Like Plazes, but for Software

Wakoopa.com Screen Snip

There’s an interesting new service called Wakoopa that combines a wee daemon that runs on your PC or Mac with a website to display information about the applications you use.

In other words, if Plazes answers the question “where am I?” and Jaiku answers the question “what am I doing?” then Wakoopa answers the question “what am I running?”

It feels sort of weird to be painting this information on so public a billboard — more self-intrusive than telling the world where I am all the time.

Today, for example, I used Coda for 3 hours, 7 minutes and 54 seconds and OpenOffice.org for 3 minutes and 41 seconds. While Wakoopa doesn’t reveal what I’ve been using the apps for — writing love letters or business letters, working for clients or procrastinating — presumably it wouldn’t be hard to Draw Some Conclusions.

Thanks to Ton for pointing the way.

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Ansgar on May 12, 2007 - 20:05

Hi Peter. I don’t see the point on using this toy. Why should I tell someone about the applications I’ve used. There is no use of this information, I think. So, convince me. :-)

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