Monday, August 21, 2006

RSS to IM using FeedCrier

more acronyms, folks! New services like Feedcrier - - are offering to convert your RSS feeds into IM postings! This means that if you use an instant messenger - and happen to be an anxious & loyal reader of a blog, you can sign up to automatically receive IMs of the latest postings to that blog.

Libraries can take advantage of a combination of technologies to get the word out - a single blog posting can appear on the library's blog, be fed into their website (and/or others' websites), and be subscribed to in a variety of ways:
- via RSS aggregator/newsreader
- personalized portal/home page
- via email
- via instant messenger

So it might just be time to get that blog going, eh?

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