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THE WEBBY AWARDS LAUNCH DAILY NEWSLETTER
UNCOVERING INTERNET’S MOST BRILLIANTLY USEFUL THINGS
Dedicated to “Better Living through the Internet,”
Netted Netted Highlights One Indispensable Online Gem Each Day
New York, NY (November 4, 2009)- The Internet enthusiasts behind The Webby Awards today launched Netted, a free daily newsletter where they’ll share the latest, coolest, and most useful things they’ve discovered online.
Dedicated to “better living through the Internet,” Netted harnesses the collective wisdom of the Webby Awards team to introduce and steer subscribers to the online tools that make life better, more fun, and more productive — from a site that lets users skip the robotic menu when calling large companies to a service that instantly turns photos into postcards and mails them anywhere in the world.
Each day, the digital tip sheet will recommend a single Website, app, or service that its editors deem worthwhile, indispensable, or even life-changing. To subscribe to Netted for free, visit www.netted.net.
“Netted is about helping readers use the Internet to master modern life in ways both big and small,” said David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards. “Think about the first time you found Fandago or used Skype. Our goal is deliver those types of brilliant but practical tools to inboxes every day.”
Davies noted that the debut of Netted is a natural extension for The Webby Awards brand.
“The Webby Awards has been uncovering and celebrating the best of the Internet for more than 15 years,” said Davies. “Every day, amazing new sites and apps are making the rounds in our office. Discovering and sharing great things online is what inspires us and we hope Netted captures that energy and excitement.”
Netted‘s editorial team will be led by editor in chief Peter Hyman, a former Vanity Fair staffer and editor at Men.style.com, who has covered digital and pop culture for more than a decade. Chris Greene, senior vice president of business development for The Webby Awards, will serve as publisher.
Davies noted that Netted operates independently of The Webby Awards submissions and judging process.
About The Webby Awards
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile web sites. Established in 1996, the 13th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Microsoft Silverlight; The Creative Group; .ORG; YouTube; Getty Images; Wieden + Kennedy; The Barbarian Group; The New York Times Company; Behance; Limelight Networks; IDG; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail and Museum of the Moving Image.