Buzznet.com is a vibrant social media destination representing the next evolution of social networking.
Buzznet distinguishes itself from traditional media sites and social networks that are focused on profile pages and communication tools by enabling Web users to program dynamic multimedia communities around the music and pop culture topics they are most passionate about.
More authentic, content rich and frequently updated than a website, and more interactive than a blog, Buzznet's integrated media and community platform allows its users to network like never before with leading bands, trendsetters and their peers through self-created content, videos, photos and journals. This unique user-centric approach has attracted more than 10 million users who program, by contributing, combining, providing context and connectivity, making Buzznet a top destination for people seeking the most current and authentic content and news.
Anthony Batt (Founder/President):
A music enthusiast, Anthony Batt knew exactly what he wanted to do the moment he was exposed to the Internet. Combining his entrepreneurial spirit with his passion for content and technology, Batt has created a successful career building and designing web and digital media products.
Prior to Buzznet, Batt served as Chief Technology Officer for Metapa (now Greenplum), where he raised $17 million in financing and helped develop the company's proprietary software product.
On the publishing front, Batt worked for Time Inc. as the Manager of Internet Publishing, where he was responsible for the day-to-day publishing of Fortune.com, Time.com, People.com, Teenpeople.com, Money.com and ET.com. He was also instrumental in the development and launch of his friend Craig Newmark's site, Craigslist, helping to take it from its original format – an email list to acquaintances – to an online destination that has since become a global leader.
Batt's career has taken him overseas to Hong Kong and Malaysia where he served as President of Technology and Products for the web development and design company AsiaConnect, and also launched the National Newspaper Radio and Television of Malaysia. In addition, he has done creative and technical consulting work for companies such as Absolut Vodka, TBWA Chiat Day and Amp'dMobile.