When FPinfomart first evolved from an archival research tool to a media monitoring solution, our primary focus was on daily newspapers, and reviewing results mirrored the publication schedule of a newspaper: once per day. Just as our product has evolved, so has the news cycle. Daily and weekly newspapers are still essential sources for monitoring, but so are newswires, blogs, and online content. The problem is that these “newer” content types update throughout the day.
How do you keep up with a continuous news cycle without being overwhelmed? You may already receive the Personal Profile morning e-mail, but by the time you read it, many more results may have been added to our database. And, the news just keeps coming all day long. There are three ways that FPinfomart can assist you with this conundrum.
The first, and most manual is to visit the site multiple times throughout the day. Each time you visit your Profile Results page, it will be refreshed with the latest content. To assist you in determining if anything new has been added to your list of hits, we show you (in red font) how long ago each item was added to our database.
The Peek of each document shows how long ago it was added to FPinfomart
The next option for keeping tabs on your results is to subscribe to them by RSS. If you already use an RSS reader, simply add the RSS feed for any of your Profiles (or Shared Folders!) to your reader. You can use an online reader, like Google Reader, or a software-based reader. If you like the idea of a news ticker, there are many free applications available that can scroll RSS-based content across your screen all day!
Any item with an orange-coloured “RSS” link next to its title can be subscribed to by RSS. Feeds are available for Personal Profiles, Current Events, Industry Profiles, and Folders (including Shared Folders).
RSS link in Profile
Please note that this RSS feed is available only to you, and you must be logged into your FPinfomart account to view the full text of content. (If you need to share FPinfomart content by RSS, please consider our Intranet Toolkit product).
The third, and most automated way to follow a continuous news cycle with FPinfomart is to subscribe to Alerts for the topics you need to keep up with throughout the day. Alerts allow the news to come to you by e-mail, whenever new content matching your search criteria arrives on FPinfomart. You can choose to have either summaries or the full text of documents delivered by Alerts.
Manage your Alerts from the link in the Settings menu (bottom of the left-side navigation menu). For more details on how to set up Alerts, and the various options available, please see our Alerts Help Topic.
Alerts in the Settings menu
Whether you prefer to visit FPinfomart multiple times throughout the day, follow your results by RSS, or subscribe to our e-mail Alerts, it is important to keep up with the news throughout the day. You never know when critical news will break!