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Since Napster's Christopher Phenner kissed his web by in the post last year, the excitement has disappearedWebby party.Photo of the Chronicle of the Carlos Avila ezesh party.In the past year and a half, more than 500 internet companies have closed down.Tens of thousands of tech workers have been fired in the Gulf.The office vacancy rate in the south of the market is close to 30%, and it is still climbing.The fifth annual Webby Award, Oscar-With its unconventional dress code and smug young guests, the latest internet frenzy-style event will be held tonight at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco.The sobering background of this year's event will be in stark contrast to the limitless possibilities and wealth that online entrepreneurs have discussed so openly at past ceremonies.In fact, some nominees are on the verge of bankruptcy, and there seems to be no mood to celebrate.Some have been closed, and the bizarre situation suggests that the site will no longer exist and will be named the winner, the award ceremony created by Tiffany Schlain on 1997."We respect not only excellence, but also tenacity and survival," Schlain said ."."Praise is very different from business success.See how many great TV shows have won the Emmy but still have not succeeded."Web bies, presented by the International College of Digital Arts and Sciences, recognizes 30 categories from community to education to music.Members of the college judge the website based on factors such as functionality, interactivity and overall experience, but do not include financial success.Nominations for this year includeThere are Web names like Travelocity, Yahoo and CNN news.There are also small competitors, such as Peter Pan's home page (supervised by a man wearing a Disney cartoon green tights) and Youth Radio, a youth-run internet radio station in Berkeley.However, the majority of attendees are concerned about commercial sites, many of which have a questionable distinction between recent layoffs and falling share prices.For Oscar, such financial flaws are almost unthinkable.It is usually a profitable blockbuster."I don't think anyone needs to defend the fact that the depressed economy weakens the relevance of web users," said news editor Jeff Peilin .".Com, an online technology magazine owned by San Francisco's CNet, was nominated as Webby for newscategory."Newspapers have been published for hundreds of years and they have experienced a great deal of recession."CNet has cut at least 190 jobs compared to other online companies, but not in the news.Com edits operations, according to Pelline.The company's share price fell about 86% from its December 1999 high.Palin expects the ceremony to be more optimistic than many expect.Only being nominated is a morale boost and honor, he said, although he is not sure if winning will have a real impact on the company.The questionable benefits are especially doubtful for feed magazine, which was nominated for print and magazine categories but closed in June after no money.Plastic, its sister magazine, will also receive awards, but is now managed by volunteers rather than paid employees."Maybe people won't be on the internet as they thought last year," said Peter Thiel, PayPal's chief executive, an online payment service nominated for the financial category."But the actual usage continues to increase, and it is becoming the infrastructure of the United States.S."The winners of the new Webby Lifetime Achievement Award are disclosed in advance to the Chronicle.The recipient is Douglas engerbart and Ray Tomlinson, two major contributors to the invention of e-commerce1960 and 1970 MailConsistent with the birth of the Internet industrySchlain, founder of Webby, once again said the ceremony would be a little less extravagant than in the past.One less thing for the paparazzi.-Actually pay the actor with an empty camera--And professional waiters, they make a fuss about the guests and tell them how great they look.Schlain said the show will add a reference to the recession rather than trying to hide it.One example is an introductory film she was inspired by Darwin's theory of natural selection.Since last year, however, the ceremony will be transferred to a larger venue.It was held at the War Memorial Opera House with a capacity of 3,176 instead of the 2,500-seat Masonic Auditorium.Mark Stephen Meadows is a writer and artist from Pasifika and his website is Boar.Com is a web by in the personal category, excited about participating in the event and called his nomination an honor.Since his nomination, traffic on his website has increased dramatically."It's not that there's a problem with the Internet itself, it's just that there's a problem with commercial sites," Meadows said ."."For people in chat rooms and people involved in non-income --There is no recession in entertainment.