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The One Laptop Per Child programme has lived up to its name in the tiny South Pacific nation of Niue, where 100% of children now have one.

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In this post we review 10 promising developer platforms for the Web. We’re not talking about the obvious ones either, like Facebook, iPhone, OpenSocial or even Twitter. Those have been covered extensively already. The list below features some of our favorite ‘lesser known’ web developer platforms.

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You may have heard of ‘online collaboration tools’, web 2.0, blogs, facebook and youtube through friends or the media. These technologies are embracing the web and allowing creativity and information sharing between a global audience. These  tools provide user’s the ability to work together on a common task or goal implementing real time communications using mobile phones, videos and  Instant messages.

I’ve included a list of 10 online collaboration tools

1. Remember The Milk

An online electronic reminder that allows users to share to do lists, email, and share contacts.


2. Google Apps

Google apps provides any development organisation with a complete range of tools to use.  Email, a complete office suite, an Intranet, a blog site and a shared calender.  All these tools have the advantage of operating within a web browser from mobile phones, laptops, computers throughout the world.

3. Delicious

Delicious is a social bookmarking service that allows users to tag, save, manage and share web pages from a centralized source. With emphasis on the power of the community, Delicious greatly improves how people discover, remember and share on the Internet.

You can view the ICT4DEV delicious book marks by clicking the link below :-

The ICT4DEV Delicious RSS Feed

4. Skype

Skype allows users to communicate via audio, video and messengers with users around the globe.

5. Ning

Create you own MYSPACE alternative, users are able to create their very own social networks.

6. Dashboard -

Scribble your ideas on an online White Board.

7. Meebo

Online Instant messenger in a browser

8. Wordpress

Create your very own internet blog.  The ICT4DEV Working group blog /website was created with wordpress.

9. Mediawiki

Allow visitors to edit and create documents on your very own Wiki site.

10. Flikr

Share your photographs with the world.