Web Masters

By Aaron Dinin

Web Masters is an original podcast that explores the history of the Internet through the stories of some of its most important innovators. In each episode, host Aaron Dinin, a serial entrepreneur and digital media scholar, talks with Internet entrepreneurs who created important websites, tools, services, and features. Some are hugely popular, some you’ve never heard of, and all of them have impacted everything you do online. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at how the Internet has enabled -- and continues to create -- some of the greatest business opportunities in history from the people who have proven they know how to build successful Internet businesses.

  1. 1.
    Barry Appelman @ AOL Instant Messenger: The CTO Who Secretly Created Buddy Lists
    34:05
  2. 2.
    Robbie Allen @ Automated Insights: The Sports Fan Who Automated Writing
    41:33
  3. 3.
    Bruce Judson @ Time/Pathfinder: The Executive Who Invented the Banner Ad
    40:37
  4. 4.
    Lane Merrifield @ Club Penguin: The 'Dragon' Who Reimagined Social Networking for Kids
    45:30
  5. 5.
    Stefanie Syman @ FEED Magazine: The Writer Who Merged Tech and Culture
    32:00
  6. 6.
    Andrew Weinreich @ SixDegrees: The Lawyer Who Patented Social Networking
    33:54
  7. 7.
    Paul Mockapetris @ DNS: The Computer Scientist Who Created the Internet's Phone Book
    37:04
  8. 8.
    John Danner @ NetGravity: The "Horrible" CEO Who Invented Internet Advertising
    40:10
  1. 9.
    Jeff Tarr @ Operation Match: The Harvard Student Who Connected People from His Dorm
    30:14
  2. 10.
    Sam Yagan @ OkCupid: The College Buddies Who Pioneered Freemium Dating
    38:28
  3. 11.
    Greg Newby @ Project Gutenberg: The Professor Who Gives Away Books
    47:16
  4. 12.
    Ron Burr @ NetZero: The Coder Who Found a Way to Make the Internet Free
    30:40
  5. 13.
    Ira Fuchs @ BITNET: The Administrator Who Connected the Scholars of the World
    44:51
  6. 14.
    Justin Hall @ Links.net: The Virtual Tour Guide Who Pioneered Personal Blogging
    39:45
  7. 15.
    Sky Dayton @ EarthLink: The Coffee Shop Owner Who Gave People Internet Access
    43:42
  8. 16.
    Tom Truscott @ Usenet: The Grad Student Who Accidentally Invented Social Media
    36:36
  9. 17.
    Kevin O'Connor @ DoubleClick: The Advertiser Who Introduced Retargeting
    37:28
  10. 18.
    Raj Kapoor @ Snapfish: The MBA Who Predicted the Future of Photography
    27:56
  11. 19.
    Jean Armour Polly @ Net-mom: The Librarian Who Taught People to Surf the Internet
    36:16
  12. 20.
    David Mikkelson @ Snopes: The Disney Lover Who Fact-Checks the Internet
    40:42
  13. 21.
    Joe Colopy @ Bronto Software: The Peace Corps Volunteer Who Pioneered Commerce Marketing Automation
    35:11
  14. 22.
    Michael Merhej @ Audiogalaxy: The Music Lover Who Pissed Off the Recording Industry
    36:42
  15. 23.
    Peter Zaitsev @ Percona: The Specialist Who Keeps Your Database Running
    39:41
  16. 24.
    Alan Emtage @ Archie: The Pack Rat Who Invented Internet Search
    39:10
  17. 25.
    Drew Curtis @ Fark.com: The Farker Who Monetized Doom Scrolling
    37:43
  18. 26.
    Lex Sisney @ Commission Junction: The Llama Farmer Who Popularized Affiliate Marketing
    34:40
  19. 27.
    Jonathan Abrams @ Friendster: The Programmer Who Invented Social Networking
    45:58
  20. 28.
    Bill Martin @ RagingBull.com: The Teenager Who Fueled the Dot-Com Bubble
    31:11
  21. 29.
    Jon von Tetzchner @ Opera: The Researcher Who Built His Own Web Browser... Twice!
    43:38
  22. 30.
    Scott Crosby @ Google Analytics: The English Major Who Helped Google Conquer 70% of the Web
    39:52
  23. 31.
    Chris Evans @ Accipiter: The Founder Who Gave the Web Targeted Advertising
    41:28
  24. 32.
    Bo Peabody @ Tripod: The College Kid Who Was Lucky... or Smart
    35:31
  25. 33.
    Craig Kanarick @ Razorfish: The Blue-Haired Designer Who Rebranded Companies for the Digital Age
    49:32
  26. 34.
    Philip Rosedale @ Second Life: The Physicist Who Built a Pocket Universe
    32:55
  27. 35.
    Peter Sunde @ The Pirate Bay: The Pirate Who Went to Jail for Your Illegal Downloads
    37:22
  28. 36.
    Joshua Schachter @ Del.icio.us: The Banker Who Invented Social Bookmarking
    31:52
  29. 37.
    Scott Maslowe: The Electrician Who Perfected Email Marketing
    25:58
  30. 38.
    David Bohnett @ GeoCities: The Developer Who Built Online Cities
    35:56
  31. 39.
    Gregg Spiridellis @ JibJab: The Brothers Who Perfected Viral Videos
    43:34
  32. 40.
    Yoni Belousov: The Guy Who Owns All the Domains You Want
    24:48
  33. 41.
    Linda Lightman @ Linda's Stuff: The Woman Who Wants to Help Sell Your Stuff on eBay
    34:34
  34. 42.
    Chris Heivly @ MapQuest: The Map Geek Who Gave Everyone Better Directions
    36:25
  35. 43.
    Henry Copeland @ BlogAds: The Entrepreneur Who Turned Blogging Into a Business
    32:59
  36. 44.
    Louis Monier @ AltaVisa: The Man Who Could Have Bought Google for $1 Million
    26:41
  37. 45.
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    6:07

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