Leo understands funding events, product launches, and partnership announcements

Industries are changing at a faster pace than ever. Keeping up with new threats and opportunities can be overwhelming and time consuming.

Today, we are excited to announce a new Leo skill that lets you easily track key business events like funding events, product launches, or partnerships.

Here is a quick demo

Funding Events

We have trained Leo to detect and understand funding events. This means that you can now ask Leo to read your tech, business or industry specific feed and prioritize articles related to funding events – saving you a tremendous amount of time.

Track funding events in your feeds

Product Launches

We have also trained Leo to detect and understand product launches.

Track product launch announcements in your feeds

This means that if you are part of a sales or sales enablement team, you can ask Leo to read TechCrunch or New York Times and notify you each time one of your customers or prospects launches a product. You can leverage that product launch event to create a warm approach and engage in a smart conversation.

Partnership Announcements

Finally, you can also easily prioritize the fraction of articles referencing partnership announcements.

Track partnership announcements in your feeds

Composable with other skills

The business event skill can be composed with all the other Leo skills allowing you, for example, to easily prioritize articles referencing a product launch (business event skill) and related to #artificial intelligence (topic skill).

Track funding announcements related to #artificial intelligence

Trained across 24 industries

Different industries use different vocabulary to describe these business events so we trained Leo across 24 different industries.

Leo’s industries

Continuously learning

You can use the Leo prompt or the “less like this” down arrow to correct Leo when the event detection is incorrect. This feedback is channeled to the Feedly ML team and to the datasets used to train Leo.

Tell Leo when he has detected a wrong event so that he can learn

Available now

The Leo business event skill is available on Web and Mobile now for Feedly Teams users. Because we have been getting a lot of Leo requests from non-Team users, we will also be launching a $12/month Pro+ plan in October which will include Leo, a Twitter integration, and all other Pro features.

If you have feedback about the Leo business event skill, you are welcome to join the Feedly Lab slack channel.

Design review of the upcoming Feedly Dark Theme

As part of the redesign of the Left Navigation bar, we are going to change the theme system on the Web to be more consistent with the theming on mobile: offering users the choice between a white theme and a dark theme.

Here is a preview of what the dark theme might look like

Upcoming Feedly Web Dark Theme

And here is the sister white theme

Upcoming Feedly Web White Theme

If you want to participate to the design review, please join the Feedly Lab Slack.

-Edwin, Gregoire, and Eduardo

Leo and Mute Filters

Some of the sources you follow in Feedly are broader than the topics and trends you care about. That additional noise can add up and become overwhelming or result in you wasting precious time.

We believe that noise is the enemy and we have been building a new Leo skill called Mute Filters to let you cancel that noise.

In this article, we will show you how to use Leo mute filters to mute companies, people, topics, authors, sites, and more.

Let’s get started!

Mute companies

Curating content to share on Social Media and want to avoid mentions of your competitors?

Train Leo to mute mentions of SAP in your business feed

You can train Leo to mute each of your competitors and automatically remove all the articles mentioning those competitors.

Mute people

Want to avoid articles about specific celebrities, politicians, or executives?

Train Leo to mute mentions of Kim Kardashian

Creating a Leo mute filter for a celebrity, politician or executive will automatically remove all the articles that mention that person from your feed.

Mute keywords

Want to avoid a spoiler about Game of Thrones until you have finished reading all the books or tired of hearing about Pokemon Go or the latest Apple monitor?

Train Leo to mute Game of Thrones

You can train Leo to mute specific keywords and remove all mentions of those keywords from your feeds, temporarily or permanently.

Note: with Leo Mute Filters, you no longer need to use quotes around phrases with spaces. Leo will take care of converting the input into the right query.

Mute topics

Following a broad source like TechCrunch, Wired and Forbes but do not care about topics like gaming? Or following a keyword alert for a public company but do not care about financials or market reports?

With Leo mute filters, you can mute topics and increase the focus of your feeds. Leo ships with 1,000 pre-trained topics.

Mute authors

Do not like a specific author from one of the sources you follow?

