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Tech Tip Tuesday – Google Alerts

By MaryFran Lynch

Do you have a special interest that you would like to follow but just can’t always find the time to search for the latest information? Google Alerts can help. Google Alerts are e-mails that are automatically sent to your inbox whenever new information becomes available on your search terms. Depending on your search preferences, Google will monitor News, Web, Blogs, Video and Groups (or all of them) for new information, and send it to you on the schedule you’ve set up.

For example, suppose you are interested in following a news story, advances for a specific medical condition, or have a particular professional interest, set up a Google Alert. When new information is available, an e-mail and snippet will be sent to your inbox.

Or, if you prefer, you can arrange to have your Alerts send to Google Reader. This alert was delivered to my Google Reader only 9 minutes ago, keeping me on top of breaking news.

To get started, you’ll need to sign into your Google account. You can find Alerts here or under more > even more…    Enter as many alerts you like. Google allows you to have up to 1000 alerts in a number of different languages.
Once again, Google gives you the tools to stay totally informed!

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