Last week, one of our babies, HootSuite, won a prestigious Canadian New Media Award for Best Social Media Application — exactly one year and two days after we launched. We were up against some stiff competition: a collaboration between Rip: A Remix Manifesto and Open Source Cinema which allowed users to edit and remix the now famous NFB film, and KWAD9 and their interactive content portal for French Canadian youth.

Two days later, ReadWriteWeb declared HootSuite as one of the Top 10 International Products of 2009. HootSuite received recognition as a “Twitter app [that] does it all.” Prior to this, ReadWriteWeb named HootSuite as one of their Top 10 apps for small business success.

HootSuite is also a finalist in Mashable’s Open Web Awards for the category of Best Twitter App. We are thrilled with the support we have received from the tech world, and we encourage you to continue voting for HootSuite.

Thank you to fans of Invoke and to the HootSuite community for your recognition, your continued feedback, and inspiring our vision to create the best social media dashboard possible.