SEOmoz’s Web 2.0 Awards (2007)

SEOmoz’s Web 2.0 Awards (2007)

SEOmoz’s Web 2.0 Awards reviewed hundreds of sites in the Web 2.0 sphere to uncover the best in
each of 41 categories, e.g. Business, Blog Guides, Real Estate, Web
Development and Design, Mashups and Marketing,etc. From there, they
assembled a team of 25 of the most knowledgeable, well-respected
experts in the field to vote on the winners. Do enjoy the best of web
2.0!

  • Blog Guides


    • technorati.com

      Monitor
      your links and reputation through the world’s leading provider of blog
      information. Find new blogs to read and attempt to get into
      Technorati’s top blog list!

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5

    • www.bloglines.com

      Amass your own collection of blog feeds. Publish your own blog and share your favorite content with others.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5

    • findory.com

      Get your own homepage that shows you what you’re interested in from the blogs and news sources you choose to subscribe to.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 3 / 5
      • Content Quality 5 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Bookmarking


    • ma.gnolia.com

      Keep track of your favorite online content and quickly see what others have said about a site while you’re still browsing it.

      Interview:
      “When Ma.gnolia was conceived, there were a lot of bookmarking services
      that were effective tools, but none that focussed on the social and
      aesthetic aspects of being in a community and sharing what they find
      online. We set out to make not only a powerful, useful tool for saving
      and publishing resources, but also a pleasant experience.” Read our interview with Todd Sieling, Product Manager, Ma.gnolia

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5

    • www.furl.net

      Store
      your favorite corners of the internet and let others discover the cool
      stuff you’ve found. Comment on the content you find and read what other
      users are saying about your bookmarks.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 3 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5

    • clipmarks.com

      Save
      the web content that makes you sit up and take notice, not just the
      webpage you found that content on. Share that content with others in
      the hope that it will make them think, "wow!" as well!

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Books


    • www.lulu.com

      Avoid
      the hassles of publishers and agents – publish your own manuscripts
      with Lulu. Browse the content that others have published via the site
      and vie to be featured on Lulu’s front page!

      Interview:
      “The ultimate goal for Lulu was to become a digital marketplace, like a
      mix of eBay and Amazon.com, a place for people to monetize their
      intellectual property instead of stuff.” Read our interview with Lauren Parker, PR Manager, Lulu

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5

    • www.biblio.com

      Search for out-of-print books from independent booksellers and buy them through Biblio’s user-friendly site.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 3 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5

    • www.librarything.com

      Connect with people who read similar books to you, and get suggestions as to what you should read next.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 3 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Business


    • www.squidoo.com

      Create
      a Squidoo "lens" to market yourself, your products or just something
      that you’re passionate about. View and rate other people’s lenses and
      hope your content is rated well by others!

      Interview:
      “We needed a place that was easier to use than a blog. A site that
      amplified the best work of bloggers. A site that enabled a human being
      to make sense of a tiny portion of the web.” Read our interview with Seth Godin, Co-Founder, Squidoo

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5

    • www.instantbull.com

      Compare
      and track the stock market, access stock message boards and browse
      stock market blogs. Instant Bull has all the current information you’d
      ever need about what’s hot on Wall Street.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 2 / 5
      • Content Quality 5 / 5

    • shopify.com

      Pick from templates or design your own online store. Track orders and keep your store highly organized.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • City Guides & Reviews


    • www.yelp.com

      Yelp is the fun and easy way to find, review and talk about what’s great -and not so great- in your area.

      Interview:
      “Our first version of the site was very different from what you see
      today. The focus was anchored around emailing your friends to ask them
      for advice on doctors, mechanics etc when you needed the information.
      However, we noticed that for some reason, our "write a review" feature
      buried deep in the site started to get a lot of attention.” Read our interview with Jeremy Stoppleman, CEO, Yelp

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 3 / 5

    • www.judysbook.com

      Judy’s
      Book is an online community where smart shoppers find and share the
      best deals, sales and coupons – both from online and local retailers.

