rates products based on recent reviews from other users. The rating system is simple: the longer the red bar, the more it sucks. Just in time for Xmas. Also, comes free of charge with blog
, which also sucks. [more inside]
posted by psmealey
on Nov 30, 2007 -
Glassbooth connects you to the presidential candidate that represents your beliefs the best.
Too busy/lazy/etc. to research the candidates on your own? Let web 2.0 tell you who to vote for.
posted by allkindsoftime
on Nov 2, 2007 -
Abuse of creative commons.
So Virgin has followed in the footsteps of Viacom
by stealing a photo
from a Creative Commons directory, and using it without proper attribution. Unfortunately the victim is suing Creative Commons instead of Virgin, claiming the license was deceptive.
posted by gandledorf
on Sep 27, 2007 -
If you enjoyed Supermarket 2.0
, you'll love brgr
, aka Burger 2.0
! Yes, it's your basic "if your hamburger were like a website/web celebrity/software product/tech company/buzzword" schtick, but some
of them are funny. My faves [inside].
posted by wendell
on Aug 26, 2007 -
Foreclosure Radar. This is the fastest growth market in real estate, and we can help you capitalize on it. We go far beyond simple foreclosure listings: we track every single foreclosure auction in the state, every day.
posted by chunking express
on Aug 14, 2007 -
12 of the Best Music Social Networks
Internet radio may be facing uncertain times
, but many musical social networks continue to thrive. This article surveys Flotones
, Mercora Radio 2.0
, the popular Last fm
, five others as well as some additional sites, like Kompoz
, mentioned in the comments.
posted by psmealey
on Jun 23, 2007 -
Instead of yet another social networking site, why not try an anti-social
networking site? Presenting Spatula of Death
, where the goal is enmity, not community. Smite your
enemies or watch other people smite theirs, and you'll get to watch a poor stuffed monkey get whapped on the head with a spatula over a live web feed. Rate other users' smites, and have your own smites rated, earning Douchebag Points (TM) for the most cutting remarks and cruel behavior. The site was created as a thesis presentation for Tisch ITP at NYU; watch the creator discuss it
posted by Asparagirl
on May 3, 2007 -
Create political cartoons
for your own enjoyment or to share with others. Quickcomic allows you to easily create, rate, and post your own insane scenarios using the characters of US and world politics. Hours of blog fodder await!
posted by PreteFunkEra
on Apr 7, 2007 -
A mashup of YouTube travel videos of individual sites, their aerial location via Google Maps and text from Wikipedia. It's Web 2.0-licious!
posted by Ogre Lawless
on Apr 3, 2007 -
is the newest, hippest web 2.0 site, with gradient blends, large text, and bright colors. And right now, they're offering free accounts
with unlimited account editing
. Sign up quick before your username is taken!
posted by scottreynen
on Feb 6, 2007 -
Web 2.0 (2nd draft)
A short film by Kansas State Cultural Anthropology Professor Mike Welsh. Find out what happens when content and structure finally break-up and structure gets a place of its own.
posted by Toekneesan
on Feb 4, 2007 -
is the handy guide for Internet startup entrepreneurs to use to calculate their next investment round. If you've recently raised money for your startup, how do you plan to use it? If you're working for a startup, better hope Matt Marshall
doesn't tag you with the dreaded bubble
posted by gen
on Jan 7, 2007 -
Given the long amount of preparation required to print an automotive "buff book" (US examples include Car&Driver
, and MotorTrend
), automobile manufacturers customarily provide them with access to concepts and new production vehicles months prior to the "official" public unveiling, requiring them to abide by an embargo on the images and data until a certain date has passed,
usually to accomodate a carshow or other media event. In these cases, it was to coincide with the North American International Autoshow
(NAIAS, aka Detroit Autoshow, 1/13-1/21), with the embargo lifted with either 1/7/2007 online publication or February print issues, which the buff books dropped the last week of a December. As soons as that happened, web outlets like blogs
and various forums
released their embargoed materials for each model. As a result, many manufacturers have had their marketing plans torn assunder (list and more background inside)...
posted by rzklkng
on Jan 4, 2007 -
Take a cyber tour
of the Nong Shim
factory! Yay! Warning: Portions may require ActiveX control. Includes sound, especially music, voice, and a chime every few seconds. Discontinue use if you experience any of the following: overstimulation, understimulation, rage, anguish, nausea, seizure, uncontrollable craving for shrimp crackers, or an erection lasting more than four hours.
posted by thirteenkiller
on Dec 11, 2006 -
Browser-based reader that takes selected text and flashes them one (or two, or three) at a time on the screen for super-fast speed reading. Scroll down for the tutorial video. Convenient or headache-inducing? You be the judge.
posted by zardoz
on Aug 17, 2006 -
is the newest project by blog magnate Six Apart
. It's currently in test mode and not yet open to the public, but a select group of people has been trying it our for the past few weeks, including MeFi's own #1
Vox looks like it wants to combine blogging and social networking, and aims
to be compatible with different online services.
posted by easternblot
on Aug 4, 2006 -
The internet has been hailed as a great media equalizer; no longer do you have to have the huge budgets & backing of major news outlets, record companies, movie studios, etc.. One attempt to formalize that process, IMince
seems to be a bit of a YouTube/Project Greenlight combination, where users submit their funniest/most compelling
(five minute max) digital video in the hopes of being discovered. I assume the site will be community content driven & user voting (digg like?) to separate the good from the bad, but until they start getting/posting content, it's hard to tell.
posted by jonson
on Jul 27, 2006 -