Google-Free Wednesday — Alerts

During the recent apparent demise of Google Alerts, I turned to using Talkwalker and Mention.

I found Talkwalker to be better than the broken-down Google Alerts. Mention seemed interesting, but the Web interface was not confidence inspiring and the need to download an app always makes me suspicious of what security risks that would cause.

Now that Google Alerts is working better, I am finding that it is almost keeping up with Talkwalker and finding new material in each set of results.

With the reawakeing of Google Alerts, I am not going to abandon Talkwalker and Mention — I am just going to add them to toolkit.