RSS updates via your instant messenger

I thought this new web application might be of interest to AJAX Blog readers. It only uses AJAX sparingly but it is written using Rails and offers a unique capability that may be useful to some: the ability to recieve update notices in any instant messaging client when an RSS feed of interest changes.

This is kind of cool for certain things because you don’t have to actively check to see if stuff has been added to certain feeds, they come to you. Like, I use it to monitor comment threads on some blogs as they develop and to get updates when I have new gmail messages.

6 Responses to RSS updates via your instant messenger
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    January 28, 2009 | 5:42 pm

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  2. Rich Apps Consulting
    December 25, 2008 | 11:40 am

    Thanks for sharing. Nice and Intresting update. Good way of remaining updated on RSS Feeds.

  3. Bulletin News
    December 12, 2007 | 1:53 pm

    Fantastic summary pertaining to pdates via your instant messenger : Ajax Blog. Thoroughly love this point of view!

  4. Christoph Janz on Web 2.0
    November 25, 2005 | 10:02 pm

    RSS => IM

    Don’t use this for your whole OPML file, or an IM will pop up on your screen every few seconds. A good way to keep an eye on selected feeds that are most important to you though!

  5. Brad
    November 17, 2005 | 4:56 am

    Thanks for the post. I won’t have much use for this beasue I use IntraVnews but know others that can.

  6. Micro Persuasion
    November 16, 2005 | 10:10 pm

    Get RSS IM Pings with

    I haven’t tested this yet but says it will help you to keep track of RSS feeds via instant message. It pings you whenever any RSS or Atom feed you want to monitor changes. works with all major