I have been thinking for a few days now that there must be a way to monitor web pages for changes automatically. I regularly visit quite a large number of weblogs on a wide range of topics. Having to load each page separately, when many of them may not have had an update, is very laborious and time-wasting.
So, I did a google search on 'web page changes alerts' and found a load of different approaches. They fall into two categories - web based and software based. I chose one which is web based, and free. It's 'WatchThatPage' available here:
WatchThatPage - Monitor web pages extract new information
It looks really good. You can set it to send emails at a frequency to suit, with details of which of the pages have updated. Let's hope it's 'as good as it says on the box'!
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This archive will stay here - but you can find new posts (as well as this archive) at my new website which is at http://www.stuarteglin.com/. It's the new home for Stuart Eglin Online - including the blog, musings, and details of the publications and services which I have available. Take a look - it's worth a visit!