Social Software and Social Media Dominate BusinessWeek Best of the Web

BusinessWeek just published a Best of the Web special report and survey, and a social software and social media companies dominate the results. Out of some 100 sites in the Editors’ Picks, some 2/3 are very clearly a blog or other social software (as opposed to traditional e-commerce, news or reference sites).

Granted, there are several categories specifically related to blogs and podcasting, but this goes far beyond that, such as a nod to LinkedIn in the Jobs category, Om Malik’s Broadband Blog in Tech News, and Omidyar Network in Giving Back. Three out of the five sites in Research are social projects (Wikipedia, Ask Metafilter,, and a fourth, PubSub, is a collection of blog-related services.