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Twitscoop – Twitter Buzz Tracker Application
Twitscoop is a web based application for Twitter that scours hundreds of "tweets" per minute and pulls out the words that appear most frequently and puts them on their page. Users can go to the website to track what words are being used most at any given moment and they can then hover the mouse over these words to get more information about how many times the words have been used and which sentences they’ve been used in.
SiteScanga – Google Analytics Scan
SiteScan is a free Google Analytics Diagnostics tool that provides users a complete analysis of their Google Analytics setup. This tool creates reports for users with information on whether their Google Analytics are configured correctly on their websites. With this service, users can scan up to five websites, with up to 15,000 pages per site.
The Rock Hard Times – The Ultimate Music Database
The Rock Hard Times is an impressive music database which facilitates searching by artist, genre, country, or label. The site is like a mashup between IMDB and Wikipedia, allowing anyone to edit any of the content on any of the pages. There is a significant amount of information on this site, and if you search for an artist who isn’t yet there, you can create a page for them yourself.
Katapulco – Multiple Engine Search by Shortcut
Katapulco is a search engine aggregator that allows you to select which engine you’d like to use depending on what you are searching for. A number of similar sites have appeared on the scene recently but Katapulco distinguishes itself by allowing you to select your engine by keyword. When you arrive at Katapulco.com, you will see a box to enter your query and another box next to it where you enter the one or two character shortcut for the engine of your choice.
Twitturls – Popular Twitter Links Tweeted
Twitturls allows you to check out the most popular links being tweeted on Twitter as they happen. The site lists the links based on popularity and when they were posted. An icon next to each link shows in what direction the link is going in popularity. A red arrow means that the link is being tweeted by practically everyone, a yellow arrow means that the link is warming up to that level, and the blue arrows mean that the link has remained pretty steady over the past 24 hours and shows if it is now climbing or falling in the ranks.
HelpGlobe – Question and Answer 2.0
At first glance, HelpGlobe appears to be a typical question and answer site where people ask questions and other users help them by providing an answer. Dig a bit deeper however, and you will find that HelpGlobe is not your typical Q+A site due to the way that it qualifies and sorts content. The content on HelpGlobe is entirely determined by users but unlike other user generated content sites where the quality of questions and answers can be poor, HelpGlobe only keeps the highest user-rated answers on the site and also allows answers to be continuously improved, just like Wikipedia.
American Winery – Support Your Local Winemaker
AmericanWinery.com has created a marketplace where wine consumers and wine producers come together to share their common passion. Over 1300 wineries across the United States have created profiles for their brands, sharing tasting notes, winery events, images and more. In turn, consumers can rate and review wines, create wine "Wish Lists," gain a wealth of knowledge from AW’s comprehensive Wine Encyclopedia, and purchase wines from the largest selection of American wine available online.
Conversation Exchange – Language Exchange Site
They say the best way to learn a language is by immersing yourself in the culture and thereby forcing yourself to learn as a form of survival. The next best thing to moving to another country to learn a language would be connecting yourself with native speakers from that country and speaking with them in their language. This is where Conversation Exchange steps in, providing you with multiple ways of connecting with native speakers of a variety of languages.
Velocitized.net – Speeding Up Your Life
Wouldn’t it be nice to find all of your favorite web content in one place instead of visiting each individual site? At Velocitized.net you can speed up your web experience by creating your own page with your favorite web content. Setting up your page is free and easy. You control what you want on your site. You build your navigation and you can add as many tabs as you like. You can have a personal or business tab in which you can separate the web content you use for work and play.
SpotCrime – How Safe Is Your Neighborhood?
Are you curious to discover how safe your neighborhood really is? At SpotCrime you can get a visual idea of how many crimes go on in your neighborhood. SpotCrime uses Google map to illustrate where crimes have occurred. Every state is included with all major cities. To begin pick your location, a Google map will appear with icons placed in How Safe Is Your Neighborhood?all of the locations a crime has taken place.
VistaZoo – Create Stunning Virtual Tours
Virtual tours are a great way to display locations and objects with a 360 degree view in an online environment. They can be used for any number of potential applications such as for real estate, tourism or as a marketing tool for online sales. VistaZoo is a free portal that allows anyone to register and then create their own virtual tour without requiring any programming knowledge. Once a user has finished making their tour, it is automatically uploaded to the VistaZoo map where anyone can access it.
