Who are the darling children startups these days?

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I was wondering, where have all the fanboys/girls gone? Startups like Flickr, Del.icio.us, and Basecamp got nothing but love when they were young. These days Twitter is the hot topic, but more among the mainstream than the early-adopter community; they’re 3 years old now.

I haven’t seen as much buzz from early adopter enthusiasts around any single startup lately, and I’m wondering: is it because there’s nothing hot? Or is there nothing that’s hitting a large enough number people at a common intersection (like Flickr did with photos)? Or am I just more out of touch these days with my head buried in my own products?

Who do you think are the darling children startups these days?