8 Tools to Track Your Footprints on the Web - ReadWriteWeb. Last week we looked at how easy it is to leave footprints on the Web; today we'll show you how easy it is to track them.
Although search engines provide a great starting point when you're searching for someone online, with all of the new social sites that have popped up over the past few years, they're often just not enough. In our recent State of Blog Search 2009 post we discussed the various reasons you may choose to use any or all of the following blog search tools: Technorati, Google Blog Search, Ice Rocket, Ask.com Blogsearch, and FriendFeed. While these blog search engines are great to fill specific needs, they're also another great place to look for your footprints on the Web. However, you can drill down even more. 1. Part of Nielsen-Online, BlogPulse highlights the top trends in the blogosphere and is mostly used to determine the hottest topics on the Web and how they got to be that way. 2. 3. 4.
Reading Rewards - Track Time Spent. Reading Rewards is a free service that allows parents and teachers to track the amount of time their students spend reading.
Students create goals in Reading Rewards then parents and teachers can reward them for reaching their goals. Every minute students read equals one Reading Reward (RR) mile. Parents and teachers can determine what the rewards will be and how many RR miles students need to earn to receive a reward. If Reading Rewards was simply a tool for tracking student reading, I might not have written about it. What got me to write about Reading Rewards is the student networking aspect of the site. Learn more about Reading Rewards in the Google Docs Presentation below. Applications for EducationReading Rewards can be used on an individual basis or parents or on a group basis for teachers. Here are some related resources that may be of interest to you:Barnes & Noble Passport to Summer ReadingWord Ahead Vocabulary VideosWeboWord - Vocabulary Visualized.
Twitority. 15 Fascinating Ways to Track Twitter Trends. One of the great things about TwitterTwitter reviews is that it is a great place to track emerging trends.
When major events or big stories occur, people tweet about it and it inevitably ends up at the top of Twitter Search as a top trend. But this only scratches the surface of tracking Twitter trends. There are a wide variety of web applications, Twitter accounts, and even iPhone apps that can help people do everything from track popular hashtags to graph out recent Twitter trends. As Twitter grows, this information will only become more useful for understanding what is popular at any given moment, or even what was popular in the past. Web-based Applications 1. 2. 3. CopyGator.com - Is your content being duplicated, copied or plag. BARRY'S BEST COMPUTER TIPS - They'll Change Your Life: This open-source app is a little gem.
Nowadays it may not make sense to spend lots of money on humongous financial tracking apps. From the web site: "SimpleD Budget is an open source Windows application designed for personal or household financial management. With SimpleD Budget, you can keep track of your expenses for each month by allocating your income into "categories" such as Mortgage, Entertainment, etc., and as you spend money throughout the month, you enter the amount into a category. SimpleD Budget will let you see how much you have left in each category, or see how fast you are spending. SimpleD BudgetBarry's Best Computer Tips is updated often; the easiest way to get your regular dose is by subscribing to our news feed. Klout. Wakoopa - Discover software & games. So How Much Time Do You Waste On Twitter? Making the rounds quickly on Twitter this weekend is Tweetwasters, a site that gives you an idea of how much time you’re really ‘wasting’ posting messages and status updates to the popular micro-sharing service.
Users are calculating away and tweeting about it, ironically spending even more time on Twitter (not that there’s anything wrong with that). There’s even a WordPress plugin that lets you show off your Twitter usage stats to your blog visitors, and if you try hard you might just make the Tweetwasters Hall Of Fame. Tweetwasters estimates that a user spends about 30 seconds on creating a Tweet on average, which I think is a bit long.
They multiply that by the number of Twitter messages you have produced and they provide you with the approximate number of seconds, minutes, hours or days of your life you have spent on Twitter. Of course, I assume most people spend more time reading tweets than writing them, so it’s probably way more than Tweetwasters will ever be able to tell you. Tweet Scan - Microblog Search.