Train Leo to mute a specific author with the author: operator

With the author: operator, you can train Leo to look for specific authors and mute all the articles from that author in your feed. (Sorry Katherine, we actually love your work!)

Mute title patterns

Want to remove articles which have a specific keyword in their title?

Train Leo to look for a keyword in the title of an article

With the title: prefix, you can train Leo to look for a mention of a keyword in the title of the article and mute the matches.

Mute sites

Finding some of the sources referenced in Google News Keyword Alerts irrelevant?

Train Leo to mute specific sites using the site: operator

With the site: prefix, you can train Leo to mute specific sites from your keyword alerts.

Forever or temporarily

When you create a Leo mute filter, you can specify a duration.

Select a duration

Once you have trained Leo with a mute filter, you can easily remove, pause or resume that priority via the Train Leo page.

Pause or remove a mute filter<br>

Like with all the other Leo skills, it was important for us that you always feel in control and can continuously refine your Leo as your needs evolve.

While reading

When reading articles, Leo will highlight the most salient entities mentioned in the content. This makes it easy to click on them and priorities or mute those entities.

Mute an entity while reading

You can also highlight any snippet of text and mute that phrase

Highlight and mute any phrase

Finally, when reading an article, you can click on the Less Like This button and easily mute one of the topics Leo has associated with the article

Train Leo to mute a topic vis Less Like This

On mobile or on the web

The Leo mute filter skill is available both on the Web and on mobile (version 65+).

You can train Leo to mute topics and keywords on mobile.

From a feed

Train Leo to mute mentions of Apple on your Business feed

From an article

Train Leo to mute mentions of Spark New Zealand

From less like this (long swipe from right to left)

Train Leo to mute a topic via Less Like This

Curious about trying Leo Mute Filters on some of your feeds? Join the Leo program

FAQ

What happens to mute filter v1?

Pro users will be able to continue to use a more basic version of mute filters. The syntax of those mute filters have changed to the v2 syntax to allow more efficient processing on the back end.

Some of the v1 mute filters using advanced queries can not be migrated to v2 will remain active as legacy filters until user delete them.

Are there limits to the number of Leo mute filters a user or team can create?

One of the benefit of the Leo mute filters is that they can be processed more efficiently by our back-end. As a result, we are increasing the limit of Leo mute filters for Teams user from 100 total to 100 per feed.

Can non-Teams user access Leo?

We will be offering Leo to non-team users later this year via a Feedly Pro+ priced at $12/month. You can request early access to Pro+ here.

Can a mute filter target a specific source?

No. Mute filters can target a list of sources (what we call a feed) or all your feeds.

Meet the New Feedly Dark Theme and Navigation Bar

We are excited to launch a new version of the Feedly Web UI that improves the navigation and add support for a cool dark theme. Here is a quick demo.

More visible Add Content (+)

The profile and add content are now more visible in a left band. Teams users will also be able to more easily add new teammates and share feeds and boards.

The new left band

Pin or unpin

You can continue to pin or unpin the navigation bar

Unpinned

Right-click Menus

You can right click on a feed, a source, a board, or a priority and use the contextual menu to quickly manage your resources.

Right-click on any oject

Easily rename inline

Renaming your feeds, sources, or boards is going to become a lot easier.

Rename inline

Drag and sort

Drag and drop and easily re-order your categories.

Drag and sort sections

This impacts both the order in the left navigation and the order of the sections in the Today page.

A Cool New Dark Theme

The day/night icon on the left band makes it easy to switch from the default white theme to the new cool dark theme.

Thank you!

We would like to thank Gregoire Vella for leading the design of these two projects. We are very excited to have Gregoire as part of the design team. He has a really sharp eye and he is a pleasure to work with.

We would also like to thank the Feedly Lab community and Twitter community for all the bugs and suggestions reported during the beta.

We are continuously shifting to a more open and collaborative process. If you are actively using Feedly and want to share ideas or frustrations, please join the Feedly Lab Community on Slack or Twitter.

Happy reading!