IQLeague – Online Intelligence Tests
Find out how your smarts rank with IQ League, a virtual forum of IQ tests and information. This fun and endlessly entertaining website brings together brainiacs, or those who think they are, to test their IQ level, and vote on various topics to rank their intelligence. With this site, visitors can take a quick 60-second test to gauge their own IQ. Keep it competitive, and see who has done the best by browsing the “smartest people” in the world.
Wikiloc – GPS Waypoints and Trails of the World
Wikiloc is an excellent tool for adventurous types who like to go on a variety of excursions without getting lost. Wikiloc is a well-designed tool that allows users to upload GPS waypoints and trails so that others can use this information to find their way while on their next adventure. The site features a Google Earth map that can be searched to show you exactly what path to take and you can search trails by country or by the name of the trail.
eduFire – A Language Community
eduFire is a great site for tutors and individuals who are looking to learn or improve their language skills. The core aspect of the site is the tutorial section. eduFire has tutors in many languages from Arabic to Portuguese. You can click on a language and a list of tutors appears. Each tutor has a profile, a photo, the cost per hour and the information on how many students they have.
CrowdSound – ‘Digg’ Your Company’s Website
Companies are finally starting to get on the social networking bandwagon. You can now submit feedback and commune with fellow consumers at a number of corporate websites ( Nike, for example). As a result, there has been an an upsurge in the number of websites created with the aim of making an Enterprise version of the social network. One of newest of these sites is CrowdSound. CrowdSound’s aims to help companies improve on customer service by infusing them with a little Web 2.0 magic.
Streema – Social Networking and Radio Combined
Streema is much more than just a listing of radio stations. This site has taken music via radio and combined it with social networking to create a community of friends and radio listeners alike. Numerous genres of radio stations can be browsed, and users can also search for a specific station based on location. Once users have registered, they can tune in to their favorite radio station, share thoughts and opinions on music with friends, and link up with other users with similar interests and tastes.
Wuapi – High Def Videos Put YouTube to Shame
Wuapi brings you high quality, high definition images. The site is similar to YouTube—you’ve got all the regular social accoutrements that you’d find on any network these days: tags, profiles, favorites, ratings, and the like. Wuapi, however, unlike the Tube, features visually stunning videos. After you’ve seen a video on Wuapi, you won’t want to turn back.
TweetCube – Easy File Sharing through Twitter
TweetCube is a straight forward Twitter app that allows you to upload and post files to your Twitter account. Log in with your Twitter user information, find and upload the image, song, video, or whatever else you want to share, and enter the message you want to add describing your post. The result is a tweet from your account with the message you’ve entered and a Twurl link that leads you to a TweetCube page with your submitted file displayed for the Twitter community to enjoy.
Tengaged – A Less Invasive Game of Big Brother
Fan of the Big Brother series but not one to enjoy being trapped in a house with cameras following your every move? Tengaged allows you to play a less invasive version of the game with other people online. Each game involves ten people and lasts seven days, each day one member of the group getting voted off starting from day 2. People are nominated for eviction based on the comments that they submit to the group and their amount of activity participating in the game on a regular basis.
Witur – Search, Travel, Share
If your first reaction upon reading the name of this review was "oh no, not another Twitter app", don’t worry because Witur may sound like Twitter but that’s where the similarities end. Witur is actually a space for people to share their travel itineraries, read detailed trip suggestions on a Google-powered geolocalized map, ask questions to the trip plan writers and locals and share trip plans with others.
DealQue – Cheap Social Shopping
Who doesn’t like deals, especially in declining economic times like these? DealQUE (pronounced ‘cue’) specializes in finding the best deals the internet has to offer. Almost. DealQUE is part bargaining hunting and part social network. It works through its community of users who submit deals they find and share it with the community at large. Each submitted deal is given a rating and placed on cue, depending on how it scores. The best and hottest deals get front page listing.
Out For A Ride – Social Network for Bike Riders
Out For A Ride is a social network for bicycle aficionados that allows them to connect with each other when they aren’t out on the road. Along with allowing bikers to connect and plan biking dates together, the site also has an extensive user profile that amongst other things, allows users to add their bikes, gear, routes, rides and stats. The Bikes section of the profile allows users to add all of the bikes that they own, review them, and keep track of how many miles they have ridden on each one.
GrowsOnYou – Community For Green Thumbs
Do you have a green thumb? Want to share your gardening expertise with fellow plant lovers? Grows on You is a community for gardeners where they can share their gardening tips and learn from other community members. Grows on You has many fun features for gardeners. Gardeners can catalogue their plants and see if other users have the same plants in their garden. To accompany your garden catalogue users can upload photos of their garden.
