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Information Trapping: Real-Time Research on the Web by Tara Calishain

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10. Filtering the Inflow

For the last several chapters we’ve looked at how to get information, such as alerts, notices, and updates about the topics in which you’re interested, flowing toward you.

It’s a little intimidating, isn’t it? You’ve set all these traps, now what are you supposed to do with all this information?

The RSS feeds can be organized in your RSS feed reader and kept until you’re ready to look at them. E-mail, on the other hand, has a distressing tendency to pile up and hinder you from getting to the information that you really want to deal with.

This chapter addresses the other side of information trapping—what to do when you get start getting the e-mails full of the information you wanted. Do you save them, filter them, or forward ...

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