-Edwin

Leo and Cybersecurity

Over the last twelve months, we interacted with hundreds of cybersecurity teams. One of the common murmurs we are hearing is that it is increasingly harder to keep up with trends and threads in the security space.

In 2018, fifteen thousand vulnerabilities were discovered and the number of exploits doubled – resulting in about four new security articles getting published every second on the Web.

This is a problem we are very passionate about so we are excited to announce a new Leo Security Skill that allows you to prioritize within your feeds the articles that reference the most critical vulnerabilities.

It is a powerful way of focusing your attention on the 10% of vulnerabilities that matter the most – taking into consideration the CVSS score, the content of the article, the level of awareness of the CVE and the products/vectors your care about.

For example, here is a quick tour of how you can train Leo to prioritize the high severity threats related to Microsoft products.

Discover the Best Cybersecurity Sources

The first step, if you do not follow vulnerability sources yet, is to click on Add Content and search for #security or #vulnerability. You will see a list of about one thousand security publications, blogs, and subject matter experts you can easily add to your Feedly. Create a Vulnerabilities feed and add ten to fifteen sources.

Access to 1,000 sources across 25 security topics

Because Feedly is an open platform, you can add any source you want to follow that publishes an RSS feed.

Train Your Leo

The second step is to train Leo to prioritize the most critical vulnerabilities in your feed. Most security teams care about the top 10% of the vulnerabilities that have a CVSS score greater than 8 and/or have an exploit.

The Leo Security Skill allows him to either lookup or predict the CVSS score of a vulnerability mentioned in an article. So when a new article is published in your feed, Leo will first try to lookup the CVSS and exploit information from the Web. If there is no CVE or CVSS, it will try to predict the severity of the vulnerability based on the content and terminology used in the article.

Training Leo to prioritize high severity vulnerabilities around products . you care about is simple.

The new Leo Security Threat skill

In the priority modeler, add a first layer of type Security Threat and select the High threshold.

Prioritize high severity threat related to Microsoft via a 2-layer model

Then add a second Topic layer and pick the list of products you would like Leo to track. Leo will combine both layers and look for high severity vulnerabilities mentioning the products you care about.

Read, Share, and Shine

Leo will continuously read your Vulnerabilities feed and when an article matches the high severity and mentions the products you care about, Leo will annotate that article and move it to your priority queue.

Prioritized security feed

When you open your Vulnerabilities feed, you will first see the shortlist of articles Leo has prioritized. If Leo has found the CVSS information for the mentioned vulnerability, you will see it as part of the metadata of the article.

Prioritized article have a green marker with the name of the priority. If you click on that marker, you will be presented with a short explanation of why Leo prioritized this articles and the controls for you to refine Leo’s training.

This aspect around control and transparency is really important to us. It is what we call collaborative intelligence.

Save to board to share via a newsletter, Slack or Microsoft Teams

If you see an article or vulnerability that is particularly important, you can save that article into a Feedly board and configure that board to push the content to an email newsletter, a Slack channel or a Microsoft Teams channel. Boards are a powerful way to keep important articles for reference and easily share with your teammates.

Continuously Learning and Getting Smarter

One of the powers of Leo is that he is constantly collaborating with you and learning from you. If you see an article that is highly relevant, you can save it to a board and then use the content of that board to re-enforce Leo’s learning via a Like-board skill.

The Leo Less Like This feedback loop

If Leo was wrong about detecting a vulnerability, assigning a severity to it, or detected a product you are interested in, you can at any point of time click on the down arrow icon (also called Less Like This icon) and provide feedback to Leo.

That feedback is process daily and used to continuously improve the various machine learning models used to power Leo.

Join the Leo Beta

The Leo cybersecurity skill was created over the last 12 months in close collaboration with two of the largest and most advanced security teams in Silicon Valley.

We are excited to hear what the Leo beta community thinks about this new skill! If you are part of the security team and would like to test drive Leo Cyber Security, please join the beta program.

