On probably one of the last posts before the end of 2006, I wanted to do something on cool new Web 2.0 technologies. Having been a guest commentator on the Teach with Tech podcast with Chris Essex yesterday (download in iTunes), and building on some of my previous posts about Web 2.0, I thought I would bring some of that discussion to this blog with a top 5 list of recent cool Web 2.0 applications that I’ve come across. Please feel invited to comment and share your own list as well.
Top 5 list of cool Web 2.0 applications:
- Vyew is a free web conferencing and collaboration tool that compares to Adobe Breeze. Thus far, I have been very impressed with its functionality and ease of use. Check it out, and signup for a free account at: http://www.vyew.com
- The list wouldn’t be complete without an homage to Google Labs, which has a list of cool applications to numerous to mention all of them here. For example, see google docs, google notebook, google page creator, google reader.
- Although still in limited beta, Scrybe is getting a lot of attention, and proves to be a very cool and useful time and task management web application. Check it out at: http://www.iscrybe.com.
- Mogopop provides an easy way to create interactive notes content for iPods, allowing for mini text-based web sites that can link to audio, video, and other pages on your Video iPod. You can find mogopop at: http://www.mogopop.com. If you’re interested in rolling your own, and not afraid of a little html, check out this O’Reilly MacDevCenter tutorial on Buliding Interactive iPod Experiences.
- Elggspaces is a site for creating your own social networks for collaboration, learning, sharing, working, etc… Perhaps a nice Web 2.0 learning management system? Check it out at: http://www.elggspaces.com. There is also an established community created by elgg founders for people interested in education and technology, which can be found at http://elgg.net.
Also visit the Teach with Tech blog for links and notes from the episode 16 podcast on Web 2.0.