A platform that provides professionals the ability to showcase new ideas and innovations. The simulation engine that gives people an opportunity to test their ideas against simulated market forces. URL: Spigit.
Recipe sharing community with submissions, ratings, favorites, and friends. URL: Tastefora.
Play a series of games aimed at speeding up your cognitive abilities. Designed by neuroscientists, Lumosity is a fitness regimen for your brain. Train your brain. Try for free with a 14-day trial membership. URL: Lumosity.
Create a virtual bookshelf to share with your friends. See what your friends are reading, rate their books, and discover new titles. Combines an easy to use interface with social networking features to create a community for readers. Also available as a widget that works in Facebook and other social networking applications. Sign up is […]
Unconferencing is one of the reasons I moved to San Francisco. They are free, geek-infested, and very enlightening. The open source software community is probably my favorite group of folks to hang out with here. I spent my whole day at WordCamp 2007, hosted at the Swedish American Hall in downtown SF. The event was […]
A place to share your life chronologically through an interactive timeline. Tell your life story or the story of your latest road trip, a day to remember, or a trip around the world. Any time, any picture, any video. URL: circaVie.
With so many ways to find what you need on the Internet, it’s good to see that companies and developers have realized that there needs to be more then just one way to search. Enter Sputtr. Sputtr aspires to be a metasearch designed to search multiple engines from one single website. The site provides several […]
Gives a quick overview of over 6,000 U.S. colleges. Searches can be done by location or field of study. URL: CampusExplorer.
Web-based scheduling application for families. Easily manage the chores that no one really wants to do. Log in, add people and chores, specify how difficult or dislikeable a task is and how often it needs to be done. Chore Buster then generates a fairly distributed schedule that can be sent out in a weekly email […]
I came across Lala while looking for a (free) way to listen to my music collection when the computer that I was at wasn’t mine. While I’d toured similar services like Oboe Locker by Mp3tunes.com, in the end I grew tired of dealing the limitations of these other services. Limits to the size of your […]
An online tool for students. Designed from a student’s perspective, this application offers an extensive list of free tools to help students get, and stay, organized for school. Features include a calendar, to-do list, homework organizer, course manager, notebook, and a link/contact/file manager. Notely is free and accessible via popular web browsers anywhere there is […]
You ask a question. The site “gets it to the right people.” Everyone discusses the answer. URL: Fluther.
Recorded music is an important part to many of our lives. However, the way that we consume recorded music varies greatly. Additionally, the separation is not clean. How we consume music depends on our mood, location, and other things we may be doing at the time. There are five categories that can help define how […]
A hosted social bookmarking service for companies who allow employees to collect, collaborate and connect information with one another through a private branded installation. URL: Cogenz.
A suite of rich internet application for people who create. Applications include editors and tools for everything from image editing, to audio and video editing, to word processing and desktop publishing. Information can be easily shared between all fourteen applications. Applications can be used from within a web browser or downloaded as AIR applications. Also […]
A social site for food-lovers around the world, with photos, recipes, and ratings. URL: Open Source Food.
With a little piece of code you can view just how well your website is designed “above the fold”. URL: FoldSpy.
Online data storage where users store their text, audio, video, photo, and other files and share them with others. Free and paid subscriptions available. URL: 4shared.
Social network for travelers. Ever find out after the fact that someone you know was at the same conference/event/city that you were just at? Doppler helps you meet up with your network where ever you plan to be. In private beta. You can request an invitation from their homepage. URL: Dopplr.
Shopping search reinvented. Created by PayPal to help users shop online without sharing credit or banking information over the internet. Use this shopping search engine to find products from tens of thousands of merchants that accept PayPal payments. URL: TheFind.
A dynamic blogroll that you can put on your blog – or on any website – by adding a simple HTML tag to your web page. URL: Feevy.
Libraries, students and book lovers can take advantage of several Web 2.0 tools to help them manage their book collections, do research, and create bibliographic citations. We’ve briefly mentioned BibMe and LibraryThing in the past (eHub Interviews LibraryThing), but let’s explore them further, as well as Zotero, a “next generation research tool”. LibraryThing launched in […]
Share and collaborate with conversations on a start page interface that offers built-in wiki’s, photo sharing, group creations, friends list, and news feeds. Invite-only. Launch pending. URL: Wamily.
Broadcast your own live radio show or listen to HD quality broadcasts online with this media player and station manager software. URL: ubroadcast.
Are you a member of the cult of GTD? David Allen’s time management system has gotten so much attention in the last several years that you’ve probably at least tried it out. If you found GTD didn’t work for you, you might try again–there’s a whole host of Web 2.0 tools for GTD. Allen’s Getting […]
A recipe site where you search by what you’re craving (ingredients, dishes, cuisine, mood). The more you search, the more the results become personalized. URL: cookthink.
A private community for entrepreneurs – programmers, designers, investors, and other individuals deeply involved with starting new ventures. Members use the site to meet others, join teams, and get advice. Ultimately, the purpose of the site is to help aspiring entrepreneurs build successful companies together. URL: Cofoundr.
A social search and bookmarking add-on for your web browser. Bookmark and share websites. Search for relevant social bookmarks in your favorite web search engine. URL: CoReap.
Free quick phone call web service. Enter your area code and phone number and the number you’re calling and enjoy up to 10 free minutes of talk time. URL: ViaTalk.
A downloadable application for your mobile phone that will let you IM, visit chat rooms, send email, share photos, SMS and, of course, make cheap calls all from your mobile phone. URL: Mig33.