-Mathieu, Olivier, David, and Stephane

Feedly Mini for Chrome gets smarter in version 5

One million Feedly users rely on Feedly Mini to quickly add new sources to their feeds and save essential articles to their boards.

Saving insightful articles to your boards allows you to share and shine with your team and train Leo. The more articles you save to a board, the greater the accuracy of Leo’s like board priorities.

We are excited to announce a new version of the Feedly Mini Chrome browser extension that makes following sources and saving articles even easier.

Saving an article to one of your Feedly Boards

One of the popular feature requests for Feedly Mini was the ability to add a note to the article being saved to a board.

Quickly annotate and save web pages to one of your Feedly boards

In version 5, if you have access to the annotation features, you will be able to add a note to the article you are saving to your boards.

If you are part of Feedly Teams and have connected Feedly Teams with Slack, you will be able to mention a teammate or a Slack channel directly in Feedly mini and quickly notify your teammates.

Following a new source

We are also bringing the power of our new discovery experience to Feedly Mini v5.

Quickly follow a new source

Let’s imagine that you are browsing the Web and you discovered a new source you want to follow in Feedly.

When you click on the Feedly Mini icon, Feedly Mini will automatically discover the RSS feed for the page you are reading and show you a popup with information about that source.

You can click on Follow in Feedly to preview the RSS in Feedly and add it to one of your feeds.

You can also click on Explore to tap into the collective wisdom of the Feedly community and determine what are the sources that user often co-read with the source you are looking at.

No more having to look at the source page to find an RSS URL and manually searching for that URL to be able to add it to one of your feeds.

This is the first step for us to bring some of the work we are doing with Leo and discovery to Feedly Mini. Let us know what you think by joining the Feedly Lab Slack community and expect to see more in the next three to six months as Leo matures

Meet Leo, your AI Research Assistant

People love RSS because it lets you to aggregate in one place all the topics and information you care about. No more zigzagging.

People also love RSS because of its control and transparency. It is not a feed that tries to manipulate and monetize your attention. It is a feed that feeds your mind and makes you smarter.

But sometimes RSS feeds can become noisy.

For example, you might follow broad sources like Forbes but only care about narrow topics like FinTech or climate change. Or you might have a keyword alert for General Electric but only care about product launches and partnerships. Or you might have a cybersecurity feed but want to focus your attention on the most critical software vulnerabilities first.

That noise can be overwhelming and make you waste time.

This is a problem we are very passionate about and have been focusing on over the last 18 months.

Today, we are excited to announce Leo, your AI research assistant.

We have been teaching Leo how to read so that he can help you declutter your feeds and dig deeper into the topics and trends you care about without losing control.


Here is a demo!

Leo reads and prioritizes the most relevant articles in your feeds

Leo continuously reads your feeds and short-lists the most relevant articles in the priority tab.

For example, you might have a broad business feed connected to HBR, Bloomberg, NY Times, etc. with thousands of new articles per month.

You can train Leo to read those 1,000+ articles and prioritize the 30 or so related to specific companies (Slack), topics (#leadership) or trends (Facebook and #crypto) you care about.

Leo ships with six core skills

Leo is not a black box recommendation engine. Instead, Leo ships with a set of skills that gives you control over defining what information is important to you:

  • The Topic skill lets you prioritize mentions of topics, keywords, people, companies, products, etc.
  • The Like Board skill learns by example based on articles you’ve saved to boards and prioritizes similar articles
  • The Business Event skill lets you track product launches, funding events, partnerships, etc.
  • The Security Threat skill lets you prioritize articles related to critical software vulnerabilities and specific vendors.
  • The Mute Filter skill let you remove articles mentioning specific keywords and topics.
  • The Deduplication skill removes duplicate articles from feeds and keyword alerts

You can easily assemble these skills into Leo models and preview in real-time what kind of information Leo will prioritize.

Creating a Leo model

Control and transparency are core Leo design principles.

All the articles prioritized by Leo have a green priority marker. Clicking on that marker offers an explanation of why the article was prioritized and the opportunity to refine, pause or remove that priority.

