Monday, May 08, 2006

8 Free Web 2.0 Companies

Some guy named Boris* is buying domain names, creating one-paragraph business plans for them, and auctioning them off on ebay. People seem to be bidding, but mostly for less than the cost of buying a domain name. Either way, I'm never one to miss a hot new trend.

Here are 8 *Free* company ideas.
  1. PotHoleFinder.org
    This mashup maps every pot hole on every street throughout the world, using satellite technology or something. People can map out their trip ahead of time and avoid holes.

  2. Re-Bay.biz
    If people don't like the results of an ebay auction (for example, your company sells for less than the cost of a domain name) you get a re-do on Re-bay.

  3. CornerCurver.net
    You feed it any URL and it re-renders that site with all the corners curved, saving thousands of web 2.0 development hours.

  4. ICantBelieveItsNotAJAX.com
    I'm not sure what this one does, but it does it without AJAX.

  5. PleaseStopDoingThat.net
    Similar to a distributed reputation management system. Users can enter what someone else is doing and the community votes on what the person should stop doing (by adding links from their blogs). Whenever someone joins the default request is "Please stop blogging."

  6. IWantSomeIceCream.cc
    You can put a custom badge on your blog to inform readers that you'd like some ice cream.

  7. Boogle.com
    Search site for Boggle players.

  8. BlogLibs.com
    Madlibs for blogs. Pre-made blog posts, you fill in the half witty commentary and mundane details. I bet this one actually exists.

*Boris has some strange theories about gender relations and VC's. Read at your own risk.

4 Comments:

Blogger Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten said...

Hi Jonathan, that is a nice list you have there! How about this: sellthatplan.com (still available), a website where you can sell your domain + businessplan (max 500 words). Each plan that sells gives 5% to SellThatPlan.com and 5% to the seller.

Give me another beer and I'll give you another plan.

;-)

12:54 AM, May 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With trendy new Web 2.0 Companies...It's good have a trendy Web 2.0 website design.

http://mentalized.net/journal/2005/10/10/building_your_very_own_web20_layout/

7:10 PM, May 12, 2006  
Blogger Web2earn said...

I’ve heard a lot of stories about domain name importance. However, check out the figures below - here are the top five most expensive domain sales in the last few years:
Business.com – $7.5 million
AsSeenOnTv.com – $5.1 million
Altavista.com – $3.3 million
Wine.com – $2.9 million
Autos.com – $2.2 million

I am not sure how such an investment – paying millions of USD for a simple name – can be recovered and used to produce profit. There was a story about Coca-Cola, which said that if the company lost all its infrastructure, but kept the name and brand characteristics, it could bounce back in about 4 years. However, if the company managers were left with all the infrastructure, but lost the Coca-Cola name, the company would be very likely to go bankrupt. Do you think this is also true for domain names?

Regards,

Michael Rad
Web2earn.com – learn how to make money online

1:44 AM, May 14, 2006  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Boris, thanks for contributing another great idea to the Web 2.0 mix. Once everyone's business plan is the sale of business plans, it is better to have a business plan of facilitating the sale if business plans rather than selling business plans yourself.

SellThatPlan is that business plan!

6:04 PM, May 21, 2006  

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