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Five on Friday – five fabulous web 2.0 tools and sites of the week (13-03-09)

March 13th, 2009 by Lloyd Gofton

It’s Friday, so here is my weekly top five sites and web 2.0 tools of the week.

1. Plum allows you to add groups to your website, giving visitors to your wesbsite a place to talk and share ideas about themes and topics surrounding your site.

2. UberVU is an easy way to track, start and respond to conversations, even if they take place across multiple sites and services.

Today conversation around online stories takes place across an increasing number of services and networks. To give an example, you might upload a video to YouTube that then gets embedded in a blog post. That post receives comments and it gets posted on Twitter, where it also gets some replies. The Twitter post gets to FriendFeed where the conversation continues.

All of this is part of a single conversation, but you can’t see it because it’s trapped inside different services. That’s where uberVU comes in.

3. Whos Talkin is a great social search tool. It searches across many blog services, news sites, social networks, video sites, image sites, forums and via tag sites such as WordPress.

4. twtbase is a Twitter application database. You can narrow down your search by choosing either  Web Mobile Desktop Browser Plugins Mashups or even Submit an App.

5. surchur is a little like Whos Talkin, apart from the fact that it boasts to be the ultimate ‘what’s on the web now’ dashboard. Search any topic and Surchur will pull in feeds from a multitude of different sites and sources. One cool feature of Surchur is the Surchmeter, which shows you how popular a keyword is on different sources: surchur, blogs and twitter. A 10 means the keyword is super hot and a 1 not hot at all.

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