Do you ever wish you could get instant notification of when your favorite bloggers update? Or even when a new comment is published on their blogs? If so, you might want to use a service called Jabber to make your blog conversations as fast as lightning (well, almost as fast).
With Jabber, you get split-second delivery of new blog posts and comments — for any WordPress.com blog you want to follow. This means there’s no need to wait for your RSS feed to update, or to use blog email subscriptions.
There are endless ways that Jabber might be used, but here’s a real-life example straight from WordPress.com headquarters. Of course, being a blogging company, our staff uses a lot of different team blogs to track information and to communicate. By using Jabber, we get instant notification when someone has published a new post or comment — and in return, one of us can respond right back. Often, these threads become full-on conversations, almost as if we’re in a chat room. However, because we’re using WordPress.com, we have a stored and searchable record of the conversation. It’s a super-fast, super-efficient way of communicating online.
Using Jabber requires that you have a WordPress.com account and use a Jabber client. You then connect following our instructions, and presto: instant communication.
- Aug 25, 2010 @ 2:43 pm
awesome! whatever wordpress does is always helpful…thx!
thanks to wordpress. :)
just getting better
That is pretty cool, but I can’t see myself using it.
I can’t actually say that I ever wanted blog and discussion updates in real time. If I went that route, I would surrender far much too control over where and when to direct my attention. I can’t follow twitter in real time either. How could a body get any work done otherwise?
I like the idea of instant feed updates, but I don’t ever want my blog to be anything like a chat room. If I want to chat, I’ll go to a chat room! But it’s still a good idea.
I’m with Mark Stoneman on this. I don’t want real time updates thanks. I can’t keep up with them. But I do like the fact that the ability to choose to use Jabber or not exists.
something brilliant…It is more a lot more simple to use this than the e-mail subscription since it can bulk up in your inbox and mostly you just delete it without reading…this is nice :)
Sounds good….hmmm….staying in control of ones blog…..don’t know enough….still low tech newbie on the block…..have to look up and find out about Jabber…..but like the fact that wordpress keeps moving forward and giving us more! Thank you.
Sounds Good and i’ll have to try it out
wow, I like it
Another tool to lose control over my blog? Dunno…
More options the merrier.
I am going to give it a try
Yes, of course, I like the idea presented here.
thanks it works :)
Sounds like a lot of information to parse if real time.
What would make it more relevant is if another service could parse and then forward only the key sections and phrases of the posts and updates I follow based on the propensity of keywords in both the meta data of the blogs followed and the sum of the posts I write. Real time cliff notes.
Tried it but not for me. Can see the benefits but I’d rather wait :)
I’m afraid I’m a Luddite aligned with Ron’s comment. What modern technology does is allow us to do dumb distracted things faster and faster. No offense intended to WordPress, who in general run a good ship.
This sounds interesting, although it’s probably more useful for bloggers who have the time and internet access to check even for new posts and comments constantly.
I always wished I could get instant notification when my favorite bloggers updated. But I was failing to do it. Thanks very much.