June 9, 2011 2:55 PM Subscribe
What is the best way to get as-real-time-as-possible alerts of updates to a blog?
posted by madmethods to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm a pretty technical guy, and I'm having a surprising amount of trouble getting good info on this. There are blogs on Blogger (aka blogspot.com aka Google), and I would like to be alerted as quickly as possible when they are updated. Ideally this would end up with an alert (audible/LED/vibrate) on my Blackberry, either just due to it coming in as an email or by the use of some particular Blackberry app.
The main thing that I keep coming across is "Feed My Inbox", a service which would allow me to sign up to get emails from any RSS feed. But it's not clear how quick it really is on updates, and to even try out the realtime updates (as opposed to once-daily updates) I have to be a paid subscriber. It seems really weird to me that there isn't a simpler/better/free solution for this particular problem.
So...anybody have a better setup for this? Or do I just sign up for "Feed My Inbox"?