You may have noticed a search box on the right hand side of this blog. Two things resulted in this. Firstly, Sundar Kadayam, the former CTO of BuzzMetrics, was curious why I didn't have a search box for my blog. I hadn't actually thought of it, but realised how useful it might be - even just for me. Secondly, I met Leslie Osborne and Tara Anderson recently at Defrag. They were demoing the Lijit.com product.
Lijit is not just a search box, however. In addition to providing me with stats regarding visitors and searches, it also gives visibility to my connections across a number of social services. Hitting the explore button below the search box overlays the below graphical description of relationships mined from the sites that I've entered in the configuration. I've not fully grok'd all the features that Lijit provides, but I does appear to be both fun and useful. (Note that I haven't turned on anything like the full compliment of Lijit features - check out Tara and Leslie's blogs for more stuff).