It occurred to me just an hour ago that perhaps the very same tools I use to seem somewhat “omniscient” may be fantastic ones for you to use. Between Facebook, Twitter, DiggIt, Google Reader, BuzzWords, MS Messenger, Skype, and Google Alerts, I pretty much have my finger on the pulse of the web, day in and day out.
But right now I want to focus in on Google Alerts. Consider Alerts to be a bit like an old 3-way phone call in which your friend would call up someone you had a crush on, bring you in on the call, not tell the other person, and then proceed to ask how that person feels about you. Remember those? Well, Alerts allows us to do the same thing. We can be emailed anytime someone says something about us.
Today I received 13 notifications about the words Miller Motte, 9 on McCann, 12 on Miami-Jacobs, 2 on Berks, etc.
But how do YOU do this? How can you also “be in the know” when it comes to that 3-way call?
Thanks to Flyte – a Maine Web design and Internet marketing company working with small businesses and non-profits through the US and the world – I have a great video to show you with just such information.
So? What do you think? Are you going to try out Google Alerts? Do you think it would help you with other social media goals to know what is being said about your campus?