The Museum of Modern Betas

File under:
Industrial Design

Written by Brian Ling (Design Sojourn)
Mar 14, 2007

Comments Anyone?

A cool name of a fascinating site on the web’s most anticipated Web 2.0 applications based on who has bookmarked it on (god that is a web address I can never remember).

The Museum of Modern Betas has a nice list of who and what and when and why (you get the picture) of the Web 2.0. Exciting trend spotting if you are interested in where the web is moving towards. Here are my favourites Scrybe (the most kick-ass personal digital assistant), Virtual Ubiquity (an online word processor!), Papervision 3D, Openserving, Crowdspirit and Xindesk.

As people are starting to understand the Web 2.0 a lot of practical applications, that take advantage of the sharing and cross-talking advantages of Web 2.0, are starting to appear. For example Scrybe and Zoho-notebook. But as you can see probably about half of the applications on the list are actually either similar to, copies of, or an alternative to each other or already existing sites.

They all claim they can do the same job but better. I don’t know in terms of product innovation, will incremental improvements really get you market share? As Guy Kawasaki mentioned in his “The art of creating a community”, the product is the key and it has to be good. Moreover with Web 2.0 technology, who ever controls the community has the power, especially when owning a community also equals money. Thus, for example, I’m doubtful that Technoraki could put a dent into all the other blog ranking (Technorati?) sites out there (I have been proven wrong, but only time will tell).

However the great thing about the internet is there is nothing stopping you from signing up. So I’ll be checking all of them out and you should too!

Edit: Added link to Mr Kawasaki. Gosh that guy (no pun intended) must be my MLB, Most Linked to Blogger!

Love this post? Subscribe to The Design Sojourn Newsletter, for free, and get the latest content delivered right to your inbox with our 110% NO-SPAM Policy!

You can also follow me on Twitter and Facebook as well.

Related Posts You Might Find Interesting:


No comments yet.

A note about commenting: We value your comments as they provide different perspectives that we can learn from and/or improve our products as we see this blog as a platform for interaction and exchange with our friends. However, whilst we welcome constructive criticism, we do not tolerate offensive and disrespectful comments. Postings deemed inappropriate will be removed.

Finally, to avoid auto deletion from spam filtering, we kindly ask that you use your personal name or initials instead of your business name. Thank you and I hope you enjoy being part of the design conversation!