      • Usability 3 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 3 / 5

    • local.yahoo.com

      Yahoo!
      Local has business reviews, top rated services, and events. Use
      interactive maps, driving directions reviews and ratings to find the
      right service near you.

      • Usability 3 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 3 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Classifieds and Directories


    • craigslist.org

      Everything and anything you could want to buy, sell, find or read in one place. Look for dates, apartments, jobs and much more.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 3 / 5
      • Content Quality 3 / 5

    • www.oodle.com

      A comprehensive classified site that lets users refine their searches in many awesome ways, such as by what college they attend.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5

    • www.vflyer.com/main/Guest.jsp

      vFlyer lets users create one ad and have it posted on many classified sites, such as Google Base, Oodle and eBay.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Collaborative Writing and Word Processing


    • docs.google.com

      Create and collaborate on files of every kind. See who edited which documents and when.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 0 / 5

    • www.writeboard.com

      Online
      text editing made collaborative, Writeboard lets you and your team edit
      documents while still being able to access earlier versions of the same
      text. Subscribe to RSS feeds of documents’ changes and share documents
      with as many people as you like.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 0 / 5

    • www.thinkfree.com/common/main.tfo

      A
      completely free “online alternative to Microsoft Office”, ThinkFree
      lets you create, collaborate on and store documents and files.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 0 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Communication


    • wwwl.meebo.com/index-en.html

      Use
      your favorite instant messaging service, no matter where you are or
      whether the computer you’re using has the right software.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 0 / 5

    • www.campfirenow.com

      From
      the folks at 37 Signals, Campfire lets businesses engage in “web-based
      group chat” where they can create chat rooms to tele-conference with
      each other or with clients.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 0 / 5

    • www.mailemotion.tv

      Send multimedia mail, using your webcam. All you need is a webcam and an internet connection and you’re good to go.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 3 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 0 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Content Aggregation and Management


    • www.wufoo.com

      Create
      forms for every survey you’d care to perform. From the daily “what to
      have for lunch” question to more in-depth questionnaires, Wufoo has a
      solution for most queries.

      Interview:
      “For the most part, Wufoo pretty much accomplishes what we had in mind
      from the beginning, which is helping people create simple
      do-it-yourself database applications without the help from someone in
      the IT department.” Read our interview with Chris and Ryan Campbell, and Kevin Hale, Founders, Wufoo

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 5 / 5

    • projectstat.us

      Let
      customers know what’s going on with their projects by uploading their
      project’s information and letting them log in and view the project’s
      progress.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 0 / 5

    • www.editgrid.com/home

      Collaborate
      and save spreadsheets online. Share your spreadsheets or make them
      private. View public templates and browse by top EditGrid users.

      • Usability 3 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Digital Storage and Remote Access


    • www.omnidrive.com

      Storing
      content online couldn’t be easier than it is with this drag-and-drop
      tool. Edit, share and publish documents with Omnidrive, even if you or
      your users don’t have the software to open said documents.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 0 / 5

    • www.esnips.com

      Easily
      keep track of your content and the cool things you find online. Create
      communities by sharing your stuff, or keep it private: it’s up to you.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 0 / 5

    • totoexpress.com

      Sharing
      and collaborating with an unlimited number of people on large or
      sensitive documents is made easier with TotoExpress. View stats on
      users’ actions. Specifically designed for those involved in the media,
      this service has no trouble handling multimedia files.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 3 / 5
      • Content Quality 0 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Events


    • upcoming.yahoo.com

      Keep
      track of you’re your events and find new events to attend in your area
      and around the country. Join groups and find out what people who share
      your interests are attending.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 5 / 5

    • www.eventful.com

      Request
      that events take place in your town or search Eventful’s wide
      assortment of listed events. Search by locale, venue or topic; check
      out calendars and keep track of your event schedule.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5

    • www.confabb.com

      Keep track of the best conferences to attend on one site. Search by category, speaker and add conferences to the directory.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 3 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Feed Management


    • www.feedburner.com/fb/a/home

      FeedBurner
      helps online publishers – anyone producing content on the web – to
      manage, promote and monetize their distributed media.

