Wednesday, March 29, 2006
The Web 2.0 AwardsHollywood and the internet came together recently to honor the recipiants of SEOmoz.org's first Web 2.0 awards. OK, maybe there wern't any actual celebrities. Either way, March Madness rolls on as there are some big upsets from sites you've never heard of (nor have I)... Here are the notable winners from some of the 38 categories:
Business, Money, and eCommerce
Side Job Track
No surprises here, I am just wondering when the novelty of LinkedIn will where off. It was a good idea for networking but has turned into nothing more then a MySpace pissing contest as to who can get the most contacts. I've basically stopped accepting any LinkedIn invitations because I only get them from people looking for handouts in time of need. No Thanks.
Classifieds & Business Directories
Craigslist continues to dominate the classified ad market and unless someone can master the art of growing underground and virally it will be a hard beast to unseat.
When I first found Pandora.com (honorable mention) I was blown away. I think it is an excellent idea. I enjoy it more then last.fm so I felt the need to make sure it was mentioned.
Peer Production News
Newsvine is excellent, Digg is overrated (more on that later), and I just recently found Gabbr, which seems useful enough for me to have added to my RSS agg.
These sites are the ones that really befuddle me. The last thing unorganized people need is another website to remember. Nothing beats the old pad and pen.
Photos & Digital Images
Flickr, the king of online photos holds strong. Lots of up and comers and if Flickr doesn't improve itself, a new player will quickly take over.
I know MySpace is popular but could it be any more disfunctional? It goes against everything web 2.0; Outdated layout, unreliable code, full of ads, but yet it remains one of the most popular sites on the web. Wow.
StumbleUpon is more unique then anything on this list. Their growth is largely due to the StumbleUpon FireFox extension, and idea I expect other sites to soon follow through with as well..
Live.com is highly underrated in almost every aspect. It's maps are especially awesome too.
Trusted Search? Are you implying Google is untrustworthy? :)
YouTube is the ultimate time waster. You can watch any kind of video and I've found 90% of them to be unfunny and worthless, yet I continue to go back.
You can check out the rest of the winners here, and also check out the 'What is Web 2.0?' breakdown.
By Jason Dowdell at 11:51 AM | Comments (0)