Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Google Reader killed watchthatpage.com and many more

Google Reader killed www.watchthatpage.com and many more companies which rendered the service of emailing and alerting people when a website/page changed is of no use now as google reader introduced the same feature now.

Feeds make it easy to follow updates to all kinds of webpages, from blogs to news sites to Craigslist queries, but unfortunately not all pages on the web have feeds. Today we're rolling out a change in Google Reader that lets you create a custom feed to track changes on pages that don't have their own feed.

For example, if you wanted to follow Google.org's latest products, just type "http://www.google.org/products.html" into Reader's "Add a subscription" field. Click "create a feed", and Reader will periodically visit the page and publish any significant changes it finds as items in a custom feed created just for that page.

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Blogger Tom Carnell said...

Have you tried Femtoo (http://femtoo.com) ? Femtoo is an advanced version of this and but ALSO has these key features:

- Monitor particular parts of a page
- Parse data and check for particular conditions (share price hit a certain amount etc)
- Premium accounts can create 'low latency' trackers for critical monitoring applications
- Receive notifications via email, Instant Messenger and soon SMS (I think)
- Add a 'widget' to any page to allow people to 'subscribe' to a 'tracker'
- It uses the amazing cQuery (http://cquery.com) Server-side CSS Content Selection Engine
- You can publish 'trackers' to the 'Tracker Library' and anybody can subscribe.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.

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