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.
Here are the contestants for Round 17:
Truveo is a video search engine. It seems pretty fast.
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.