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**A [[daemon]] that allows you to use certain IM protocols (such as [[Jabber]], [[ICQ]], [[MSN]], [[AIM]] and [[Yahoo]]) with your favourite [[IRC]] client
**A [[daemon]] that allows you to use certain IM protocols (such as [[Jabber]], [[ICQ]], [[MSN]], [[AIM]] and [[Yahoo]]) with your favourite [[IRC]] client
** buy/sell/trade/give away stuff for free

Revision as of 15:26, 16 December 2005

aka Wikipedia:Web_2.0
all this tools will be purchased by Yahooglesoft soon

Obligatory Foreword

Blurb: It seems that there is a pattern that occurs with information and society.

Society is like a closed chaotic system whereby it allows change to exercise itself to a limit and then it begins to discourage change by enforcing certain restrictions. It is smiliar to the idea of a thermostat on your fridge: temperature rises and the internal thermometer will trigger the cooling mechanism to start cooling, then the motor disengages when it reaches too low a temperature. The point is to stay within a designated temperature range. Society seems to be a closed chaotic system because thats how it perpetuates itself. So its a constant 'arms race' between 2 forces in society: Information and maintaining the social structure. Like water, it is just a matter of time until information erodes away or circumvents that which blocks it and creates a torrent that exists until eventually it will become restricted by whatever has an interest in keeping certain order. Not to imply that the social structure should deteriorate, even though it has serious flaws, it is the lesser of the evils at the moment. We here at s23 think very highly of information and usage of information for evolutionary imperitives and part of the healthy idea of change, we try, below, to represent a snapshot of current (and past) projects that just might lead to changing to better models and paradigms. Cheers and Hail Eris.

Voluntary Foreword about Web2.0

share bookmarks

a very useful comparison between some social bookmark-tools here

share photos

  • flickr
    • you can upload photos and pics and tag it
    • recently purchased by yahoo
  • commons.wikimedia
    • upload pictures and choose your own license (go public domain or "dual-license")

share movies

put your clips and/or big files online

share a shell

Kibitz/Xkibitz allow two people to interact with one shell/xterm


share news

Digg is a technology news website that employs non-hierarchical editorial control.

share files

Web Applications

  • Rapidshare.de
  • Quickfile.de
    • Both links have 50mb file limits but you are allowed to break them up using RAR software. A drawback is that you can only download 50mb in one hour. With a premium account though ($$$) it's unlimited.
  • YouSendIt up to 1GB + A link is valid for 7 days or 25 downloads, whichever occurs first.

Standalone Applications

Create Art



meme trading

not really software but still very social

  • BookCrossing
  • Postcrossing
  • Phototag is a community photography project where we retrofit cheap disposable cameras with shiny new packaging, artwork, instructions and return postage. Each camera is then passed along to friends and strangers with the request that they take one picture and pass it along to someone else. Once all the film is used up, the last Phototagger can simply drop the camera in the mailbox--the return address, postage and all the fine folks at the United State Postal Service will handle things from there. When we get the cameras back we post the pictures here on the Phototag website so everyone can see.
  • WheresGeorge the same for the Euro: eurobill-tracker
  • FlashMob


Software around the world

  • Foundcity
    • Foundcity is a social mapping tool for creating a personalized map of your life on-the-fly. From your computer or cell phone, you tag locations, add photos, label them with any words you want, and plot them to your map, which you can share with friends, keep private, or publish openly.
  • plazes
    • Plazes is a grassroot approach to location-aware interaction, using the local network you are connected to as location reference. It allows you to share your location with the people you know and to discover people and plazes around you.
  • Roadcasting


not really web services, more remains of the community hype

  • orkut
    • powerd by google
  • openbc
    • business network
  • Flock (Alpha release) - but read also this: flock sucks
    • A browser that integrates:
      • The Blog Manager
      • The Flickr Topbar
      • RSS integration
      • Favorites with del.icio.us integration
      • The Shelf
      • History Search
  • outfoxed
    • firefox extension
    • from the website: There are over 8 billion web pages. Most of them suck. Outfoxed uses your network of trusted friends and experts to help you find the good stuff and avoid the bad.