WordPress users rejoice! Since yesterday, wordpress.com users and self-hosted installations (via this plugin) get automatic support for RSSCloud. This feature allows any RSS client, be it your browser or an RSS reader, to get instantly notified of new content.
If you need a refresher of what RSS is, read this post.
Prior to this, RSS clients had to request for updates (pull). This created a delay that was acceptable a few years ago, but not so in today’s real-time web. RSSCloud will effectively notify clients as soon as new content is available (push).
This change puts back RSS in the frontlines of real-time information where it belongs, and gives content rich solutions a fair chance to compete with instant messaging applications such as twitter. Whatever you may think of these “micro-blogging” services, the truth is that content is king, and a good title and news excerpt will beat a 140 character tweet any day.
Source: RSS in the clouds.