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March 1st, 2002


One site I’ve grown to enjoy since its debut several weeks ago is BlogTrack which makes keeping track of frequently changing blogs an easy task. It works especially well if you have a set group of sites that you visit throughout the day: one visit to BlogTrack and it will check your sites for you and let you know which ones have new content.

There are a few blogs it seems to have some trouble with, reporting changes even when there aren’t any, but it manages to overlook most minor changes (like a comment counter increasing or other similarly dynamic text).

It’s a free service and I believe it’s still in beta. You can monitor up to 20 sites 20 times a day.

Posted in Technology

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday March 1, 2002 -- 9:36:34 am
I'll have to try this with my own foul blog, because I have idea of knowing when someone has left a comment. (Which is pretty rare, anyway.)

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Friday March 1, 2002 -- 11:07:55 am
I believe it works correctly with your blog, Robert -- in other words, it doesn't report changes in comments.

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday March 1, 2002 -- 12:01:22 pm
Well that's just great!!!

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Friday April 12, 2002 -- 4:54:22 pm
Blogtrack has a new look -- I like it!

FROM: Ryan [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday March 1, 2006 -- 10:23:25 am
Blogtrack slowly withered away when RSS became commonplace, but stuck around until sometime last year. I even still used it occasionally for those few Geocities sites that didn't have RSS.

Alas, now it's been let go and squatters own the domain.

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