What's making money and how much?

What's making money and how much?.

There’s a new web-app every day it seems. Emily Chang compiles a list she calls eHub
which “is a constantly updated list of web applications, services,
resources, blogs or sites with a focus on next generation web (web
2.0), social software, blogging, Ajax, Ruby on Rails, location mapping,
open source, folksonomy, design and digital media sharing.”

not all the apps on this list are built with profits in mind, but I do
wonder: What’s actually making money and how much? Anyone care to
venture a guess? Any estimates? With all the talk of the new web, and
with all these apps popping up, I wonder how different it really is
this time. Have things really changed or it is just
easier/faster/cheaper to build something these days that won’t make any

Disclaimer: Obviously building tools isn’t all about
making money. Many of the tools/sites listed on eHub are pure labors of
love without a profit motive. Nothing wrong with that. But I suspect a
lot of these are being built with a business in mind. So I’m wondering
which ones are working so far.  [Signal vs. Noise]

Leave a comment