Monitor websites that track the news in targeted areas of interest, such as:
HINT: News sites often allow you create email notifications or RSS feeds based on a search you've done or a pre-determined subject category. You'll need to register with the website, but it's usually free.
Use Google Web Alerts or a similar service to receive email updates when new information on topics you specify appears on the web.
HINT: To avoid information overload, think carefully about the keywords you use. Test your alert to be sure it retrieves the type of information you're seeking.
Use ChangeDetection or a similar service to receive email updates when new information is posted to web pages chosen by you.
HINT: To avoid information overload, choose web pages carefully for this service. Test the page watch to be sure it retrieves the type of information you're seeking.
Monitor relevant blogs.
HINT: Use a free blog reader to bring together RSS feeds from your favorite blogs in one spot.