      Interview:
      “The original goal was to help publishers manage, promote and monetize
      their distributed media. More than three years and hundreds of
      thousands of feeds later, that’s what we’re still doing.” Read our interview with Traci Hailpern, FeedBurner

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 0 / 5

    • www.attensa.com

      Use Attensa in conjunction with Outlook in order to keep yourself and your team up-to-date.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 0 / 5

    • www.blogbridge.com

      Organize your blog and news feeds into one desktop application.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Fun Stuff


    • www.cocktailbuilder.com

      Bar
      full of booze and no idea what to do with it? Tell the Cocktail Builder
      what liquor and mixers you have lying around and it will tell you what
      cocktails you can make!

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 3 / 5
      • Content Quality 5 / 5

    • www.onesentence.org

      Tell a true story in one sentence and read the one-sentence-stories of others’.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 1 / 5
      • Interface & Design 3 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5

    • www.fuzzmail.org

      Send mail to your friends and let them see all of your edits, typos and revisions in real time.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 2 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 0 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Games


    • www.arcaplay.com

      This
      site houses a slew of online games, presented in Flash, that you can
      play onsite, or embed in a personal website, social networking page or
      blog. The site will show you how many times you’ve played a certain
      game, how many times the game has been played overall and how many
      people have marked the game as a favorite.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 0 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5

    • www.games2web.com

      This
      one’s for the MySpace crowd. A library of games, movies and other
      embeddables that can be integrated into the majority of social
      networking sites, not just the popular ones.

      • Usability 3 / 5
      • Usefulness 0 / 5
      • Interface & Design 3 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5

    • grant.robinson.name/projects/guess-the-google

      How
      often do you use Google Images? How good are you at picking a common
      theme? Guess-The-Google shows you twenty pictures that Google Images
      returned for a specific keyword. You have to guess wha
      t that keyword was. The catch? You only have twenty seconds in which to
      guess the correct answer.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 0 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Health


    • www.peertrainer.com

      Connect
      with other people who are interested in fitness and training. Join team
      activities and find support from users who share the same goals as you.

      Interview:
      “We are taking an industry approach to developing the site, the product
      and the business. We have been successful on weight loss outcomes, and
      the focus is now on overall health outcomes as well.” Read our interview with Habib Wicks, Co-founder, PEERtrainer

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 5 / 5

    • www.medstory.com

      A
      search engine for all things health-related, Medstory lets you search
      for your health query, presenting you with ways to refine your search
      by disorder, drugs, studies and more.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 5 / 5

    • www.healia.com/healia

      Search for your health query, and utilize Healia’s filter to make your results more specific.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 5 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Hosted Wikis


    • www.wetpaint.com

      Wetpaint’s
      wikis come fully equipped with smart navigation, tag clouds, awesome
      editing interfaces and neat customization features that allow users to
      make their wikis as beautiful as possible.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5

    • pbwiki.com

      Simple and free to use, PBWiki allows users to upload HTML in order to customize their pages.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 3 / 5

    • stikipad.com

      A cheap hosted wiki service, Stikipad comes with neat features such as the ability to track changes and easily update content.

      • Usability 3 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 3 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Lists and Polls


    • www.43things.com

      List the things you’d like to do, achieve or see. Keep track of your "things" and get ideas from others.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 3 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5

    • www.statsaholic.com

      Keep track of sites’ popularity, as reported by Alexa. Compare sites’ stats and download widgets for your blog.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5

    • www.listdump.com

      A
      list-junkie’s dream! Browse lists on thousands of different topics. Add
      your own lists, contribute to and vote on other users’ lists.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 3 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Mapping


    • maps.google.com

      The
      web’s most popular and concise collection of maps and satellite images.
      Get directions, view amazingly detailed images of landmarks or zoom in
      on your favorite locations!

