Keeping Up to Speed: The Art of Online Research

By claire |

There’s no doubt about it, the world is a busy place. With the evolution of the ways we receive news and the overabundance of information, it seems impossible to keep up. And you’re a busy person. So, how do you keep up to date with all of the occurances in your business, in your market, in your industry and in the world? It seems like a daunting task, but here are a few tricks and tools to keep you in the know in today’s fast-paced, ever-changing world.

1. Have the News Delivered to Youpicture-7

Using RSS Feeds such as Google Reader and setting alerts allow you to follow your favorite online publications.  These tools let you to set certain keywords and alerts you when an update surrounding that topic occurs. Editions of your favorite online publications are aggregated into one location and news about your favorite topics are delivered right to your email inbox, which saves trees and time.

2. Keep Up with Your Social Media

picture-8Believe it or not, more and more people are getting their news for social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook.  Log in to your social media at least three times a day (once when you arrive at the office, once on your lunch hour and once before you leave). Tools like TweetDeck allow you to keep your social media open all day long and notifies you when members of your network make updates.

iphone_cat_scan_630x3.  Go Mobile

Now you can take the news with you via mobile phones. The iPhone and Blackberry have become the Swiss Army knives of mobile devices and allow you to check your email, receive news and updates your social media all from the palm of your hand.

Sure, there’s a lot of information, but there are just as many tools and tricks to keep you up to speed when you’re on the go!

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