Last night we added a new feature to the site that will help you get more from Footnote without doing more work.
When you find something on the site that you are interested in, look for a button and click it. The item will be added to your “Watch List” in Your Account and we’ll send you an email whenever that item is updated.
Watching Searches and Titles
Each month we add millions of new images to the site and Footnote Members upload images and annotate thousands of names, dates and places on images they find on the site.
Now you can use Watches to know when something you’ve been looking for has arrived at Footnote.
To set up a Search Watch:
Search for something, for example, Ralph Waldo Emerson
Click the Watch button on the Search results page, we’ll add a Watch with your search terms and let you know when a new match is appears on the site.
If there’s a Title that you are interested in, find it on the Original Documents page, click in the name of the title and you’ll go to a page with information about and a Watch button for that title. Add a Watch and we’ll notify you when new images are added or when someone adds an annotation, comment or other contribution to an image in that title.
Watching Images, Story Pages and Spotlights
You can add a Watch for any image, Story Page or Spotlight and we’ll let you know when they are updated, annotated, commented on, etc. It might give you the opportunity to learn something surprising or meet someone who shares your research interests.
If you find a Footnote Member who is doing interesting things, you can add a Watch from their Profile page and be notified when they add something new.
Watching Your Own Contributions
By default, we’ll add a Watch to images, Story Pages or Spotlights you add to Footnote.
If you’ve added things in the past and would like to watch them, visit this page and click the button.
You’ll find your Watch List in Your Account. There you can see everything you are watching and remove a Watch if you are no longer interested in it. You can choose how often you’d like to receive your email notifications on the right side of the Watch List page.