Wednesday, May 09, 2007

What's Your Web 2.0?

Disclaimer: I wasn't tagged, I just read this and liked it. I also copied it verbatim and made a few adjustments!

What is Web 2.0?

  • Web-based software
  • You can create and modify your own data
  • Some social-networking aspects (friends list, etc)

The Rules

  1. Link to this post and the post of whoever tagged you.
  2. Create a list of the web2.0 sites you use and categorize them from “daily use” to “weekly use” to “monthly use”. Include links to your accounts if you want so people can friend you.
  3. Tag a bunch of people you want to join in.

Even if you haven’t been tagged yet, feel free to participate in the comments or to join in on the meme with your own blog.

My Web 2.0

Daily Use

  • Blogger.com for blogging (does it count?)
  • Del.icio.us for pretty much recording my entire history
  • Google Reader for tracking other blogs
  • Twitter for keeping on track with the world
Now, I want to jump into this for some commentary. I happen to notice the Daily Use list is probably pretty static, give or take just a few and any variances are just in which, not what. That is, a blog writer, blog reader, and a bookmark tool. If we use all three, why doesn't anyone do all three?

Weekly Use

If I don't use it a lot, I tend to not use it at all. Hence the smaller list.

Monthly Use

  • Amazon.com for ranking books
  • Yahoo Pipes for creating RSS feed filters
  • MySpace, because my friends refuse to communicate elsewhere

I think I use way more than the average person, mostly because I’m a blogger.

Tag, You’re It!

What is Web 2.0?

  • Web-based software
  • You can create and modify your own data
  • Some social-networking aspects (friends list, etc)

The Rules

  1. Link to this post and the post of whoever tagged you.
  2. Create a list of the web2.0 sites you use and categorize them from “daily use” to “weekly use” to “monthly use”. Include links to your accounts if you want so people can friend you.
  3. Tag a bunch of people you want to join in.

Even if you haven’t been tagged yet, feel free to participate in the comments or to join in on the meme with your own blog.

My Web 2.0

Daily Use

  • Wordpress.com multi-user blog
  • Del.icio.us for creating my linkblog
  • Google Reader for tracking other blogs

Weekly Use

  • Facebook for real life friends
  • Wikipedia for looking stuff up quickly
  • Digg for submitting/voting on sites
  • Reddit for submitting/voting on sites
  • StumbleUpon for submitting/voting on sites
  • Twitter for creating my linkblog

Monthly Use

  • LinkedIn for keep in touch with business contacts
  • Flickr for photos, and friends’ photos
  • RottenTomatoes for ranking movies
  • Amazon.com for ranking books
  • Yahoo Pipes for creating RSS feed filters
  • Tumblr for aggregating my online presence
  • MyBlogLog … admittedly I don’t do much with it anymore

I think I use way more than the average person, mostly because I’m a blogger.

Tag, You’re It!




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