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TwitTruth – Twitter Lie Detector

Do you want to learn who is who on Twitter? Who are your new Twitter friends – promoters or engagers, what are chances they will respond to direct messages, what percent of their posts contains links, retweets, hashtags, etc.? Learn the truth at TwitTruth.com. It gives various statistics about Twitter accounts registered in TwitTruth.

You can add your account by simply logging in to Twitter and allowing TwitTruth to access your account. Also, you can invite other Twitter users to add their accounts.

One more interesting thing – on a home page of TwitTruth.com you will find a list of the top 500 Twitter users and statistics for their accounts. Go and learn the Twitter Truth!

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July 7, 2009 Posted by | internet, Online tools, twitter, Web 2-0 | , , | 2 Comments

Social Mention – a Real Time Search Platform

Real-time search is what everyone talks about and looks for nowadays. Are you not satisfied with usual organic search and want to have the latest news only in your search results? Try Social Mention search.

“Social Mention is a social media search platform that aggregates user generated content from across the universe into a single stream of information”.

The number of social media monitored by Social Mention is rather big – more than 80 including the most popular like Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed, YouTube, Digg, Google, Yahoo, WordPress, Technorati, etc.

Social Mention search is not very fast, but the results you get for every query are really up-to-date and rather relevant. Results can be sorted by date, source, and post rank; you can view results for a specified time only. As well as in Google, you can apply phrase search (“your query” – in quotes) to narrow your search and get the most relevant results.

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Social Mention also provides social media alerts. They are much like well known Google Alerts, but for social media – free daily email alerts on selected search phrases. You can also subscribe to the RSS feed for mentions of certain keyword and save your search results as CSV\Excel file.

Besides, you can get a kind of analysis of your search term popularity – you can see strength, sentiment, passion and reach values for each query. Also you’ll see the info about average time per mention, last mention time, unique authors, retweets, top keywords, top users, top hashtags, rank of the posts that mention your search term and sources where your term is mentioned most often.

Maybe, search results provided by Social Mention sometimes need to be more relevant, but I like the idea and believe  that Socialmention.com is a good implementation of real time search idea and it will be improved in the future.

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June 25, 2009 Posted by | internet, Online tools, search engines, Social Networks, Web 2-0 | Leave a comment

Gmail Offline – Google released the beta offline version of its popular e-mail service

offline gmailAt last, one of the most popular Google services – Gmail (which stands for Google mail) – goes offline. Offline Gmail is beta (of course ;)), but users already can work with Gmail without being connected to the Internet. To do that, one should install Google Gears, an open source browser extension for Internet Explorer and Firefox, which is already used for offline access to such web apps as Google Docs, RSS Reader, etc. Google Gears cashes data and stores them in a database. If there is too much mail, it’s sorted by some criteria and the most important e-mails are cashed in the first place. That makes possible using Gmail on computers with slow or unstable Internet connection. While you’re connected to the Internet, Google Gears automatically synchronizes data with server, but even if the network connection is lost, you can read, edit and write letters.

To enable offline Gmail, go to the Settings in your Gmail account, then to the Labs tab, and the first you’ll see will be Gmail Offline option. Click Enable and Save changes. You’ll see Offline0.1 link near your Settings link. Click it to start setup process.

Of course, as Gmail supports POP and IMAP protocols, Google mail can be read and sent with any e-mail client. And it’s the matter of your taste only – to use your usual desktop e-mail client, read mail online or start using offline Gmail. In any case, it’s great to have a choice, isn’t it?

Please, answer this poll – how do you manage or will manage your Gmail?

February 4, 2009 Posted by | e-mail, Google, Online tools | , , , | 2 Comments

Top 7 tools to get organized

With huge amount of things to get done each day, it is really easy to forget important things that require your attention. How to stay focused on important task and remember everything. Here are 10 tools to help you get organized and manage your time effectively. I’ve listed both software and online tools – everything I tried and liked. They really help, so give them a try!

Backpack

Backpack

Backpack

Backpack is a web-based service that makes organizing your information incredibly easy. Backpack lets you make pages which can contain any combination of notes, to-dos, images, files, etc. You can keep these pages to yourself or share them with colleagues, co-workers, friends, or family. Also use Backpack Calendar and Reminders, email to-do lists, notes, files, and images to a Backpack page.

Pricing – from $7/month for Solo plan to $99/month for Pro, 30 days free trial, free plan with limitations.

Screen Calendar

Screen Calendar

Screen Calendar

Screen Calendar creates custom desktop wallpapers with built in active calendar. Screen Calendar has all functions of PIM. It allows scheduling your day hourly, set reminder, print notes or calendar itself etc. Version 7.4 supports iCalendar synchronization, so events can be imported to the desktop calendar directly from iCal files – both local and remote (e.g. Google Calendar). Also, calendar look and background can be customized to your liking. There is Outlook edition for those who used to schedule in Outlook Calendar.

Pricing – $24.95 for a single license, free trial version.

30 Boxes

30 Boxes

30 Boxes

30 Boxes is a web-based software application that allows an individual to keep calendar data online, to share their calendar data with an invited circle of friends and to aggregate public online information of friends. 30 Boxes is created for individuals looking for a robust, yet simple online calendaring solution that is easy to share with friends and family.

Pricing – free!

Daily Home Planner

Daily Home Planner

Daily Home Planner

Daily Home Planner is the software that will help you to schedule, plane meals, keep contacts, manage family finances, etc.  Handy scheduler let you view your entire family’s appointments and daily routine in one location. The Journal feature will store a daily record of the day’s events. Meals planner automatically add recipes ingredients to the shopping list. Goals and to-do lists help to keep track of plans and projects.

Pricing – $34.95 for a single license, 30 day free trial.

Toodledo

Toodledo

Toodledo

Toodledo is an easy to use, web-based to-do list.  Use Hotlist to remember the high priority tasks, add or edit tasks without page reload to save your time, organize tasks into folders or projects, set personal goals, use online calendar, track time spend for specified tasks, attach notes to any task,  share your to-do lists with coworkers, friends,family. Toodledo even have an iPhone app that you can use even when you don’t have an internet connection.

Pricing – free plan, Pro $14.95/year, Pro Plus $29.95/year

PlanPlus

PlanPlus

PlanPlus

PlanPlus is a powerful planning software. Task List Gadget allows to quickly view and manage the tasks set up in PlanPlus without opening the program. Prioritized Daily Task List, daily notes, appointment schedule, weekly planning tools, MS Outlook synchronization, Palm applications.

Pricing – $79.95 for a single license, free trial

Evernote

Evernote

Evernote

Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at any time, from anywhere. Everything you put into Evernote is always synchronized across all of your devices. That way, all your memories are available to you wherever you are.

Pricing – free account, Premium account – $5/month or $45/year

November 12, 2008 Posted by | Calendar, Online tools, Software | , , , , | 1 Comment