Has anyone used Google Alert?
I am using Google Alerts to find information on topics I’m interested in. It keeps you informed about what’s going on around you without having to spend a lot of time looking for information.
Google alerts are great for monitoring Internet trends, which are vital for marketing and your social media strategy. Set up a few alerts to see if you are being mentioned on blogs. This will allow you to interact with your peers online without having to spend hours randomly searching.
Yes, I’ve had 2 alerts for a number of years and have found them to be useful—1 for Grassian and the other for “information literacy.” You do get a bunch of not very useful or on target items, but I’ve also discovered some news items, websites and blog postings that I wouldn’t have found or known about otherwise.