Monday, 13 July 2009

Publish your Feedburner feed in realtime

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:

Those interested may also check out my detailed introduction to feeds.

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