There have been numerous 2005 best of and 2006 predictions posts over the last few weeks as the year comes to an end. Im not going to write one of those. Giving out best of awards seems presumptuous to me, given that Ive been blogging all of six months. And while predictions are fun, they arent all that useful in the end.
What I do want to write about as I reminisce about the year ending in a couple of days are the Web 2.0 companies that I love and use every day.
Ive tested over a thousand products this year, and have written about hundreds. And while some of the companies I write about get very positive reviews, I find that the only true test of the value of a product is its staying power: do I continue to use the product, and maybe even pay for it, as the days and months go by?
So for those of you that are curious, here is a short list of the companies that have held my attention, and that I would not choose to live without on the web . . . [TechCrunch]