David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of the Webby Awards

If you’re anything like me (Chris) and nothing like the other host (Jon) you absolutely hate surfing the internet to find the next big thing. I mean, by the time I learned about Myspace, there was a movie being made about Facebook. But let’s face it, the web is where it’s at people.  Not understanding the inner workings of the interwebs is the equivalent of being the last caveman to discover fire…you’re dead.  And with all of the URL’s, HTML’s, WWW.’s and HTTP’s the majority of us struggle to keep up.   That’s why you need to be a lot like me (Chris) and become really good friends with a computer nerd (Jon) to ensure that you are kept up to speed.  But just in case you are unable to make friends, we have brought the best of the internet to you in this week’s episode.

This week we call upon the only man to have reached the end of the internet, David-Michel Davies (DMD for short – coolest nickname ever BTW).  DMD is the Executive Director of the Webby Awards, a leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet.  Established in 1996 during the Web’s infancy, the Webbys is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which includes an Executive 1,000-member body of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities. Just listening to DMD makes you feel like you have your finger on the pulse of the internet.   And if you do ONE thing after listening to this week’s episode, go to netted.net, you can thank us later.

This week we tackle:

  • The Best of SXSW
  • Where is the internet heading?
  • App culture
  • Netted.net – the email you seriously shouldn’t miss
  • Internet influence on various types of media (when is the last time you bought a CD?)