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I was asked today how I manage to keep up with the huge amount of new news about Joomla from the official source and other peoples blogs about Joomla – simple – RSS Feeds and Google Alerts!
The google alerts system allows anyone to subscribe to alerts for any keyword, We have several alerts set up with them, keywords for “Joomla”, all our product names and all our competitors names, along with some terms relevant to hacking and security in Joomla. When Google spots a blog post, news item or new web page containing these terms Google emails an update direct to my mailbox. Useful for finding new blogs too!
I think most people know what RSS is by now, I’m not going to go too much into it, infact this blog post was more about Google than RSS – just know this, RSS is useful for looking for changes on a small number of websites, I have over 250 RSS feeds and I find filtering out the noise and finding keywords relavant to me and my company very difficult. (We use the sage plugin for firefox since we left behind our windows days and became 100% linux based. On windows we recommend FeedDemon)
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