Mashable: How to get in-stock alerts for everything from toilet paper to a PS5 . “As coronavirus cases crippled the U.S. in the spring, cleaning wipes and soap were also hard to get online and in store. With store shelves left bare, Amazon prices surged. Then I was introduced to the stripped-down website that sends you alerts when a popular item is in stock.”
Social Barrel: Facebook Group is reportedly testing Keyword Alerts. “Facebook Group is reportedly testing Keyword Alerts—a new feature that will alert admins and moderators when specific word, frame, or name is used. The feature, if eventually allowed to see the light of the day, will serve a good purpose for admins and moderators of large groups.”
Nieman Labs: The New York Times has shut down its customizable keyword email alerts feature ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Nieman Labs: The New York Times has shut down its customizable keyword email alerts feature ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. “The New York Times has sunset those custom email alerts to Times stories, that users could tailor based on keywords of their interests. The feature, which met its unceremonious end Tuesday, March 13, was being used by less than half a percent of users, according to a Times spokesperson. From the outside, it didn’t seem like MyAlerts was a huge technical lift to maintain, but ‘much of the technology powering MyAlerts was built in the early 2000s.’” Happily this functionality can be replicated in IFTTT.