FeedCrier – New RSS-based IM system

I’m pretty intrigued by Adam Kalsey’s new service, FeedCrier. FeedCrier will notify you by instant message (currently AIM only, others in development) whenever a feed updates. Adam announced this last night on his blog, and I looked at the instructions for publishers and figured out that it’d take about 2 minutes to integrate FeedCrier into FeedFlare.

Sure enough, it was pretty easy. FeedFlare, you’ll recall, is the FeedBurner service that adds functionality to your feed and/or your website; more details are here. I built a FeedCrier FeedFlare unit here – if you want to use it, just copy that URL into your FeedFlare configuration screen. Then you can choose to add the links to either your feed, your site, or both. After that, FeedCrier links will be active and your subscribers/readers will be able to register for IM alerts automatically.
Nice work, Adam! Looks like a cool service.