Exploring Windows Movie Maker & Google Alert…

Posted: March 5, 2011 in Com 125 (b) Intro to internet

This is my first movie using Windows Movie Maker, what an accomplishment! hope you enjoy it..:)



Google Alerts is a content monitoring service, offered by the search engine company Google, that automatically notifies users when new content from news, web, blogs, video and/or discussion groups matches a set of search terms selected by the user and stored by the Google Alerts service. Notifications can be sent by email, as a web feed or displayed on the users iGoogle page. Google lets you set up as many Alerts as you’d like on as many different topics as you’d like.  Google Alerts only provides content from Google’s own search engine.

People use Google Alerts to:

  • find out what is being said about their company or product.
  • monitor a developing news story.
  • keep up to date on a competitor or industry.
  • get the latest news on a celebrity or sports team.
  • find out what’s being said about themselves.

How it works?

  1. You enter a query that you’re interested in.
  2. Google Alerts checks regularly to see if there are new results for your query.
  3. If there are new results, Google Alerts sends them to you in an email.

Currently there are six types of alerts sent when new content matches the search terms of the alert:

  • Everything – (default setting) aggregates News, Web and Blogs
  • News – sent when matching content makes it into the top ten results of a Google News search
  • Web – sent when new web pages appear in the top twenty results for a Google web search
  • Blogs- sent when matching content appears in the top ten results of a Google Blog Search
  • Video – sent when matching content appears in the top ten results of a Google video search
  • Groups – sent when matching content appears in the top fifty results of a Google Groups search

Users determine the frequency of checks for new results. Three options are available: “once a day”, “once a week”, or “as it happens”. These options set the maximum frequency of alerts and do not necessarily control how often they will receive alerts. Alerts are sent only if new content matches the user-selected search terms.

Source:  http://smallbiztrends.com/2010/02/how-to-use-google-alerts.html


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