Yup, you read right. myScoop now has the ability to fetch your articles in real-time, granted that you are already linked with a pubsubhubbub hub, or you already have the wordpress PuSHPress plugin installed. If this sounds completely gibberish to you, don’t stress as the chances that you already qualify for real-time posting to myScoop are high. Read more on why that is here. I’m not going to go into too much detail as to how myScoop fetches your articles in real time so here is the short version of the chain of events:
1) You post an article.
2) Your blog sends out a ping to the subscribers (in this case, myScoop) of your hub.
3) The subscriber then knows that there is new content on your blog.
4) myScoop crawls your feed.
5) Your article gets published in real-time.
At some points in testing, I noticed that when using the WordPress PuSHPress plugin, it takes a few seconds before the article reaches myScoop. This is still a hell of a lot better than waiting up to 20 – 30 minutes to get your article fetched.
To see if myScoop is fetching your articles in real-time, log in to myScoop and if “Your articles are being fetched in real-time” appears under the “Stats | Ping Blog” line, that means myScoop has already figured out that your blog is linked to a hub and is already fetching your articles in real-time. See the below picture for where to find this blurb.
To learn more about what pubsubhubbub is, watch the video below.