Came across this interesting thing called "webtop". This is like a hosted desktop - lets you IM, manage & share files, manage email, contacts, calendar, and even play games! And all for free. They have a nice flash based UI.
Its too early to say anything about the success of this concept, but I personally feel this is just one of many revolutions in making we would witness in our lives.
Here is what they have to say in their welcome email -

Hello Guest,
Thanks for taking the time to check out the goowy personal webtop. Our vision is to offer you a fresh desktop-like experience on the web for communicating and sharing.

Goowy delivers an integrated webtop experience for managing your personal communications (integrated instant messaging, email, contacts, and calendar), organizing and sharing your files (online file storage), and centrally aggregating your web data (minis for weather, stocks, news, rss feeds, pictures, to do lists, music and more).

Below is a brief summary of all of the great services you get with goowy:

goowy desktop
The desktop page is a quick start dashboard for all of the things that you can do with the goowy (re) application. Either click on one of the actions or navigate goowy using the bottom navigation toolbar. If you want to change your default start page you can do so in Options General Settings.

goowy IM
Instant message with all of your buddies (AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo and more) all in one place, anytime and anywhere. Just add your username and password for your IM accounts and goowy will bring them all together in a cool web based interface.

goowy drive
Upload, organize and share your personal files with goowy drive. You can upload files and access them from anywhere using goowy. We even have a cool mini music player built in so you can listen to your music on any computer right through goowy.

goowy mail
A powerful webmail application that delivers desktop-like email functionality including drag and drop, auto-refresh, right clicks, keyboard shortcuts and more, in an elegant, easy to use interface.

goowy calendar
Now its easy to organize your life. Pull up the calendar and add your important events, invite friends and be reminded of your upcoming schedule.

goowy contacts
Manage all of your contacts in goowy. You can import contacts from your existing mail application or add them manually. When you add contacts they will appear in your mail, calendar and through out goowy.

goowy minis
Minis are mini applications that you can configure and personalize that give you access to information and functionality from across the web all in one place. Check out our minis for web search, flickr photo search, quote of the day, weather, news, rss feeds, itunes top songs, bookmarks and more.

goowy games
We have fun games to help you relax :)

Also, make sure to take a look at our FAQ (http://www.goowy.com/faq.html) as it contains additional information and answers to the most common questions.

Take a look around and let us know what you think. If you like what we have to offer, make sure to tell your friends and family about us!

- your goowy team


Have fun with Goovy :)
We all knew that plagiarism exists. Everywhere. Right from "Mere rang mein..." being "inspired" by "Final countdown...", to this recent case where one of fellow bloggers Shilpa's blog was the source of inspiration.
Kudos to Shilpa for not keeping silent and making all of us aware of this crime - which some think can be committed and still get away scot free.

So how do we protect ourselves?

Here is one instrument/tool I found out sometime back. This is called ESBN. To put is simply ESBN is like digital ISBN (ISBN uniquely identifies a book if you are not aware already).
To quote from them -
Numly.com assigns Numly Numbers (Electronic Serial Numbers / ESNs) for all things digital. These unique identifiers provide digital rights management capabilities as well as third-party, non-repudiation measures for proof of copyright via real-time verifications. Numly Numbers are simple and quick to generate. They act as an electronic timestamp for copyright purposes. They can also be used to digitally certify email. They also allow you to track content viewership, monitor ratings, and can be used as permalinks.
Detailed info can also be found here.

I would encourage you to start using ESBN to protect thy intellectual work (though it could just be random ramblings like mine, but heck - my rambling is my rambling and I will protect it ;))
Nearest to heart, closest to me you will always be,
This intimacy is heartfelt, eyes never can see.
We always were friends, we will be, for all coming times,
I can hear the songs, my heart with you rhymes.
On voyage to success together we will cruise,
And will face as one soul, all pains and blues.
Together invincible heights we will scale,
Through odds and evens, smoothly we will sail.
Friend in my heart, only you dwell so deep,
This is the friendship promise I love to keep-
That with my heart, it is always you I embrace,
And that nobody, just nobody, can take your place...