Howto efficiently harpoon Jeff Stones career into oblivion Our battle is one of information dissemination, and as such it is critical that we maintain control over our domain. Luckily for us, technology is on our side as are the numbers. Here we will provide you with a quick step guide on how to efficiently manage this without watching your life slip away. As with anything, it is all about proper preparation. Step 1) Content If your goal is to respond to online posts then likely your target will be comments sections, forums, etc; you will be replying to someone. Start off by writing a short message that summarizes your position on the target, being certain to keep it concise but thoughtful and including a relevant link for more information. Once you have that done, repeat this process 2-3 times so that you have several options to choose from each time you prepare your harpoons. The best way to do this would be to write a few options that have a slightly different tone or writing style, so that you can choose your best wording for the subject at hand. Feel free to vary the length and amount of lings as well given that different websites have different posting limitations. Forethought will allow you to post short snippets with disguised lings (w w w dot whyweprotest dot net) for those that do not allow URLs, or long diatribes for when you are responding to someone's blog. Remember: you know this stuff and it is a passion, so this should be an easy step. Step 2) Gmail (optional) Go to www.gmail.com and sign up for a new email account (or using an existing one if you like). If you are not a gmail user, you can simply go into your Account Settings and choose to have it forward all mail to your proper account for ease. Typically you will not be sending email out from this account, but simply using it to register accounts on websites as well as manage your Alerts. Step 3) Google News Alerts Go to Google News and decide what your search terms will be. In this example we will be harpooning any and all news related to Jeff Stone of the Riverside Board of Supervisors. Searching for "Jeff Stone" is the broadest, but will also net you a lot of results that you are not interested in. Instead, search for "Jeff Stone Riverside" as it is likely that his location will always be mentioned since he is a politician. On the left side of the news page you will see a link entitled "News Alerts". Click this and it will allow you to setup an alert so that you are notified of new content with your search pattern. In this case you will likely want to setup several alerts so that you will be notified of news, blogs, and webpages with his name. Step 4) Harpoons Now you are being automatically alerted to anyone that is discussing our friend, Jeff Stone. You can use Google Documents or a similar service to keep your Content always online and available, or any other service. Once you get the alert you can just visit the webpage, determine if they allow comments, register if needed (using your new gmail account to help limit spam), and then poon away with your canned responses. This simple action carried out many times will prove effective. Are you going to sit around whining and preaching to the choir, or are you going to scream your message to the world?