Over the years, Google Earth Blog has introduced a handful of ways to connect with the site. We’ve always had our trusty RSS feed, and Frank added a Twitter account a few years ago.
In the last few weeks, I’ve added a few others. You can now join our Facebook Page, or go the basic route and simply get email updates of our recent posts.
Here’s a bit more detail about those:
RSS Feed: I personally follow hundreds of feeds, as its a great way to keep up with sites that you enjoy. I use Google Reader to manage the feeds, as it’s a pretty slick system. With more than 19,000 subscribers, our RSS feed is by far the most popular way that people use to keep up with our site. Here’s a quick look at how Google Reader works:
Twitter: To keep up with us via Twitter, just follow @gearthblog. All of the new blog entries get posted there, along with a few other tidbits. In addition, I monitor that account very closely and will respond to any messages sent our way. You can also choose to follow me (@mickmel), Frank (@FrankTaylor), or Frank’s Tahina account (@GoTahina) if you want. Plus, I have created a Geo list that summarizes the latest tweets from 27 different geo-related people.
Facebook: I had initially tried to combine this site with the already-active Google Earth Hacks Facebook page. It worked reasonably well, but felt a bit clunky so I created a separate page instead. Become a fan of our new page, and you’ll get the latest info from GEB right in your main news feed.
Email: Last but not least, we have lowly old email. It seems so uncool compared to everything else, but honestly — where do you spend most of your time? For a lot of you, that’s in your inbox. We now allow you to sign up to get our latest posts sent to you via email if none of the other options appeal to you.
Is there some other way that you’d like to receive our info? We’re always open to suggestions. If there’s a new tool that you’re using and you have no good way to get GEB content on there, let us know and we’ll see what we can do.