Web 2.0 Tools come and go- that's just the nature of Web 2.0. Unfortunately, the websites listed here, though once with us on our wonderful Web 2.0 wiki, are no longer with us:

Backflip- was a great bookmarking service that went under when their servers crashed and all data was lost. Bummer.

BubbleSnap- a slideshow maker from Kodak that allowed embeddable widgets and such.

Circavie- a great online timeline generator from AOL.

Comiqs- was a nice comic book creation site, much like the Comic Life software. It went by the wayside quietly.

DukaDial- a great way to connect two phone numbers without paying any long distance fees.

FlowGram- a slideshow maker of sorts that allowed narrating and embedding/highlighting of websites.

GCast- great way to podcast by phone then embed the widget anywhere- podcasting on the fly!

g.ho.stThis site was truly a virtual desktop. Registered users (free) have access to a virtual desktop that they can access anywhere. Users can access their saved files and built-in, web-based office productivity applications (Google Docs & Zoho) without installing anything!

Imagination Cubed-provided by GE, was a markerboard app that recorded and replayed what you wrote with the mouse/pen.

JumpCut- Yahoo took over and discontinued this online video editor.

LetsCallMe- create a link to your phone number; user can call you without giving out your phone number. This is a moot point now that Google Voice has emerged! The site is still around, but it is no longer free!

Lifehaps- This interactive timeline generator has been discontinued and will resurface as a facebook app in the future!

MagToo- Like RockYou, this site made cool slideshows with special effects from your images. I think they had some major copyright issues with their music.

Moblyng- used to be a slideshow generator like slide.com and rockyou.com, but no longer!

MyFakeWall.com- This was a nice, fake Facebook wall builder where students could tell a story through a Facebook wall. It became a redirect to an escort service! Yikes!

MyPodcast.com- This site hosted your podcast for free, but inserted some audio advertising. They provided the feed and everything necessary for you to create a podcast.

MyWebspiration- OK, in all fairness, this product from the makers of Inspiration is not dead- but the free version is. It was/is a great way to create mind maps online with graphics and all.

Ning- Was a great way to build private social networks. The site is still around but not exactly free- and is blocked by many organizations!

Offtype.net- was a fast, fun, free and easy way to draw your own images online.

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PageflakesAnother great choice for assimilating relevant data and widgets was Pageflakes. I'm not sure what happened to it, but it's gone now!




Picnik.com- was the gold standard in quick, online image editing for non-Photoshop users. The site was bought by Google and died on April 19, 2012- presumably to be worked into some other Google project (maybe integrated into Picasa?). Luckily, iPiccy came along and is a great replacement with an almost identical interface!

RockYou- like MagToo, this site made cool slideshows with special effects from your images.

Scrapblog- was an awesome scrapbook maker online. This was bought out by the people at Mixbook.com, which is almost just as great (but has no music to go with it's presentations).

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Screentoaster- was a great online screen recorder with audio and embed code. Try Screencast-o-matic instead!

Sprout- a quick, flash-based, website builder (see animation at right)

UniFlip- creates online flip books from various file formats and hosts content. Went from free to 8-day trial!

URLBunch- this was one of the original sites that created one URL out of a series of multiple URLs.

ViaTalk- connected two phone numbers for free with a ten minute call limit.

ZIPmyURL- allowed user to enter mutliple URLs and it would zip them into one easy to share URL and create a page with links and thumbnails. Eastern European spammers put an end to this one.