Search Engines &Social Networking &Web 2.009 Sep 2008

Spokeo : Spy on your Friends, Find photos, videos and secrets!

Spokeo : Spy on your Friends, Find photos, videos and secrets!Want to know something juicy about your friends and family ? Spokeo reveals their secrets ! Well, enough of the catchy phrases. Spokeo is service which searches deep within 40 major social networks to find news about friends and colleagues. As you register, you are asked for you public email ID (like Gmail n Yahoo!) and password. Spokeo searches databases of major social networks for the users in your mail address book.

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Audio Video14 Aug 2008

TubeMogul : Mass-upload your video’s to 15+ video sites and analyze

TubeMogul : Mass-upload your video's to 15+ video sites and analyzeTubeMogul is the first online video analytics and distribution company serving publishers large and small who need independent information about video performance on the Internet and automated upload to the Web’s top video sharing sites.
Steps are simple ,

  • Register with TubeMogul.
  • Upload a Video to TubeMogul, with Title, Description & Tags
  • Enter your credentials on different video websites listed and Launch.

Done ! Your video will be uploaded to 15+ video websites i.e YouTube, Yahoo!, Vimeo, MySpace, Metacafe, Google, Revver, AOL, Break, Dailymotion, Blip, Veoh, Crackle, Imeem, StupidVideos, Scilpo, Viddler, Howcast & 5min.

TubeMogul’s analytic technology aggregates video-viewing data from multiple sources to give publishers improved understanding of when, where and how often videos are watched, track and compare what’s hot and what’s not, measure the impact of marketing campaigns, gather competitive intelligence, and share the data with colleagues or friends.

Features
Stunning Charts – easily create charts that track videos and/or video publishers.

  • Powerful Analysis Tools – create custom groups of videos, video publishers and online video sites, and receive analytics by group.
  • Universal Upload – Upload your videos to all major video sharing sites in one shot!
  • Aggregated Analytics – track online video analytics across online video sites including Google Video, MetaCafe, MySpace, AOL, Yahoo!, Revver, YouTube and more!
  • Communication Tools – effortlessly email charts to the recipients of your choosing.
  • Data Export – exports charts and other data to Excel.
  • Ease of Use – enjoy TubeMogul’s intuitive user interface and easy to understand charts.
  • Advanced Features – TubeMogul also provides advanced custom reports, viewership demographic reports, and multivariate video testing upon request.

URL : http://www.tubemogul.com/

Management &Web 2.007 Aug 2008

ididwork : A twitter like service for the employees.

ididwork is a web-based service lets employees keep record of work they have completed. Employees can then submit a weekly or monthly report to their manager in the form of a chart, graph, or simple summary, and receive feedback through the system. It is designed to be useful solely from the employee’s perspective, letting them track their own progress and analyze trends over time. The service does not have to serve the enterprise, but rather can spread amongst individual users.

The idea seems simple but it tackles a big problem: it is difficult to judge productivity in big companies. In employee reviews managers often have very little idea of what an employee has done, which leads them to make judgments based on behavior that seems productive; like staying late everyday, or sending out company wide emails at three in morning. It also gives employees an idea of what their associates are working on with a news feed, eliminating the need for status meetings.

- Techcrunch

URL : https://www.ididwork.com/

Reviews/News &Web 2.006 Aug 2008

Navigaya : News, Search, Video, Music everything at one place!

Navigaya is definitively an interesting creation. There no single word to define the site, as it has almost everything we look everyday over the internet, News, Search, Video, Music, Maps, Finance, Weather, Magazines, Calender, Pictures, TV, Games, Design (that’s the categories I found in the footer nav).

One of most interesting part of it is that, there’s a music video (from Youtube, Google video etc.) playing in the background always (which you can pause or change anytime.)

Based on Adobe Flash, the site acts as a navigator for you to different sections you might be interested in. There is a timeline navigation in the footer which basically is a collection of external links of best known websites in that category, more like a ready-made bookmark list. The external links

Starting at the “Home”, You are welcomed with the blocks of different news sections, updated every few seconds, which further expands by clicking on the category, giving you list of news in the category from popular news websites.

