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What the @%#$ is Wakoopa?

Mon, Sep 7, 2009

Geek Information, Online Life

wakoopaAlright, here is a new one…

Wakoopa (www.wakoopa.com)

Taken from the About Us page:

Wakoopa is a social network that helps people discover the best software, games and web apps on the market. Sign-up, install a small tracker on your desktop and automatically create your online software profile that you can share with friends and the world, also through widgets. Wakoopa keeps you updated about what your contacts are using, and sends you smart recommendations. Games, audio & video players, instant messengers or office tools: Wakoopa knows what’s hot.

So I set up my account and now it’s tracking the applications that I use… I am not sure whether or not I like the idea of an app sitting in my tray sending information about my usage to a foreign site, but for purposes of this blog I will succumb.

So I am a Novice now and 4 points shy of an Enthusiast. Apparently, 5000 points will get me Overlord status; however, in order to achieve that I will probably have to quit my day job and lock myself in my basement… Perhaps I will set my sights on the lower Expert status (1000 points).

What is nice about this site is that it allows me to find out what software people are generally using on their PC’s. In the event I am looking to try something new out, it would be a safe bet that if it is ranked high on Wakoopa, there is a good possibility that it is decent.

What are your thoughts? Would you allow an application to provide feedback about which apps you use on a regular basis?

Update: In the middle of writing this article I became an Enthusiast! Hooray for me? Is this the beginning of the end?

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