The folks at Activeweave (makers of Stickis, which I’ve written about before), have just introduced a great new website and plug-in called BlogRovr. BlogRovr is a great little tool aimed at blog enthusiasts. It allows you to see whatever your favorite bloggers have written about anywhere on-line.
Here’s how it works:
- Visit Blogrovr.com and sign-up for an account
- Enter the URLs of your favorite blogs
- Anytime your favorite blogger mentions something about a site you’re visiting, BlogRovr will deliver the related blog content to you via a Sticki.
- The note is unobtrusive – a small icon in the bottom right hand corner of your browser window.
- You can expand the button into a web overlay by clicking it. Similarly, you can close it just like any other window.
- You can turn BlogRovr on or off any time.
- No spyware, etc. in the app.
Not only does BlogRovr keep you in touch with what your favorite bloggers are thinking about what you’re looking at, it also presents a great opportunity to learn what products/services/websites those on your blogroll are writing about. This is especially useful tool for:
- Researching new product/service providers
- Doing market research/ getting to know a new industry or topic
- Investigating what bloggers are saying about you and your competitors
Give it BogRovr a try and post a comment with your thoughts.