The Search feature, which is available anytime by taking your cursor in the middle of the window, searches few popular sites like Google, Yahoo, Msn, Altavista, (and for some reason) cuil and few others in different sub windows. Which is pretty useful if you like comparing the results.

Verdict : If you don’t mind the little browser/system performance taken by flash, Navigaya makes a great start up page.

URL : http://www.navigaya.com/main.php

Reviews/News &Web 2.008 Mar 2008

Web 2.0 startups in India struggling

Business Standard and research firm IDC recently posted a reality check on web 2.0 start ups in India, according to them, majority of Indian Web 2.0 start ups don’t really have a real business model and are struggling for both revenues and investments.

It’s a shiny, new dance floor, but how many can dance? The Web 2.0 market in India is still struggling for direction and funding, though the start-up scene in the Indian consumer space has been vibrant. Yet, the number of Web 2.0 companies focused on the enterprise or business space can be counted on one’s fingers.

A majority of players are active in areas like social networking sites (SNS), blogging, and document and multimedia sharing in the consumer space. A mere 12 of the 67 India-focussed websites studied by research firm IDC have a clear enterprise or business-driven model to their operations, while 55 have a consumer focus.

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Ajax &Web 2.003 Dec 2007

TypoTrawler : Find more Bargains on eBay

You’re probably already aware of services such as Fat Fingers which find misspelled items on eBay. Misspelled items tend to have fewer people viewing them because if the listing is ‘New Latop’ and someone searches for ‘laptop’, the item wont be shown, thus less bids are made. Hence, by finding these items, you can grab a bargain.

TypoTrawler is different to Fat Fingers because instead of users having to enter the search term by hand (e.g. ‘laptop’), we continually search eBay for hundreds of thousands of different misspelled items. We them group them into the categories on our website so that users can easily view them. TypoTrawler uses Web 2.0 ideas to improve the experience for the user. Items are displayed using AJAX and user feedback dictates which typos are searched for in the future and which to blacklist.

But this has been done before…
Yes it has. But TypoTrawler does it better. Services like our sister site TypoTracker are great if you’re looking for a specific item, but if you’re just looking for a great deal on whatever you can find, it’s not very effective. After about 15 minutes you’re out of ideas for things to search for… this is where TypoTrawler steps in. Our robot minions relentlessly trawl through eBay day and night picking out misspelled items. We then display them in a handy list so you can watch the bargains literally flow down the screen!

Search Engines &Web 2.001 Dec 2007

Ggoal : Search engine based on human intelligence

Ggoal : Search engine based on human intelligenceGgoal is the first search engine based on human intelligence, created by users and for users, with the sole aim of offering added value to the web knowledge through the free user-created content. Its a completely free search engine that it is at users’ disposal and it is always enhanced by users’ contributions. Its main features are: it is user-friendly, simple and really effective.

Ggoal offers a keyword-based content search service on the web. It supplies the user with links, internet addresses and multimedia content into different formats following the shared interactivity criteria.

Ggoal is based on the users-created contributions in order to increase its effectiveness. Keywords, links ad internet addresses are user-created content: that’s tantamount to say that a community of people is actively involved in the production and widespread of knowledge.

Thanks to Ggoal, web users insert the item of their search obtaining immediate results, but above all it actively offers an added value indicating different options in terms of search criteria according to users’ personal need and it allows web surfers to use its knowledge background.

As Ggoal has been developed with Ajax technology allows users to issue and to use every single added contribution in a fast way without the need to update the web page every time. Therefore, this high-standard quality system is more interactive, fast and user-friendly.

Ggoal hinges on Web 2.0 and on its philosophy, but it uses the web in a new and original manner as it is oriented to a free widespread of information and knowledge. It allows users to share multimedia data and to trigger a massive widespread of information on the web. Ggoal follows the criteria of an endless enhancement through the increasing number of its users.