Goal: Set a Google Alert

Part of the Goals 2010 Challenge Series, Goal 6

You’ve created a digital footprint, but how do you keep track of it? My friend, Karenne Sylvester, shared a nice trick in her Kalinago English blog to set a Google Alert for your name and your blog url. For example, I have Google Alerts set for Shelly Terrell, shellterrell (my Twitter name), and http://teacherbootcamp.edublogs.org.
Setting alerts only takes a few minutes to do and you can determine if you want them sent to your email as they happen, daily, or weekly. Watch the video below to see how easy it is to set an alert! You can even set an alert for your favorite subjects. I used to set an alert for education technology, ICT, and elearning. This led me to incredible content that I began subscribing to in my Google reader. Recently, I narrowed down my alerts , because I was inundated with too much in my inbox. One of my long-term goals is keeping track of my digital footprint effectively, but limiting distractions.  After all, time is valuable!


If you are new to the 30 day Goal challenge then you may want to read this post with more details!
Challenge:
Set a Google Alert of yourself!

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This is goal 6 of this series! If you’d like to join the challenge, please read this post!

Don’t forget to leave a comment that you accomplished this goal using the hashtag #30Goals!

Did you find anything interesting through your Google Alerts?