Do you use Google Alerts to check on yourself or others?
I mentioned this on a different thread but I wanted to know if anyone else used Google Alerts. http://www.google.com/alerts
It allows you get an email whenever a website mentions (whatever your choose). I have a couple of alerts set up for my name, my wife and a few friends. I like it because it lets me know if we're mentioned in any kind of news or post.
I suppose it could also be used to keep an alert for any specific topic or news story you're following.