A journalist friend asked me for some things to watch in the online world. Here’s what I came up with off the top of my head:

1. Internet TV

BitTorrent, YouTube, Blip.tv, Toodou, MetaCafe, Google Video, the ‘Venice project

2. Webware

Writely, DabbleDB, ZohoWriter, Stikkit, Wikia

3. Aggregators

Netvibes, Google Personalized Home, Vox

4. Places

World of Warcraft, Second Life, SketchUp

5. Recommendation-based music

Last.fm, Rhapsody

6. Mobile 2.0

Fon, Wi-Fi handsets, Skype Mobile

7. Lightweight project management

Basecamp, Writeboard, Campfire

8. Open IM

Jabber, Meebo, Google Talk

9. Presence

Plazes, Twttr, Jaiku

10. Shared calendars

Upcoming, Eventful, Meetup, Google Calendar

11. Structured data

Microformats, Google Base, Thinglink

12. Classfifieds

Craigslist, TheAdCloud, Google Local

13. Toys

Stardoll, WeeWorld

14. Customization

Etsy, Threadless, Spreadshirt, MooCards

Phew… what did I miss?


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August 14th, 2006 at 12:04 pm (#)

The earliest signs of ‘mobile 2.0’ for me would seem to be as a shared photo platform:
Significant because it brings together lots of forces: cameraphones replacing digicams, social software for the illiterate masses, early signs of ubicomp…

Jyri Engeström
August 14th, 2006 at 12:43 pm (#)

Good point – I fully agree.

John N Ipsen
August 14th, 2006 at 2:02 pm (#)

For 9. Presence I’d add Imity which is in your sidebar delicious list.
— John

August 14th, 2006 at 2:26 pm (#)
August 15th, 2006 at 12:30 am (#)

Thanks for the mention of blip.tv – and cool blog! Maybe we should get you to start a videoblog :) Dina (dinaATblip.tv)

Jyri Engeström
August 16th, 2006 at 5:35 am (#)

Thanks. I recently geared up at Globalmediapro so I’m playing more with video now too. The Aula videos were a first stab – the credit there goes fully to Merci Hammon and Justin Hall.

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