Blog Change Bot

I’m trying out a new service called Blog Change Bot.

Here’s the gist of it: you need to have AOL Instant Messenger or iChat. You then send a message to an AIM account called “blogchangebot” with the following contents:

subscribe www.blogexample.com

Whenever that blog gets updated, you should receive notification via Insant Messenger or iChat.

Sounds pretty cool.

The service gets its information from Weblogs.com which gets pinged by countless blogs. This very site sends a ping whenever I add a new journal entry.

So if you’d like to receive a notification whenever there’s a new entry here, just follow this link. I’m also adding a permanent link to my sidebar.

There’s one caveat with this: if you’re using a dot mac account, it just won’t work. You can still use iChat but you’ll need to sign up for an AIM account.

Have you published a response to this? :

Previously on this day

17 years ago I wrote clagnut

I got a nice email from Richard Rutter who has a great blog called Clagnut.

17 years ago I wrote Behind the Typeface: Cooper Black

Here’s a real labour of love. Informative and funny, it’s a look at the history of one typeface: Cooper Black.

17 years ago I wrote NetNewsWire Lite

If you’re using OS X on a Mac, you should check out this great new application from Ranchero.