Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Vote for Webware 100 - 2009

There are 10 categories you can vote in you are encouraged to vote in each. The top 100 Web 2.0 apps are selected by Webware readers and by the users of the products we cover. Vote for your favorite products to give them a chance to win Webware 100 awards. There are 10 categories you can vote in you are encouraged to vote in each. Note: There will be a special 11th category where Webware editors select the best products in unique categories, such as Rookie of the Year. These will be announced, with the rest of the winners, on May 19.

My Votes are as below. Most of my choices are based on my daily uses.

Audio - Last.fm
Social music discovery and listening tool. Listen to full tracks, and create stations around artists you like

Commerce - Elance
Elance is an online workplace where businesses connect with qualified professionals to get work done, facilitating the entire process from hiring to collaboration to payment. At a time when small businesses are looking for more flexibility in hiring and resource management and many professionals are looking to contract work and freelancing as a career, Elance provides the complete solution--all in a secure, easy-to-use web application.

Communication - Gmail
Google's Web based e-mail, which currently offers users in excess of 7 GB of free storage.

Instrastructure & Storage - Amazon Web Services
Comprised of five different services that help power many of today's biggest Web services, including S3 storage and EC2 elastic cloud computing.

Location-based Services- Google Maps
Google's free online maps service. It provides driving directions, traffic, and search results for local businesses.

Photo & Video - Flickr
Yahoo's photo and video sharing community. Users can upload and organize their photos, then share them with others.

Productivity - Google Docs
A collection of online office programs including a word processor, spreadsheet tool, and a presentation maker.

Search & References - Technorati
Tracks stories around the Web and organizes them on a news page. It also gives each post authority based on how many other blogs are linking to it.

Social networking & Publishing - LinkedIn
An online directory of people used both for business and social networking