Control and transparency

Leo learns from both positive and negative feedback:

  • When a recommendation is useful, you can save it to a board to send Leo a positive signal.
  • When a recommendation is not useful, you can use the “Less-Like-This” down arrow button to correct Leo.
Feedback and continuous learning

Leo learns from your feedback and gets continuously smarter!

Leo is generally available to all Feedly Teams users and in early access to Pro+ users. If you have any questions or feedback regarding Leo, you are welcome to join the Feedly Lab Slack and connect with the dev team.

Experiment 08 – New Compact Magazine View Option

Listening to the murmurs in the Lab Slack channel, it seems that controlling the density of the articles is important to the community. Some users like to see a mix of images with the article summary, some people prefer to see only text, some people want more density, some less. In Experiment 08, we took that feedback into account and added a new density preference which can be applied to text only, magazine, and card views. The result is more control over how you want to consume your feeds.

Note: The view and density settings can be configured for each source, feed, or board. There is also a global option in the app settings.

New icons

As part of Experiment 08, we are pushing out the new set of icons (designed by the talented Daniel Klopper)

Polish and bug fixes

The team also took advantage of the Experiment 08 build to fix the following bugs and rough edges:

  • Added button to go from no unread to all articles (Thank you Daron, John, Rogerio)
  • Return to feed list after swiping the last/first article (Thank you Peter & Scott)
  • We added support for Firefox and Chrome as favorite browsers on iOS (Thank you Donhack, Peter, Jon)
  • We fixed an authentication error related to trying to login to Google in a webview (Thank you P and Anks)
  • We fixed the iPad framing bug at first launch (Thank you Michal)
  • We fixed the image loading issue where sometimes the preview would show an image but not the opened article (Thank you Mark)
  • We fixed the long titles in header bug (Thank you Chip)
  • We improved the Youtube integration (Thank you Seb)
  • After refresh at the end of the Today page, we are not staying on the Today page (Thank you Paavo)
  • We added an option to open a source from an inlined article by tapping on the source name (Thank you Xeor)
  • Separated auto-mark as read between mobile and Web. You will have to re-select auto-mark as read on scroll in the mobile settings if you want to activate it.
  • Improved discover search auto-completion history experience (Thank you Jesse)
  • We polished the back mode of the paged scrolling option (Thank you #paged-scrolling)
  • We fixed the conflict between the text selection and the close gestures
  • Refreshing the All page after mark as read in the All page footer (Thank you Dallas)
  • Fixed rename source bug (Thank you Dallas)
  • Make discover language sticky (Thank you Eduardo)

Next: Switching the Classic App and the Lab App

The next two weeks are about fixing bugs and rough edges and getting to the point where we can replace the classic app with the new lab app. Your feedback is going to be extremely useful during that time. Once you have 48.0.2 installed, if you experience any bug or run into a part of the experience which does not feel polished, please add a message to the #bugs Slack channel. The dev team will be actively monitoring that channel and try to fix as many bugs and rough edges as possible.

Experiment 07 — iPad, Power Search, and Paged Scrolling

Experiment 07 comes with 5 different parts we want to share and discuss with you: iPad/Tablet Preview, Power Search, Settings, Paged Scrolling, and Pro upgrade – all on both Android and iOS.

iPad and Android Tablet

After twelve weeks of phone exploration, it is time to shift our focus to the tablet and see how some of the innovation translate to a bigger screen. In Experiment 07, we are sharing with you some ideas we have around how the iPad compact, text-only, magazine, and cards view might look like.

Questions for the community

Question 1 – Are you satisfied with how the new mobile views look on the iPad and Android Tablets?

Question 2 – Are you satisfied by the new navigation model and the side-by-side implementation?

We look forward to your feedback on the #ipad slack channel.

Power Search

Power Search is the ability for you to search for specific articles in your Feedly feeds and boards. You can think of it as a personalized search engine focusing only on the sources you trust. It is one of the top Feedly Pro features. In Experiment 07, we implemented a mobile-friendly version of the experience available on the Web.

