I have discovered the most amazing Web 2.0 product. To quote from their website:
Hipe!TM, www.hipe.com.au is an essential tool for our Web 2.0 era. There are lots of buzzwords going around. Hipe!3.0 TMallows you to work out what is hot from what is what is just hot air. It is an automated rating system for Web 2.0
It allows you to be an early adopter on the cutting edge, while using the wisdom of crowds to warn you away from the turkeys.
Look up any Web 2.0 product and it will be given one of these three ratings:
- 1.0 Old - this is old news, you wouldn't want to be seen dead talking about this
- 2.0 Hot - this is the sweet spot where you want to be!
- 3.0 Hipe!
There's an extra service for premium members, the Hipe!WordsTM Firefox plug-in. This filters out all the Hipe!WordsTM, converting them all into smiley faces. I have to say, the results were interesting for some of the pages I tested this on. I might need to adjust the sensitivity of the filter.
Another interesting thing about Hipe!3.0TM is that in addition to accepting PayPal, they accept payment in iTunes Music Store vouchers.
(update: This has never happened to me before, the explodedlibrary must have generated its own mini-Slashdot effect. The hipe.com.au site is having some scalability issues right now with all the increased interest, but I'm sure that this is just a temporary glitch)