Nowadays various methods for social media trend monitoring and sources for news and updates have popped up with the development of technology. Among them, there are some tools which I particularly prefer due to the convenience and their fast speed for delivering information to users. Today I am going to introduce them to you.
Google alerts is one of the products produced by google in aim for delivering new interesting content to its audience. I found this amazing tool from the lectures (COM0012) I attended last semester. It has many selections on setting frequency sending news to users from at most once a day to at most once a week. Users would only need to input any keywords of what they are interested in including their own company, related industry news or even updates for competitors. Once everything is set up, users will receive emails for those new content. Below is an example of my settings on google alert:
You can even get a summary about any contents you or your email are mentioned on it. Besides, it is totally free. So it is very nice to the social media trend monitoring beginners like me as I do not have to cost too much over it.
This is another ideal tool but will cost a little money. On this site you can track for your own brand, a campaign or even any event of the industry and performing market researches. There is a selection on the dashboard page which enables you to decide to track from Twitter, Instagram, News, Forums and Blogs or not. It is very handy on getting a clear understanding about what is going on. I have to say Hootsuite worth every penny.
Sources for news
Kaggleblog is one of the source I use to receive updated information for subjects that I am interested in. As it will post new winners’ experience and thoughts for each competition and introductions of new published programming packages, which is helpful for me to broaden my views.
Another is news source is Linkedin. Right now I have decided to change the job for higher position in order to improve myself, I have to watch the industry’s news so that I could have a better answer for interviews.
So far these sites work perfectly fine for me. Hope these sites would be helpful to you.