In today’s busy world, we are constantly being bombarded with information from a variety of sources, making it difficult to sort out what is relevant or important to us. While you can track updates on the web manually, it is often very time consuming to monitor a variety of topics you are interested in.
There is a variety of free web services that track personalized information and news on the web quickly and securely, such as Trackle, Alerts.com, Yotify, Google Alerts, etc. After creating an account, you can customize the information you want to track, ranging from cheap airfare, blogs, health articles, job postings, RSS feeds, sports, news, etc.
Here are a few examples of customized information alerts you can receive: check if the value of your home is going up or down, stay on top of local events and concerts, receive the latest sports updates, or receive automatic birthday reminders, severe weather warnings, and notifications that your credit card has been paid, etc.
Users can either monitor the results of their searches on the web, or request automatic notification whenever there is a match via e-mail, SMS, or text message.