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Feednation

Feednation YANaggregator. Interesting in that you can subscribe to other peoples groups of feeds and copy them around (not sure what happens if the owner alters the group). Clumsy in that adding a feed can only go into 'new feeds', actually the entire UI is nonintuitive. Feeds can be turned off, which more sites should certainly adopt, and also copied to email. Mark All Read is nice, I'd really like a Mark Folder Read. Searching for feeds doesn't work well.


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Ivan Pope said...

Hi Ashub, thanks for the comments. Here's some response:
"you can subscribe to other peoples groups of feeds and copy them around (not sure what happens if the owner alters the group)"
- If a shared Group is changed you get the changes. We're working on a 'clone' command, so you can disengage from the original Group.

"Clumsy in that adding a feed can only go into 'new feeds'"
We wanted to make a Bookmarklet that didn't interrupt the users workflow, that didn't force them to make decisions there and then. So all new Feeds do go first into a New Feeds Group. However, you can move them to your established Groups very easily - and the New Feeds Group will disappear when it's empty.

" actually the entire UI is nonintuitive. Feeds can be turned off, which more sites should certainly adopt, and also copied to email. "
- We have tried to make it simple to turn things on and off from the interface. We're working on the interface and it will change quite a lot as we go through Beta (and get feedback like this).

"Mark All Read is nice, I'd really like a Mark Folder Read."
- Coming v. soon

"Searching for feeds doesn't work well."
- We only search within our own Feed pool. It can only get better as more and more Feeds are added. You can also search your own Feeds, Tags and Content. We're working on improving Search, but we wanted to integrate it with the Feed Groups.

Please keep an eye on us - things will change as we go through Beta, with your help. Thanks, Ivan (ivan@feednation.com)