My favourite social media monitoring tool is Google alerts. I receive the emails daily with the exact buzzwords that I am looking to follow. In my case, I use it for fitness & health purposes, so I love waking up and seeing what new workouts, meal preps, and suggested recipes are uploaded for the day.
Recently for my work, I have started using Twitter. I know Twitter isn’t necessarily an alert like Google, but following the most recent hashtags or pages has allowed me to be on top of my game professionally (I work in TV & News, specifically Middle Eastern). It’s so easy for me to follow the latest trending things
In terms of where I get my source from, Facebook has always been a staple for me. I am able to follow pages like Vice, Business Insider, & Hollywood Reporter. These are all topics that really interest me and find myself getting a lot of great information just from the daily scrolling of Facebook I do anyways.