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:
Netvibes (so ignored now, I have a whole post to write about it)
Sites or web services I use less frequently, but love:
Sites or web services I use everyday, but with ambivalence:
Sites or services I use, but with teeth gritted:
FriendFeed (new version)
Outright failures (tried and abandoned):
Countless others I’ve since forgotten.