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
Aug 26th at 1:53 am
awesome! whatever wordpress does is always helpful…thx!
Aug 26th at 7:55 am
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Aug 26th at 10:27 am
Aug 26th at 10:48 am
thanks to wordpress.
Aug 26th at 11:50 am
just getting better
Aug 26th at 12:30 pm
That is pretty cool, but I can’t see myself using it.
Aug 26th at 12:31 pm
Aug 26th at 12:48 pm
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?
Aug 26th at 4:00 pm
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.
Aug 26th at 7:54 pm
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.
Aug 26th at 9:03 pm
Aug 26th at 10:23 pm
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
Aug 27th at 12:39 am
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.
Aug 27th at 8:22 am
Sounds Good and i’ll have to try it out
Aug 27th at 9:33 am
wow, I like it
Aug 27th at 11:19 am
Another tool to lose control over my blog? Dunno…
Aug 28th at 2:57 am
More options the merrier.
Aug 28th at 3:16 am
I am going to give it a try
Aug 28th at 11:38 am
Yes, of course, I like the idea presented here.
Aug 31st at 4:06 am
thanks it works
Sep 1st at 6:27 am
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.
Sep 1st at 7:55 pm
Tried it but not for me. Can see the benefits but I’d rather wait
Sep 5th at 7:43 pm
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.
Sep 6th at 4:38 am
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.
Sep 8th at 12:07 pm
I always wished I could get instant notification when my favorite bloggers updated. But I was failing to do it. Thanks very much.