Before I posted about using flickr to keep tabs on whatâ€™s going on at your school. Well what Flickr does for pictures, Technorati can do for text. Technorati has a feature that allows you to be alerted when ever anyone blogs a certain phrase.
After you sign up you will be taken to the main page, up top you will see this menu bar.
You will be taken to this page. Here you can see I have watchlists on my name (Sorry, I need my ego trip) and on Temple University.
After that you can compile a â€œWatchlistâ€ that will alert you whenever a phrase in mentioned. Your watchlist can also be RSS feed by clicking on a little icon at the bottom of your list.
The downside of using tags to track imformation is that a lot of spam blogs show up. Also not every post or web page that mentions your term has anything remotely to do with the term. I get a lot of journal posts of kids saying “I’m going to apply to Temple University!”