It’s time for Round 3 in Newsome.Org’s Web 2.0 Wars. The contestants and rules are here.
This is the final heat of the first Round. The playoffs will be next.
Here are the contestants for Round 3:
Blogniscient is meme tracker. I talked about it here. I like the design. But this space is getting crowded and it’s hard to tell who, other then Memeorandum, will be the winners.
TinFinger is a human search engine. I don’t think it’s live yet. I searched around and a lot of the areas were not populated yet. I sort of like the idea, but we’ll have to wait and see.
Shutterfly was my photo site of choice until I discovered Flickr. I suspect it still has huge market share and brand recognition. It’s the photo site for the Internet Explorer generation, and while that sounds like damning them with faint praise, more people use IE than Firefox.
Mefeedia is a video podcast directory and search engine. This is the first site I’ve come across dedicated to video podcast aggregation. Neat idea.
PodDater is a personals meets podcasting site. You make a video profile and upload it to share with others. I’m about a thousand years too old to be interested in this, but it’s a unique idea and the web site looks very well designed.
Feedster is a blog, RSS feed and general search engine. I’ve used it some before, but not in a long time. The RSS feed search results seemed pretty quick and reliable, but I’m not sure it has kept up with the competition in this crowded field.
Favoor is a site that allows you to create you personal start page- similar to Pageflakes and Netvibes. It looks pretty good, but so far I see very little advantages between the various players in this field. Tech savvy people can create their own start page from scratch and others can use My Yahoo.
Planzo is a web based calendar, like many of the contestants in Round 1. You can add entries via text messaging and get a daily email with your schedule. The demo calendar looked good.
Before Today I’d Heard of:
4 out of 8
And the Winner of Round 3 is:
I have to go with the one I know I’ll never use: Poddater, just because it’s such an offbeat and compelling idea.