FAQQLY

You hot? You iced? Strip all unnecessary baggage cause we want it up close and personal. We don’t care ’bout how much bling you’ve got on your profile, or how hot you claim to be—we can hardly read anything in the midst of the deafening, looping music, the endless photo slideshows, the blinding glitter, and […]

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Krugle

What would the world be without programmers? They’re indispensable lately, since everyone’s been under the impression that coding a web application is peanuts. Like growing money on trees. Everybody is struggling to get rich quick with an equally quick hit. They want to be unique to get noticed, but wind up copying one another. And […]

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Zlango

This qwerky business has gotten out of hand. No, not like that. In having too much fun with chalking up names us humans never heard before—never mind those lawsuits!—some Israelis have done something bolder: creating a whole new language to back up that new name. Zlango, unfortunately, is not a web application, but way cooler. […]

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Wridea

A different approach to writing things down, mostly in the way things are presented. But everything’s pretty basic, and not too typically Web 2.0-looking, either. (Yes, there’s the ever-present green, but it’s not literally candied up.) Wridea is here for you to write and scribble things with. Pages contain different ideas, which contain text (and […]

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Woomp!

Initially marketed to be an easy way for portfolio and photo sharing, Woomp! appears to be a minimalist yet good-looking approach to a no-fuss online photo gallery service. By this we mean not-bursting-with-features (hope-that’s-a-yet), but-looks-good, and-seems-to-be-idiot-proof. Clean and groovy is how they like it, with terms like medias (isn’t “media” plural already? or they want […]

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Tabblo

Tabblo is yet another one of those online photo-editing, photo-sharing, photo-publishing Web apps that have sprung about of late. Ever heard of that nifty early 2000’s site called pbase.com? Well, apparently,these days plain ol’ photo galleries just don’t cut it anymore. What about Flickr? Too simple. You would want something snazzy that can, well, snazz […]

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Zinses

Tax season may be over but it’s not too late—nor irrelevant—to tidy up your financial future. Stocks, bonds, taxes, or what-have-you, web applications have been useful with quick calculations. You can use Google for that. Yubnub can help out, too. If you’re all about compound interest calculation, head over to Zinses. Basic and Advanced modes […]

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Mojizu

Misfortune is often the spouse of an artist, or at least, his/her life sentence (to some people they mean the same thing anyway). The starving artist, the hungry artist, the misunderstood artist, the antisocial artist, the nerdy artist, the freaky artist, and so on. Artists can become isolated for long hours, months, and years—so that […]

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Beggr

Poverty on the Web 2.0 street? I thought weirdly-named sites also took advantage of the advances in computing to making the “web as a valid platform/operating system” a reality, thereby assuming users are quite well-off (and make for great sources of income)? Oh, my mistake. Beggr still does. Unlike other services out there, though, it […]

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Oks

Subtitle: People Power II.0 Redux Its not surprising for the ambitious to go out and make another Digg clone themselves, because who isn’t in awe of The Digg Effect? There are tons out there already, and it takes a particularly trained eye to sort them out. From the land of [several incarnations of] People Power […]

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Certifyr

According to this site: http://qwerky.stellify.net is hereby officially certified 38% Web 2.0 Compliant! Huzzah! If you’re a Web 2.0 wannabe and you’re beyond stressed over that validator (’cause its denominator mysteriously keeps on growing and you never get that perfect score), then head on over and get certifyd. Be honest, too! It’s no Web 2.0 […]

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Riya

More than just another photo-stashing system, Riya boasts of a never-before-seen feature: face recognition. Their systems can be taught to recognize people’s faces so that the photos uploaded can be searchable not only by album, location (mashed up with an AJAX map, of course), time, and ordinary text, but by the names associated with the […]

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PXN8

While other peeps are squabbling over which image editing software is the best to download or even buy—Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Paint .NET, The GIMP—sometimes a quick-and-dirty online solution is the answer. PXN8 is not at all browser-heavy, even. It’s AJAX-driven, possibly the next best thing to, or even better than Flash. Choose a picture to […]

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Minti

And who says the hip names belong solely to the singles, the childless crowd? Aside from its refreshing, albeit nonsensical name, Minti offers a great new way for the clueless parents (not a good combination of words) to finally learn how to raise kids in the best possible ways. The Qwerks Belongs to Circle Number […]

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Grazr

Keep yung site fresh with an AJAX-powered widget that fetches the latest feeds from the OPML/RSS URL you indicate. Ironically, it looks so retro (read: Win98) that it doesn’t quite fit into the look-and-feel of their homepage. But who’s complaining? The Qwerks Belongs to Circle Number 2, The Metaphor The Formula The ‘R’ Thang Web […]

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Newzingo

Cthulhu? Gibberish ain’t as lethal as the dictionary words. Qwerky hereby summons the comfy-soft hypnosis of the hippest keywords around: Tag cloud ATTACK! (Mind you, they’re the new mullets.)

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(More)Ning

With a gracious shoutout from one of Ning‘s CEO, Gina Bianchini, I can officially confirm how they came up with a name for their webapp-cloning service, formerly 24 Hour Laundry’s project: “We came up with it because it meant peace in chinese. That made it both short and sweet :-)” Of course, this guy dubs […]

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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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