Sunday, November 25, 2007

Nearly 200 Web 2.0 sites that didn't make it

Nearly 200 Web 2.0 sites that didn't make it magnify
Excerpted from Everything 2.0 by Bob Stumpel

DEAD 2.0 - Nearly 200 Web 2.0 sites that didn't make it
Going through this chore, I've found almost a hundred links that died since the first time that I saw them. You will find them in the list below, together with the cases that I've reported on before. Some of these simply stopped their activities, or changed names, or rerout their traffic to other domains. Others were acquired by third parties and went up into their websites. Furthermore, I took out a series of links to websites that never seem to come out of their perpetual stealth mode. Nevertheless, please notify me if you see new life in this Death List:

Betafy - Get alerts about new Web 2.0 companies - About
Saulweiner - Meta Web 2.0 list - About
Web20interact - Rate & rank Web 2.0 sites (Icelandic) - About
Woeba - How to Web 2.0 list - About

Breakinglocals - Local artists and fans community - Audio
Genielab - Explore, recommend & rate music - Audio
Ituneslove - Share your music tastes - Audio
Readio - Blog2podcast - Audio
Stridr - Upload & share or sell music - Audio

Blabb - Social bookmarking - Bookmarking
Bookmarkme - Help create & download bookmarks - Bookmarking
Bringalink - Submit better links on front page articles' content - Bookmarking
Linklog~ - Social bookmarking - Bookmarking
Lookmarks - Social bookmarking - Bookmarking
Maple - Social bookmarking - Bookmarking
Motorken - Digg automotive news - Bookmarking
Mybookmarkmanager - Social bookmarking - Bookmarking
Pixpix - Bookmark & share media - Bookmarking
Plueballs - Bookmark, rank & share film news - Bookmarking
Socialmarks - Social bookmarking - Bookmarking
Webringr - Create, send, manage & share links - Bookmarking

3Dplanets - VR chat community - Communicating
Ajchat - Create chat rooms - Communicating
Gtalkr (founders took job at Google) - Google Talk, Flickr, YouTube, feeds - Communicating
Hotxt (now Trutap) - Skype for sms - Communicating
Loquendotts - Text2sneeze - Communicating
Plugaid - Start or participate in discussions & take them with you - Communicating
Quickmail - Email2RSS - Communicating
Sametalk - Chat with other site visitors - Communicating
Swarmthedotcom* - See how other people browse & chat (Firefox) - Communicating
Talktrust - Call anonymously - Communicating
Tello - Locate & collaborate with your key contacts - Communicating
Vicito - Group text service - Communicating

Chipleaders (now Partypoker.com) - Poker community - Community
Eventell - Create & share records of events - Community
Facebox - Now Netlog.com - Community
Goop - Social tagging & more - Community
Peerprofile - Publish & share your profiles - Community
Pinbc - Pakistani int'l business and (?!) family networking - Community
Pissr - People in search of gender neutral restrooms - Community
Singlestatus - Myspace alert mash-up on member status - Community
Soapboxit - Share reviews on everything & everybody - Community
Woolygans - Street culture community - Community
Zamily - Connect & share with your family - Community

Tickethappy - Shared CRM management - CRM

Casabobo~ - Put youraself on the map & date - Dating
Subwaycrush - Dating(?) - Dating

Mockingbird - Collaborative design (Stealth) - Design

Mecenax - Donate & enjoy drm protected content - DRM

√ĀndaleSmall online business sales toolsEcommerce
Blogbuy - Social market place - Ecommerce
Correlates - Parallel product search - Ecommerce
Localspring - Social yellow pages directory - Ecommerce
Skombo - Sell & buy rare music - Ecommerce
Slister - Bookmark & list products - Ecommerce
Zipingo - Find local business based on community input - Ecommerce

Helpwinmybet - Help this guy to get laid in a 3some - Economy
Kritx - Social reviewing - Economy
Lendmonkey - Trade everything - Economy
Myfreelanceauction - Buy or sell web services - Economy
Oolsi - Share links to free things - Economy

Ilovemynanny - Nanny jobs & support - Employment
Skillmeter - Identify, measure & retain talents thru assessments - Employment

