Yahoo Adds RSS Alerts Delivered via E-Mail, IM, or SMS

The other day Danny blogged about Yahoo adding an RSS viewing option to the beta version (that I like a lot) of Yahoo Mail. However, that was not all the new stuff Yahoo released the other day. In a blog post, Scott Gatz points out that via Yahoo's very robust Alert Service you can now have alerts for (for ANY RSS feed) delivered to you via e-mail, SMS (text messaging), and/or Yahoo Messenger. Very cool and for me, very useful, especially the SMS alerts.

I also use Yahoo's keyword-based news alerts delivered via all three services all the time and will soon be adding some RSS feeds to the mix. Gatz has a solid overview of thenew features, how they can be useful and some screen caps here. I've also posted a screen cap of some of the other alert services Yahoo offers here. They range from Amber Alerts for missing kids to air fare price changes to sports scores. Kudos to Yahoo on this RSS alert service.