Web 2.0 List of Lists

As I have all my life, I’m constantly scanning to discover new ways of doing old things. Disruptive developments. Paradigm shifts. Trying to always see things that others don’t and/or are missing. Mentally taking developments from one area and mixing them with those from another. Kind of a mental mashup I guess and from that spring forth new ideas and methods.

During this scanning and consideration process, I archive mentally the possibilities and from that come new stuff. That’s why when I sit with friends, clients or colleagues who are wrestling with business or organizational problems, I’m able to reach inside my mental solutions bag and pull out things that might help them fix them.

This is what I do with what is happening with Web 2.0, mashups and the shift occurring as we all move in to the next phase of the internet as a platform. I came across the logo explosion graphic on Boing Boing that a guy, Ludwig Gatzke, in Germany had put together and thought I’d put up my own, archived list-o’-lists to go along with it.

If you’ve got a couple of spare hours to click around and look at Web 2.0-ish companies (or use this as a reference going forward), have I got some lists for you: 

  • UPDATE: Just came across this one (via Scoble) at Sacred Cow Dung @ 8:32pm today and it’s now my new favorite list
  • My absolute favorite list at eConsultant because it’s categorized
  • Emily Chang’s eHub. This is my second third favorite compilation (more robust than my #1 but I like clean, quick, directories like eConsultant’s). Her list is unique since she and her Ideacodes cohorts interview several of the Web 2.0 company leaders and deliver writeups about their respective value propositions
  • Listable’s Complete List of Web 2.0 Applications (ahm…another one?)
  • List of Web 2.0 betas to sign up for and try out
  • List of the best Wiki’s
  • Are you a developer? Here’s a list of the Web-based API’s to leverage and build your own mashups
  • Technorati’s Explore categorization let’s you easily and quickly find blogger’s writing about Web 2.0 and have tagged their post as such

After you go through many of these, you’ll have a deeper appreciation for my post called, Too many “Web 2.0” value propositions. How many calendars, social bookmarking, search, tagging and other like offerings does the Web need? How can each get their respective value props even looked at, let alone buzz built?

I’ve noticed that there are a handful of bloggers — the most noticeable being Mike Arrington’s TechCrunch (which ironically is down this morning) — who announce new sites and have become the equivalent of PR for Web 2.0 startups.

One other thing: what if the moniker “Web 2.0” falls completely out of favor? (It’s pretty un-cool now). I’ve renamed my Web 2.0 category FutureWeb since I didn’t like the 2.0 descriptor myself. But nextgen internet is good, Next Net, Joe Schmedlap’s Pretty Good New Web, whatever. The point is that — just like a good startup — it would be good if one of the lists above became THE place to go to see what was new.

UPDATE April 30th: Another new site debuted that is YAACW20 (yet another attempt at categorizing Web 2.0) but is pretty terrific.

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  1. naxBlog on April 19, 2006 at 7:32 am

    Web 2.0 aus Deutschland – mehr Listen!

    Was Web 2.0 eigentlich ist wird heiß diskutiert. Aber sammeln wir doch einfach mal ein paar Tools, die als Web 2.0 Anwendung “durchgehen”. Eine schöne Liste mit Tools aus Deutschland (und das ist mal ein Schwerpunkt, den ich bei den anderen Listen …

  2. Cuban on April 15, 2007 at 6:09 pm

    Check out dreamcrowd.com. you might be interested in writing about it. the site is going to officially launch in a few days.

  3. alex on June 30, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    you tube is web 2.0?

  4. alex on June 30, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    you tube is web 2.0?

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