Alert! Alert! Alert!

Just recently I have discovered a Google application called Google Alerts, what are Google Alerts? I hear you ask! Well  quite simply the are email updates of the latest relevant Google results based on any query you may have. Curious to see what results it may bring me, I set up a few different alerts, one on ‘ballet’, one on ‘shopping’, one on ‘north melbourne football club’ and another on ‘fashion’.

For the past week I have been receiving alerts on the latest google results surrounding my topics and today I decided it was about time to go through them! First up shopping, because lets be honest, when am I not in the mood for a bit of retail therapy, online or otherwise!! First post: “Burning Man Shopping: The Best Places To Buy Costumes”, which would have been perfect if I was looking for costumes and lived in San Francisco; second post Personality Quiz: ESCAPE OR DIE – ZOMBIE SHOPPING MALL. Now THAT sounds intriguing! A quiz that upon completion informs you wether you would survive or die if zombies were to invade the shopping mall! I know you are all dying to know whether I would in-fact survive! The sad verdict, no, I most certainly would not make it out of that mall alive!! Which means I will definitely have to undergo some serious training if I want any hope of survival when the Zombie Apocalypse does happen!!

The next alert I decided to check out was the “North Melbourne Football Club”, curious to know what they had to say about the last game my team played against Collingwood. A game I had attended on saturday night.  The alert lead me to  a page entitled: Preview: Collingwood v North Melbourne Melbourne Football Club. I found this article particularly interesting, posted before the game, it outlined key information about each of the clubs which would ultimately affect their game play, before making a final prediction: that Collingwood would win by 19 points. The article did not show a lot of hope for North who had lost the last four games to Collingwood by an average of 80.5 points!! The fact that we would be missing key midfielders such as Leigh Adams and Daniel Wells not exactly a great sign either. This combined with the return of some of Collingwood key players and following an 8-point win over Sydney who currently sit at the top of the ladder, all well and truly establishing North as the underdogs of the match. The best thing about finding out all these sats and prior predictions now after the game: it makes North Melbourne’s victory over Collingwood by 30 points that much sweeter!!!

“Andrew Swallow of the Kangaroos leads his team from the field after winning the round 21 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Etihad Stadium on August 18, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.”
(August 17, 2012 – Source: Scott Barbour/Getty Images AsiaPac)

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