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It's a Web, Web, Web 2.0 world

It's not just Silicon Valley. The user-generated revolution is in full swing worldwide. Business 2.0 Magazine picks the best non-U.S. sites to watch.

Weblin
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Weblin
Weblin users can create avatars that pop up at the bottom of any Web page whenever other Weblin members are viewing it, turning Web pages themselves into virtual worlds. The company hopes to make money through advertising and premium memberships, and by selling virtual items. Available in English and German, the site plans to launch in other languages, including Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish.

CEO: Jan Andresen

Location: Hamburg, Germany

URL: weblin.com

Launch: 2006

Funding: $1.3 million (private investors and High Tech Grunderfonds)

Joost

Trivop

Babelgum

Myubo

mTouche

Rebtel

WidSets

Bezurk

Tractis

Maxthon

Sky-Click

Stardoll

Burrp

OhmyNews

Keotag

YoYo Games

Spreadshirt

Trendio

eSnips

Afrigator

Bliin

Weblin

Pixrat

Cambrian House

Khichdee

Mobagetown

Babytree

Vivapets

Tangler

eDushi

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