The realtime web is one of the hottest trends, which by the need of up to date information without doubt is not temporary. Too, blogging has become an accepted mean to publish content, but up to now the distribution of news usually happened with delay. Already in the article Newsfeeds vs. Realtime Information some initiatives have been named aiming to close this gap. Lately the blogging platform WordPress has reached this goal by integrating RSS Cloud specification to enable the distribution of newsfeeds in realtime.
Beside the distribution the retrieval of information determines the fast dissemination of information. The following article names three further realtime formats (PubSubHubbub, IM und SUP) beside RSS Cloud and describes the necessary measures to distribute and fetch information in realtime.
Directory Sources: Blogging, Weblogs