Webware 100 Finalists
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Ask.com Maps & Directions
Ask.com's maps and directions service will tell you how to get somewhere, as well as showing you what it looks like using their physical maps feature.
Citizendium is an online encycolpedia, written and managed by knowledgable experts.
Citysearch is a popular information site that provides guides for local restauraunts and attractions.
Comicvine is an encyclopedia for comic book characters and franchises. Users can also create their own characters and interact with others on the service.
Flagr is "sharewhere." It's a map for sharing places and info about them.
Geni provides a way to track family geneology by making dynamic and sharable family trees.
Get directions and find places online. Google maps shows streets and even satellite images.
The International Movie Database lists every harrowing detail of films past, present, and future. From actors to the makeup artists, it's all there.
Instructables is a user-generated reference guide, filled with do-it-yourself projects to change the ordinary into the extraordinary.
Microsoft Virtual Earth
Microsoft Virtual Earth is a full-featured, online maps service that can give you directions, traffic reports, and even aerial satellite imagery.
Pbwiki is a free, do-it-yourself wiki service that lets you and your collaborators put together a handy reference guide for home, business, or fun.
Platial makes it easy to tell stories about places and trips, then embed the info on your blog.
RapLeaf lets you check on a person's reputation.
Socialtext is one of the oldest and most business-oriented, wiki platforms.
SuTree is an online index of educational and instructional videos.
Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus
The Visual Thesaurus is a graphical take on the old grade-school word reference.
Venyo lets you rate and comment on the reputation of people--and build your own "personal trust index."
Wayfaring lets you build and share personal maps.
WebMD is a free, online reference guide for the human condition and all that ails us.
Wetpaint is a free reference tool with which multiple people can get together and create dynamic wikis.
A white-paper wiki service that lets site owners add wiki elements to their sites and brand them to match.
Wikipedia is the largest wiki on the Internet; it serves as a free, publicly edited encyclopedia.
Wikisky is an online map of the stars and constellations.
Yahoo Maps is a free map service for driving directions and traffic conditions.