June 18, 2007 |
Our friends at Me.dium and 99 other companies have won awards in Webware's Top 100. Me.dium and a prestigious list of finalists were chosen by the editors of Webware/CNET. The final winners have now been chosen by the site's users and visitors and Me.dium was one of 10 winners in the “Community” category chosen by readers from among the finalists. Webware editors reviewed more than 5000 entries before narrowing the field to 250 in 10 categories so that Web 2.0 could select their favorites.
We reported on the Me.dium finalist selection last month in which several of our favorite startups had also been chosen. The votes have now been tallied and Web 2.0 has selected their best of the best. The other winners in this category are: LinkedIn, Digg, Facebook, Bebo, DeviantArt, Friendster, Dogster/Catster, MySpace and Gaia Online.
Awards from one blog or another are not really such a big deal, but the people of the Web selecting their favorites is. The Webware Top 100 has provided the innovators and their constituency with an opportunity for the ultimate feedback.
Winners By Category
Browsing: Firefox, Opera, NetVibes, Google, MyYahoo!, Safari, IE7, Yourminis, StumbleUpon and OpenID
Communications: Gmail, Skype, Meebo, Aim.com, GrandCentral, Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, Trillian, Windows Live Hotmail
Data: Google, BitTorrent, Pando, ChaCha, Yahoo! Search, AllPeers, .Mac, Box, Windows Live Search and YouSendIt
Entertainment: Revision3, Bix, Newgrounds, Desktop Tower Defense, Stardoll, Homestar Runner, Eventful, Gamegum and Line Raider
Media: YouTube, Flickr, Netflix, Yahoo! Video, Last.fm, Photobucket, Fotki, Pandora, Zooomr and uStream.TV
Mobile: Google Gmail Mobile, Google Maps Mobile, Yahoo OneSearch, 1-800-GOOG-411, SoonR, 3Jam, Mundu Radio, TellMe, Radar.net and ShoZu
Productivity and Commerce: eBay, Amazon.com, PayPal, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Craigslist, Basecamp, Google Adword/Adsense, MS Office Live and Blinksale
Publishing: WordPress, Adobe, Blogger, Vox, Feedburner, TypePad, PollDaddy, Google Analytics, Drupal CMS and Silverlight
Reference: Wikipedia, Google Maps, Answers.com, IMOB, Yahoo! Maps, MS Virtual Earth, Wikia, WebMD, Ask.com and Geni
Now that the blood has run back into my fingers after typing all the winners I would like to congratulate all the winners on behalf of myself and Profy. These great sites and services have provided us all with a level of Internet experiences none of us could have envisioned only a few years ago. I would like to personally congratulate my friends at many of these companies, whose kindness and unyielding commitment to innovation I truly appreciate. To see all the winners and view their profiles please visit the Webware site.