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web 2.0 November 21, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — thepharmaman @ 10:36 am

Please Note: This list is in addition to last week’s Best Web 2. 0 Software of 2005
Both lists must be consulted for a complete view!

Social Bookmarking/Search/Invitation:


Content Filtering


To Do Lists


Online Calendars


Web Site/Blog Analytics:

Measure Map
Google Analytics

Peer Production Content (News/Music/Listings)

Millions of Games
180 Degree News




Google Reader

Start Pages

Google Ig

Team Planning, Organization, Coordination, & Project Management


E-Mail and Communication


Online Storage


Image Storage, Search, & Sharing



Google Maps
Yahoo! Maps
MSN Maps

Word Processing & Note Taking

JotSpot Live

Web 2.0 Parts


Grassroots Web 2.0


Online Business Software


Web 2.0 Social Communities


Web 2.0 Command Line


Web 2.0 Humor

Web 2.0 Validator

Please let me know if there are any broken links or categorization errors.  Thanks!

Update: Added all Web 2.0 additions submitted to comments below so far. 

that a few sites did not appear to have Web 2.0 ingredients and so were
omitted.  It’s my call and you’re welcome to send me an e-mail and
explain why I’m wrong.  Please keep them coming!

Keep the  Contributions Coming!

Post Your Favorite Web 2.0 Software Below:

Use the Wiki Syntax: [url description] <– Yes, you have to type the brackets in

Christoph Janz made this comment,
Suggestion for the Startpage category: Pageflakes
comment added :: 19th December 2005, 14:22 GMT-05 :: http://www.pageflakes.com

Colin Saunders made this comment,
This fits into the mashups/none of the above
category. Alexadex is a web site trading game,
with prices fixed to Alexa’s site ranking.
comment added :: 19th December 2005, 20:58 GMT-05 :: http://alexadex.com

Brian Oosterhouse made this comment,
Writely, an online word processor.

Streamload, file storage.

Photobucket, Image hosting.

comment added :: 20th December 2005, 00:48 GMT-05 :: http://oosterhouse.wordpress.com/

mirou made this comment,
Hello !
To do lists: http://www.voo2do.com
Storage: openomy.com

Great site !;-)


comment added :: 20th December 2005, 03:59 GMT-05 :: http://mirou.blogs.com

dsmrk made this comment,
ZohoWriter, Online Word Processor – http://www.zohowriter

ZohoPlanner , Online tool to plan and
organise yourself – http://www.zohoplanner.com

ZohoChallenge, Online Test Tool http://www.zohochallen

comment added :: 20th December 2005, 04:19 GMT-05

wald made this comment,
PageFlakes only seems to work for MSIE 6 for now,
seems to be in quite early stages of development.
Thanks but no thanks.
comment added :: 20th December 2005, 04:35 GMT-05

justtest made this comment,
Start Pages: NetVibes http://www.netvibes.com/
comment added :: 20th December 2005, 04:36 GMT-05

More made this comment,
Ambedo http://www.ambedo.com/ probably goes under
command line, start page, or search.
comment added :: 20th December 2005, 07:10 GMT-05

Digger made this comment,
Best Web 2.0 Search engine is



comment added :: 20th December 2005, 08:29 GMT-05 :: http://www.previewseek.com

francois made this comment,
The askeet
, although not completely finished yet,
is a real web 2.0 application. It is based on the
same principle as Yahoo Answers, but is completely
AJAX, provides RSS, API, folksonomy, Markdown
formatting, universes, public moderation, and, on
top of that, is an open-source
comment added :: 20th December 2005, 09:31 GMT-05 :: http://www.symfony-project.com

taffit made this comment,
For the ToDo-Lists:
comment added :: 20th December 2005, 09:53 GMT-05

taffit made this comment,
Sorry for this second post: probably under Start
Pages or Aggregators: http://www.start.com/
comment added :: 20th December 2005, 09:55 GMT-05

eric allam made this comment,
How is myspace a web 2.0 website? They might have
rss feeds of comments, but im not even sure of
that. Is it just because it is a place to
comment added :: 20th December 2005, 11:10 GMT-05

adam quirk made this comment,
Mefeedia.com is
Peter Van Dijck’s videoblog aggregator. It’s
truly amazing.
comment added :: 20th December 2005, 11:50 GMT-05

