Webby Awards Part IV

Government and Law


The official Web site of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration makes full use of the Web to promote education, discovery and the administration itself.

National Weather Service

This U.S.-based weather site offers more than the weather report and up-to-date forecasts. It also explains weather occurrences, like the recent string of tornadoes, and provides information for people in emergency situations.

Publius –

In the U.S., where you have a vote for everyone from police chief to president, it’s hard to keep track of elections. Publius helps Americans to register, and then informs them of when the votes are taking place, and how they can vote if they can’t be at the polls in person.

Comune dei Bologna –

I don’t understand a word on this site, but it appears to be some kind of civic page, designed to servce the community of Bologna.

United Nations –

The failure of the UN to avert a war in Iraq or pacify the Middle East crisis notwithstanding, the UN still does a lot of amazing things. Countries seem to agree more than they disagree on most issues, and when they co-operate, things do get accomplished.

Health –

Cancer is as scary as it is misunderstood, and reliable information is hard to come by. is the definitive site for understanding cancer, cancer treatments, prevention, and causes, and includes information on coping with cancer, participating in clinical trials, and more.


This is a proactive site for gay men living in a community where HIV and AIDS are still disproportionately prevalent. The emphasis is on prevention, but also on treatment and playing your part to halt the spread of the disease.

Lifeclinic –

Lifeclinic is a membership-driven approach to getting healthy, allowing people to create personal accounts, assess current health, set targets, and measure progress. The site provides information to help people on their journey, including information on food and exercise, nutritional supplements, and specialized information for people who are elderly or have chronic health conditions like diabetes.

Planned Parenthood Golden Gate –

This is a sex and planned parenthood site to help people prevent unwanted pregnancies, and get help when they occur. The site explores the full range of options available to help teens and adults make responsible choices.

TeenWire –

Sponsored by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, TeenWire is there to provide advice and answers to teens on the issues of sex, relationships, dating, birth control, education, preparing for adulthood, and a variety of other topics. The key word here is safety, and there is a slight leaning towards things like abstinence, but not enough to turn a teen off.


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