It’s time for Round 7 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 7:
Jotspot is a wiki host and creation service. It allows the creation of personal or corporate wikis that can be used as a de facto intranet. Prices range from $10 a month to $200 a month.
Frappr is an online tool that lets you map out the city where you live, work, vacation, or anything else! You can then share your Frappr page with friends. You can also share photos, private message them, or leave comments on their MyFrappr homepage.
Jeteye lets you save links, images and notes in what it calls a jetpak. Jetpacks hold and help organize your important links and data. Nice idea, but a crowded field.
Dabble db is another information manager. It’s not yet live.
Yedda is an expert driven knowledge base, similar to Yahoo Answers. It’s not live yet either.
Writeboard is an online application that allows you to build sharable text documents, similar to Writely.
Shoutwire is a community news tracker, similar to Digg. It doesn’t appear to be terribly current or deep in content. Nice design.
iKarma is a feedback and self described reputation and feedback system. Think of it as eBay feedback for the whole internet. I had a bit of a hard time finding any feedback content. Neat idea, but it needs more people to input more feedback.
Kanoodle is the “leader in targeted sponsored links.” It says it is affiliated with thousands of search engines (I didn’t know there were that many of them). It places pay-per-click ads in the search result pages for you.
Airset is yet another online calendar. The application looks nice, but there are way too many applications in this space.
Before Today I’d Heard of:
0 out of 10
And the Winner of Round 7 is:
iKarma, based solely on potential. Not a strong heat.