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ConvoTrack: Track Web Conversations With a Single Click

Silki Garg has some great advice on how to follow the latest Buzz easily, using a neat little tool.

image It often happens when you see an interesting article, or a blog post, and you want to know more about it. What’s the buzz?  Who’s talking about it? Who’s following it and how do you find out?

You can always rush to Twitter Search and poke around. You can head over to FriendFeed, Digg, Reddit, HackerNews of course. Or, you can just trust your old pal Google Blog Search.

But what if all these services were combined into one package – one which was available to you with one simple click?

Sound interesting? Then read on.

ConvoTrack is a simple service from Improving the Web, which allows you to find the buzz around a web page with a simple click on a bookmarklet on your Toolbar.

ConvoTrack divides your browser screen into two parts. In the left side bar, you see all the links where recent discussions about that page has happened, and the right pane lets you browse the same page.

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You can use ConvoTrack in four different ways:

  1. Add a bookmarklet to your browser’s bookmark toolbar, and whenever you see an interesting story, click on this bookmarklet to see the buzz around it.
  2. If you do not want to add the bookmarklet, then simply add http://convotrack/ before the URL of the page. It will have the same effect as the bookmarklet.
  3. If you are a webmaster, and want to give your visitors the power of Convotrack, then you can add a simple piece of code in your HTML, and a button will be displayed on the left side of  your page. Your visitors, even if they don’t have the ConvoTrack bookmarklet, can still use the power of ConvoTrack.
  4. If you are a WordPress Blogger, then there is a neat WordPress plugin to give the power of Convotrack to the visitors of your blog.
  5. Bonus – A FireFox Plugin is slated as suggested on the Convotrack website.

Visit ConvoTrack

This is a guest post by Silki Garg. She advises on spyware removal, online threats and malware detection, on her Internet Security Blog. A visit to her Blog is highly recommended. You’re sure to find something of interest.

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KidZui – Free, Safe Internet Browsing for Kids

Silki Garg has some great advice on how to give your child access to the Internet in a child safe environment.

image Internet Browsers are windows to the outside world through which a user interacts with others. While they open up opportunities to access loads of information which is available on the web, they also expose the user to the bad side of this outside world.

The bad side, which is full of spam, malware, spyware, viruses, porn etc. will try to gain your attention with the intention of entrapping you for the benefit of cyber-criminals.

While an adult is expected to understand the nasty designs of these malware artists and stay clear of them, although to a limited extent; the situation becomes more critical for children.

Safeguarding kids, on the Internet, is a topic which has been discussed a great deal, with different tools taking different approaches to this problem. Most of these tools are of the restrictive type. They search and identify websites and places, which can potentially harm a child and then block the child’s access to these unsafe sites.

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However, KidZui, takes a different approach. It searches and identifies websites, which are absolutely safe and fun for kids to visit. KidZui coordinates a large team of parents and teachers, which maintains a white-list of websites for children.

While it has grown slowly over the years, today KidZui has the one of the largest number of games, websites, videos and photos reviewed by parents and teachers, anywhere. In this way, children can find what they need to help them with schoolwork and so on, without parental guidance.

As a parent, you can keep track of what your kids are up to. KidZui sends a weekly email that lets you know you what your kids are doing online.

KidZui is more than just a simple browser. KidZui is a free Web browser, search engine and community for kids 3-12.

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Features of KidZui

Search:

KidZui Search is tailored to the needs of kids.

Offers suggestions and spelling corrections.

Offers search results with content relevant for kids.

Graphical presentation that is easy for kids to understand.

Browsing and Content:

KidZui has the largest number of games, websites, videos and photos reviewed by parents and teachers anywhere.

Kids can browse all this content easily and independently.

Account:

A KidZui account gives kids the freedom to learn, play, and discover over 2 million games, websites, videos and photos approved by parents like you.

Kids can now safely express themselves with their Zui, backgrounds, tags and online status.

KidZui Community:

The KidZui community is tailored to kids as they learn all the things that make them productive adults.

It’s safe with no chat, no written text and no email.

KidZui is available in two forms. You can download the stand-alone version to your computer, or you can use it as a browser extension.

There is also a paid version of KidZui, but the free version seems to have all the essential components an average user will require.

Conclusion: Overall a neat application.

Download at: Kidzui.com

Related: 7 Toddler-Safe Web Browsers for Your Kid’s Internet Browsing

This is a guest post by Silki Garg. She advises on spyware removal, online threats and malware detection, on her Internet Security Blog. A visit to her Blog is highly recommended. You’re sure to find something of interest.

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