This is Web 2.0, as they say We see atleast dozen '2.0' apps spring up everyday; majority of these are some kind of api mashups or ones that juggle with existing sites and services. (needless to say, Pingoat is a perfect example). Such utilities are good for the eye and even useful at times, but they seldom survive in the long run. Take another example, newzpile.com I built. Its basically a news aggregator feeding on news feeds from hundreds and hundreds of sources. Its not at all independant, its lifespan is lesser than or equal to that of the news sources. Same with Pingoat.com, it'll live only until the targets it pings are open.
So this is what has been happening on the web lately. And there is no limit to the number of google (maps) and yahoo (maps,flickr..) mashups popping up everyday. Even I've got involved in this trend, I must admit. Personally, I dont find this pleaseing at all, weird enough, I find it really annoying. 'Unique' and 'Innovative' gets my vote. Pingoat and Splogspot will be bidding bye soon (details later), so now its time I rolled out something even better, and trust me, I am already on it!
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