The Reader for Alerts
Digimind Intelligence uses a monitoring system based on agents to pick up the latest news and articles on the subjects you are interested in. Users create their monitoring agents to answer the needs and the questions they have. To find out more about what agents to and how to set them up you can read this post.
Once you have created a monitoring agent you will probably want to see the alerts from the agent. There are two ways of doing this, either on a dashboard or using the Reader. If you would like to know more about the two possibilities you can follow this link.
This article explains how to use the Reader for alerts. To read about how to set up a dashboard to display alerts (and other types of information) you can click here.
Advantages of using the Reader for Alerts
The big advantage of using the Reader to consult and work with your alerts is that there is no need to set it up or configure it. All the alerts from the agents to which you have access will automatically be displayed. In addition the Reader memorizes the agents you have most recently looked at and displays the last 10 on the left of the screen. This makes it a great way of quickly taking a look at what is new today and then digging further into the alerts that are most important for you.
Working with Alerts on the Reader
To see your alerts on the Reader, first click to open the Reader and then select alerts:
There are a number of filters you can apply, and different sorting options which will help you get to the alerts you need to treat a little quicker.
Agent Ownership Filter
You can select to display alerts from all your agents, those you have personally created or those that were set up by another user and then shared with you.
Filter by Agent Name
The 10 most recently consulted agents are at the top of the list, followed by all the agents in alphanumeric order. To see the alerts from a particular agent, simply click on the agent's name.
Alerts that have been read are those you have opened on the title of the alert to read the article in full before storing or validating the information into a project.
Sorting Options for Alerts in the Reader
Click to open the sorting options and then you can choose between:
- date: most recent alerts at the top of the page, this is the default setting
- visibility: based on the ranking of the soure of the alerts, you can see the articles most likely to have been read by internauts at the top of the page
- relevance: sort the alerts so that those that correspond most closely to your query are at the top of the page
Alerts' Color and Font
Keeping a track of what you have already read, and what you have actualy stored is really easy with My Reader. The alerts change background color and font depending on what you have done with them.
Look at this example:
The top alert is on a white background and the font is bold. This alert has not been read or stored.
The second alert is on a grey background and the font is normal. This alert has been read, but not stored.
The bottom alert is on a white background, and the font is grey. This alert has been stored into a project.
Read Alerts and Store Information
To read an alert in full, click on the title:
This will open the alert and you will see the keywords from the filter you are using highlighted in yellow:
If you decide to store the information so that you can publish it you will need to validate it.