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List of Web 2.0 Lists

List of Web 2.0 Lists

As a Web (2.0) consultant and analyst (about me), I track a variety of market
segments and products. Luckily for me, nowadays I don’t have to do as much grunt work on
gathering high level product data as I used to. There are a plethora of product lists and
data about web 2.0 companies on the Web now, unlike 12-18 months ago when I had to track
it…

Web 2.0 market segment mashups

Web 2.0 market segment mashups

Mike Riversdale asked an interesting question
in the comments of my previous
post:

“What, in your (and others) opinion, is the difference (if any) between the “online
desktop” (A) (I’m thinking Netvibes and the like) and the “Personal Content Network”
(B).”

Actually I’m seeing a lot of crossover and cross-pollination in the market segments
I’m…

Microcontent Aggregators: Suprglu

Microcontent Aggregators: Suprglu

In part 3 of my
look at mc aggregators [here are parts 1 and 2], I get stuck
into Suprglu. In this post I ask the question: how
sticky is this site? But enough puns, let’s get down to business. SuprGlu, a production
of New York design studio Iridesco, is another product that
enables users to collect their content from various services (flickr…

Microcontent Aggregators: Peoplefeeds

Microcontent Aggregators: Peoplefeeds

Continuing my
look at Microcontent
Aggregators, Peoplefeeds is right up there
with 43Things.com as a leader in this market. Before I
start the review, I came across a new Web 2.0 list today called categoriz – which puts Peoplefeeds in its ‘Content
Management’ category and the others I’ve been tracking in categories such as ‘Social
Networking’ and…

Review of Yahoo Tech – by The Gen X Web 2.0 Geek

Review of Yahoo Tech – by The Gen X Web 2.0 Geek

The big news of the night is Yahoo’s release of a new
technology portal, aimed squarely at non-geeks (see site tour). To make the point it’s not for
geeks, the site features 4 stereotypical “advisors” (aka bloggers): The Boomer, The Mom,
The Working Guy, The Techie Diva.

They are described as “struggling with tech every day, just like you…

WebOfficePalooza

WebOfficePalooza

I’ve been writing a lot recently on the topic of Web Office, over at my ZDNet blog. Some R/WW readers may be interested in checking out those posts too, so here are the recent ones:

– Morfik tests browser boundaries – builds Javascript chess app
– WebOS market review
– XIN – a Web OS that wants to be a platform
– Is Google or Microsoft best…

News Corp launches blogs

News Corp launches blogs

News Corp has quietly released its own set
of blogs, dubbed “Newsblog”. The design is rather bland and the
actual personalities of the bloggers is not revealed. It all seems a bit too
corporate for my tastes, but some of the ‘blogs’ are getting a large amount of
traffic already. For example a
post about an Australian military death…

New Influencers, Company Advisory Boards and R/WW

New Influencers, Company Advisory Boards and R/WW

James Governor of analyst firm Redmonk has posted a thoughtful piece on
how blogging is changing the analyst and PR landscapes. When he wrote this part, he may
as well have been talking about myself and Read/WriteWeb:

“Bloggers and emerging non-traditional analyst firms are increasingly influencing
technology and product strategies. In order to…

bbc.co.uk 2.0

bbc.co.uk 2.0

The BBC has always been at the vanguard of new media in the Web 2.0 era, thanks in part to their public service charter – but also they obviously have a lot of smart, innovative thinkers on board. Today they announced “bbc.co.uk 2.0”, which will be a full-on attempt to turn BBC online into a Web 2.0 poster boy. They’re even going to create a…

Microcontent Aggregators: 43Things

Microcontent Aggregators: 43Things

Recently I wrote a series
of posts about Microcontent Design,
using BBC Backstage as the main case study. As a segue
from that theme, one of the product types I’ve been looking at recently is
Microcontent Aggregators. One type of Microcontent Aggregator is a service that
aggregates microcontent about a person (usually via RSS) and displays it on…

Top Ten Reasons To Give Up Blogging

Top Ten Reasons To Give Up Blogging

So Russell Beattie has decided to call
it a day. I admit his decision surprised me, because I’ve always enjoyed
reading Russ’ well-informed commentary on the mobile Web. However it did make me
wonder – what would cause other people to give up blogging?
Here are the top ten
reasons I could think of:
10. Your Alexa ranking is so low that it
actually…

Why Google is extending RSS

Why Google is extending RSS

My ZDNet post today explores the reasons behind Google’s new syndication format, GData. Like most people, Jeff Jarvis isn’t sure what this means – and neither is Dave
Winer. I’m in the same boat, but what I do know is that Google has taken a
sudden interest in extending RSS and Atom. Check out this Google Base
documentation, for RSS 2.0
and for…

Priceheat – simple but useful price comparison app

Priceheat – simple but useful price comparison app

I love web apps that are very easy to install and use – and have an ongoing benefit. Priceheat falls into this category, because it literally took me 10 seconds to install and I can see myself using it a lot. To install all I needed to do was drag a link from their website onto my Firefox toolbar. Priceheat is described as a “a one-click Amazon…

Rich Internet Apps – An Introduction

Rich Internet Apps – An Introduction

This post was written by Ryan
Stewart, who is a R/WW guest blogger on Rich Internet Apps. Edited by Richard
MacManus.

In the coming months we will see a new wave of Rich Internet Applications that will
blend the web application and the desktop application in exciting new ways. There are
three technologies on the horizon that will change the way…

Microcontent Design, Part 3: Mightyv, a BBC TV listings app

Microcontent Design, Part 3: Mightyv, a BBC TV listings app

In Part 1 of this series
I introduced the concept of Microcontent Design, followed by a case study of BBC’s
developer network backstage.bbc.co.uk in Part 2. Now let’s
look at what’s being built by external parties, using the BBC Backstage
ecosystem. Specifically this post is an in-depth and developer-focused look into a
application called…

My thoughts on Google Calendar and Web Office

My thoughts on Google Calendar and Web Office

Tonight Google unveiled its online Calendar. As usual whenever Google releases a product these days, it prompted me to ponder the Google Office 🙂 I’m convinced it’s around the corner, so I decided to check Google’s progress on this ‘Moby Dick’ – the Great Web Office! More on my ZDNet blog, but here’s the table I came up with:

Web Office…

Email Syndication Services – Zookoda and Yutter promising

Email Syndication Services – Zookoda and Yutter promising

A couple of months ago Mike Arrington posted a plea to the
blogosphere for more email syndication services for blogs. Mike didn’t like the
overly orange branding of Feedblitz, but more to
the point he noted that blogs still need email. Now I’m about as big an RSS
advocate as you’ll find on the Web, yet even I recognize that a lot of
people don’t…

Media Futures: on rebundling and intermediaries

Media Futures: on rebundling and intermediaries

John Hagel has a
thought-provoking post about microchunking and media businesses. It follows
on from Umair
Haque’s post, in which Umair said that “unbundling” media (e.g. Disney
releasing tv shows for free online) is only half the equation. The other
half – the real value – is in “rebundling”. By which he means
individual…

Structured Blogging Website Re-designed

Structured Blogging Website Re-designed

The Structured Blogging website has
been upgraded and went live tonight. I re-designed the website and did the writing for
it, under the employ of Marc Canter’s Broadband Mechanics and with the help of
others in the Structured Blogging community such as Conor O’Neill. PubSub supplied the stylesheets and php code. Indeed
PubSub and BBM are the…