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 5 / 5

    • www.wayfaring.com

      Create and share maps with friends or the Wayfaring community at large.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5

    • www.frappr.com

      Create maps for people of certain interests, or browse and join the maps of other users, adding yourself and your location.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 3 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 3 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Marketing


    • www.icontact.com

      Produce email newsletters, surveys, RSS feeds and more. Send information to subscribers quickly and easily.

      Interview:
      “iContact began as an email marketing application and has expanded into
      an online communications tool. We are creating one single web app that
      allows businesses to manage all of their online communications in one
      place.” Read our interview with Ryan Allis, CEO, iContact

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 0 / 5

    • www.conduit.com

      Create
      a free, unobtrusive toolbar for your customers to add to their
      browsers. Incorporate live chat, a search box and your company’s logo.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 3 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 0 / 5

    • www.plugim.com

      A social news site, this is the place to find what people are currently talking about in the world of internet marketing.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 3 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Mashups


    • www.ning.com

      Incorporate many applications in a customized website that you can keep private or share with a community.

      Interview:
      “We created Ning to give everyone the opportunity to make their own
      social network for anything. This is a really powerful idea, and we are
      finding that it is even more so in practice. ”
      Read our interview with Gina Bianchini, CEO, Ning

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 3 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5

    • www.boxxet.com

      Find the net’s best content, brought together into "Boxxets."

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 3 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5

    • www.coverpop.com

      View
      awesome montages of similar items, such as pictures from Flickr,
      magazines and books or YouTube videos. Click through from the montage
      to view the source of any particular image.

      • Usability 3 / 5
      • Usefulness 2 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Mobile Technology


    • twitter.com

      Find
      out what other people are doing in real time. Become part of a
      world-wide community that keeps in touch by answering the question,
      “what are you doing?”

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 3 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5

    • plusmo.com/homepage/home.shtml

      Never fall out of the loop, just because you’re out and about. Get slideshows, feeds and more content sent to your mobile phone.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5

    • www.juicecaster.com

      Sharing
      your life while you’re on the go is easy with JuiceCaster. Publish your
      phone’s pictures to your page on JuiceCaster and then incorporate that
      content to your social networking or blog pages.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 3 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 3 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Music


    • www.pandora.com

      Discover
      new music via "your personal DJs" at Pandora. Keep letting Pandora’s
      player know what you like to hear, and it will keep providing you with
      tunes you enjoy!

      Interview:
      “By focusing on testing first, we’ve been able to dramatically reduce
      the amount of time we need to dedicate to testing. This lets us release
      better software on more aggressive schedules than anything I’ve been
      involved with to date.” Read our interview with Michele Husak, Director of Communications, Pandora

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 5 / 5

    • www.last.fm

      Let
      Last.fm take note of what you like to listen to and let is present you
      with music it thinks you’ll also enjoy. Take a look at what other
      people are listening to and what’s hot in the community.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 5 / 5

    • www.discrevolt.com

      Discrevolt
      allows artists to print up artist-specific download cards which they
      can sell to fans. Fans then use the special code on the back of their
      cards to download the artist’s music from Discrevolt.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Online Desktop


    • www.goowy.com/index.aspx

      Includes
      email, contact manager and games, this service gives you an email
      address that you can access from your online desktop. Easily
      customizable, you can incorporate a lot of cool applications into this
      one platform.