Like on the Web, you can use operators (AND, OR, quotes, etc..) to refine your searches and use filters to narrow the result to the right sources, content time or popularity.

Questions for the Pro community

Question 3 – Are you satisfied with the new mobile Power Search user experience? Where you able to easily find a specific article in your Feedly?

Question 4 – Is there a feature we could add to Power Search to make it more useful to you?

Please join the 07-power-search channel on Slack if you would like to discuss the Power Search feature with the product team.

Settings

As part of the continuous polish effort, we added settings support. You can now access the settings panel from the bottom of the left navigation bar and customize: the theme, the start page, the auto-mark-as-read behavior, the default view, and many more features.

Paged-Scrolling

The lack of paged scrolling has been one of the biggest “snakes” in the new design. About 10 % of the users seem to prefer paged scrolling to the new smooth scrolling. We decided last week to try to understand more. We created a private Slack channel with the 75 people who were not satisfied with the new smooth scrolling. Through these conversations, we learned that what users really liked about the old experience is that it made it easy to not over-scroll or under-scroll and empowered users to scroll through content faster.

As part of Experiment 7, we are pushing out an idea a few users suggested: it would be nice to have a preference which would allow you to have some kind of intelligent scrolling that would automatically stop at the right place.

If you go to the new settings panel, you will see a “Paged” scrolling option that should allow you to play with this idea.

Question to the community

Question 5 – If you are part of the “I miss the old scrolling” camp, is this option enough to remove all the frustration caused by the lack of productivity? Let us know in the 01-scrolling channel

Upgrade to Pro

As part of Experiment 07, we now allow non-pro users to upgrade to Pro and either unlock some interesting feature or just back Feedly. To thank the Lab community, this mobile upgrade to Pro offers a free 30-day trial.

Question to the community

Question 6 – If you end up trying the upgrade experience, please let us know what you think and if there are friction points we could remove.

Question 7 – If you are not a Pro user, please let us know if there is a feature we could add to the Pro offering to inspire you to upgrade!

Please use the 08-pro Slack channel for all the Pro related conversations.

Next Three Weeks

The focus of the next 3 weeks is to finalize the iPad implementation and polish as much as we can.

Question 8 – If you still see any gaps preventing you from using the new Lab app as your primary reading/research experience, we would love to hear about them.

We would like to thank once again everyone in the Lab community for participating in this giant experiment and helping us design the best Feedly possible. Your feedback and ideas help us better understand how you use the product and how to optimize and refine our decisions.

-Edwin, Petr, and Emily

Love the Web? Love reading? Join the Feedly Mobile+AI Lab initiative

Listening and learning – Article to article swipe

The Mobile+AI Lab is now 4,000 strong! It is an incredible learning opportunity for us. It feels great to see the community actively participate in the key design decisions.

The most popular feature request from the past 2 weeks is the ability to swipe between open articles.

John took some time this week to enable swiping in the Lab app. Now, when you have an article open, you can swipe to the previous or next article without having to go back to the list.

We are also taking advantage of this build to add some other feature requests and bug fixes.

Questions for the community

Question 1 – What are the missing features or design frustrations preventing you from switching to the Lab app from the old Feedly app? Please let us know in the #general channel of the Lab Slack.

Question 2 – Do you use Feedly on an iPad? Did you join the new #ipad channel on Slack?

Here is the detailed changelog:

  • Fixed “Edit source settings freeze” Thank you Paul Adams and DCDawg
  • Fixed “Nav bar is clipped on iPhone SE iOS 12” Thank you curiouscamilo and Heals
  • Fixed “Long press to open mark-as-read options on iPhone 6”
  • Removed “Second level hide gesture feels dangerous and confusing” Thanks JayDB
  • Added “Double tap to close an article”
  • Fixed “Honor visit website directly preference” Thank you Daron B, Dan Newman, Scott S.
  • Started “Landscape mode support” Thank you kolepard and Borja L.
  • Fixed “Amazon link crash” Thank you audioper
  • Fixed “Allow paste for the password in the Login screen and search screen” Thank you Patrick, Dwight McKay, Lars, sonofcy, Paul Adams
  • Fixed “Adding sources in discovery does not work” Thank you Alex Frances
  • Added “Define option to text selection menu”

-Edwin, Emily, and Petr

Love the Web? Love reading? Join the Feedly Mobile+AI Lab initiative

How to Send Newsletters On Demand

There are some common questions about the “send now” feature for team newsletters. Here is a quick reference to guide you through the steps.

