Top Ten List of Valuable Web Sites and Services


A while ago Christian Gray asked a number of people (Joe Andrieu, Tony Winders, Mike Reid, Michael Lodge, William Hayes, Richard Weddle, Scott Lemon, me and Ian Palmer) to send him a list of Web sites and applications that they found valuable. Here's the list (in no particular order):

  1. http://www.kiva.org -- microloans, loans that change lives
  2. http://www.linkedin.com - professional social networking (free and premium) - best way to leverage your professional network
  3. http://www.getfriday.com -- virtual assistant, we first read about them in the book The World Is Flat
  4. http://www.ning.com -- start your own social network/project group today, very easy for non-techs
  5. http://www.google.com/alerts + http://www.google.com/reader - stay on top of info in an automated fashion
  6. http://www.zemanta.com - automatic links, associated photos, related articles and tags for your blog
  7. http://www.zoho.com - Online apps for business.  Free for individuals.  Small fees for business.
  8. http://www.twitter.com -- if you don't know about http://blog.mrtweet.net/?p=69
  9. http://www.tweetdeck.com -- makes twitter easier to manage/use
  10. http://www.helpareporter.com -- get you quoted in news stories and position you as the expert

Christian has a list of all the contributions on his site.