Jun 20 2008

Top 100 Australian Web 2.0 Applications

Published by at 11:37 pm under Australian Startups,Australian Websites,web 2.0

Hello :)

I’m still alive…barely. Just in case you were wondering….

dLook is going through a huge growth phase at the moment – it’s all good, but not allowing much time for play :(

Heh, it’s only money right?

Apart from a huge telemarketing campaign, we’ve also launched a job site. And more exciting stuff on the horizon.

So I’m breaking my self-imposed social media exile (well, it’s more a matter of necessity than me showing self-restraint) under the guise of being work related ๐Ÿ˜‰

This week BRW released (via the efforts of Ross Dawson and his Future Exploration Network) the annual list of Top 100 Australian Web 2.0 apps.

This year the applications were ranked, with factors such as revenue and viability, users, international success, business value, innovation and web 2.0 features all contributing towards the rank.

Given the extent to which many startup and emerging businesses like to keep these cards close to their chest, it couldn’t have been an easy job coming up with accurate rankings.

Anyway, it’s great to see the list blossom out to 100 this year (up from 60), and thrilled to see dLook make the top third of the list (#31).

Simon from Applebox has re-ranked the list according to Alexa rank, which puts and interesting spin on the list.

And since I’m doing the corporate news, co-incidentally today dLook was listed on KillerStartups, which is cool, even if it is 2+ years down the track.

Votes, of course, are always welcomed ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’m going to be updating my top 100 list this weekend, so don’t go getting overwhelmed at two posts in one month week ๐Ÿ˜‰

7 responses so far

7 Responses to “Top 100 Australian Web 2.0 Applications”

  1. Scott Y.on 21 Jun 2008 at 7:59 am


    My site failed to get a mention in those “main stream media” again, despite much better Alexa rank than majority on the list. Not that I think it is “Web 2.0” anywhere, but there are many other “forums with user-contributed content + voting and tagging” on the list.

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  2. Lizon 21 Jun 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Welcome back, and good luck on all your ventures! Success can be tough when it takes up all your time, but I trust you’ll find a balance.

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  3. Sireon 22 Jun 2008 at 1:21 pm

    I reckon there must be a mistake with that list. I could not find my site anywhere. Gee, maybe they should include the top 1000. LOL

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  4. Burgoon 22 Jun 2008 at 5:45 pm

    Glad to hear you finally had a chance to breathe Meg… although, busy is nice when it’s business-related, so good on ya :)

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  5. Gregon 22 Jun 2008 at 10:58 pm

    So much to do, so little time hey!

    You take your time, do what is most important which mby my reackoning isn’t a top 100 :-)

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  6. Nicole Priceon 01 Jul 2008 at 6:06 pm

    Good to see you around, don’t be a stranger.

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  7. Stephen Croninon 03 Jul 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Hi Meg,

    Thanks for this, I actually distributed it to my team at work (as we are web 2.0 crazy at work right now).

    Congratulations on making the list!

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