Hold on to your hats, because I, Keith Flinton, am proud to present the 1998 Golden Yak Awards.

Not only do these awards show who is the best of the best, but they are the people's choice. Yes, the Golden Yak Awards are by the people and for the people.

So great big congrats to all the winners, and thanks to all of you who took the time to vote - even those naughty people who got everyone on the Alanis Morrisette mailing list to vote for their site.
Keith Flinton, Editor/Publisher, Yak

GOLDEN YAK AWARDS
100% of Yak writers voted the Golden Yak Awards the best Internet-based Award, thoroughly kicking the ass of its closest rival, the Nobel Peace Prize.

Total nominations in this category: 1

INTERNET EXPLORER
Everyone loves IE! Yes you proved that your favourite browser is IE and who can blame you with the fantastic range of web pages it lets you visit!

Total nominations in this category: 3

COMPUTERS
Yes, where would we be without the humble computational device or as we like to affectionally call it, a "computer". It seems that for 9% of you, this is what you couldn't do without.

Total nominations in this category: 2

MS DIAL UP NETWORKING
The one piece of software we all need to get connected, and it looks like if DUN weren't around there wouldn't have been many votes in this category!

Total nominations in this category: 7

YOLONDA'S PARTY HOUSE
It seems that 26% of you enjoy the services of Yolonda and her friend's at Yolonda's Party House. The 24/7 "hot chat" availability goes down well with Yak readers.

Total nominations in this category: 8

KEITH FLINTON
It came as no surprise that the prestigious, highly sought after Netizen of the Year Golden Yak award went to Keith Flinton. The hardworking editor of Yak deserves this, and hopefully it will help him get chicks. Honorable mention goes to the close second, Alanis Morrisette.

Total nominations in this category: 1

HOTGRRRLZ.COM
It only seems like yesterday when a visit to this site gave the message "cuming soon 100% nude pix" however a visit to that same site now, provides the promised 100% nude pictures, presented in handy categories with a special "70's tv star's nude" section.

Total nominations in this category: 9

THE ONE THAT CAME WITH MY COMPUTER
A clear favourite with this year's voters for modem of the year was The One That Came With My Computer. 79% of you are happy users of The One That Came With My Computers, however, The One That Was On Special At Computer City Last Weekend was a close second.

Total nominations in this category: 2

PHOTOSHOP
An essential tool for any budding web designer, Photoshop has proven popular with almost 39.2% of you. As an honourable mention, NighthawkII's Warez is the most popular download site.

Total nominations in this category: 5

PLAYBOY'S "WOMEN OF THE NET" ISSUE
A big favourite was the investigative piece on the various fan sites of women on the net. Including ample screen shots, this site proved very popular with 39% of you.

Total nominations in this category 7

EVERY HIGH TRAFFIC SITE
Good on you! Now, link back to my page and get me some extra hits.

Total nominations in this category 394

Congratulations to all the "winners" and good luck for next year.

Award winners are entitled (but not obliged) to use the relevant
graphic on their own sites with an optional link back to this
page. If you don't, I will add you to my "What's Not" list.

You are invited to have go away and have a stimulating conversation with your fellow netizens regarding the effect of these awards on late 20th century civilisation.

Award Concept by Keith Flinton © 1996-97

All Graphics and Design by BWEbdesign © 1997