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. 8 Tools to Track Your Footprints on the Web - ReadWriteWeb
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.
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.
CopyGator.com - Is your content being duplicated, copied or plag What is CopyGator ? This is a free service designed to monitor your RSS feed and find where your content has been republished in the blogosphere. We automatically notify you when a new post of yours is copied to another feed, we also build an overview page you can view to see how/when/where your content is being duplicated, quoted or plagiarized.
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. BARRY'S BEST COMPUTER TIPS - They'll Change Your Life:
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