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Web 2.0 survival guide: go beyond browsing

Go beyond browsing. With these 39 exceptionally interactive websites and services, you can do anything from launching a private social network to publishing your own book. Here's our Web 2.0 survival guide.


Getting your blog read takes more than compelling prose. These sites will help you attract and hold an audience.

Vox has the best blog editor we've tested. To add an image, song or video to an entry, click the appropriate button above the text window. You can embed a reader poll or other widget on your page, too.

Vox's bigger sibling is TypePad.

TypePad has the powerful design tools that professional bloggers crave, offering easy drag-and-drop design and an array of customisation tools. It won't place adverts on your blog, but you can supply your own via a third-party ad network. Fees vary from $5 to $30 (£2.50 to £15) a month.


LiveJournal is designed as a community tool rather than a standard blogging service. For instance, you can join user-created groups and text-message other members.

LiveJournal provides 1GB of photo storage.


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