Today i decided to release jRSS2IM which is a java implementation of RSS to IM; it basically monitor an RSS feed then send the updates to your IM. Warning, this is not for the faint of heart; this is an uber-techie’s/developer’s tool!
Its practical use is for tracking search.twitter.com results via RSS, by doing so you can track your @replies or #tag and send it to your IM.
Finally this compliments Ping.fm where your can post twitter updates via IM – now receive replies via IM too!
You can get the source at http://code.google.com/p/jrss2im/, yes you need to compile this yourselves! This release is not intended for the end-user.
If you want to join the project, please leave a comment, IM me or email (you must be Java developer and have a Gmail account).