At Barcamp Beijing this Sunday, I led a session on Web 2.0, and asked the audience to throw out their favorite Web 2.0 sites in English and Chinese. I had not heard of many of these before, so it was a useful exercise.
For keeping track of the latest Web 2.0 trends, I usually follow sites such as:
I particularly like InviteShare, as it serves as a “market” for the buzz factor around certain Web 2.0 sites. You can see how many invites to exclusive sites have been requested and how many people are waiting for them.
Thanks to Jodi Xu for being a scribe for the list we made that day, as I’ve taken this from her blog.
- www.ooma.com — an innovative home phone service
- www.freebase.com — a database of the worldâ€™s knowledge
- www.pownce.com — create a network among people you know and share stuff with them
- www.twitter.com — everyone answers the one simple question: What are you doing now?
- www.last.fm — a web based radio station that knows what you like and gets better
- www.meebo.com — an online instant messenger page that allows you to log onto msn, aim, yahoo talk and google talk
- www.worth1000.com — an online contests of photos, photoshop, writing and multimedia
- www.mashup.com — combine content from multiple websites using web integration
- www.43things.com — everyone answers one simple question: what do you want to do with your life?
- www.21days.com — a list of suggestions that will ease your life
- www.dabbledb.com — create your own database and share it with people and re-organize it in multiple ways
- www.dianping.com — a Chinese restaurant review website
- www.edushi.com — mapping and parking
- www.douban.com — share books, music and movies
- www.xiaonei.com — a Chinese version of Facebook
- www.fanfon.com — a Chinese version of Twitter
- www.msnnext.com — a business social network
- www.wakoopa.com — tracks what kind of software or games you use, and lets you create your own software profile. Ready for you to share with the world
- www.inviteshare.com — trade invitation quotas for invite-only websites