One of the cool features of MSN Messenger (unfortunately not widely known) is MSN Alerts. Alerts lets you get notified through a toaster popup for the alert services you have signed up. Alerts can include popular news, weather, stocks or any other event. From a content provider perspective MSN Alerts was not widely available – you have to sign elaborate agreements with MSN and pay a licensing fee.
Recently MSN announced MSN Alerts for bloggers free!. Using the service, bloggers can sign up and make MSN Alerts facility available from their blogs. Users who click on the link and subscribe, can receive notification whenever a new blog entry was posted. Try this in my blog – use the MSN Alerts in the right hand panel in the navigation section. Post your experience in the comments section.