NEW YORK, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Happy Fuel LLC announced today that happyfuel.me has been honored for best social media mobile app in the 18th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. The IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award winners, is comprised of web industry experts, including media mogul Arianna Huffington, Skype CEO Tony Bates, Mozilla CEO and chair Mitchell Baker, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, mobile-phone inventor Martin Cooper, and creator of the Jif Steve Wilhite.
Happy Fuel is a happiness-based social network, which began as an iPhone app (available at the Apple App Store) that gives users a mobile place to store, gauge, and share the things that fuel their happy, whether it's a song, photo, video, place, sound, or thought.
Since then, Happy Fuel has added a web-based app, happyfuel.me, which features a "Happy Wall" — a personal place for users to share the things that make them happy, and view highlights from Happy Fuel friends. The company also creates happiness-based multimedia products, such as the infographic video 10 Ways to Live in the Happy.
"Honorees like happyfuel.me are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. "It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 12,000 entries we received this year."
"We are delighted to be recognized by the Webby Awards," said Happy Fuel founder Elizabeth Elfenbein. "It is an honor to be in the company of other innovators who are truly defining the future of social media."
The 18th Annual Webby Awards received 12,000 entries from over 60 countries and all 50 states. Out of the 12,000 entries submitted, the fewer than 15% who received this honor were deemed Official Honorees.
About Happy Fuel LLC
Happy Fuel is a microblogging social network that helps you live in the happy™ by giving you a fun, simple way to store, gauge, and fuel your happiness forward. The company is based in New York, and was founded in 2013 by Elizabeth Elfenbein, and funded by Susan Miller Viray and Rico Viray.
About The Webby Awards
Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video, Mobile & Apps, and Social. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and partners of The Webby Awards include Microsoft, Dell, Vitamin T, MailChimp, Engine Yard, Funny or Die, AdvertisingAge, Percolate, Mashable, Business Insider, Internet Week New York, and Guardian News and Media.
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