Archive for December, 2005

TechCrunch – Web 2.0 Companies I Couldn’t Live Without

December 30, 2005
 

There have been numerous 2005 “best of? and 2006 “predictions? posts over the last few weeks as the year comes to an end. I’m not going to write one of those. Giving out “best of? awards seems presumptuous to me, given that I’ve been blogging all of six months. And while predictions are fun, they aren’t all that useful in the end.

What I do want to write about as I reminisce about the year ending in a couple of days are the Web 2.0 companies that I love and use every day.

I’ve tested over a thousand products this year, and have written about hundreds. And while some of the companies I write about get very positive reviews, I find that the only true test of the value of a product is its staying power: do I continue to use the product, and maybe even pay for it, as the days and months go by?

So for those of you that are curious, here is a short list of the companies that have held my attention, and that I would not choose to live without on the web:

Bloglines

I have a love/hate relationship with Bloglines, but they’ve recently improved performance dramatically, and I really like that I can see the number of subscribers for each feed. This was the hardest one to include on the list, but at the end of the day I couldn’t leave them off.

Del.icio.us

I use Del.icio.us multiple times every day to store and retrieve bookmarks. I freely admit that there are better solutions out there and I may very well switch to one of them in the near future, but you have to hand it to Del.icio.us for inventing the social bookmark phenomenon.

FeedBurner

I love the statistics Feedburner provides on feed readership and has lots of advanced features that are important to me. And despite what I’ve written in the past, I know and trust the FeedBurner team. I just wish they’d get rid of the advertisement on my feed page. -)

Flickr

I enjoy Flickr more and more every day. I like seeing what my friends are up to based on the photos they upload as well as getting comments from others on my pictures. And I am starting to go back and upload old sets of photos from years ago. Flickr is just perfect.

Measuremap

The Measure Map blog analytics tool created by Adaptive Path gives me incredible insight into who is looking at what on TechCrunch. They need to deal with the speed issue for larger blogs though (it takes minutes sometimes to pull up stats, or just breaks).

Memeorandum

Memeorandum is how I keep up on the blogosphere when I don’t have time to read all of my feeds. It has also changed what I blog about, and how. Memeorandum is a cultural phenomenon.

Netvibes

Yeah, there are a lot of Ajax desktops out there, but Netvibes seems to stay ahead of the pack on functionality. The flickr stuff is great. Plus, how can I not love a service that includes TechCrunch as a default feed? -)

Omnidrive

I’ve been waiting for something like this forever. I forsee a day when a service like Omnidrive comes packaged with a new PC, or is offered alongside web email solutions. I’ve only had it for a few days, but I’m smitten. And fair disclosure: there are some awesome competitors out there, too, that I am just starting to look at.

Pandora

I listen to Pandora whenever I write – sometimes for hours a day. I’ve discovered countless new artists from it.

Skype

What can I say? Along with Vonage, Skype keeps my phone bills down to next to nothing, and it is an integral part of my everyday business and personal life. I would trade application sharing for the new video feature in a heartbeat, however.

Technorati

I use it more than Google. No one has launched anything better, yet. And they’ve made great progress in search speed over the latter half of the year.

WordPress

I love WordPress. Actually, let me rephrase that statement: I love WordPress 1.5. Version 2.0 makes me want to throw my laptop out of the window. But it is an amazing piece of software, and all of my blogs run on it.

Yahoo Maps

I use Yahoo Maps because it allows multi-point driving instructions, something none of the others offer yet. This was incredibly useful when I had to attend three or four holiday parties on the same evening.

原文:http://www.techcrunch.com/2005/12/30/web-20-companies-i-couldnt-live-without/
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Near-Time: 网络??作引领Web2.0?务

December 29, 2005
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AlwayStudy今日收到Near-Time站长Brian Flannery??的试用邀请,得以测试这个被分享2.0称为“网络????务?的站点。

Near-Time的商业站点http://www.near-time.com/?以得知,所测试的在线?务实际上就是利用一款类似于微软早些时候收购的”虚拟办公室”(Groove Networks)的系统?建的,两个版本的售价分别为$49.95和$99.90。

AlwayStudy匆匆试用了一下,果然??凡?,??作?空间?以轻?建立news/page/events等界?,形?一个集消??布?群体BLOG?WIKI页???员管?等诸多功能于一体的整?系统,对于AlwayStudy之类的团队?中?型?业??分适?。

 

?过简?设置,我们建立了AlwayStudy Group,我们的会员?以通过??邀请信加入。

http://alwaystudy-group.near-time.net

截?如下:

分享2.0关于Near-time的报??考:

Near-time网络????务, 用户?以创建团体空间, 整?群体?客, wiki和日程. ?型?业, 工作组以?一些专业人员将是Near-time的目标用户, 它??供一个中心化的交?沟通平?, 方便团组互动,??作和知识分享, 无需安装软件.