Frugalbetty - Manage your spendings - Finance
Fundamentalee - Due diligence portal - Finance
Fygo - Connect to network, borrow or lend money - Finance
Investle - Community based investment decision making - Finance
Vcdiggz - Community based deal sourcing firm - Finance

Justcurious - Q&A at random - Fun

Abetx - Auction betting exchange - Gambling
Betbutler (now Danbook.com) - Betting exchange - Gambling
Betfanatic - Betting exchange - Gambling
Betxc - Betting exchange - Gambling
Binexx - Bet on stocks - Gambling
Bluevex - Bet on sports & stocks - Gambling
Elite128 - Betting exchange - Gambling

Crowdiq - Social delphi; set up your own exchange for futures - Gaming
Fotograb* - Participate in & create photo treasure hunts - Gaming
Llor - Build your street - Gaming

Eurotopmodel~ - Rate photo models (map mash-up) - Geo
Packagemapper - Track your package on a map - Geo
Pheromonetrail - Share places & sites & persons - Geo
Placestodo - Post & share places & things - Geo
Topspot-ornot - Spot & review locations (map mash-up) - Geo

Reputata - Manage your reputation (stealth) - Identity

Brainjams - Share knowledge & collaborate on ideas - Knowledge
Coursecafe - Share online research - Knowledge
Kweschun - Q&A - Knowledge

Giftornot - Get ideas for gifts (Amazon mash-up) - List
Tastydish - Report, tag & share restaurants - List
Ziblit - Recommend businesses to other consumers - List

Buymyprofile - Buy or sell ad space on profile pages - Marketing
Ecityxista - Buy internet real estate to increase traffic - Marketing
Feedweaver - Add ads based on keywords you select to your website - Marketing
My-brand - Manage online advertising (now Ads-click) - Marketing
Targetedpixel - Buy pixel space for 5 years - Marketing
Web20milliondollarhomepage - Pixel ads - Marketing

Babamix - Upload, mix & share your media - Multimedia
Grouper (now Crackle.com) - Upload, create & share media - Multimedia
Memoryark (now: Ourstory) - Publish & share stories & photos - Multimedia
Mexbrowser - Stream all media in this browser - Multimedia
Mophone (now Mixxer.com) - Store & share mobile content - Multimedia
Shooter7 - Send photos, videos, music (app) - Multimedia
Streamdrive - Upload & share multimedia - Multimedia
Streamload* - Store & share your media (now Mediamax) - Multimedia
Swapcore - Watch, read & swap it - Multimedia
Swapzies - Store & share or sell multimedia - Multimedia
Tagworld - Share music & photos - Multimedia
Woomp - Upload & share art, photos & video (now: Cpluv.com) - Multimedia

180n - Choose what's news - News
Blogdex - Folksonomied blog topics selection - News
Diggnews - Bookmark, rank & share interesting news - News
Getyourdaily - Compile & share your daily news - News
Googl-r - Views Google news as a tag cloud - News
Newradio - Find & vote for news - News
Nulltag - News tag clouds - News
On2go - News & alerts on your mobile - News
Podolicious - Personalized podcast news - News
Squeet - Get news, blog articles or feeds in your email - News

Jotspot - Take one set of notes, live - Office
Pianist - Save your notes online - Office
Stickytag - Make & share notesOffice
Studicious - Online note taking & sharing - Office
Studybuddy - Share notecards - Office

Orca - Online personal desktop - OS
Parakey - Web OS - OS

Linatree - Download, print & assemble your photo camera - Personal manufacturing

Bettr - Vote on best Flickr photos - Photo
Imagegravy - Host & sell images - Photo
Imobio - Store, share & rank your mobile photos online - Photo
Ivala - Order a photo montage (Latvian) - Photo
Kollabor8 - Collaborate on image mutations - Photo
Parazz - Store & share photos - Photo
Picturecloud - 360o view on your pics - Photo
Pixoh (now: Snipshot) - Edit pics online; relaunched as Snipshot - Photo
Webimager - Capture screens & upload them to Flickr - Photo

Groupsharp (acquired by HubSpot) - Share data, files & wikis - Productivity

Barewiki (now: Ottowiki) - Make a wiki in seconds - Publishing
Pmachine - CMS - Publishing
Socialcookbook - Post, rate & review recipes - Publishing
Tripster - Publish, recommend & share travel experiences (stealth) - Publishing

