Thursday, November 13, 2008

Communication 2.x

How long has it been since a great new Web 2.0 service was launched - or bought for a crazy amount of money? Has innovation come to a grinding halt?

Take a look at Twitter or LinkedIn; seem like the latets fads, but they have been around for quite some time (Twitter mid 2006, LinkedIn launched May 2003).

Anyway, innovation is still happening. Here is some (getting them to work isn't always easy):
  • Mjoy. Free SMS to any fixed or wireless phone. Ads will appear on the mobile portal, not in any message.
  • Dial2Do. Launched April 2008 in the US and comes to 18 more countries today. Sign up, dial a 'local' number and speak. Dial2do will translate your message into an email, a Twitter message, an SMS, and more.
  • Gmail voice and video chat. Goes without comment.
  • YouMail. Personalised voicemail greetings, and more.
  • Yotify. A little like Google alerts. Create targeted 'scouts' that'll send you hourly/daily email updates from specific sites.


Sean said...

Hi -

Sean here from Dial2Do. Just wanted to say thanks for the mention. We've added quite a few new things in to Dial2Do last few weeks, which sort of complete our initial vision for everything we wanted to see in there at the start.

If you have suggestions, comments or feedback - we're keen to hear them!

Meanwhile, look forward to reading more of your blog.

Cheers, Sean (CTO)

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