Meet your 2012 Denver #WebAwards arts winners

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Christopher Morgan
Slide show: Web Awards 2012
We came. We saw. We tweeted. Last night, Westword hosted the third annual Denver Web Awards, our celebration of Denver's greatest digital minds. In September, we put out a call for you, dear readers, to nominate your favorite online projects, and a team at Westword spent more than a month whittling your suggestions down to our final entries across categories featuring news, arts, food and music. Continue reading to see the winners of the arts categories in this year's Denver Web Awards.

See also:
- Denver's Best Instagram Account 2012
- Slide show: Web Awards 2012
- Meet your 2012 Denver #WebAwards winners
- Twenty best Instagram photos from the 2012 Denver #WebAwards
- Meet the 2012 Denver #WebAwards finalists
- Fifteen best tweets about the 2012 Denver #WebAwards

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Show and Tell has a new commenting platform

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Today Show and Tell (and all the other Westword blogs) rolled out a new user profile platform dubbed My Voice Nation. Your voice and opinion in our comment sections will now be amplified through a fancy new commenting program called Lifefyre ("live fire"). Read all about it below.

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Photos: Five memorable Missed Connections from PrideFest weekend on Denver Craigslist

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Big photos below.
The joyous weekend of PrideFest was not without its misfortunes, in the form of chance interactions and longing gazes that left one party wanting more, but not knowing where to find it. Enter Craigslist Missed Connections, questionably the only matchmaking tool worse than The Bachelor/Bachelorette TV series, but nonetheless entertaining. Read on for five of the most amusing, though sometimes puzzling, missed connections from Denver PrideFest 2012.

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Visit the Denver Zoo, as seen by Instagram users

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Instagram user erinbeatty16

Instagram is the latest, and obviously the hippest, photo-sharing app; it allows anyone with a smartphone to play amateur photographer, transforming regular old snapshots into filtered, fogged and color-tinted works of art at the touch of a finger.

Search "Denver" on Statigram, one of the app's web-based viewing platforms, and sift through a variety of local tags like denverartmuseum, denvernuggets and denverairport. This week, we're taking a walk on the wild side and exploring the Denver Zoo through the lens of Instagram users. Page down if you can't get enough of cute animals and even cuter kids.


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Visit the Denver Art Museum through the eyes of Instagram users

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Instagram user Greg Daniels
If you're reading this, someone you know -- and probably you, too -- uses Instagram, the smartphone photo app that has approximately 1 gazillion users, was sold last month to Facebook for $1 billion and, most important, is the latest vehicle for everyone to take photos of themselves in the bathroom. With a vintage '70s filter.

When you search "Denver" on Statigram, the app's web-based viewer, a variety of tags come up -- denverbroncos, denverzoo, denverairport -- but this week, we're going to visit the Denver Art Museum through the artistic filters of Instagram users.

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Five better ways to help Uganda than watching the Kony 2012 viral video

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By now your Facebook page has probably exploded with friends' posts of the viral video Kony2012. If you're one of the few who hasn't yet seen the video or read the hash tag on Twitter, Joseph Kony is the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) of Uganda. He's been terrorizing Uganda and Southern Sudan since 1987, claiming to be a medium of the Holy Spirit.

So, obviously, Joseph Kony is a terrible man.

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Adult Entertainment Virtual Convention: Inside the World of Wank-Craft

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The main virtual hall

Most conventions are pants-mandatory kinds of affairs -- even those of the adult nature. For the world's first virtual porn convention, however, I'm not wearing any (relax...I'm in my PJs).

This past weekend, XBiz and Red Light Center hosted the Adult Entertainment Virtual Convention, porn's first online-exclusive gathering in a 3-D web environment called "Utherverse." If that all sounds a bit strange and complicated, you don't even know the half of it.


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Shit Girls in Denver Say is funny and shows the trend won't die

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Via YouTube
Erin Streets, the main character in "Shit Girls in Denver Say." Watch the full video below.
The latest local version of the Shit Girls Say viral video trend is "Shit Girls in Denver Say," starring Erin Streets, a 25-year-old fashion designer and stylist who utters cliches and catch phrases for a good three minutes. It's funny. Watch the video below and read Street's reaction to its relative popularity (16,000 views and counting, since it was published Thursday).

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N*ggas in Paris at Midnight videos mash up Woody Allen and Kanye West

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Woody Allen meets Kanye West in a pair of new mash-ups.
One of the best films of the year, Midnight in Paris, and one of the most popular albums of the year, Kanye West and Jay-Z's Watch the Throne, have little in common on the surface.

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Video: Sh*t people from Denver say, because why not?

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Watch the video below.
In Internet time, the "shit people say" videos really peaked about mid-January, but maybe like you, we seem to watch every one that comes across our browser. And since there have been a few Colorado-related videos that have come out, there hasn't been one about the phrases and idioms of Denver.

So we made this one:

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