But, there is definitely value in real-time updating, especially if your industry or business demands it. WordPress, I believe, is going to be on the forefront of that movement, and thank goodness it’s open source.
Check out im.Wordpress.com for more information:
At im.wordpress.com we have been experimenting with instant delivery of blog posts and comments. Now you can subscribe to WordPress.com blogs in your Jabber IM client and receive posts and comments the instant they are published. It is also possible to post to blogs from the chat client.
In time we plan to add these real-time features to web pages. Soon the conversations on blogs will be as fast as chat rooms.
Is this the future? Sure it is. It is absolutely essential for all peoples? Probably not. Will the Church need to stay abreast of this technology as it matures? Most certainly, and you can bet I’ll be letting you know how it rolls.