What was hot on QBase last week

It has been a a little over a week since QBase was launched, and aside from a bad case of unintended consequences, the service, powered by Tradevibes is thriving. Regular readers will have seen the QBase widgets at the bottom of posts, not every post, but where we think the information adds to the over all story.

Every now and then we’ll be updating what’s hot and new on QBase. If you haven’t checked it out yet or registered, click here. All data is user contributed and shared across the Tradevibes network, including Mashable’s MashCoInfo. You can also add relevant stories from other sites or your own site, and the service also includes startup discussions and even social voting on the biggest stories of the day. If you’re a startup and you’re not listed yet, what are you waiting for?

New to QBase

Buybak – BuyBak offers retailers and online sellers websites with the ability to purchase online directly from consumers their no longer wanted consumer media (Books, CDs, DVDs, and Games) and Consumer…

Bookswim – Bookswim is a netflix style rental service for books targeting students. BookSwim launched in May, 2007, is America’s only nationwide hardcover/ paperback online book rental library club with free…

Playfish – Playfish is a social games company that develops and publishes video games on social networks like Facebook. Founded in October 2007 by casual and mobile games veterans and backed by Accel Ventures…

Frengo – Frengo is the global leader in creating and powering social media and entertainment services on top of popular social networks and across mobile devices. Frengo builds upon the “social graph” of…

RateItAll – RateItAll is an online community built upon one of the most extensive and diverse online databases of opinions, ratings, and reviews in the world. Participating members of RateItAll can earn cash for…

Top Discussions

How do you like Kosmix’s new general search engine?
Kosmix just revamped their site to be more of a general search engine instead of a bunch of topic specific vertical search engines (health, cars, travel). The search results is a mashup of their own results plus searches from YouTube (videos), social networks, and other sites. It feels very crowded to me. I’m curious on what others think…
Interesting View of Current Events
If you haven’t checked out Soda Head it’s a fun site that let’s you read public comments and share your opinion about current events. I think it’s a great time waster but lacks in the real information.
Can a site survive/thrive as simply entertainment?