Every year I take advantage of my loyal Twitter followers – a mixture of friends, colleagues, clients, industry peers and generally a bunch of great people, then bombard you all with requests for votes in the Shorty Awards. This year, it all got too much for Apptain America...
If you've never heard of the Shorty Awards (and this is possible), they were set up to recognise excellence in social media by allowing leading Twitterati to canvas for votes... and ultimately acclaim. This resulted in an unfortunate number of award wins for Justin Bieber and One Direction and this annoys me every year when they finish ahead of me in the Design, Technology and Apps categories. I'd love to turn this around in 2014 so please consider my plight and release me from Apptain America's evil clutches. I love an iPad, but wouldn't want to spend too much time in here!
All good campaigns offer one main reason to vote so I'm hoping a hostage situation helps. If not, then my mix of industry news, design, tech, publishing and innovation insight and general irreverence keeps you entertained. My audiences at numerous conferences, on Nikki Bedi's BBC show and the amazing Dadsaster podcast add some extra spice.
Go on, you know it makes sense. Just follow the link, sign in with your Twitter or Facebook account, then add one more vote for @activrightbrain in #Apps, with one simple reason I should grab the award (good, bad or ugly).