TrackMyPeople – Time Management for Managers
TrackMyPeople is a free program for Windows and Linux that allows managers to easily track their time and their employees’ time. It helps managers and other administrators to compare totals, project time, and employees’ attendance. The program is web-based and therefore accessible from anywhere, and password-protection and automatic backups keep the data collected secure.
LiveAutographs – Live Proof
How do you know that your favorite athlete really signed your t-shirt, unless you where there is person? You really don’t know unless you get your autographs at LiveAutographs.com. At LiveAutographs.com you can see your celebrity sign your merchandise because it is done live. At LiveAutographs.com you can choose from celebrities in sports, TV, film, music and more. Once you have found your favorite celebrity you can choose what type of merchandise you want signed.
Myartplot – Global Arts and Crafts Community
The idea behind Myartplot (MAP) is that artists, artisans and crafters have suffered since the beginning of time from a lack of cohesion due to a deficiency in technology. MAP hopes to change that by providing a community portal where artists from around the world can exchange ideas and knowledge and publish and sell their works directly to the consumer. The site is divided into two user groups: Participants aka artists, and Shoppers.
SubHub – Design and Launch Websites
SubHub is an internationally-operating, web-based firm that designs, constructs, and launches websites for their customers. Customers come to SubHub to create their website. From there, those customers have a platform for which they may generate income by charging for subscriptions or memberships, as well ads for advertisements, and eCommerce ventures. Customers may choose from four different service packages, all with varying degrees of features and associated respective prices.
XtremeNow – Extreme Sports Video Portal
XtremeNow is a video site where anyone can watch streaming videos of extreme athletes doing what they do best. Either enter a search term into the search bar or narrow down your search by selecting one of: Motox, Skysurfing, Rollerblade, Barefoot Ski, BMX, Wakeboard, Snowboard or Skateboard. There are currently over 1,000 videos to choose from and they are generally of high quality and accompanied by an appropriate soundtrack.
FuelFrog – Helping You Save Money
With fuel prices soaring and predictions of $200 a barrel, the world is feeling the squeeze. Everything from food prices to airline luggage fees are going up. One way to be smart about your fuel costs is to use FuelFrog. FuelFrog tracks how much fuel you expend. It takes the information you input—how much gas you used, how much money you spent, etc—and compiles trend information about your fuel habits.
Susuh.de – Service Yourself
Berlin may have more of a reputation for bawdy cabarets, graffiti and a trendy ‘It’ status as the next Paris/Prague, but its creative endeavors aren’t limited to spray cans and spandex. Take Susuh, for example. Susuh is a new startup that caters in services. This is fitting for Berlin, who’s seen its share of unemployment problems and has been teetering on the brink of bankruptcy for years.
WhatsUpInRuby – Following the Conversation
What’s up In Ruby is the first of a series of niche sites that gives you insight into the conversations going on within a specific context, and then takes you to where those conversations are taking place. They find the best sources, filter out the noise, tell you what’s going on, and send you on your way. If you’re curious about a certain topic go ahead and search for it. What’s up in Ruby follows hundreds of Ruby and Ruby-related blogs to deliver you the latest in conversation from the Ruby world.
Markthisdate – Share Your Favorite Events
Markthisdate is a Holland-based site that allows you to download the calendars of your favorite events directly to your favorite calendar program and thereby keep tabs on your favorite things. There are a number of calendars to choose from, for example, the Beijing Olympics, and you simply have to click "add to my calendar" when you would like to download the times and dates of an event to your icalendar.
FriendFeedLinks.com – What’s Hot on FriendFeed
The idea behind the popular site FriendFeed, is finding new and interesting links, articles, sites, etc via your friends. It’s an exercise in sharing the Web 2.0 way. Until now, there surprisingly hasn’t been any FriendFeed memetrackers allowing a Digg-style popularity index to showcase the most viewed items. However, a clever Frenchman decided to change this and made his own FriendFeed memetracker aptly called FriendFeedLinks.
PlantWire – A Flickr Flower Garden
Gardening gets the 2.0 treatment with PlantWire. The site uses publicly licensed Flickr photos to identify flowers and plants. Currently, their floral database contains over 300 plants and over 6000 images. Plants can be searched for by tags, colors (using the ever so handy color pixel grid), and by name, using the search bar. The site uses both common, vernacular names alongside scientific names picked for the USDA GRIN Taxonomy database.