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Web2.0: 2006年?言系列

December 29, 2005

眼瞅?2005年就沒啦,2006年的網絡到底是個什么樣?,兩傢關註web2.0的Blog給出了他們關于2006年Web2.0髮展的?言:

2006 Web2.0预言一: SNS大收缩

SNS,曾?是红?一时的?务。与其它Web2.0?务??的是,它是在一个毫无?义的?论指导下一路风光的。SNS?散的朋?关系无法让用户回头,SNS被多家?务商把用户划为一个个的孤岛,??迹象表明SNS?得?进行改良,这预示?SNS的必然转型或失败。SNS改良的结果?能是个人门户,?能是结?Blog的?务商,当然最大的?能性是一具僵尸。

2006 Web2.0预言二: BSP管???出?

在广大?客的呼声中《BSP管???(?案)》出?. ??报刊影?力的日益下?, ?客领域将?为??的宣传阵地. “?客是一个宣传的阵地, 如果我们?去?领, 就会被敌人?领”, “把支部建在BSP上”, ?为有识之士的共识. 有网?估计, 目?我国的民主政治建设比美国好5?, 届时?能达到现在的50?. 网上将出现高度一致的和?声音.

2006 Web2.0预言三:80% BSP会消失或?为僵尸

BSP一直是没有找到赢利模??务商。在一??赴?继的浪潮中,在媒体的喧嚣中,BSP终于?于了泡沫2.?的最顶层。2??6,?大多数BSP将消失?转型或者?为僵尸。“你觉得你是在写作,但是你没有感觉到BSP正承??伤痛。?

RSS?务,包括READER和BURNER越?越?能满足阅读?求, 弊病凸显. 以RSS为??的?作已?过时, ?而代之的是RSS ?目?作. 它将以FeedBurner的?目存储, Google的?目评价拉开?幕. RSS改?势在必行.
分类广告将完全被中介信???, 分类广告失去诚信.
                            ???Web2.0Focus, 关注该关注的… (未完??待续)
2??6年??大web 2.0预言
  1. Technorati将被收购。Technorati大家该?会陌生?。在没看内容之?,我?下认为Technorati应该被Yahoo?收购,居然blogherald和我想的一样。Yahoo!看样?注定??为Web 2.0 killer了。??惜Flickr和Del.icio.us被收购?三天两头宕机,yahoo还得多注??是。
  2. SixApart?会被出售。blogherald预言SixApart?能在2??6年进行IPO(首次公开募股),然?在Nasdaq上市,预计市值将达到2亿美元?
  3. Nick Denton将出售Gawker Media。尽管Nick Denton曾多次声明?会出售Gawker Media,?过世事难料,就?大多数人想?到mop收购donews一样。
  4. MSN Spaces用户将超过1亿。这个似乎?以实现。
  5. blog数?将达到4亿。今年7月,blogherald的统计数?是:全?大约有7000万个网志。
  6. blog网络将得到巩固
  7. blog广告将(?次)??
  8. 针对blog的规则将更多。这个,我想中国blogger最有?言?了。
  9. 政治blog将继续失去在blog圈的影?力。
  10. 将新出现15?家web 2.0公?,但是将以全军覆没告终。

                            ???Web2.0周刊

两家分?的有?有眼,是?如此姑且?论,但相信2006年Web2.0将会得到更加缤纷多彩的应用,更多创新的有价值的东西会呈现的互?网上。期待2006……

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December 27, 2005

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《大腕》?典??Web2.0版?其他???笑版本

December 25, 2005

近?在网上?行了一个《大腕》的?典??WEB2.0版本:《我们?web2.0的??就是:?求最好,但求最2》,读?很少有趣:

