If you have a Feedburner feed for your blog or site, you can now elect to have your newsfeed published as a real time stream using what’s called the PubSubHubbub protocol.
(Normally, updates to feeds are only sent out / fetched periodically, not as and when it happens.)
To do this, just activate PingShot – see this Google post for how to turn on PingShot.
I don’t mind a time gap myself because sometimes, sod’s law, immediately after I publish a post I spot a typo I’d missed before, so I like having the chance to fix it quickly before it goes out.
For those new to news feeds, see:
- very basic short primer on feeds (for users not publishers)
- practical summary guide on Feedburner and
- more info on using Feedburner as a publisher.
Those interested may also check out my detailed introduction to feeds.