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Notifications from Oklahoman.com and NewsOK.com available now on your computer

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We introduced a large bell icon on NewsOK pages a little more than a week ago.

Hopefully, it didn’t alarm you too much. We hope you click on it, actually.

You see, that icon will take you to one of our most recent options on NewsOK. It takes you to our desktop notifications.

Desktop notifications will alert users to news articles as they are released. Those notifications are set up through your internet browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, etc.), but you don’t have to be using NewsOK.com at any given moment to receive the notification.

(One note of caution – most versions of Internet Explorer do not support this technology, so if you want to take advantage of desktop notifications, I encourage you to use a different browser.)

You can be using Microsoft Excel or any other program on your computer. You can be browsing Facebook or checking out another website. When a breaking news story is released on NewsOK, we’ll send you a notification on your computer.

I encourage you to click on the bell icon on NewsOK.com and start getting desktop notifications for breaking news and our other daily posts and updates.

However, if you are a subscriber to The Oklahoman, you can login to Oklahoman.com and customize your desktop notifications to your precise interests. You can be notified of stories written by your favorite sports writer or about your favorite sport. You can choose stories about the suburb where you reside or the topic about the industry you work in.

For subscribers, we have more than 70 different topics to choose from, making the desktop notifications a great value.

I happen to subscribe to a lot of topics. One of those topics is 'OU,' when I receive updates from The Oklahoman's sports coverage. As a subscriber, I can get desktop notifications as articles about OU are published.

Using this tool makes me realize just how fast our reporters work. For example, I received this alert just minutes after watching the end of the Sooners' overtime victory over West Virginia in a men's college basketball game on Wednesday night.

It's a great new feature.

The technology is available on Oklahoman.com for all subscribers and for everyone on NewsOK.com.

You’ll be informed about everything you’re interested in anytime you are using your computer.

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Alan Herzberger

Alan Herzberger is the Vice President of Audience Development at The Oklahoman Media Company. He focuses on digital strategies for The Oklahoman and for NewsOK.com. He’s been with The Oklahoman since 1997, when he joined the sports department.... Read more ›

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