Simo made this comment,
FCKeditor HTML
Web-based Editor
This is like TinyMCE, just
much better 🙂
It is multi platform (.NET, JSP, PHP, Pyton, ASP),
support both IE and Firefox.
comment added :: 20th December 2005, 12:23 GMT-05 :: http://blogs.ugidotnet.org/piyo/

Steve made this comment,
Listal – DVD,
music, games and book collections.
comment added :: 20th December 2005, 14:36 GMT-05

Mark made this comment,
One of the most overlooked (and nicest) Ajax apps
is the XM Radio Online player…
comment added :: 20th December 2005, 15:45 GMT-05

Michael made this comment,
Thanks for recognizing Furl in the Social
Bookmarking/Search category. The correct URL is
http://furl.net. Thanks!
comment added :: 20th December 2005, 17:55 GMT-05

Gary made this comment,
LifeHacker also had a great list of alternative search
engines a few days ago; several Web 2.0 among
comment added :: 21st December 2005, 00:43 GMT-05 :: http://www.lifehacker.com/software/seek-and-ye-sha

bill made this comment,
http://www.streampad.com – stream music from home,
or other web sites. Uses AJAX, Flash, RSS
comment added :: 21st December 2005, 00:44 GMT-05

rickdog made this comment,
Surfwax has powerful search features, something
they call “targeted, multi-source (federated)
searching”, they somehow use XFN to relate focus
groups through “site snaps”. Very advanced stuff,
I’m still discovering how to use it, but the
effort is worth it. They also have a bookmarking
service called Nextaris that handles links,
clippings and images. You can combine all those,
with user input, in blogs which are part of your
directory structure. It really is awesome and I
don’t know why more people are aware of it, maybe
it’s too complex. Anyways, its worth a look-see.
– rickdog
comment added :: 21st December 2005, 04:16 GMT-05

Beau Hartshorne made this comment,
I don’t know where this might fit, but how about
“Instant Domain Search”:

It uses Ajax to query domain availability — as
you type.

comment added :: 21st December 2005, 11:18 GMT-05 :: http://instantdomainsearch.com

rickdog made this comment,
has, imho, better WP than Writely. I have
problems with Writely editing, especially with
complex webclips that are drag-dropped into it.
gOffice has a presentation feature for spiffing up
the doc before PDF output.

I love 24eyes, an
“RSS Dashboard”. You can create unlimited tabbed
pages each with unlimited feed windows. You can
import your feed OPML and make windows off of
that. You can search for other peoples RSS pages
and import them. Very web2.0’ish, the feed item
fetching is lighting fast, this is my fave RSS

comment added :: 21st December 2005, 13:50 GMT-05

rickdog made this comment,
has, imho, better WP than Writely. I have
problems with Writely editing, especially with
complex webclips that are drag-dropped into it.
gOffice has a presentation feature for spiffing up
the doc before PDF output.

I love 24eyes, an
“RSS Dashboard”. You can create unlimited tabbed
pages each with unlimited feed windows. You can
import your feed OPML and make windows off of
that. You can search for other peoples RSS pages
and import them. Very web2.0’ish, the feed item
fetching is lighting fast, this is my fave RSS

comment added :: 21st December 2005, 14:19 GMT-05

sam sanders made this comment,
comment added :: 21st December 2005, 15:23 GMT-05 :: http://www.greedyme.com

rickdog made this comment,
Schtuff is a
great free wiki site, you get your own home page.
Nice features, takes most HTML formatting.
comment added :: 21st December 2005, 15:40 GMT-05

MsBluebells made this comment,
I have wonderful fun with Protopage. It is a
little messier than some of the others start pages
but fits my artistic temperment. Love
Wikispaces!! Great interface and no hassle and
friendly folks. Other tools that I like and have
been valuable, Stumble, Pubsub, Thinkfree, Flikr,
Delicious, Google Groups, Yahoo for Mail and
Calender, Amazon with their listmania and user
book reviews. The best whiteboard Deepfun.

