Blerts: pop-up RSS alerts

Blerts give you nice pop-ups when your RSS feeds are updated

The Blerts popup window. CNET Networks

ThePort is launching Blerts at Demo 07 today. It's a new RSS application for your desktop. It pops headlines from your RSS feeds onto your desktop, instead of requiring that you go to a RSS page or fire up a standalone app to read your feeds.

The service can be configured to treat feeds differently--you can have some feeds pop up immediate alerts on your desktop, some just display a little icon on the desktop, and others stay quiet no matter what. It's similar to another RSS pop-up app that I like, AlertBear.

The challenge is making it work in conjunction with a more fully-featured reader, like Google Reader, Newsgator, or NetVibes.

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