3 Ways to Be on Top of What’s Going On?

Being on social media often times can feel like you’re always missing out on the cool kids club. You’re not the only one. I remember asking myself “How do people stay on top of so much?” with so many outlets and media being created on a daily basis it can be hard to know what’s the most important information in your industry.

The Skimm

The Daily Skimm is delivered to your inbox each AM, giving you all the news and info you need to start your day. I love the Skimm because it’s written in a way that is really easy to digest especially before coffee. The Skimm is a daily newsletter or app that can be downloaded. It keeps you current on the latest news from politics to social media and anything that is note worthy. This tip has helped me stay relevant on and offline. I love showing up to a networking event and feeling confident that if the latest news comes up in conversation I can follow and maybe even put in my two cents.  

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Google Alerts

I’ve been using Google alerts for years. It’s one of my favorite ways to find out if a client or person has been mentioned online or how to get the latest articles written about a specific industry.You can get emails when new results for a topic show up in Google Search. For example, you can get info about news, products, or mentions of your name. As long as you have a gmail account you can set up yours up  here:


Create an alert

  1. Go to Google Alerts.
  2. In the box at the top, enter a topic you want to follow.
  3. To change your settings, click Show options. You can change:
    • How often you get notifications
    • The types of sites you’ll see
    • Your language
    • The part of the world you want info from
    • How many results you want to see
    • What accounts get the alert
  4. Click Create Alert. You’ll get emails whenever we find matching search results.

News Phone Apps

As a social media manager I have to stay on top of the news and what’s going on. Especially when tragedies occur you want to be able to change the content your sharing online. There’s nothing worse than seeing a shooting on the news and go on IG and see a distateful post. I personally have the CNN, Washington Post, Huffington Post, apps on my phone. The benefit of having apps is that you can control the notifications you receive. I really appreciate these apps because I’m able to wake up and before leaving bed I could see if something tragic or big occured. 

What do you use to stay on top of the latest news? 

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