一定得选最好的托管中心
全套Cisco的网络设备加SUN的?务器
建就建最酷的用户体验
?费注册?户
?个?户存储空间最少也得两个G
什么AJAX呀?Tag呀?Rss呀
能给他整地全部给他整上
社区附带一个VIP区,有牛人7×24?时蹲点帮你解惑
Blog上常驻一个?Keso的家伙
留?辫儿,特大牛的那?
??一打开页?,甭管有事没事都得用Skype跟人家说
“你丫赶紧给我注册??
一?地?的京片?
?儿有??
网站里还?建一个wiki系统
全部翻译自维基百科
?天翻译?起?百兆计算?
?建一个站内?索
支?所有内容全文检索
文本呀?RSS呀?Blog呀,你??什么我给你找出什么
就是一个字——快
全站?一次?用0.00001秒
在这里注册用户的?是CEO就是网络精英
你?是分?清Blog和WebLog
你都?好??去TrackBack人家
你说这样的网站,VC会投多少?
我觉得怎么?也得两?万美金??
两?万美金?那是?本
四?万美金起
你别嫌贵,我还挑东家呢
你得研究VC的投资心?
能?起两?万的主儿
根本?在乎??两?万
什么?Blogger,你知???
Blogger挑?务商都用最2.0的,?用最好的
所以,我们?web2.0的??就是:
?求最好,但求最2

对照?原版的??,还真有点那么个??,如果能?上语音视频就更精彩啦,和原??行的那个?氓软件版异曲?工。

一定得选最好的黄金地段,
雇法国设计师,
建就得建最高档次的公寓?
电梯直接入户,
户型最?也得四百平米,
什么宽带呀,光缆呀,?星呀能给他接的全给他接上,
楼上边有花园(儿),楼里边有游泳池,
楼?里站一个英国管家,
戴??,特绅士的那?,
业主一进门(儿),甭管有事(儿)没事,
(儿)都得跟人家说may I help you sir(我能为您作点什么??)?
一?地?的英国伦敦腔(儿),?(儿)有???
社区里?建一所贵?学校,
教??用哈佛的,
一年光学费就得几万美金,
?建一所美国诊所(儿),
二??四?时候诊,
就是一个字(儿)贵,
看感冒就得花个万八?的?
周围的邻居?是开?马就是开奔驰,
你?是开一日本车呀,
你都?好??跟人家打招呼,
你说这样的公寓,一平米你得?多少钱?
我觉得怎么?也得两?美金??
两?美金那是?本,
四?美金起,
你别嫌贵还?打折,
你得研究业主的购物心?,
愿??两?美金买房的业主,
根本?在乎?多?两?,
什么??功人士你知???
?功人士就是买什么东西,
都买最贵的?买最好的?
所以,我们?房地产的??(儿)就是,
?求最好但求最贵?

《大腕》?氓软件版

??件阿,
一定得选最热的产?,
雇最NB的开?人员,
?就?最?氓的软件,
直接?到用户系统里,
?件最少也得7,8个
什么钩?阿,驱动阿,注册表阿
能加的都加上,
?弄个网站?盟,多加点木马病毒,
一打开页?就在线安装,
直接下载,?用确认,
甭管网民愿??愿?,都弹出??示。
呵呵,?喜安装?功?
一个标准的win32弹出窗??
?儿狠。
还?绑点其他兄弟软件
?索用3721的
装上光钩?就有10几个
?装那通用网?,
开机就?行
就一个字,驻留?
多大的内存七下八下都用光,
其他的?是taobao,就是?趣
你?是装个网络猪
你都?好??跟别人打招呼
你说这样的软件,?天得有多少安装?啊?
我觉得怎么也有200?
200?那是一分钟
最少200000
你还别嫌烦,装上就??了
您得研究用户的心?
愿?上网的
根本?在乎电脑里装啥
你知?啥是?鸟网民么
?鸟网民就是
?顾上网?天,?管系统安全
所以,我们??氓软件的??儿就是
?求??声好,但求安装??

其他?笑的版本多了去啦,网上?便百度一下,什么文字?MP3?视频?Flash,??版本??格?的真是?笑,推??空暇的朋?看看,过节了也?呵?呵?