populi): Agnes Monica (@agnezmo)
#SocialFitness: Christopher Brisley (@TakeAChallenge)
#Sportsteam: Liverpool FC (@LFC)
#Travel: Charles Trippy (@charlestrippy)
#TVShow: Attack of the Show (@aots)
#VideoBlogger: Fafa the Groundhog (@FafaGroundhog)
#Weather: Andy Gabrielson (@FindTheTornado)
#Webshow: Awkward Black Girl (@awkwardblkgrl)
#YouTubeStar: Curtis Paradis (@CurtisParadis)

Some Canadian winners in the above list include Epic Meal Time and Justin Bieber. Take this list for what it is, some of the most influential social media members on the web, backed by a voting contest supported by major advertisers.

With over 25 million users on iOS alone (the Android app is coming soon), Instagram has proved itself has one the most popular photo sharing communities. The recent addition of the Hipstamatic users into its community is set to make the app even more popular.

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