Welcome back to the Webware 100!
It worked before, so we're doing it again: Today Webware is launching its second Webware 100 Awards, honoring the people's choice for the best Web 2.0 apps and services.
In our 2007 awards, more than half a million votes were cast to determine the most the popular Web apps. This time, with more apps available and even people using Web 2.0 apps, the contest should be even more intense.
There are 10 categories for awards in the Webware 100. Each category will have 10 winners in it. We've freshened the category lineup for this year:
Audio: Music, podcasts, audiobooks. Browsing: Browsers, start pages, RSS readers, widgets, runtime engines. Commerce and events: Retail, auctions, travel, real estate, concerts, conferences. Communications: E-mail, chat, voice. Productivity: App suites, to-do lists, groupware. Publishing and photography: Blogging, content management, photo sites. Search and Reference: Search engines, encyclopedias, mapping. Social: Social networking, family sites, recommendations, online worlds, contests. Utility and Security: Infrastructure providers, storage, online protection. Video: Video storage, playback, streaming, editing, and animation.
Nominations are open
Today we are opening up the awards with the nomination phase. If there's a site that you want people to vote on, nominate it now using this form on www.webware.com/100. Nominations will close on January 25, 2008.