      Interview:
      “We wanted to bring desktop like functionality such as dragging and
      dropping, context sensitive right-clicks, keyboard shortcuts and a
      greater overall level of interactivity to the world of web mail.” Read our interview with Gary Benitt, Founder, Goowy

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 5 / 5

    • desktoptwo.com

      A
      desktop online, Desktoptwo includes many of the things you’ll find on
      your computer, such as a hard drive, email, IM, office programs and
      changeable wallpaper.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 5 / 5

    • eyeos.org

      A
      web operating system, this service lets you either download its
      software or use it through the eyeOS server. Includes a calculator,
      calendar, word processor and mail.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Organization


    • www.google.com/a

      Combine
      Google’s great features such as Gmail, Talk, Docs & Spreadsheets
      and Google Calendar into your company’s virtual office. The service
      comes complete with a “custom domain” on which your documents, mail and
      conversations are stored.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 0 / 5

    • zoho.com

      Includes
      Writer, Spreadsheet, Show, Wiki, Virtual Office, Project management,
      planner and chat feature. A complete office experience in one, users
      can take advantage of all or some of Zoho’s features.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 0 / 5

    • www.backpackit.com

      Backpack
      comes from the team at 37signals and is loaded with useful
      organizational tools. Keep your pages private or share them, schedule
      text message and email alerts and enjoy regular online-office services
      such as a calendar and to-do lists/

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 0 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Philanthropy


    • www.care2.com

      Incorporating
      petitions, donations, groups and tips, Care2 is an online hub of people
      who care about their world and want to make it better.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 5 / 5

    • www.donorschoose.org/homepage/main.html

      Don’t
      be concerned about where your donation money goes to anymore. Browse
      what teachers have said their classrooms need, and choose where your
      dollar goes.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 3 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5

    • www.begreennow.com

      Keep
      track of how “green” you are. Record your environmentally friendly
      actions and see how your contributions adds to a world-wide
      conservation effort.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Photos and Digital Images


    • www.flickr.com

      A
      social photo-sharing service a large community and huge inventory of
      images, Flickr has an older audience than some other photo sharing
      sites and thus usually produces the best quality shots.

      Interview:
      “Flickr is recognized as the leading photosharing community with over
      28 million unique visitors globally each month, and an increase in its
      audience by a factor of 2.3 in the past year. Flickr currently has over
      8 million registered members who’ve uploaded and shared almost 500
      million photos.” Read our interview with Stewart Butterfield, General Manager and Co-Founder, Flickr

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5

    • picasa.google.com

      Google’s
      photo sharing service comes with excellent software for editing your
      pictures. Easy, fast uploads make Picasa fun and simple to use.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5

    • www.picnik.com

      An online photo editor with tons of cool features, you can use Picnik to edit and enhance images on your computer.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Podcast Services


    • odeo.com

      Odeo
      shares millions of podcasts and MP3s with its audience. Users can
      gerenate their own podcasts or simply enjoy those of others’.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5

    • www.podshow.com

      Bringing together TV shows, videos, music and a passionate community, you can find just about anything multi-media at PodShow.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 3 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5

    • www.podomatic.com

      Keep track of your podcasts’ stats and see how much attention your content is getting from PodOmatic’s community.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Professional Networking


    • www.linkedin.com

      A
      must for many professionals, LinkedIn allows people to recommend you,
      find you via your location and expertise, and prompts users to
      advertise their experience and education for potential clients and
      employers.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 5 / 5

    • www.spoke.com

      Spoke
      is a large “freemium” service that boasts thirty-five million people
      and almost a million companies. Use the service to find potential
      clients and employees.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 5 / 5

    • www.xing.com

      See
      your contacts’ contact lists and develop an extensive professional
      network. Add your educational information, external online resources
      and establish trust based on your Xing connections.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 3 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Questions and Advice


    • answers.yahoo.com

      Help Yahoo! users answer questions on every topic imaginable. Ask questions and have the community help you out with answers.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 3 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 3 / 5

    • www.minti.com

      Connect with parents worldwide. Ask and answer questions about all things child-care related.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5

    • say-so.org

      Enjoy the combination feedback, questions, advice and blogging. Join discussions and get involved in the large Say-So community.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 3 / 5
      • Interface & Design 3 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Real Estate