Good Luck! Enjoying the helpful tips!

comment added :: 23rd December 2005, 08:28 GMT-05

Alex made this comment,
comment added :: 23rd December 2005, 10:56 GMT-05 :: http://www.todosamsung.com

webmaster made this comment,

http://www.web-2-0.de a web 2.0 wiki

comment added :: 25th December 2005, 08:07 GMT-05 :: http://www.web-2-0.de

Webosphere made this comment,
comment added :: 26th December 2005, 03:57 GMT-05 :: http://webosphere.worpdress.com

posti made this comment,
very nice list.
Photo Editor
could be an intersting addition
to the editors part
comment added :: 26th December 2005, 15:07 GMT-05

lorenzo made this comment,
Web 2.0 exists – you can deny it, but your
software list tells me this is new, I want to use
it, share it and we’ve moved on. Thank you for all
your research.
comment added :: 27th December 2005, 15:36 GMT-05

Raffic made this comment,
Free online service to Create and Share Web
Applications in minutes. http://www.zoho.com/creator/<
comment added :: 28th December 2005, 05:36 GMT-05

BJ Fogg made this comment,
Please add YackPack — web-based messaging for

I’m not sure which of your categories works best
for YackPack — probably communication.

comment added :: 1st January 2006, 16:10 GMT-05

Klas made this comment,
Please add: MyW
– personal and collaborative
desktop. Peer to peer webdesktop.
comment added :: 2nd January 2006, 14:26 GMT-05

Bernard Moon made this comment,
Trulia (www.trulia.com) is a great mashup using
Google Maps and real estate databases.

I don’t have any relation to the startup. Just a

comment added :: 4th January 2006, 03:16 GMT-05 :: http://bernardmoon.blogspot.com

Parv made this comment,
Web 2.0 Social Communities: http://www.favorville.com
comment added :: 6th January 2006, 11:50 GMT-05

jeromy made this comment,
forgot one http://www.leve1.com/ peer-reviewed
comment added :: 7th January 2006, 09:51 GMT-05

Dennis made this comment,
Don’t forget htt
comment added :: 8th January 2006, 17:39 GMT-05

paul made this comment,
Please add;

– free service which helps reduce
University/College expenses by connecting students
with other students who have or need their
textbooks. It builds a social network of students
in similiar academic programs so finding old
textbooks is easier and allows the ability to stay
in touch.

comment added :: 9th January 2006, 14:49 GMT-05 :: http://www.booksforschool.ca

park made this comment,
Web 2.0 is about participation! Visitors are
strongly encouraged to leave comments on Web 2.0
comment added :: 17th January 2006, 03:11 GMT-05 :: http://blog.naver.com/hite_93

park made this comment,
Web 2.0 is about participation! Visitors are
strongly encouraged to leave comments on Web 2.0
comment added :: 17th January 2006, 03:11 GMT-05 :: http://blog.naver.com/hite_93

david made this comment,
PolloO – An Opening Poll Pool http://www.polloo.com
comment added :: 18th January 2006, 00:30 GMT-05 :: http://www.polloo.com

Sp made this comment,
Nice list, thank you.
You may consider http://www.23hq.com for photographs.
It is nice and simple.
comment added :: 19th January 2006, 20:28 GMT-05

Zeke made this comment,
You are missing Otavo.

They are in “stealth mode” but they have posted
some hints about what they do at http://intentionalweb.org/
that’s all I know…

comment added :: 1st February 2006, 00:13 GMT-05

tom made this comment,
I’d like to add FeedCraft – web-based RSS feed
creation, tracking, and management service


comment added :: 3rd February 2006, 13:12 GMT-05 :: http://www.tmarkiewicz.com

Chris Scofield made this comment,
Nice to see all of these great sites in one place.
You should include PheromoneTrail.com in the
Social Bookmarking/Search/Invitation section.
Take a look, we now have a couple hundred sites
included in the trail system.
comment added :: 6th February 2006, 14:38 GMT-05 :: http://www.pheromonetrail.com

Nik made this comment,
comment added :: 7th February 2006, 10:56 GMT-05 :: https://www.paguna.com

Rob made this comment,
Listal is a web based DVD, music, game and book
collection manager. It is NOT a To Do list maker!!
comment added :: 7th February 2006, 20:42 GMT-05

Ray made this comment,
If you get a chance, check out thisplaceiknow.com. It’s
kinda like myspace, but you can add and search for
your favorite places.
comment added :: 9th February 2006, 14:41 GMT-05

Mark Devlin made this comment,
Hi, please add Crisscross to
your list. Crisscross is a global news network
that has an integrated social network that lets
readers compare their goals and favorites.

