Internet Archive: “Have you played Atari today?”

I’ve known Kay Savetz for ages. I did not know about the TIARA script. Internet Archive blog: “Have you played Atari today?”. “In 2021 I created a script called TIARA — The Internet Archive Research Assistant — which searches Internet Archive every day for newly uploaded items that match my selected words and phrases.”

MakeUseOf: How to Set Up Search Alerts in Google Scholar

MakeUseOf: How to Set Up Search Alerts in Google Scholar. “Email alerts are a useful tool to use to stay updated with new content. Even though annoying promotional emails might make alerts seem like something to avoid, there are times when you might want to be alerted on the latest information. If you love to consume academic content, and you don’t want to miss out on newly published articles, you can create Google Scholar alerts for your email.”

9to5Google: Twitter preps ‘Search Subscribe’ notifications for new tweets matching a search term

9to5Google: Twitter preps ‘Search Subscribe’ notifications for new tweets matching a search term. “In the latest pre-release version of the mobile app, Twitter is preparing a way to get notifications about new tweets that match a particular search term. When it comes to tweet-related mobile notifications, the best app for the job has always been the official Twitter app, albeit limited to only new tweets from accounts you follow. Meanwhile, on desktop, TweetDeck offers an expanded suite of notification possibilities combined with the speed of still being an official Twitter application.”

KnowTechie: Newslit is the Nuzzel alternative you’ve been waiting for

KnowTechie: Newslit is the Nuzzel alternative you’ve been waiting for. “Essentially, if you are familiar with Nuzzel you’ll feel right at home. If you are new to this though, just think of Newslit as an easy way to see a curated feed of what the people you follow are talking about on Twitter. In the feed, you’ll get an overview of the headline and topic and can also see which of the people you follow are actively talking about the subject. You can then click on their Twitter icons to see their actual tweet.” I’ve signed up for a free trial – alas, it is not a free service.

Inoreader Blog: Monitor Web Pages For Changes Using Web Feeds

Inoreader Blog: Monitor Web Pages For Changes Using Web Feeds. “After months of beta testing, we can finally say that our new monitoring feature called ‘Track changes’, part of Web Feeds, is now ready for prime time! This feature is perfect if you want to track visual or textual changes on a web page, like monitoring price changes, product availability, or just following a change log for updates.”

Make Tech Easier: Five Websites for Keeping Tabs on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Make Tech Easier: Five Websites for Keeping Tabs on the COVID-19 Pandemic. “COVID-19 has now dragged into its second year. It’s more important now than ever to take in accurate information that is verified and without bias. The current information environment has now transitioned from discovering resources about testing to information about vaccinations and variants. We have found five of the best websites for consuming the latest in pandemic news, testing information, tracking the spread of the virus, and more. As information updates at a rapid rate, it is more important now than ever to ensure that you are up to date on the latest.”

Search Engine Journal: 12 of the Best Tools to Monitor Your Online Reputation

Search Engine Journal: 12 of the Best Tools to Monitor Your Online Reputation. “It’s crucial that you find out about (and deal with) problems before they become a major issue, and that you can provide timely feedback. Monitoring what people say about you online will help you maintain a good reputation. So, how do you keep track of what people are saying about you online? Here are some of the best online reputation monitoring tools for you to check out.”

Digital Inspiration: YouTube Email Alerts – Monitor Videos around your favorite Topics

Google Alerts does has a video option, but this might get more specific. Digital Inspiration: YouTube Email Alerts – Monitor Videos around your favorite Topics. “The YouTube Email Alerts service is similar to Google Alerts but instead of scanning the whole worldwide web, it limits the searches to videos uploaded on the YouTube website. It then sends automatic email notifications when new videos are uploaded on YouTube around your topics of interest.”

Awario: 7 best Google Alerts alternatives

Yes, this article is from Awario, and the first tool suggested IS Awario, but the writeups for the rest of the resources are decent. So, from Awario: 7 best Google Alerts alternatives. “For the past… many years, mentions on social media have been getting a lot of attention. Communication between people and brands happens on social media all the time, and social media users often discuss brands without tagging the said brands. Of course, if you care about what the Internet says about you, ignoring social media is just not an option. So now we arrived at the most obvious conclusion the world has ever seen. If you care about your online presence, you need a Google Alert alternative. This is a list of such tools.” Let me add though while Google Alerts can be tedious and annoying, the last thing they are is useless.

Inoreader: Convert Almost Any Webpage Into RSS Feed With Inoreader’s Web Feeds

Inoreader: Convert Almost Any Webpage Into RSS Feed With Inoreader’s Web Feeds. “Whenever you see a web page with a series of updates, be it news articles, blog posts, classifieds, product updates, weather alerts, practically any series of HTML links, Inoreader should be able to present it as an RSS feed. This feed will then be continuously updated, and any new links added to the list will pop up as articles inside Inoreader. Just like any regular feed.”

Inoreader Blog: Get Free Local COVID-19 Alerts with Inoreader

Inoreader Blog: Get Free Local COVID-19 Alerts with Inoreader. “We have combined 3 of our best Pro features together for a custom solution that will keep you updated about new cases in your region, new measures from local government bodies, and other critical updates. To begin just click the new orange notification in the sidebar.” Great resource if you’re looking for news in a country you’re unfamiliar with.

Poynter: Need to monitor for arcane changes to Wikipedia entries? There’s an app for that.

Poynter: Need to monitor for arcane changes to Wikipedia entries? There’s an app for that.. “If you’ve got a stake in a Wikipedia page — whether it’s about your company, a topic you’re interested in or even about you, yourself — how do you keep track of the changes others make? How do you manage the site’s outsized influence through its confusing layers of editing? WikiWatch is the answer. WikiWatch tracks changes to articles across Wikipedia. It reports updates in real time, hosts them on a secure website and makes them shareable with others. It’s built for non-Wikipedia experts, AKA most of us.” This is a roundup article with a bunch of interesting stuff.