Internet co-creator handed Lifetime Achievement Award

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The man widely seen as the co-creator of the internet is to be honoured with a Webby Lifetime Achievement Award.

Vincent Cerf designed the TCP/IP protocols and basic architecture that laid the foundations for the invention of the internet as we know it today.

Cerf, who now works as chief internet evangelist for Google, will be handed the accolade at the 14th Annual Webby Awards ceremony on June 14th. The event will also mark the close of Internet Week New York 2010, a week-long celebration of digital culture.

Twitter, meanwhile, has been named the Webby award winner from the Best Practices shortlist, while Evernote has been handed the Webby and People's Voice prize for the best mobile application.

Hulu took home an accolade in the Broadband category, with the Best Web Service and Application Webby award handed to social networking service Tumblr.

"It's exciting to honor breakouts like foursquare, Tumblr, and Twitter alongside the man who helped invent the internet, Vint Cerf," said David-Michel Davies, executive director for the Webby Awards.

"That's what makes the Webby Awards and the internet so special. It's a place where both newcomers like Evernote and Auto-Tune the News and veterans like The New York Times and Isabella Rossellini can experiment, take risks, and push the medium in new directions," he added in a statement.

Tom Brewster

Tom Brewster is currently an associate editor at Forbes and an award-winning journalist who covers cyber security, surveillance, and privacy. Starting his career at ITPro as a staff writer and working up to a senior staff writer role, Tom has been covering the tech industry for more than ten years and is considered one of the leading journalists in his specialism.

He is a proud alum of the University of Sheffield where he secured an undergraduate degree in English Literature before undertaking a certification from General Assembly in web development.