Thank you

comment added :: 12th February 2006, 08:31 GMT-05 :: http://www.crisscross.com

lux made this comment,
Suggestion for file storage listings: putfwd.com – free
file storage and file sharing too!
comment added :: 12th February 2006, 18:10 GMT-05 :: http://www.putfwd.com/

Northrock made this comment,
tightly integrating the functionality of
business-class email, CRM contact management,
group calendar, task, document management, and
invoicing into a single, robust, easy-to-use, and
extremely useful web-based application.
comment added :: 18th February 2006, 17:59 GMT-05

Shelly made this comment,
Wicked passport
creation service at: www.ePassportPhoto.com
comment added :: 20th February 2006, 07:15 GMT-05 :: http://www.ePassportPhoto.com

IWIW made this comment,
Web 2.0 Social Communities:


comment added :: 23rd February 2006, 08:14 GMT-05

Dave Ritter made this comment,
Would love it if you’d add Nuvvo, where anyone can
build courses and teach online: Nuvvo
comment added :: 23rd February 2006, 14:50 GMT-05

luis made this comment,
http://www.gibbity.com — collaborative reviews for
electronic games
comment added :: 1st March 2006, 00:08 GMT-05 :: http://www.gibbity.com

TagTooga made this comment,
TagTooga.com is a Wiki web directory (sort of like
DMOZ meets Wikipedia) except anybody can create
category/tags and edit entries. An interesting
feature is that you can create your own page in
TagTooga to hold links, and then use the HTML Feed
feature to display those links live on your blog
or site. So… the updating and maintenance of
the links on THIS page could be automated by using
TagTooga HTML feeds. See

Also, HTML snapshot feeds can be created.
Check out this test blog:
http://tagtooga.blogspot.com/ The thumbnails come
from a simple piece of Javascript you put on your

comment added :: 16th March 2006, 12:43 GMT-05 :: http://www.tagtooga.com/

Markus Merz made this comment,
The performanc
team has just released a week ago the
public beta of PMetrics. PMetrics is a server
based multi-site statistic package powered by
performancing.com and aimed at blogs but also
usable for standard websites. The service is free
and this weekend already about 5,000 blogs have
joined the service.

Regarding the multi-site feature they have already
announced the multi-site-stat aggregation for the
future. An API will also be available soon.

comment added :: 19th March 2006, 22:12 GMT-05 :: http://sankt-georg.info/

Elle made this comment,
Fantastic work! I’m getting into this Web 2.0
thing, including its history, for my own blog. I
find this list very helpful for that as well as
finding goodies for myself. Thanks!

Also: I’m not sure why PBWiki and Blummy are in
the Aggregators section, though. Perhaps you could
create a “Wikis” section for PBWiki and Schtuff,
which was mentioned in a previous comment.

comment added :: 22nd March 2006, 03:33 GMT-05

Chris Saad made this comment,
Shameless Self Promotion!

A client-side heads-up-display for web 2.0 apps –
Stay informed while the browser is closed or
you’re working on other things!


comment added :: 26th March 2006, 23:08 GMT-05 :: http://www.touchstonegadget.com

Tim Foster made this comment,
Virtual WhiteBoard is a collaboration site I
started recently. It allows several users to share
the same canvas for exchanging ideas and designs
by adding notes, text elements, symbols, and

Please visit at http://www.virtual-whiteboard.co.uk/<
/a> and leave some feedback to let me know your

comment added :: 29th March 2006, 16:02 GMT-05 :: http://www.virtual-whiteboard.co.uk

jwill made this comment,
Might someone suggest an alternative to
writely.com other than zoho and jotspot?

