Get The Most out of ITS Tactical
Get The Most out of ITS Tactical
How do you stay up to date with all things ITS Tactical? You might just visit ITStactical.com to stay up to date, but we’d like to show you the other ways that you can stay connected too.
What we’ve prepared in this article are explanations of all the ways to stay connected and soak up all things tactical from ITS.
For instance, you see the big orange “Subscribe” link to the right and keep wondering what the hell it means? That’s our RSS link, and below we’ll describe just what RSS is and how it can help you.
In no particular order, here are all the ways you can stay connected. It may seem overwhelming, but it’s good to have options, right?
- iPhone App
- Subscribe via RSS
- Follow on Google+
- Follow on Twitter
- Become a fan on Facebook
- Subscribe on YouTube
- Follow our Company on LinkedIn
- Add ITS to your Delicious Network
- Add ITS to your Technorati Favorites
- Add ITS as a contact on Flickr
- Get updates through Email
So what are the benefits to following/friending/subscribing all of these different channels? Besides finding what works best for you, there may be specific contests that only certain fans or followers could take part in. You don’t want to miss out on any of those, do you?
We’ve recently released an iPhone / iPod Touch app that will give you access to an on the go version of ITS Tactical. The app combines a few of the above ways to stay connected into an easy to use application.
The app runs off of the RSS feed, which we’ll explain next, to provide all the newest articles. You can also check out our Twitter tweets, YouTube videos and share all these on your own Twitter or Facebook account. This can all be done right from the app!
Click here to download it!
*UPDATE* – As of 6/5/12, the iPhone app is no longer available. Check out this post we made a while back and standby for a new app. Unfortunately we don’t have a time frame but you’ll know when it’s ready.
RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication, and allows you to easily stay informed by retrieving the latest content from the sites you’re interested in.
To do that, you need to use an RSS Reader. An RSS Reader allows you to grab the RSS feeds from various sites and display them for you to read and use. So what you have is a way to simply visit one “reader” and view the content from all your favorite sites.
If you use Gmail then you already have a Google Reader account, which is an RSS Reader. Simply visit http://www.google.com/reader and in the upper right hand side, click “Add a subscription” then paste this http://feeds.feedburner.com/itstactical and click “Add.” You will now have updates from ITS delivered straight to your Google Reader inbox!
Another option is to simply click this link http://feeds.feedburner.com/itstactical and choose one of the many options provided to subscribe with you chosen reader.
Fairly new to the Social Media scene, Google Buzz is a new way to aggregate all of what we do on the web into one easy to check outlet. Every time we publish a new article, make a new tweet, upload a new Flickr image, or feature a new YouTube video, you’ll be the first to know about it if you follow us.
You also have the ability to comment on status updates or posts and even get into discussions with other fans. This is another thing that you can use your existing Gmail account for too.
Click here to check out the ITS Tactical Buzz!
*UPDATE* – As of 6/7/12, you can find us on Google+.
Twitter is a social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets.
If you have a Twitter account then following ITS is just one step away. It’s like an instant update whenever ITS has something to share. Never miss a giveaway or contest again! You can get “tweets” on your iPhone, Blackberry, as a text message, etc.
Click here to follow ITS Tactical on Twitter!
Hopefully you’ve heard of the social media monster called Facebook, and already use it to keep in touch with your friends.
By becoming a fan on our Facebook Fan Page, you get access to exclusive Facebook only giveaways, the ability to discuss anything ITS Tactical related, and show off your own photos in the fan photo album.
Click here to become a fan on Facebook!
All our videos from ITS Tactical get uploaded to your YouTube channel for easy to access viewing. Subscribing to ITS Tactical on YouTube will get you new videos added right to your YouTube home screen.
You also can rate and comment with and favorite videos for easy viewing later.
Click here to subscribe or become a friend with us on YouTube.
LinkedIn is a place to share your professional expertise, accomplishments and form connections.
Click here to follow our company on LinkedIn.
You may not be familiar with Delicious, but basically it’s a way for you to save all your bookmarks online, share them with other people, and see what other people are bookmarking.
With the ITS Delicious bookmarks, you’ll get an inside look at what bookmarks we think are noteworthy and worth sharing. It’s kind of like getting a “behind the scenes” look at ITS research.
Click here to add us to your Delicious network.
Technorati is an internet search engine for searching blogs. It’s a great place to go to search for relevant blogosphere content for your desired topic.
Click here to add us to your Technorati Favorites.
We try to upload nearly everyone of our photos featured on the site to Flickr, an online resource to share and upload your photos.
If you have read any of the articles on ITS Tactical then you have no doubt seen our high quality images in each post. Now you can comment on them, favorite for easy viewing later, and view them in higher resolution.
Click here to add us as a contact on Flickr!
Using the power of Google’s Feedburner, you can get our blog post updates sent to your email so you can read them anywhere.
Click here to get updates via email.
Special thanks to MikeJulietPapa for his assistance with this article!