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BlogToaster: Real-Time Blog Update Notification

July 6th, 2002 · No Comments

A neat idea from Simon Fell: ” I have a very beta version of blogToaster up and running, feel free to give it a go [you need MSN Messenger]. Add “toaster@zaks.demon.co.uk” as a new contact, and start a chat session, enter “add http://www.pocketsoap.com/weblog/” and hit enter, repeat with all the URL’s of the weblogs you want to get notified about. enter “list” to see the list of URL’s you’ve registered. When BlogToaster picks up a change from weblogs.com of a URL you’ve registered, it’ll send you a message.”

Nice use of Instant Messaging. We should look at using Jabber and integrate it with the RSS Aggregator. It could even do the alerts on SMS in case I am offline.

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