The Pending List

Some really good gibberishly-named sites are still not open for use by the public because they’re still in alpha- or beta-testing stages. (Still there are others who are in beta and yet don’t mind letting the users get exposed to dozens of bugs, but that’s another matter.) But, since they’ve intentionally put up signs all […]

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Blish

Someday, we’ll be trading with that which we cannot hold in our hands. It might not be too far ahead; almost all our affairs are done online, and most of the time we’re too busy to come back down to the real world. But while we’re up there, might as well make the most of […]

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Dohop

“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” The Qwerks Belongs to Circle Number 3, The Pseudo-Abstract The Formula Compounded Applying Another Company’s Slogan “Where do you want to go today?” [»] Web 2.0 Validator Score 4/43

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Sponit

Why you’d possibly like Sponit: You’re a blogophobe. For some reason you hate blogging in one way or another: you hate the responsibility of posting regularly, of doing the rounds, of answering batons and memes, of looking like you’re begging for attention when you’d rather do it with much more subtlety, like a random cool […]

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Plurn

Tag and share your legal music playlists, and have them streamed on this site or thru your player of choice. This community likes keeping it free, open source, and CC-ed. No P2P hacks here. Kinda’ reminiscent of del.icio.us with its text-heaviness, but unforunately does not have its own Playtagger—and instead outsources the rival flash player. […]

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Seekum

What you seek is what everyone has collectively wanted you to find. Signing up gives you the power to vote which reaches the highest result, just like Digg, but this time, it’s about search. Why bother going up against Google and its competitors? I think The Long Tail has taught us to respond, “why the […]

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Etsy

How to put the 2.0 in Web 2.0: Taking something you can totally understand, then making it look and work really, really, really, really cool. What you get is a marketplace for homemade items, presented in so many loving ways. Other online shops are sure to be envious of them, and you’ll warm up to […]

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Zazzle

Control freaks might possibly dig it. So will those who’d rather design their own shirts than buy off the rack. Templates have been at our beck and call since the emergence of — no, not MS Word and its WYSIWYG cohorts, but the Create Your Own Pizza. This is no exception. Get your self-expression and […]

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Rojo

We like reading our news, from the tech to the politics to the gossip. RSS makes everything a news item we can peruse with our routines of coffee, email, and offline newsreading. There are many feed readers and providers out there, but Rojo claims to be the first of its kind to combine RSS and […]

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Reddit

Get to know Reddit with a few good tags. karma-concious. The idea of running a site full of user-contributed links, to be commended or condemned by the same pool of users, will eventually recommend the practice of good karma accumulation. lisp (ex-)lovers. Once upon a time, the site had a love affair with one of […]

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Simpy

It’s not the only one you can consider as bookmarks on steroids, but it delivers its own greatness, also acknowledging it’s standing on the shoulders of bookmarking and moneymaking giants. It may very well become one, too. The Qwerks Belongs to Circle Number 3, The Pseudo-Abstract The Formula Bastardized English Qwerky Blog Name Simpy Chichimichi […]

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Vizu

Quite another way to zeitgeist, feed the stalker’s appetite, roll along with the bandwagon, or possibly cure the insecure and indecisive. Vote on every topic in the vault. Let your readers, too. Vote on the quality of the polls made, even. Or be the best pollster. Your opinion counts. Here, at least. Take all the […]

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YubNub

People flocked to the computers when it became graphical. Visually-dependent, indeed. Is it much more productive using all these icons and WYSIWYG editors? If the future of computers resides online, perhaps we should start with a command line OS first. They say that’s what Google is for. But it hasn’t arrived yet, and this came […]

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Llor.nu

Ride through the neverending street where all you do is pay hotel rent, win lotteries, and build hotels to charge rent. Inexplicably addictive, if you’re patient enough and meet the requirements. Just about as humorous as KOL. The Qwerks Belongs to Circle Number 3, The Pseudo-Abstract The Formula Hold it up to a Mirror, Baby […]

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unblokt

Get stranded amongst sentences; rough it up and press your own, pouring them into the middle and splitting things up. ‘Til you get a volume of collaboration filed under its respective genre. Mind unblokt yet? You wonder how the novel that dreams of joining the NaNoWriMo can muster the separations and insertions, when it all […]

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Ning

It’s perfectly acceptable to clone now. It’s also perfectly acceptable to be the next big webmaster of a social networking site for pets, or the next hit Girl On Girl battling site—with no knowledge of programming whatsoever. How does this fit into the colliding mountains of Open Source versus Proprietary Code? In the meantime, copy […]

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Magnitude of the Web

— Hiro Ogawa of Speed Feed [via Google Translate; original page here] “The magnitude of the Web remains the medium’s greatest strength and most obvious weakness.”

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Meebo

People at work and the university are often barred from using certain software-for-leisure to ensure productivity. Firewalls and proxies are reconfigured to block certain protocols, administrative privileges preventing new installations are imposed, and so on. But since you can’t block out the net, being a very valuable resource, and since so many people have found […]

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Goowy

Because man is a visual creature—and woman loves all things pretty—we like keeping our products good-lookin’ and functional at the same time. Sprinkle in some fairy dust and you get what people at Goowy realized: it’s about time desktopping* had a little more graphical oomph! to it. Whether it’s the download you’re getting or the […]

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The Long Tail

It isn’t a cake (left photo above) in a bakeoff, nor is it a multi-user dragon tail costume (right photo above) worn for Halloween by the AdSense team. It’s a principle that rakes in billions but manages to “feel for all the people.” How? “…[by] shifting away from a focus on a relatively small number […]

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Squidoo

1 Sign up, describe yourself, name your page. 2 Choose the type of lens you’re building: all-purpose, “all about you,” $$, blogger, how to, or custom. 3 Add your content from all types of sources: RSS feeds, Amazon, GoogleMaps, Flickr, Indeed, link lists, and more. Proceed to the Lensmaster Workshop and start typing. Hit Publish! […]

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Web 1.0 versus Web 2.0

What’s the difference?

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Rollyo

Kudos to Rollyo for making its obscure name a little more understandable. The service lets you roll your own search engine on top of Yahoo!‘s. What you get is a box with a text field and a matching go button, which, when you hit, seeks your keywords from the sites you’ve set up to be […]

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Nuvvo

Move over, UVLê 3.0 developers*. Nuvvo seems like a fun new way to provide online classrooms to everyone. By fun I mean fully featured—from the barebone requirements to the cool stuff like Skype messaging, FeedBurner feeds, Rich Text editors, and iCalendar formats. Will it disappoint? Or is it just too cute to take seriously? Nuvvo […]

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Odeo

For those who aren’t familiar with podcasting, grab some lessons first. Those who do have probably heard about Odeo, a straightforward (the site says creative) way to listen to and publish podcasts (the site says audio). Fun beginnings. Site improvements. New office space. Hip (cough, cough) shirts. There’s no apparent reason for things not to […]

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