In today's internet everything is connected, but sometimes it can be hard to find the connections and use them to your advantage. BlogRovr is a tool that reveals those connections and quite a bit more.
Say you are going through your normal online day. You read a few blogs, microblog a bit on Twitter, and go about your business. BlogRovr gets underneath the surface of the websites you browse and finds the connections. It lets you know who blogged about the page you are on, what links to it, and various other pieces of useful social media information. What starts as a single interesting blog post can become the discovery of an entire new community. It even fulfills the function of quickly and easily checking who is talking about your own posts without having to leave your site.
I really liked this tool, and the only reason I didn't rate it higher is that it causes some lag when it checks a site. This was on two different machines, both running XP SP3, one Intel and one AMD, both 2 gigabytes of RAM, and both about a year old. People I chatted with about the issue who had newer machines did not have the problem and expressed nothing but satisfaction with the plugin. This seems to be quite a performance issue for a browser plugin, and for that reason I stopped using it. Nonetheless, if your machine is up to the task, this plugin is one of the best and most innovative tools around for revealing and utilizing the social nature of the web.
Summary: A must have for the professional blogger, newshound, or curiosity seeker, but make sure you have the bandwidth and memory to handle it.