Sending newsletters on demand makes it easy to grab a snapshot of your team boards and feeds. We want to help your team move forward and save time!

Time is of the essence, so let’s review the steps and jump into your questions!

How To Send Now:

  1. Save new articles to your board (Nothing saved since the last email, the board won’t send now)
  2. Open your Newsletter dashboard
  3. Select the board or feed to send now
  4. Click send now
Newsletters are proving to be a useful tool for team collaboration.
Our teams use them internally, and we will keep building with your feedback in mind.

Thank you to all the teams who have sent questions, feedback, and bug reports!

FAQs

Why didn’t I receive my newsletter? Common problems & solutions:

  • No new articles saved since the last newsletter sent. It will only send if there are new articles available (ie. saved) in the board.
  • Solution: For now, we suggest removing and then re-saving some articles to the board. After that, return to the newsletter dashboard and hit “send now” once again.
  • It works the same way the very first time you activate a newsletter and for your future scheduled newsletters.
  • Maybe the newsletter is in spam.
  • Solution: Please check your spam folder and add <teams@feedly.com> to your address book. That will tell your email provider to deliver newsletters to your inbox.

What articles will (or won’t) be included in the newsletter when I hit Send Now?

On-demand newsletters only include new articles saved since the last newsletter sent. This is the most common reason why a newsletter doesn’t send.

To send an on-demand newsletter with specific articles, we suggest removing and then re-saving those articles to the board. After that, return to the newsletter dashboard and hit “send now” once again.

What about analytics?

Coming soon 🙂

How do I add newsletters to my Feedly account?

We suggest starting a 30-day free trial of Feedly Teams. The trial gives you full access to newsletters and our support team. We are here to help you and your team get the most out of Feedly.

Thank you for trying newsletters! Have a question not answered here? Ask us in the comments or in the app.

— Victoria, Remi, and Emily

More posts about Newsletters:

Newsletter examples

Introducing Team Newsletters

All Newsletter tutorials 

New AI-Driven Discovery Experience

We love the Web because it is an open and distributed network that offers everyone the freedom and control to publish and follow what matters to them.

We also love the web because it has enabled a new generation of content creators (Ben Thompson, Bruce Schneier, Tina Eisenberg, Seth Godin, Maria Popova, etc.). Those independent thinkers continuously explore the edge of the known and share insightful and inspiring ideas with their communities.

Connecting people to the best sources for the topics that matter to them has been core to our mission since the very start of Feedly.

But discovery is a hard problem. The web is organic, a reflection of the global community’s changing needs and priorities. There are millions of sources across thousands of topics and we all have a different appetite when it comes to feeding our minds.

About twelve months ago, we created a machine learning team to see if the latest progress in deep learning and natural language processing could help us crack this nut.

Today, we are excited to give you a preview of the result of that work with the release of the new discovery experience in the Feedly Lab app (Experience 06).

Two thousand topics

The first discovery challenge is to create a taxonomy of topics.

You can think of Feedly as a rich graph of people, topics, and sources. To build the right taxonomy, we started with the raw data on all of Feedly’s sources. We had to create a model to clean, enrich, and organize that data into a hierarchy of topics. Learn more about the data science behind this.

The result is a rich, interconnected network of two thousand English topics. And it’s mapped well with how people expect to explore and read on the Web.

Some topics are broad: tech, security, design, marketing. Some are very niche: augmented reality, malware, typography, or SEO.

On the discovery homepage, we showcase thirty topics based on popular industries, trends, skills, or passions. You can access all of the topics in Feedly via the search box.

