It’s a lot easier to pin down specifics about a product when it’s already out there. The Internet makes it incredibly easy to find dependable ratings and reviews for movies, music, games and literature, and consumer reviews are available for most popular consumer technology. Finding information about something that’s yet to be released is a wee bit harder to do.
In the past two hours, how many times have you glanced at your phone’s screen? Twice? Five times? I wouldn’t be surprised to hear if the number’s even higher (do tell me in the comments). Some people view this as an unhealthy addiction, but that’s a matter for another post. The fact remains we’re looking at that small screen all the time, making it an ideal location for noting things for later.
If you are spending too much time on Facebook, digging through updates you don’t really care about, only to randomly discover what you are really interested in, and while feeling overwhelmed or guilty for wasting so much time, it is time to start managing your Facebook friends like a pro. Facebook offers several features that allow you to group your friends and manage what (likely) appears on your Facebook homepage.
We’ve previously covered different ways to create automatic workflows that separate important tidbits of information from the mundane. This article is about how you receive the information. The most obvious (and often also the easiest) choice is to keep notified via email. A relatively simple way to separate one from the other is to reroute selective notifications to a personal ‘notifications’ RSS feed.