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Poll: What type of content keeps you coming back to Read/WriteWeb?

Poll: What type of content keeps you coming back to Read/WriteWeb?

A recent Techcrunch Forum thread asked what is the difference between Techcrunch, Mashable and Read/WriteWeb? I think each has a unique brand and we’re pretty complementary when it comes down to it. But the comments got me thinking about what type of content people expect from R/WW.
So please help us out and tell us what you like to read at R/WW…

Weekly Wrapup

Weekly Wrapup

It’s a bit late, sorry, but here is a summary of last week’s action on
Read/WriteWeb….

Faking it

Our poll last week was an eye-opener. We asked: in your current Web activities where an identity is
required (i.e. you can’t be anonymous) do you ever fake all or part of your identity? In
the end 1,542 votes were cast and 57% of people said they…

Google Ramps Up Personalization, Prepares Online Presentations App

Google Ramps Up Personalization, Prepares Online Presentations App

Couple of bits of Google
product news this weekend. Firstly, at last some tangible
evidence of an online presentations app from Google, one of the missing pieces so far
in the much-anticipated Google Office suite.
The ‘Google Operating System’ blog dug into some file notes from Google that reveal the
code-name of the tool is Presently (a play on…

Live 3D Cricket at Cricinfo.com

Live 3D Cricket at Cricinfo.com

Tonight there’s a crucial
cricket game on in the international Tri-Series involving Australia (the world
champions), New Zealand and England. My team, New Zealand, is playing Australia tonight
at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Sadly I don’t currently have TV access to the sports
channel that televises cricket games here in NZ, so I have to use the…

Yahoo Launches OurCity and Re-designs Sports

Yahoo Launches OurCity and Re-designs Sports

Yahoo has rolled out a new portal-type service called OurCity, a beta product that aggregates content about cities from across the Yahoo network and Wikipedia. It’s rolled out to just 2 cities so
far, Bangalore and Delhi. It is described on the TechMag blog (who
brought this to my attention) as a “mashup of yahoo service[s]”, which is an…

Google vs Yahoo Stock Analysis: Is Yahoo The One To Buy?

Google vs Yahoo Stock Analysis: Is Yahoo The One To Buy?

I’m no stock market expert, but Adam Hewison from MarketClub has produced a 9-minute video that even I can
follow. It uses stock chart theory to predict the fortunes of Google and Yahoo stocks
this year – concluding that Yahoo will probably have the most percentage gain:

The chart above is the Yahoo one, which has fallen over the last year…

LonelyGirl15: Show Me The Money!

LonelyGirl15: Show Me The Money!

The Daily Reel has
a short interview with the creators of LonelyGirl15, the online video diary of a fake
teen which became enormously popular on YouTube last year. The topic was what they think
about the monetization of YouTube. If anyone would’ve benefited from a revenue share with
YouTube in recent times, it’s these guys (three of them btw…

Pixsta Visual Search For Shopping Sites

Pixsta Visual Search For Shopping Sites

The Read/WriteWeb team is a little
obsessed with next-generation search, even more so after Charles Knight’s illuminating
post outlining 100
alternative search engines. Although Pixsta
didn’t make that list (note that Charles is constantly updating the top 100), it is a
“visual browse and search” engine that has a unique approach to search. It…

55% Of People Regularly or Always Fake Their Web Identity

55% Of People Regularly or Always Fake Their Web Identity

Our current
poll has been causing a bit of water cooler discussion amongst the Read/WriteWeb
authors. The question we’re asking in the poll is: in your current Web
activities where an identity is required (i.e. you can’t be anonymous) do you
ever fake all or part of your identity?
After 511 votes so far, an astonishing 55% of respondents say they…

Teapotters Wants To Be The YouTube of 3D

Teapotters Wants To Be The YouTube of 3D

A new “3D community” has
just been launched, with the unusual name of Teapotters. The name comes from 3D pioneer
Martin Newell, who created the first free 3D model in 1974 – a teapot model. The site
Teapotters.com aims to popularize 3D displays and sharing across the Web – websites,
social networks, blogs and more – via a “3D widget”. The email…

Web War Not Won Yet

Web War Not Won Yet

In
my previous post, I noted how the new Gmail/Google Docs & Spreadsheet integration
feature threatens Microsoft. There’s also some high level discussion going on in the tech
sphere about how Microsoft’s continued loss of search market share and
confusion over the Live branding means they are losing the “web war”. Infamous Dot
Com analyst…

Widgetbox Releases Blidgets

Widgetbox Releases Blidgets

Written by Alex Iskold and edited by Richard MacManus

We covered Widgetbox,
the widget market place, in June last year as
well as during its DEMOfall 2006
launch. Today Widgetbox announced a new product called blidgets, which helps bloggers
create a widget that represents their blog.

Widgetbox is an online marketplace that connects widget…

Mainstream Media Usage of Web 2.0 Services is Increasing

Mainstream Media Usage of Web 2.0 Services is Increasing

Written by Alex Iskold and edited by Richard MacManus

I was reading a Time magazine article online today, entitled Marketing to your
mind. This article was very provocative and I enjoyed reading it. But after I was
done, something else caught my attention. I was surprised to see a row of ‘web 2.0’
buttons at the bottom of the article. Time…