Monday, April 26, 2004

Tech Update: Pings

As well as providing easily updated links lists, has an added dynamic feature: you can set it to display a little message next to each link that has been recently updated.

This is potentially good for you because we should be able to look at the list of class blogs and see which ones have fresh content - which means the more you update, the more readers you will have. It is also good for your fellow staff and students because we can quickly and easily see which blogs have been updated since our last visit.

In order to turn on this update notification feature for your blog, go to your blogger interface. Choose Settings>Publishing and select "Yes" for "Notify". Save changes.

What this does is tells the blogger server to "ping" the server, "telling" it that your content has been updated.