JDate Named Official Honoree in 12th Annual Webby Awards
“Oscars of the Internet” Recognizes Leading Jewish Online Personals Site in Social Networking Category
Beverly Hills, Calif., April 24, 2008 — JDate, the leading online community for Jewish singles, has been selected as an Official Honoree for the Social Networking category in the 12th Annual Webby Awards, the leading International award honoring excellence on the Internet. Of the more than 10,000 entries submitted from 60 countries and all 50 states, JDate was among the less than 15 percent recognized as an Official Honoree, a distinction that acknowledges work exhibiting remarkable achievement.
"The Webby Awards honors the outstanding work that is setting the standards for the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards. "JDate’s Official Honoree selection is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators."JDate strives to give its members the ultimate interactive networking experience. This includes the ability to communicate one-on-one using onsite anonymous email, instant messenger and private calling, or in a group setting with live video chat and message boards. JDate’s live, toll-free 24/7 customer service offers its members personalized assistance and coaching on topics ranging from navigating the website, to building a better profile and dating advice.
Additional unique JDate features include JMag, an Ezine that offers exclusive interviews with Jewish celebrities, expert dating advice and JDate success stories; JDate Video, a video-sharing channel on YouTube; and offline events from speed dating to adventure travel trips with fellow members.
“We are proud to provide a site for Jewish singles looking for serious relationships with likeminded singles,” said Greg Liberman, president and COO of Spark Networks®, the owner and operator of JDate. “Our unique offerings, both online and beyond the browser, have resulted in countless member success stories and our reputation as the #1 community for Jewish singles.”
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