Posted by joy

Diffbot is software that allows you to not only monitor a RSS feed but also to monitor a Web page for changes. A pretty nifty idea, I must admit.

For my non-programmer readers, “In computing, diff is a file comparison utility for Unix systems that outputs the differences between two files.” -Wikipedia

What caught my eye about diffbot, however, was that in my logs it always fetches my front page first and then hits my feed, which is different behavior than a traditional RSS reader.

Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8; Diffbot http://www.diffbot.com) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5

[tags]diffbot, RSS, Web [/tags]

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