1 – How I like monitoring
When it comes to monitoring, I have found Google Alerts to be very effective, along with Feedly, for RSS feeds.
After spending some time setting up alerts to ensure they will be relevant, once I start receiving them, I feel like an advisor is keeping me regularly informed about topics I want to follow.
Briefings on the go that save my time
I do not need to “chase” the content: it comes to me, even when I am on the go, sorted according to criteria I had carefully selected myself. As an individual or small business, I find these two tools very convenient for monitoring.
Google Alerts and the RSS feeds also allow me to save time. By having the information pushed to me by email or via screen notifications, I don’t have to spend as much time searching. As an individual, I feel I am able to keep on top of issues that matter to me most in a cost-effective way.
2 – My two best sources of news
I am particularly interested in economics and finance, both personally and professionally.
I like the Wall Street Journal’s application, including their podcasts and blogs. I trust their reporting and find it a reliable source of news. It is a must-have both personally and for my job.
I appreciate their notifications, especially when I wake up in the morning, allowing me to catch up with the most important developments in my field.
The downside is that it is limited to a single source of news.
For a broader view of the news, I also use Twitter, since most politicians, economic think tanks, banks, corporations and influencers in the field I am interested in have a Twitter account, including the WSJ.
This allows me to have a good overview of news from various sources. When I see something interesting, I actually open the link that takes me to the appropriate website where I can spend more time reading the story.
The downside is that “fake” news or unchecked sources make their way, requiring more vigilance.
There are many other sources I like, but I would be curious to hear about yours.