Real Awards For Digital Things: A Social Media Look At The Houston Web Awards
If you were ever curious if the people that make you laugh so much online are equally hilarious in real life, we've got good news: they are. If there was any takeaway from last night's 2013 Houston Web Awards, it's that funny people are funny even when they're not restricted to 140 characters or 6 seconds of video.
The Web Awards are a celebration of all the great things going on online, as well as a chance to get out from behind computer monitors for a few hours. But in the age of smart phones no one is ever really away from social media, and we've rounded up our favorite photos and tweets from a great night.
(We grabbed these photos from Instagram and Twitter, but if you decide you'd rather not have us share your photo just drop us a line.)
Two of our celebrity presenters, really excited to be there.
— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) June 28, 2013
Tweets like this are why Shea won Funniest Twitter Account.
— Houstorian (@Houstorian) June 28, 2013
Jersey Boys (Touring)
TicketsTue., Nov. 15, 7:30pm
The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses - Master Quest
TicketsFri., Nov. 18, 8:00pm
TicketsSat., Nov. 19, 7:00pm
John Cleese & Eric Idle
TicketsTue., Nov. 29, 7:30pm
Jeff Dunham: Perfectly Unbalanced Tour
TicketsThu., Dec. 1, 7:30pm
We wonder if winning the award will warrant a mention on Houstorian's twitter next June 27th.
I'd like to thank the @HoustonPress for this award. It's wonderful to know that, by the end of the year, I will have won something.
— Ben Hall (@benhall4mayor) June 28, 2013
Fake Ben Hall couldn't be there in person, but we appreciated the digital acceptance speech.
Another excited Houston Web Award winner.
— Jenny Johnson (@JennyJohnsonHi5) June 28, 2013
We do what we can.
Thanks to everyone who came out and made the night a success. We leave you with a small part - six seconds, to be exact - of the #BestAcceptanceSpeech of the night:
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