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I have a rant all queued up about the ridiculous hype over “real time” on the Web. I think this note from Dave Winer — on FriendFeed, about FriendFeed! — gets at some of the silliness being peddled.

But before I get to my rant, I’ve been doing a mental inventory of sites that matter, to me at least(excluding hardware, OS’s, and work-focused apps). It’s useful, as I think it starts to drive at what is really important.

Sites or web services I use everyday and love:

Google
Google Maps
Netvibes (so ignored now, I have a whole post to write about it)
Wikipedia
Vodpod 🙂
YouTube

Sites or web services I use less frequently, but love:

Craigslist
Flickr
Last.fm
Wordpress
del.icio.us
Chow

Sites or web services I use everyday, but with ambivalence:

Gmail
Twitter

Sites or services I use, but with teeth gritted:

Facebook
FriendFeed (new version)

Outright failures (tried and abandoned):

Google Reader
Myspace
Countless others I’ve since forgotten.

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