“Once users have activated their accounts by logging into CAP for the first time (at med.stanford.edu/profiles/), they can start using the new system to post updates, check what others are doing and build a network of colleagues. The range of collaboration features in CAP will be familiar to those who are already active on existing social networks.
I took the time a few years ago to set up a series of saved searches using PubMed. The fact that I was able to do this quite effectively despite not being a medical librarian plus having to navigate Pubmed’s less-than-perfect interface, suggests that you could probably do it too!
As a result, several time a week I receive an alert to all of the new publications that may be relevant to my search. Some days I have a chance to peruse them, some times I do not, but on most Mondays I enjoy flipping through a list of ‘What’s new in medical education?” or “What’s new in social media AND learning?” as I am enjoying my breakfast. The beauty is that I have leveraged a set-it-and-forget-it tool