Is there a site that will notify me when someone responds to a comment on another site like on reddit or stackoverflow? I get tired of the refresh, wait, refresh cycle.
Try Check4Change plugin for FireFox
Check4Change (aka C4C) is a simple extension that allows you to periodically check a web-page for updates.
Have you ever found yourself pressing the reload button frantically, waiting for something in the web page to change? Well reload no further! with C4C you'll just mark the relevant text, set a time interval (e.g. every 1 minute), and you're done!
Most sites have the option of sending an email when another user coments, it depends on the website, for example in quora you can go to settings->Email Settings ->question Related-> and check the boxes of when you want an email to be sent to you (for example when Someone answers a question I'm following), and you can recieve emails in many other cases that this application allows. You can also get notified when events from questions answered by you happen, by checking the desired checkbox from in which case you wanna be notified.
In the stackoverflow website when you ask a new question you have a checkbox at the bottom of it, that if you check it, it will enable to recieve emails to notify you that there was a new answer to your question.
Each site depends.