ChatWing is a product that I've reviewed before, but was asked to take another look at it since they've made a lot of changes. It's a nice site - you can create your own chatroom really quickly. New functionality includes the ability to include video straight in the chat box, as well as images and hotlinks. You can also password protect chat and force login and change styles. It also supports 9 different languages. I tried it out yesterday, and it's quite impressive. I shall be using it on my multimedia courses!
Tweetvisor is a browser based solution, allowing you to post to your account, search for topics, get direct messages, get replies and so on. Looks very elegant. Only launched 2 days ago, so it's probably going to be buggy. It also does want password details entered.
This is another microblogging site that allows you to create your own site. Monetize it, use your own domain, picture sharing, you get the idea. Might help if they actually put a <title> Yonkly </title> on their home page though!
is your personal shouting place that lets you stay in touch with your
friends via short, quick messages. It works the other way too. And all
you have to do is tell your friends (and the world) what are you doing
at the moment. That's kinda what Twitter does isn't it? So, lets all just use that instead then.
Cross post blog posts, link to flickr pics, track packages, add events to a Google calendar, report spam, translate posts, use it as a gmail notifier, create an alarm clock, ego surf, search twitter, conduct polls. All of these things can be done if you read the post: Twitter Guide: How To Do Things With Twitter.
twistori is a simple idea. Using the words love, hate, think, believe, feel and wish, together with the Summize search engine you get to see a scrolling window of i <love, hate, think etc - your choice> and then what anyone has written. Oddly therapeutic.
Ping.fm is a simple service that makes updating your social networks a snap.
Update from anywhere using AIM, GTalk, iGoogle, WAP, iPhone, SMS and
E-mail. It works with systems like Myspace, Linkedin, Blogger, hi5, Facebook, twitter and so on. It's a sensible idea for those people who post/comment in different places and find it hard to keep up, though of course it does mean that if your friends are in the same places they'll see the same message multiple times!