I have been blathering on about Web 2.0 sites for some time. Web 2.0 means many things, but can be boiled down to web sites that allow you to be productive within your web browser. Pre-2004ish, the Web was mostly an information gathering tool. Around 2004 and especially from 2005 forward, many web sites started to mature and sprout up that allowed us to perform actual work on the web that was previously only accomplished through programs we purchased for our computers. Now, with Web 2.0 applications, we can perform many computing functions through our web browsers from any computer in the world, regardless of the operating system.
Zoho, Google Documents, and Blogger are a few of the applications that I’ve introduced in the past. Today, I wanted to bring five newer Web 2.0 sites to your attention. Let me know if you decide to try any of these or if you currently use them and how you like them:
- Expnsr.com and Wesabe.com are actually two different sites that offer online financial management.
- Jumpcut – an online video editing web site (now part of the Yahoo! group of sites)
- Picnik and Splashup stand out as two of the better online photo editing systems…a quickly growing segment of Web 2.0 applications.
These are just five of the many new Web 2.0 applications that are changing the way we get things done today, and will get things done tomorrow. Again, let me know what you think of these sites or any others you may have tried by leaving a comment below.