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There Are Practically A Billion Ways To Track Santa Claus Online

Santa Claus
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Probably no surprise that the guy credited with distributing gifts to millions of kids is getting more tech savvy. Here are some ways to track Santa's flight path on the WWW.

The official NORAD Santa Tracker is going mobile. Not only can you follow Saint Nick's path on their website, but you can also follow his progress on your cell phone by visiting or doing a search for "Santa" on your smartphone's Google Maps app.

Speaking of smartphones, there are several Santa tracking apps for iPhone and iPad in the Apple App Store including Santa Tracker, 3D Santa Tracker, and Santa Claus Tracker.  Android users have their own set of apps including Santa Tracker Christmas.

Of course, NORAD's Santa trackers are going all social media on us in 2010. Kids can track the big guy through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, and TroopTube.

You can also track Santa the good old fashioned way, by telephone. Just tell your kids to dial 1-877-Hi-NORAD (1-877-446-6723). They can also email NORAD for the latest info at

NORAD says the tracking will begin at 3 a.m. CST on Christmas eve.

Nathan Bernier is the transportation reporter at KUT. He covers the big projects that are reshaping how we get around Austin, like the I-35 overhaul, the airport's rapid growth and the multibillion dollar transit expansion Project Connect. He also focuses on the daily changes that affect how we walk, bike and drive around the city. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @KUTnathan.
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