Monday, April 26, 2010

Google Alerts?

Who knew about google alerts? Not me. This sounds like the greatest idea ever...

Just head over to http://www.google.com/alerts and fill out the form. You basically setup a search query, and Google will email (or send as a feed to your feed reader) any time that query returns new results. Talk about training the information to come to you!

Possible uses:
Following a news story
Keeping tabs on what people are saying about you
Following certain sports or sporting events
Keeping up with technology

You can set it up to email you in three different modes:
  1. As it happens
  2. Daily
  3. Weekly
You have the ability to chose how many results you want to see in each alert. In addition you can focus the query in on certain types of media, like just blogs or videos.

I can't wait to start setting up alerts!