Yep we know, deploying on Friday is a bad idea, but we want you all to have this feature, so we’re going ahead anyway. All the tests pass, nice and green so why not.
Yep not just your twitter favorites
When a friend of yours favorites a new tweet that contains a link we automatically fetch it and add that to your reading list. The results from this have been great and we think you’ll love it, we do!
To enable it you don’t have to do anything, if you’ve already added your twitter account. If you haven’t simply add your twitter account and you’re done.
Let us know what things appear in your reading list and what you think of it.
You’ll only see a link once now
Every article whether it came from a feed, a user in Goodbits, a tweet or a favourite that your friend made, it will always show as one article in your reading list.
That one article in your reading list will then have a number of icons against it to indicate how important it is.
You can see here in the above screenshot that two people tweeted the link and then another friend of mine favorited it.
We’re going to be soon adding more sources where your friends save or like a link, so keep tuned, we’re going to make your Goodbits reading list even better.
"An RSS reader is your fishing rod; trawling the internet looking for new hooks."
Trimming in Public – Part 1 | whatleydude
James Whatley is trimming his RSS reader subscriptions, in part because of the Google Reader changes. Hey, James - you might want to give Goodbits a try.
"Crazy night I gave my talk at @webnotwar then got home and we went straight to the hospital. Make babies not war!!"
Best wishes to Kalv and Sharen and their new baby boy.
We’re working on some additions to the Goodbits team, but this isn’t actually what we meant by that :P
"I try to keep my feed down to people who sort of know what’s going on. It’s not like I don’t look at RSS still. But what I don’t look at is the web. The web has kind of gone away for me."
The Verge interview: David Carr on curation, crowdsourcing, and the future of journalism | The Verge
This lead to a great discussion on Twitter kicked off by Matthew Ingram.
We don’t think the web has gone away, we just think that reading the web needs an upgrade :P
We have released ‘Sections’ to our reader. Yep like Google Reader folders.
Quite a lot of you have asked for it on our feedback site, you asked and we delivered. We investigated a couple of ways of doing this and believe we’ve implemented it in a way that you will like and hope to improve.
Simply login and go to your settings, you will see ‘sections’, here you can add/remove sections.
To add feeds to a section simply go to that section and you will be presented with a form to select multiple feeds.
Or when you are reading through your articles you will see a panel of sections you can easily click on:
Google Reader Accounts
You can re-import your subscriptions from Google and we will automatically create sections from what folders you had in Google Reader. So if you were waiting for this feature before completely leaving Google Reader, go on and add your feeds again.
Like with everything in our reader we’ve added keyboard shortcuts that allow you to switch sections easily.
Just press ‘g’ on your keyboard and then use the same ‘j’ to go down and ‘k’ to go up, then just press enter to go to that section.
Importing sections from OPML files has yet to be finished, if you want to accelerate this being finished please leave us feedback
That’s all for now, enjoy and keep reading.