It’s time for Round 17 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.
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Here are the contestants for Round 17:
Remember The Milk
Truveo is a video search engine. It seems pretty fast.
NewsVine is a social bookmarking site that combines features of a number of other services, such as Digg and Google News. I talked about it here.
egoSurf is a program that searches your name and web site and tells you where you stack up on the web. I got a 9346. I hope that’s good. I think this is a cool idea.
Clipfire is is a shopping search engine and community. I want to buy a Dell 1900FP monitor, but when I searched for it I got links to all sorts of Dell stuff. Same result for Thinkpad X41. Unless I’m missing something, there results are not focused enough.
Mozy is a free remote backup service. You get 1G of space (2 if you fill out a survey) in return for accepting some ads via email.
Quimble lets you create and share polls. I’ve noticed some nice looking Quimble polls on various blogs.
Basecamp is a web-based tool that lets you manage and track projects. Prices range from free to expensive. I like the fact that I haven’t seen a million of these and they actually charge for the service, thereby at least giving a nod to a legitimate business plan.
Pegasus News is a “local media venture” (whatever that might be) to be launched in Dallas, Texas in “early 2006.” OK.
Remember The Milk is an online method to manage to-do lists. Nobody tell my wife about this site, please. Cool looking site.
Squidoo is a site where people post content on topics they care about. They say it’s a combination of Friendster and Wikipedia.
PictureCloud is a service that lets you create 360 degree photo representations of stuff. Unfortuntately all the samples were cut in half when I viewed them via Firefox. Not good. They worked in Internet Explorer.
Before Today I’d Heard of:
4 out of 11.
And the Winner of Round 17 is:
Basecamp nudges out Remember the Milk, just because it has a business plan that doesn’t rely solely on ads.
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