There is a great article posted on Seeking Alpha, which talks about what’s hot and what’s not in Web 2.0. Using data from Alexa, the article charts trends with Web 2.0 – including social media/ social networking. Check it out – particularly the graphs detailing the current leadership stats and future estimates.
On a different note, I came across a couple of social media/ web 2.0 sites recently, which are interesting:
- Kaboodle.com: Kaboodle allows you to make pages displaying lists of your favorite products online and share/compare those lists with your friends. Users can insert a button in their browser’s tool bar, which allows them to capture data on any items they like, while they’re on a website. Users can then take votes on who agrees with their favorite products, etc. Why is this useful? As Kaboodle points out, the service helps users:
- “Plan a vacation
- Create a wishlist and share it with friends
- Organize holiday or birthday shopping lists
- Research LCD and plasma TVs
- Share research for a school or work project
- Show off your collection of vintage cars
- Share your favorite bands with friends
- Keep an list of movies you want to see
- Organize your home remodel
- Share your favorite restaurants with friends
- Create a baby or wedding registry
- Plan a wedding, party or other big event”
- Buxfer (short for “bucks” and “transfer”) would have been useful in high school/college and back in the day when I shared a house… Three Carnegie Mellon University graduate students developed this site, which helps friends keep track of shared debts – think about all of those shared expenses like electricity/gas/water/cable/ISP/etc bills. They don’t have a facility for online debt settlement (ala Paypal), but its an interesting way of keeping track of debts without nagging and awkward face time or those annoying notes on the fridge!