The answer is simple: I use services that allow me to keep an eye on most of the major news in my industry.
I have tried many in my career, but the ones in the list below are my favorites. They are all free.
- Swayy – “Swayy provides you the content you want on a simple sharing platform to engage your target audience.
- Trapit – Trapit scours the web for you 24/7 to discover up-to-the minute, personalized content on your favorite topics and interests.
- Google Alerts – Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your queries.
- Paper.li – Publish Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or any web content into your own online newspaper.
- TrendSpottr – Email notification service for emerging trends
- Blogtrottr – Get RSS and Atom feeds from your favourite websites and blogs sent to your email account in real time, for free.
- LinkedIn Today: The day’s top news tailored for you – LinkedIn magazine
- TweetDeck – TweetDeck is your personal browser for staying in touch with what’s happening now, connecting you with your contacts across Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and more.
- News.me – Your top stories from Facebook and Twitter delivered to your inbox.
- Topsy – Topsy indexes and ranks search results based upon the most influential conversations millions of people are having every day about each specific term, topic, page or domain queried.
- Google+ Circles – I follow a lot of social media sites on Google+. They are part of a specific Circle that sends me an email for every new post. To opt in, click the Circle of your choice, then the bell icon in the “In this Circle” to your right.
- Sulia – Sulia is a subject-based social network that connects you to the top social sources on subjects you care about.
- Curate.Me – Curate.me finds the best stories from your friends and the people you follow and delivers them straight to your inbox.
- Talkwalker Free Alerts – A Google Alerts alternative.