Hack: Saved Search
Saved searches are powerful. You create a search query once and reuse it many times. Sometimes saved searches just allow you to click and run a search that you previously configured. Other times, saved searches run for you regularly and notify you of new results.
Two of my favorite examples are in the latter category:
- Craigslist: You can set up a saved search for something you want to buy. (For instance, “dining room table” in Pittsburgh under a certain price point.) Anytime a new post matches your search query, you get an email.
- Google Alerts: You can set up a saved search for any query on the web, and get notified of new articles.
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