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News Monitoring and Discovery with Triggable Alerts

News Monitoring and Discovery with Triggable Alerts | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Triggable is a new web abb (currently in alpha) which allows you to monitor mentions of specific people, events or topics across your favorite news and social media channels.


You select your favorite sources both from within a pre-selected pool of quality news channels as well as by adding your favorite RSS feeds.


Triggable collects relevant mentions, collects them and optionally alerts you via email.


My comment: Interesting and promising alternative to the likes of Google and Yahoo Alerts (and Talkwalker Alerts), and to the new cool kid on the block: Mention



Free to use.


Try it out now: http://www.triggable.com/ 


(Image credit: Tech background by Shutterstock)




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News and Topic Monitoring: Eight Alternatives If Google Kills "Alerts"

News and Topic Monitoring: Eight Alternatives If Google Kills "Alerts" | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

"Google Alerts have become a critical part of my business from brand monitoring to topic monitoring, but it may be going away."

Robin Good's insight:



After Google Reader, Feedburner and Google Alerts may be the next sacrifical offerings by Google to the social gods in order to gradually replace those tools with the features available within the G+ ecosystem.


Mine are only speculations for now, but there seem to be enough evidence if you look at how Google Alerts has performed recently or when it was last time that Feedburner was updated. and when they have been updated last to at least consider that Google may soon put both of them to rest.


SEO expert Danny Sullivan has recently reported on SearchEngineLand: "One of Google’s oldest features is Google Alerts, where you can enter keywords you want to monitor and get an email report each day about any new search results that match those terms. It was awesome; but for several weeks, it’s become nearly useless."


(Source: SearchEngineLand)



So, if you are going to lose also Google Alerts what alternatives are available for you?


Jeremy Floyd looks at this specific issue on his blog and bring back some useful info on eight alternative tools / services you can use right now to get, at least in part, what Google Alerts has been providing you (for free) until now.



Informative, resourceful. 7/10


Full article: http://www.jeremyfloyd.com/2013/03/google-alerts-alternatives/




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Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, May 6, 2013 9:12 AM

 some good alternatives for alerts..

Robyn Mather's comment, June 8, 2013 3:07 PM
Looking at talkwalker.com/alerts as a possible replacement for google
Robyn Mather's comment, June 8, 2013 3:07 PM
Looking at talkwalker.com/alerts as a possible replacement for google
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News Discovery: Track Any Topic Online with Ping.it Keyword Probes

News Discovery: Track Any Topic Online with Ping.it Keyword Probes | Content Curation World | Scoop.it
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Ping.it (review), a web app which allows you to monitor and discover relevant news in your areas of interest, has just introduced a new powerful feature with makes it possible to track any relevant content being published around a specific keyword.


Just specify the set of keywords or keyphrase you want to track, and almost instantly Ping.it provides you with a preview of relevant content items. 

Probes can be tailored to your specific needs, by applying specific search parameters and social popularity filters. It is also possible to exclude specific keywords. 



I find Ping.it and its keyword monitoring facility very effective and capable of bringing me only high quality results in my field of interest. I would not hesitate to recommend it to those who need to seriously monitor any topic.



Find out more about this feature: http://ping.it/blog/go-beyond-rss-with-keyword-probes/ 


Free to use.


Try Ping.it: http://ping.it/ 







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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, September 4, 2013 1:29 PM

As usual, Robin Good is tracking the cutting edge in info-discovery. In addition to RSS feeds of persistent news searches and other kinds of searches and social media monitoring services like talkwalker.com, Ping.it looks like a potentially useful infotention tool (off to test it...)

mtmeme's curator insight, September 5, 2013 11:22 AM

cool curation tool!

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Organize and Monitor the Latest Content from Your Favorite Sites with Headslinger

Organize and Monitor the Latest Content from Your Favorite Sites with Headslinger | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Headslinger is a web app which allows you to organize your favorite web sites into folders that you can easily scan without needing to navigate to each site.

You can also see what other sites other users are looking at and receive recommendations for sources similar to the ones you browse.


Free and without ads.


Tour: http://headslinger.com/tour/1/


Try it out now: http://headslinger.com/


N.B.: To suggest new sites to be added to Headslinger go to: http://headslinger.com/submit/source/




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