Web 2.0 Wars: Round 14

It’s time for Round 14 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 14:

Gabbr
Gcast
Blinkx
Openomy
Riffs
ajchat
Blogger
Jambo
Protopage
Rollyo
Alexa

Gabbr is a social news community. It’s a little like Digg, a little like Delicious and a little like Tailrank.

Gcast is a free podcast creation and hosting site. It contains tools that let you create your podcast online. I haven’t used it, but it looks pretty comprehensive.

Blinkx is a multi-format searching and organization application.

Openomy is an online storage service. It uses tagging to identify and organize stored files.

Riffs is a social recommendation site. You can recommend and review all the things you like and don’t like, and to find others who share your interests.

ajchat is a simple online chat system which uses Ajaz.

Blogger is a free blog creation and hosting service. I use it to publish this blog, though my files are hosted on my own server.

Jambo is a social wi-fi service that allows users to locate people who share similar interests, etc. via wi-fi.

Protopage is a free personal portal, similar to Netvibes and Pageflakes. It looks pretty nice. One of my favorite personal portals so far.

Rollyo lets you create your own custom search engine. Sadly, the one I created tells me that neither Scoble, Om, Steve nor I have ever written anything about cat juggling (until right now). Shame on us.

Alexa is a search engine.

Before Today I’d Heard of:

4 out of 11.

And the Winner of Round 14 is:

I’ve got to go with Blogger, simply because it helps so many people join the blogosphere.

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