Dan McGinn at New Persuasion wrote recently about the Top Ten Companies to Watch as determined via Emergic comes Read/WriteWeb's Top Ten picks from Demo 2007. The Demo 2007 conference "showcases the latest emerging technologies."
Dan comments that many of the top 10 involve the sharing/cataloging of information/photos/videos. I'm reminded of the post Steve wrote recently called Self Publishing via the Internet in which he talks about Life , a free, easy service for uploading emails, files, photos and documents to one central location for the purpose of publishing.
I must admit that I have been hard at work using this super simple service to organize a series of emails relating to one topic. It is a breeze and the finished product is wonderful.
So my question is this: are all of these web-based businesses designed to resolve our bottomless guilt over the boxes and boxes of unlabeled photos, love letters, diary entries we have hiding under our bed? It's almost as easy as those of us (not me) who hand our accountant the shoe box of receipts about this time every year and they miraculously turn them into a tax return acceptable for the IRS.
These businesses are helping us organize and label and share our history.
Interesting. Keep your eye on these businesses – to read Dan's post on the Top Ten to watch, click here.