Webby Wednesday: Know the Technology Used by Websites, Create Email Aliases and Know What Your Facebook Friends are Liking

Welcome to Webby Wednesdays – a brief compilation of some web services which we found useful during the course of this week.

W3TechSites – Know the Technology used behind a Website

If you are a blogger or a webmaster, you would like to know the software and technologies used in various websites and forums. Normally, we look into the source code to find the name of the software used – whether it be WordPress, Joomla or may be Phpbb for forums.

However, there is an easy solution – just head over to W3techsites and enter the URL of any website, blog or forum. You will see a detailed report on the various technologies used by the website.

TempAlias – Create an Alias of your Email Address

Getting too much junk emails from spam sites? Why not create an alias of your email address and use this alias to perform temporary sign ups at download pages, forums or in sites where you will never visit again.

An email alias works just like a URL shortening service. You create a “masked” version of your real email address and use this masked version for temporary sign ups.

This is not a fake email address- any email sent to your email alias actually lands in your real email inbox.

To create an alias of your email address, head straight to Tempalias.com and enter your real email address in the text box. Hit “Generate Alias” and it’s done, you have your email alias up and ready to be used.

You can also set an expiry date on the alias or set an upper limit on the number of email addresses received. After this limit, your email alias will stop working.

Likebutton.me – Find What your Facebook Friends are Liking

If you have a lot of friends at Facebook, it becomes really difficult and time consuming to keep an eye on the never ending pool of updates. Some of your friend “likes” a story and an update is thrown in your wall.

If you want a daily digest of Facebook “likes” of your friends, Likebutton.me might help. The site aggregates all the stuff liked by your Facebook friends on different sites like YouTube, CNN, blogs, News sources, forums and other popular sources on the web.

It’s a nice way to know what pages your friends are reading, what videos they are watching and you can use the categories from the sidebar to narrow your searches to a particular topic.

On each Wednesday, we will come up with a brief roundup of new web tools which provide value and add something extra to your daily technology. Stay tuned!

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Amit Banerjee

Amit has been writing for Techie Buzz since early 2009 and keeps a close eye on web apps, Google and all things Tech. He also writes at his own tech blog, Ampercent. Follow him on Twitter @ amit_banerjee