    • www.zillow.com

      Find out what the houses you’re interested in should cost and browse listings nationwide.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 5 / 5

    • www.housingmaps.com

      Use
      this Craigslists – Google Maps mashup to find properties for rent or
      for sale in your area. The interface is deceivingly simple; dive in and
      discover how content-rich HousingMaps really is.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 1 / 5
      • Content Quality 5 / 5

    • www.iiproperty.com

      Manage your properties with software that lets you track rents, bills, advertisements and invoicing.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Retail


    • www.threadless.com

      A
      thriving online community that revolves around designing tee-shirts,
      Threadless engages its users both in the designing (it’s a constant
      competition) and in the community itself.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 3 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 5 / 5

    • www.etsy.com

      Etsy’s
      products, which are exclusively handmade, include art, jewelry,
      handbags, glassware, furniture and much more. All items are sold via
      the website.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 3 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5

    • www.wipbox.com

      WipBox
      lets users find the correct categories for their listings on
      Craigslsit, the average selling prices for items online and quickly
      find out how sites like Amazon list and review similar products.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Search


    • www.rollyo.com

      Tell
      Rollyo which sites you’d like to draw searches from for a particular
      topic in order to get search results that you can really trust.

      Interview:
      “Years later, I realized that web tools had advanced to the point where
      I could give users the ability to create and share custom search
      engines in a matter of seconds” Read our interview with Dave Pell of Rollyo

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5

    • swicki.eurekster.com

      Create a customized search engine for your site. The engine learns from those who use it and consistently betters its results.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 3 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5

    • pipl.com

      Find web results about people. Sort results by Quick Facts, New Articles, Profiles and Web Pages.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 3 / 5
      • Content Quality 0 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Social Networking


    • www.facebook.com

      Once
      the online hang-out of college kids, Facebook is the biggest thing to
      hit the social networking sphere since Friendster and MySpace. The
      service aims to include a "real time" feel to its site, showing users’
      actions to their friends on a time-stamped "News Feed."

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5

    • mingle2.com

      Mingle2
      is a completely free online dating website built with one goal in mind:
      making online dating easy, fun, and accessible to everyone. It’s not a
      popularity contest or a place where you collect a massive list of
      strangers on a friends list, it’s simply a medium for singles to meet
      one another.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 5 / 5

    • www.imbee.com

      This
      social networking site is restricted to use by people under the age of
      eighteen. Parental consent is required in order to access the site, and
      Imbee does its best to verify that parents are who they say they are by
      requiring credit card information, even though the service is free.

      • Usability 3 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Social News


    • www.digg.com

      Submit
      your stories to Digg’s massive, tech-savvy community. Vote on the
      stories of others and hope to make it to Digg’s much-coveted front page.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 3 / 5

    • reddit.com

      Find
      quirky, smart and fun content on Reddit’s social news site. Discuss
      news stories with others and enjoy one of the web’s more engaging
      communities.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5

    • www.newsvine.com

      Enjoy the combination of user-generated and submitted news with news that comes "off the wire."

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Social Tagging


    • del.icio.us

      Save
      your favorite web content to your del.icio.us account. View others’
      favorite things and add people to your network in order to keep track
      of the cool things they’ve found online.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 5 / 5

    • www.stumbleupon.com

      Tell
      StumbleUpon what you’re interested in and let it take your on a tour of
      the web, showing you only what it thinks you’ll like. Let it know if
      you like the sites it takes you to by giving them "thumbs up" or
      "thumbs down."

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 5 / 5

    • www.blinklist.com

      Keep track of your web favorites and the favorite things of you friends by “blinking” sites you like.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 3 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Start Pages


    • www.netvibes.com

      A
      customizable page to start your day, you can add YouTube videos,
      personal notes, feeds, an email wizard and more. You even get to pick
      your page’s title.

