But here is an interesting site which claims to be “The Complete web 2.0 directory” – Go2Web20.net– This site lists quite a good number of web 2.0 sites and one can search based on categories too (music,video, job,blog etc)
There are a few flaws in their approach – for e.g.,
- TechCrunch is defined as a tag! (and Digg shows up when you filter by Techcrunch tag!! – I really don’t know what does this mean and how does this make sense?
- Om Malik’s Gigaom isn’t a part of the directory?
- Blogspot/blogger/LiveJournal/Typepad aren’t listed too; while lesser known blogging platform like wallop, sixapart find a place in the directory.
- What happened to writely/zoho products? None are listed here.
In short, Go2Web20.net has made a good start, but have a long long way to go.
That gets me to a basic question – What do you mean by web 2.0? What makes a company/product Web 2.0 “compliant”?
Have a look at the mind-map (right side) which necessarily sums up the memes of Orielley’s thoughts on web 2.0.
Look at the keywords – Social Software, Blogs, Perpetual Beta,Microformats,AJAX etc..
While this definition is a good place to learn web 2.0, maybe somebody (w3c?) needs to define what’s web 2.0 and what’s not web 2.0 (especially the latter).
Related: International Map of web 2.0 applications | Generate your web 2.0 Logo
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