PUSH (PubSubHubbub) for WordPress

Today the WordPress development team dashboard announcement made us aware that real-time “push” updates to RSS feeds using PUSH (PubSubHubbub) have been automatically enabled on all blogs hosted on the WordPress.com domain and there’s a PushPress plugin for WordPress.org software installs too.

This addition of PUSH  means that you can receive updates from Blogger, TypePad, Movable Type andLiveJournal blogs, Google Reader shared items, any FeedBurner feed and many other sources to Google Talk or any other Jabber/XMPP account.

  1. How do you feel about getting updates even earlier than you do now?
  2. Are you concerned about the redundancy factor?

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4 thoughts on “PUSH (PubSubHubbub) for WordPress

  1. I’m getting blog updates by email subscription (where offered) and by Google Reader, both of which are web-based, and I get to them when I get to them, not the other way around.

    If I had a smart phone, which is where all this instant update business is going, I’d go mad.

    • @Jennifer
      To be clear I think PUSH is great – it’s the echo [spam], echo [spam], echo [spam], echo [spam] that follows at every social media and social networking site that drives me up the wall. I do not have a smart phone nor do I even want one. I’m not a breaking news reporter and what I see is the same “real time” information circulating over and over and over again ad nauseum.

      For those who do not blog for bucks like you and me and who have subscribers receiving our posts immediately after publication: What’s the urgency?

      Are bloggers with non-monetized blogs so worried about their posts getting lost in that sea of cacophonous noise, that we need truly need to march in lock step with make money bloggers and have army of automated bot “followers” to be pinging them again and again and again? I think not.

    • The name made me laugh. What did you think of the video? I thought the explanation was a good one that everyone can grasp. Going from an RSS pull to (Atom) PUSH is going to make a big difference.

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