In case an RSS reader is not enough, MSN Alerts can now be added to your blog to enable those interested to get an alert via MSN Messenger, Mobile, and Hotmail when there is an update to your blog. The developer of this feature, MessageCast, has been acquired by Microsoft, not a bad idea for them. The feature is described as follows “LiveMessage Blogger Edition is a free alerting service (ad supported) that detects where a reader is online and delivers content in the exact way they've requested, whether's it's a desktop alert, cell, or email message.”
I learned about this from Vasanth Dharmaraj’s Blog. This blog provides the new MSN Alerts feature. As he says, “I don’t know how useful this would be but its kind of cool and its free.” I generally need a bigger reason than cool and free. I am not as addicted to mobile communications as some so I will pass for now. However, I know there are many mobile communication addicts that would love for their Treos and Blackberry’s to have more clutter through this feature.