      Interview:
      “We want to liberate the web and give people the ultimate freedom to
      personalize the entire Internet the way they want it. People shouldn’t
      have to surf and login endlessly from site to site, or be locked into a
      corporate portal telling them how their web experience should be.” Read our interview with Tariq Krim, Netvibes

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 5 / 5

    • www.pageflakes.com

      Tell PageFlakes what you want to see when you log in, and get specialized feeds, games and news.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 5 / 5

    • www.google.com/ig

      Choose from Google’s array of widgets to add to your personalized Google homepage.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Travel


    • farecast.com

      Farecast
      predicts U.S. domestic price changes, lets users book airline tickets
      online and provides refunds if they get their predictions wrong!
      There’s absolutely nothing bad you can say about that!

      Interview:
      “Farecast was created to answer the question "should you buy your
      airline ticket now or wait?" In the past few releases, we’ve expanded
      our offerings to answer questions like, "when is the best time to
      travel, and is this a good deal?"” Read our interview with David Shim, Farecast

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 5 / 5

    • www.kayak.com

      Search for flights, hotels, cars, cruises and travel deals, and check in on the latest "buzz" in the travel industry.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 2 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5

    • realtravel.com

      Read
      users’ advice about their travel experiences and use RealTravel’s Free
      Trip Planner to map out your ideal vacation. You can also create blogs
      to share your trips with others.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Video


    • youtube.com

      The
      web’s most popular video sharing application lets users upload their
      own videos, embed videos on their own sites and search others’ content.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 3 / 5

    • www.dailymotion.com/us

      View others’ videos and discover how easy it is to present videos on your own website.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5

    • www.metacafe.com

      Explore Metacafe’s videos or share your content with others. Earn money by contributing highly rated, highly viewed content.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Visual Arts


    • colorblender.com

      Match colors and create cool palettes easily. Get the Photoshop Color Table for your palette and view palettes made by others.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 5 / 5

    • swivel.com

      Show your data on neat graphs and take a look at others’ graphs and charts. It’s more than just data entry; it’s art!

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 5 / 5

    • www.thebroth.com

      A
      virtual library of online art that constantly changes with the input of
      users. Browse the collection, begin a new masterpiece or add to the
      existing artwork!

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 0 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Web Development and Design


    • www.cakephp.org

      Cake
      is a rapid development framework for PHP whose primary goal is to
      provide a structured framework that enables PHP users at all levels to
      rapidly develop robust web applications, without any loss to
      flexibility.

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 5 / 5

    • www.prototypejs.org

      Prototype is a JavaScript Framework that aims to ease development of dynamic web applications.

      • Usability 0 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 5 / 5

    • developer.yahoo.com/yui

      The
      Yahoo! User Interface (YUI) Library is a set of utilities and controls,
      written in JavaScript, for building richly interactive web applications
      using techniques such as DOM scripting, DHTML and AJAX. The YUI Library
      also includes several core CSS resources.

      • Usability 0 / 5
      • Usefulness 5 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 5 / 5


    Honorable Mentions

  • Widgets


    • www.yourminis.com

      Find widgets for your blog or website that include your favorite services like Twitter and Digg.

      Interview:
      “One reason that we decided to make yourminis.com a standalone product
      is to give it a life of it’s own, as we knew that there was so much
      that could be done with it. Initially we launched the startpage for
      internal consumption of the “best of the web”. We then added in a
      sharing feature, which allowed users to publish their startpage.” Read our interview with Gary Benitt, Founder, YourMinis

      • Usability 4 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 5 / 5

    • www.springwidgets.com

      Download
      widgets for your desktop or your website. Choose from a vast array of
      widgets, such as an iPhone countdown, Lunar Phase Calendar and
      SpringWidget’s own RSS Reader.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 4 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5

    • flock.com

      A
      browser especially developed for social networking addicts, you can
      easily stay up-to-date with your online networks absolutely hassle-free.

      • Usability 5 / 5
      • Usefulness 4 / 5
      • Interface & Design 5 / 5
      • Content Quality 4 / 5

    Honorable Mentions

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