Best of Knoxville 2011: Knoxville Online

Best Local Website

Most of you who voted were actually on our website when you voted for it, so this partly may be a win by association. But this year we also have a revamped that is vastly easier to navigate than our previous one, thanks to the hardy crew at the Scripps Web department. It also looks better, functions better, and reads better. So, yep, we'll take the win. (C.T.)

Runners Up:,,

Best Local Blog/Blogger Granju

Best Local Facebook Cause Page

Henry's Fund

Katie Granju's Mamapundit was already a nationally popular "mommy blog," but it gained even more attention through the tragic circumstances surrounding the drugs-related death of Granju's son, Henry, last year. Devastated, Granju wrote entries on her blog about the heart-wrenching experience, sharing details of the ongoing trauma and its aftermath—and in turn annoying local officials charged with investigating Henry's death. A year later, dissatisfied with that investigation, Granju started posting the results of her own examination of her son's case—challenging authorities to do better and utilizing social media to spread her message. Whether you agree with her approach or not, it's been a gripping example of personal communication in the digital era. (C.T.)

Best Local Blog Runners Up: The Blue Streak/Cynthia Moxley, The Sunsphere is Not a Wigshop, Stuck Inside Knoxville

Best Local Facebook Cause Page Runners Up: East TN Border Collie Rescue, TRU Dog Network, Young Williams Animal Shelter

Best Local Discussion Forum


Runners Up: Knoxnews, Knoxmoms, KnoxViews

Best Local Wi-Fi Spot

Old City Java

(See Also: Best Coffee Shop)

Runners Up: Knox ivi, Market Square, Remedy