Stay Awake!

With the new Web 2.0 boom, there’s simply too many cool sites and concepts to keep up with! Here’s a list of a few.


Our aim is to be the biggest, friendliest, most up to date, most predictable, least-discriminatory collection of basic business information in the world. Compiled, edited and checked by people like YOU!

We want to be like Yellow Pages (, Dun and Bradstreet ( and Hoovers ( all rolled into one – but open, free to both companies and users, global, multilingual and a lot more ecologically friendly.

Web 2.0 Podcast

The Web 2.0 Show is a podcast about emerging technologies commonly referred to as “Web 2.0”. We focus on interviewing the developers and entrepreneurs who are creating the next generation of web services and media delivery.

Tag World

TagWorld is helping build the Social Web by providing a unified set of easy-to-use, web-based services that will let users create and engage in a more meaningful, social experience.


Sxore is an identity and reputation system for blog authors, readers and commenters. By acting as an intermediary between blog posts and comments, sxore provides a framework of identity for participants in the blog dialog. At its simplest, this framework stops comment spam by requiring commenters to prove that they’re not automated spam bots, and by providing moderation tools to blog authors. At a more sophisticated level, sxore enhances blog quality and enriches the blog dialog by applying the principals of Identity 2.0 and the technology of the Sxip Network to provide authors and commenters with personas relevant to their blog interactions.

Tech Crunch

TechCrunch is a weblog dedicated to obsessively profiling and reviewing new web 2.0 products and companies. TechCrunch is written by Michael Arrington, who also writes a companion blog, CrunchNotes. Additional Information.


Swivel brings together the most relevant information from your online applications to help you notice trends and track business progress.


With Ning, all you need is a good idea to run your own social application. Social apps let you match, transact, and communicate with other people.  A few clicks, no coding (unless you want to), and you can be up and running with your own social app in minutes.

And of course, no list of cutting edge tech would be complete without a few reference to Google…

Google Analytics

Google Analytics tells you everything you want to know about how your visitors found you and how they interact with your site. You’ll be able to focus your marketing resources on campaigns and initiatives that deliver ROI, and improve your site to convert more visitors.

Google Base

Google Base is a place where you can add all types of information that we’ll host and make searchable online.

You can describe any item you post with attributes, which will help people find it when they search Google Base. In fact, based on the relevance of your items, they may also be included in the main Google search index and other Google products like Froogle and Google Local.

Google Reader

Reader makes it easier to keep up with your ever-expanding reading list of content from across the web.

(It’s an AJAX based RSS reader)

Yep, you’re going to need some serious caffeine for this. And since this is a list post, here’s an article of reviews of the various caffeine based products. You’re going to need something, my friend. You’re going to need something.


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