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Some Tips About Web Stuff – June 2010

04 June 2010 Posted by in category: Internet tools with Tags , , ,

Find where  your friends are with Foursquare without a smartphone

Foursquare logodon’t have a smart phone but you want to know where your friends are? No problem. You can sign in to Foursquare from your desktop computer and find your friends. Then, go to foursquare’s mobile website (still from your desktop computer). There, you’ll see all your friends’ check-ins. That’s it. Quite simple, but it requires  breaking a functional fixation that make you think that you can’t consume location data if you can’t provide location data…

Rename folder on Google Reader

You can now rename folders in Google Reader simply by clicking the little arrow next to them in the  subscriptions list (On the left-hand side of  the screen). See example in the image below.

rename any folder by clicking the arrow to the right

(Found on DownloadSquad).

Links shortening tip

If you’re not using the sidebar to shorten  your links, here is a another easy way to do it. In the address bar, insert just before the full address you want to shorten. Click enter and you will be redirected to Bitly’s website where, you will find the shortened link. see example image below.

trick to shorten links(found on  The Steve Rubel Stream)

Finding top websites and ranking information

Google is publishing a list of the top 1,000 websites with DoubleClick ad planner,  a  tool that helps you plan your media campaigns. you can see it in The 1000 most-visited sites on the web. Note that they have excluded some of their websites (see the top 11 in the image below) .

a list of 11 top world wide websites by Google ad planner: Facebook, Yahoo, live, Wikipedia, MSN, Microsoft, blogspot, baidu, GG, Mozilla, Sina

You can also use DoubleClick to find an estimation of the number of visits to a specific website and other ranking information. Go to DoubleClick ad planner and in enter the  address of the website you are interested in (you don’t have to log in to get information).

2 Responses to “Some Tips About Web Stuff – June 2010”

  1. Miriam Schwab 8 June 2010 at 3:26 pm (PERMALINK)

    Fantastic tips!! I especially like the Foursquare one. Thanks for sharing.

  2. eyalsela 8 June 2010 at 3:34 pm (PERMALINK)

    Thanks :)