Fanaticzone - Digg sports - Rating
Jazznoodle - Digg politics - Rating
Newsbump - Digg news - Rating
Polidiggs - Digg political news - Rating
Relishio - Digg news - Rating
Showbloggers - Digg tv shows - Rating
Thenorp - Digg porn links - Rating
Xboxkicks - Digg Xbox news - Rating

Almondrocks - Share feeds - RSS
Beeplet~ - Set up reminders & get alerts - RSS
Egorss - Create meta feeds - RSS
Feedcatch - Manage your feeds (now Feedshake) - RSS
Immediat - Messenger notifications of feeds - RSS
Peoplefeeds - Aggregate personal content - RSS
Touchstone - Suscribe to your news & alerts - RSS

Broadmining - Meta search - Search
Cellpedia - Search for mobile phones - Search
Collaborativerank - Search & rank - Search
Dodloo - Shopping info aggregator - Search
Gadabe* - RSS metasearch (relaunched as Tagjag) - Search
Googlecircles - Find common interest groups - Search
Iamsearched - Are you googled-notification service - Search
Jyamit - Search for places - Search
Knover - Discover who's connected to what & whom - Search
Makidi - Search (stealth) - Search
Opsdo - Hyper meta search - Search
Outfoxed - Social search (now Lijit) - Search
Podzinger - Now Everyzing (http://www.everyzing.com/) - Search
Tanbul - Google-like search, better algorithm for user input - Search
Toptaggers* - Tag, rank & share links - Search
Zigtag - Search, save & share results - Search

Lifeio - All to the people - Software
Msgurl - Shorten links - Software

Fold - Personal portal (stopped) - Startpage
Fyuze - Feed portal - Startpage
Homper - Personal portal - Startpage
Start - Personal portal - Startpage
Zoobio - Startpage (now Zambio) - Startpage

Blogbeat (acquired by Feedburner) - Compare websites' Alexa rankings (formerly known as Alexaholic) - Stats
Dpolls - Create, vote for & search polls - Survey
Socialmeter - Check your 2.0 site's popularity in 2.0-sphere - Survey

Groopus - Visualize your social context based on tags - Tagging
Tagspy - I tag so I am - Tagging
Tagsy - Social bookmarking & feed management - Tagging
Talkinghub (now: Blogforum) - Add tags to your forum - Tagging
Thinglinks - Connect virtual with real world thru sema codes - Tagging

Beedeo - Upload & share videos - Video
Camraoke - Submit, rate & share karaoke videos - Video
Jimmystv - Post, watch & share videos - Video
Openvlog - Upload & record video - Video
Pixpo - Broadcast your video site (now: Mixpo) - Video
Shood~ - Upload & share videos (crashed after launch) - Video
VNCCasts - Watch live broadcasts of people's computer screens - Video
Woomu - Submit, vote for & rank videos - Video
Yashi - Upload & share video(Merged with Bolt) - Video

My Take

A good reminder that just because it can be built does not mean it should be. Or at least not built without planning, research and funding.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

my-brand is active, sorry, and it's not a web 2.0 service but a white label solution

Tim Tracey said...

Thank you for the clarification.

Which site is yours?

Anonymous said...

Alexa ranking has its own significance in the ranking position of website in the search engines. The ranking in Alexa.com serves as a criteria for the Webmasters, advertisers and ad networks as a gauge to determine the worth of a link on your website. If one depends on link or site selling as a form of monetization one will definitely want to increase their Alexa rank because it’ll increase bargaining power when it comes to ad pricing. Here we are taking into account the ranking of Social media. Social media is an Internet media that allow people to interact in some way. Social media can take many different forms, including Internet Forums, message boards, weblogs, wikis, podcasts, pictures and video. The basic services provided by these sites are interactive connections. The 10 social media sites stated below are ranked high in Alexa.com. These are:-

1. Yahoo
2. Microsoft Network
3. Google
4. You tube
5. MySpace
6. Orkut
7. Facebook
8. Hi5
9. Blogger.com
10.Friendster

Like Orkut.com is the online social networking services operated by Google. Here people come into contact with each other and build up relations whether personal or business.