So I’ve been without Internet for over a week now! I’m calling tonight to get it set up, but in the meantime I wanted to post a few quick updates from the Web 2.0 world…

  • Sixent – Is a new social networking platform launched by Ottawa-based Ramius Corp. I’ve been meaning to write a full review, but for now, I really like it and it’s gaining some great momentum… So check it out and don’t forget to add me as your contact! Oh yea, also when I was playing out with it I created a Web 2.What? group too, so join in and post a comment for suggestions of what I should do with it!
  • In other Ottawa Web 2.0 news, officially launched last week out of Beta and has been creating a media storm. Check out the coverage on Tech Crunch featuring a vid with Ashton Kutcher… 
  • LinkedIn now has a discussion feature for its groups! Previously if you were a member of any LinkedIn group, you were probably wondering what the point of it was… Well now you can discuss with other group members. A definitely long-awaited feature.
  • Google announced the launch of Google Chrome. A new browser that promises to be faster and more efficient than any other. In fact they have a cute little comic explaining how that is. I haven’t had a chance to download it yet (having no Internet except for iPhone) so if you’ve tried it, drop a comment and let me know what I have to look forward to.

That’s all that comes to mind for now, but I’ll have some exciting news to announce very shortly…

4 thoughts to “A few Web 2.0 updates…

  • Rebecca Atkinson (Muller)

    re Chrome: I’ve just installed it myself and started playing with it as of last night.

    It really seems to have some cool features, including a home page that has little screen shots of the most popular web pages you visit for easy access.

    I also like the fact that your most recent bookmarks are plopped on the right-hand side for ease of reference. I’m one of those people that bookmark things for later and never go back to them. I already found that I was looking at them last night.

    The one thing I’m not sure I get/am a fan of is the incognito browswer which allows you to visit sites and hide them from your browser history. I know there are already plug ins for IE and FF for this – I just don’t know if I agree with this concept and the idea of openly promoting it. If you’re that ashamed of what you’re looking at, why are you looking at it in the first place. Maybe I’m just too cynical.

    But long story short – first thoughts are impressive – it even has that clean Google look. :p


  • Kelly

    The boyfriend is a total convert. And seeing it on his laptop, I’m not surprised at all. Looks slick, fast yet simple. Very Google!

    Sadly it’s not available for Mac yet, so I have to wait 🙁

  • Rebecca Atkinson (Muller)

    You may be waiting a while. I read (somewhere) that there are no plans for a Mac version for a while. I know my hubby is sad about that too.

  • Kelly

    Google may not fail very often.. but that’s a google-fail in my mind!


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