A ‘slightly’ different approach to an RSS reader…

14 Jul

As Dave points out at Earthling, our team launched our beta of a new RSS reader and linking tagging/favorites engine and a fair number of folks are using it.

What I liked best about it when Gregg first showed me it is the feature that only surfaces what is new since you last checked. We always had a hard time with that in previous lifetimes.

But there’s no monopoly on innovation and congrats to the development team for bringing this new app into the social-media world! More great things to come.

Here’s Dave’s post:

Cat’s Out Of The Bag on Reader and myFavorites
Posted on July 13, 2006 at 07:47 PM in @earthlink

Yes, it’s true. We’ve quietly exposed a new RSS reader and social bookmarking application to a small subset of our users.

Steve Rubel and Dave Winer showed up at the door a few hours early for the prom. Our hair’s still in curlers, our dress is full of wrinkles, our complexion is a mess. Horror of horrors! We’re glad our dates are here, but first a quick sit-down so everyone knows what the evening’s expectations are.

  • Hey public, feel free to jump in, sign up, and try out both, but…
  • We’re still rolling out changes and fixing minor stuff. Think iterative.
  • There’s more on the roadmap for each. I’ll be going through some of this on the blog..err..tomorrow I guess. And I’ll tell you about known bugs too. So if you don’t see something you want, we may be in the middle of addressing it.
  • Please think about using our product blogs for the two: Reader and myFavorites to talk to the product and development teams
  • If you don’t have a free portal account, you can sign up for one here or from the link in the apps

3 Responses to “A ‘slightly’ different approach to an RSS reader…”

  1. Ian Kennedy July 14, 2006 at 4:08 pm #

    Nice work! I’m always on the lookout for new ways to manage the firehose of information coming across the wire so I’ll be sure to check it out.

  2. Idetrorce December 16, 2007 at 1:15 am #

    very interesting, but I don’t agree with you


  1. donloeb.com » Blog Archive » two new web RSS readers -> nytimes and….earthlink :) - July 14, 2006

    […] most everyone has heard about the new “my nytimes” product. but, earthlink also just launched a pretty nice rss reader and a social bookmarking app (src: steve rubel). congrats to dave and craig at earthlink (craig and i used to work together). […]

    More to come and thanks, Don. Interested too in your thoughts about weblife

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