Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Top 10 2.0 - Inspired by the Sunlight Foundation


Over on GovLoop, Susan Scrupski made an appeal for "Web 2.0 Zealots" to list their Top 10 2.0 Tools for the sake of Sunlight Foundation co-Founder Ellen Miller.

Here's the survey.

And here are my responses:

1. Yuuguu - Screen sharing. I use it at least twice a week so that me and others are 'on the same page.'

2. Doodle - Got a large group and can't nail down a meeting time? This is the tool for you.

3. Calameo - I convert my documents to this book-like format as it offers a "cool" factor and it's embeddable and downloadable.

4. TalkShoe - Create podcasts in minutes. Record a teleconference and make it downloadable to your PDA...just in case you missed it (or slept through it).

5. Go2Web20 - Don't go here. Seriously, you will spend hours on this website...if you are a true "Web 2.0 Zealot." It's the Mecca, the Holy Grail, the main mine in the 2.0 Gold Rush. Don't say I didn't warn you!

6. Twhirl - Superior to Tweetdeck, IMHO. Similar functionality, but takes less of your screen.

7. Pandora - Hands down, the coolest site on the web. If you like music, you will L-O-V-E Pandora. The element of surprise is it's hallmark.

8. Ning - Forget Facebook. Create your own customized version. I recently reserved my family name so that we'd all have one place to share thoughts, pictures, video, important dates, etc.

9. Skype - More like Web 3.0 as it allows anytime, anywhere free calling user-to-user with video and chat. Talk to and see your international friends, family and colleagues for free.

10. Audacity - The step beyond TalkShoe. If you want to edit what you created in TalkShoe, you can do it here. If you want a free way to create and enhance podcasts from scratch, welcome to your best friend.

What are your Top 10?

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