Thank you,

I Love My Nanny.com


Nanny Jobs, Nannies and Nanny Services

comment added :: 31st March 2006, 04:48 GMT-05 :: http://www.ilovemynanny.com

ivoices made this comment,
In the coming months, we’ll see more industry
specific web services. For example, the
broadcasting industry has been working with
over marketplace
comment added :: 3rd April 2006, 20:50 GMT-05 :: http://www.interactivevoices.com

Fred made this comment,
Vyew.com is a free, browser-based collaboration
site that provides a feature-rich meeting room
with real-time whiteboard functionality.
comment added :: 17th April 2006, 18:44 GMT-05

z0manifest made this comment,
Fav web2.0
Also use “Netvibes” on Desktop2 of my protopage
blogmarks for my bookmarks
flickr for my photos
box.net for my storage
goffice for my office solution 😛
blogger for my blogs
comment added :: 20th April 2006, 09:55 GMT-05 :: http://www.protopage.com/z0manifest

brian made this comment,
I didn’t see fantacular.com on this list. it’s a
user-driven technology news website.
comment added :: 19th May 2006, 10:28 GMT-05 :: http://www.fantacular.com

Adrian made this comment,
How about The
Best Stuff in the World
as a Web 2.0 Social
Community? Actually, what category would it fit
comment added :: 22nd May 2006, 23:41 GMT-05 :: http://www.thebeststuffintheworld.com/

sneakatron made this comment,
awsome start is a good start page theme site
comment added :: 26th May 2006, 05:40 GMT-05

Philip Wilkinson made this comment,
Crowdstorm – social shopping 2.0 which works out
the buzz around products to help people find what
to buy.


comment added :: 21st June 2006, 11:34 GMT-05 :: http://www.crowdstorm.com

Empressr made this comment,
Empressr is a Ajax-Flash web application that
works entirely in your browser. It lets you
create, present, share and store rich media
presentations online. Check it out,
comment added :: 12th July 2006, 13:09 GMT-05 :: http://www.empressr.com

Flingr made this comment,
Flingr is a new web 2.0 social networking startup,
targetting lightweight social networking with
heavy security.
comment added :: 18th July 2006, 07:42 GMT-05 :: http://www.flingr.com

Terence made this comment,
pervote.com is a voting site.
comment added :: 24th July 2006, 03:37 GMT-05

Tarun made this comment,
NowPos offers free voice email – http://www.nowpos.com
comment added :: 3rd August 2006, 06:24 GMT-05 :: http://tarun.weblogs.us

Jeff made this comment,
What about Rally Point (not the word processor the
HOA manager). http://rallypoint.wbpsystems.com. I
use the free account to manage my families chore
list, drop messages for each, upload files etc.
Though it is actually designed for Home Owner
comment added :: 4th August 2006, 20:30 GMT-05

Amy Grant made this comment,
Epiware :
Project and Doocument Management, uses AJAX to
create a familiar windows explorer interface in a
web browser, included Drag and Drop,
checkin-checkout, blogging, document change and
acces history.
comment added :: 11th August 2006, 13:20 GMT-05

michal frackowiak made this comment,
Wikidot.com (http
) – a nice “Wiki site for
everyone” service with some emphasis on social
network building. So far one of the most powerful
wiki engines out there featuring news aggregation,
content embedding (e.g. from YouTube) and
wiki-based forums.
comment added :: 20th August 2006, 13:20 GMT-05 :: http://www.wikidot.com

David Ciccarelli made this comment,
Voices.com ( http://www.Voices.com ) – The online
marketplace where creative professionals connect
with voice talent and voice actors.
comment added :: 12th September 2006, 12:49 GMT-05

Jacob made this comment,
Newgie.com (http://www.newgie.com) – Tracks user interest
in news articles and delivers the news that
matters most.
comment added :: 24th October 2006, 11:12 GMT-05

questionform made this comment,

Build powerful professional web surveys easily.
WYSIWYG, drag-and-drop, inline editing… it’s
easy and fast…


comment added :: 2nd November 2006, 15:29 GMT-05

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One Response to “web 2.0”

  1. faweez Says:

    hey thanks for the info about NowPos.com.
    NowPos is not just a voice e-mail service but a voice social network where you can speak your blog, add voice captions to your snaps and many more features..

    thanks once again ….keep us updated

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