Web 2.0 Wars: Round 10

It’s time for Round 10 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.

Other Rounds:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 |
11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20

Here are the contestants for Round 10:

Audible Wordcast

***There’s a little green dot at the end of the line I can’t read, so it’s not included.

Riya is a photo sharing service with a twist. It has face and text recognition capability that help you identify and name your photos. I haven’t used it, but it has received lots of positive press in the blogosphere.

Audible Wordcast is a service that allows users to manage, measure and monetize podcasts. It uses a proprietary audio format and allows you to include advertising in your podcast (just what we need, more advertising). You can sign up for their fancy package and sell (yes sell) the right to listen to your podcast on the Wordcast site. Let me know how that works out for you.

Opinity is a “reputation services company.” Somehow you can check out a person by filling in a form. Sounds sort of creepy to me.

Reddit is a link aggregator where users vote stories up and down, similar to (but much less known than) Digg. Well designed site, but as I have said, the news by contest thing doesn’t really work for me.

MeasureMap is a stats tracking service for blogs. The front page says it’s free, but you have to request an invitation.

Gumshoo is an eBay auction risk analyzer and misspelling search. It’s supposed to help you find stuff easier and avoid auction fraud

Bluepulse has something to do with mobile technology. Its vaguely written About page and the lack of an FAQ make it seem more like an online version of Myst. Get an FAQ already.

Imvu is a 3D Instant Message application. You chat via a 3D avatar.

Before Today I’d Heard of:

1 out of 8.

And the Winner of Round 10 is:

Riya in a cakewalk.

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