Many have been anxious for some time now to turn the dial from Web 2.0 to Web 3.0, most of which having not yet defined Web 3.0. Well the race to Web 3.0 is under way, especially now that it has its own conference. On May 19th and 20th there will be held the Web […]

  Once again voting is underway for the 2009 CNet Webware 100 awards. This annual program is a great way to discover and help select the best web apps on the net. All the winners will be announced on May 19 so hurry to get your vote in while you can. See the previous years’ […]

My list of reasons for wanting an iPhone continue to grow. My  latest was after stumbling on the website everytrail.com, what seems to be a great website for finding and sharing trails … such as biking, hiking and running paths. You can use the site to map and document your favorite trip paths, share them […]

The progression of web based applications continue to push the barrier between traditional software applications , those you purchase and install on your computer, and online applications or webware, those you can run from your browser. This progression continues to bring us ever closer to the web OS, allowing to run simple thin client devices with […]

Looking for a simple and effective way of creating a list or capturing data on your website? Don’t have the technical skills or time necessary to develop a backend database to capture data from an online form? Fortunately you no longer have to as there are several tools that make it extremely easy and convenient […]

23
Oct

A common feature on many blogs is a Tag/Word Cloud, visualization of word frequency in a given text as a weighted list (frequency determines word size). This can be a helpful tool to quickly see the most common topics in a given text and a creative source of word art.  Today I was introduced to […]

Recently I have seen, to each of their owner’s dismay, several computer hard disks that with no prior warning, and obviously in the worst possible moment, have crashed with little hope for recovery, losing all data in the process. A tragic event that too many people can relate to, but sadly enough it seems that […]

Want a place where you can log your travels, map your trips, post your trip pictures and gain access to a wealth of useful information such as trip planning guides and packing lists? Okay, maybe you weren’t looking for all of that, but you can find it anyway at TRAVELLERSPOINT. This is a nice “Web […]

I think everyone has faced the issue of needing to share a large file with someone when the file is too big to be sent by email. Historically FTP sites have been the solution to this for the tech savvy or those with a web host. I have never been a fan of using FTP […]

Some other great Web 2.0 websites to check out are the finalists in the Utility and Security category of CNet’s Webware 100 Awards. What is so exciting about these and many of the other Web 2.0 websites is the amount of value that these apps offer, many of which are free of charge. My picks […]

CNET is sponsoring the Webware 100 Awards where you can vote for the best Web 2.0 apps. The winners will be announced at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco on April 21st, 2008. Here is a look at my picks from the productivity category (you can vote up to 3 times), plus a few […]

Google announced the introduction of Google Sites as part of Google Apps. This is a nice addition to the free suite of Google Apps services. Here is a brief introduction to Google Sites: It’s an online application that makes creating a team web site as easy as editing a document. You can quickly gather a […]

I rediscovered a very useful tool that I started using a couple of years ago, but have since stopped tracking their new developments. A tool that I would think that anybody using multiple tools and services such as Outlook, Gmail or other new Web 2.0 services would want to take advantage of. I’m talking about […]

27
Feb

This year’s US Presidential election is getting the lion’s share of mainstream media coverage. However, is following the election polls and news title about the Presidential candidates enough to be able to make an informed decision? Unfortunately this only keeps you up-to-date with the latest results while the media tries to mold your opinion of […]

Web 2.0, as popularly referred to, continues to bring us great web services. A new one that I am excited about is TripIt.com. This site is extremely simple to use but is a very useful tool to manage your trip itinerary. All you have to do it forward your travel confirmation emails, you know the […]

2006 brought us a lot of exciting new technology from software to electronics. What was the best new technology of 2006? Well this gets greatly debated and the right answer is surely different for ever person, however I would like to take a look at some of the canidates. BBC Nominations: Playstation 3 (next generation […]

2006 was a great year for the web with the buzz word being Web 2.0. One of the primary technologies that have characterized the so classified Web 2.0 sites was Ajax. Here is a brief list of some of the impressive results of what the new emerging web applications can offer (posted by RSC’s advent […]

The boundaries for desktop applications have been crossed by Web 2.0 web applications, which continue to penetrate deeper into their enemies territory. We began to see the possibilities with Google’s Docs and Spreedsheets, but the fun hasn’t stopped there. There is now a web-based diagramming tool, Gliffy that lets you draw and share diagrams on […]

11
Dec

The RSC Advent Calendar of Web 2.0 technologies pointed me to the Quintura – Visual Find Engine. They describe the site as the next generation web search with a mission to make web search easier and faster by adding context or meaning to keywords and visualizing search. Although I don’t see this as a replacement […]

I was listening to a podcast from IT Conversations and one of the speakers mentioned how he no longer uses bookmarks within his Internet browser and that bookmarks are something of the past, no longer needed with today’s web. The reason for this being the advancement in Internet search engines, making it so easy to […]

What Web 2.0 is, is continuously being defined or interpreted. Beyond Ajax, RSS, pastel colors and big buttons you will also find social searching (the ability to interact with the search engine and promote what they feel are the relevant results). One popular manifestation of social searching is a tag cloud or a swicki. The […]