The fifty most interesting sources

The second discovery challenge is to find the fifty most interesting sources someone researching any topic might want to follow.

Ranking sources is hard because not all sources are equal. In tech as an example, you have mainstream publications like The Verge or TechCrunch, expert voices like Ben Thompson, and lots of B-list noisy sources which don’t add much value.

In addition, for niche topics like virtual reality, some sources are specific to VR while others cover a range of related topics.

To solve this challenge, we created a model which looks at sources through three different lenses:

  • follower count
  • relevance (how focused is the source on the given topic)
  • engagement (a proxy for quality and attention)

The outcome is new search result cards. You can explore the fifty most interesting sources for a given topic and sort them using the lens that is most important to you.

Neighborhoods

One of the benefits of the new topic model is that the 2,000 topics are organized in a hierarchy. This makes it easy for you to zoom in or out and explore many different neighborhoods of the Web.

For example, from the cybersecurity topic, you can jump to a list of related topics that let you dig deeper into malware, forensics, or privacy.

One more thing…

We have done a lot of research over the last four years to understand how people discover new sources. One insight we learned is that people often co-read certain sources. For example, if you are interested in art, design, and pop culture and you follow Fubiz, there is a high chance that you also follow Designboom.

With that in mind, we spent some time creating a model that learns what sources are often co-read. The idea is that a user could enter a source that they love and discover another source they could pair it with.

You can learn more about the machine learning model (we call it feed2vec) powering this experience through the article Paul published here.

As a user, you can access this feature by searching in the discover page for a source you love to read. The result will be a list of sources which are often co-read with that source.

Thank you!

I would like to thank Paul, Michelle, Mathieu, and Aymeric for the great research work they did to take this project from zero to one. People who have tried to tackle discovery know that it is a very hard challenge and the results of this project have been very impressive.

We would also like to thank the community for participating in the Battle of the Sources experiment. Your input was key in helping us learn how to model the source ranking. We are going to continue to invest in discovery and we look forward to continuing to collaborate with you.

We would also like to thank Dan Newman, Daron Brewood, Enrico, Joey, Lior, Paul Adams, Ryan Murphy, and Joseph Thornley from the Lab for reviewing an earlier version of this article.

Happy #BookLoversDay!

Books have the power to inspire, connect, and educate. Today in honor of Book Lovers Day, here are some of the books that have inspired the Feedly team as lifelong learners.

What’s on your must-read list right now? What recent read inspired you to see the world in a new way? Tweet at us, or comment below. We always respond.

Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner by Dean Karnazes

Petr says, “I liked the story and how passionate one can be about running and endurance and pursuing dreams. It inspired me to run longer distances.”

Grandma Gatewood’s Walk by Ben Montgomery

Emily says, “I felt a connection to this 67-year-old woman who lived and worked on farms all her life before deciding she needed to hike the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail. The suffering she happily endured on the trail must have been a welcome relief from the darkness of her past.”

Evicted by Matthew Desmond

Victoria says, “This is one of my faves because of the empathy and understanding it creates within you as you experience the loss of eviction through the eyes of the evicted. It’s a powerful piece on how to better take care of your neighbors.”

The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor by Gabriel García Márquez

Eduardo says “It’s easily one of my favorite books. The struggle of the guy who was adrift at sea … he never lost hope. You could almost feel what he was feeling. That’s the vividness of the writing.”

Barbarian Days by William Finnegan

Remi says“Finnegan has a way of pulling his reader into what a life of pursuing their obsession and journeying all over the world really feels like. Bonus points for the years in South Africa which bring it back to a moment in history … beautifully written, permeating passion all the way through.

Les Fleurs Du Mal (The Flowers of Evil) by Charles Baudelaire

Guillaume says, It has the best reread value of any book I know. Every piece is incredibly beautiful and well written, and the whole volume oozes a sort of calm melancholy that always gets me.

Le Mythe de Sisyphe (The Myth of Sisyphus) by Albert Camus

David says, “This was one of the most pivotal books in my life.”

Thanks for reading!

Here are some of our most-loved books. What are yours?

Experiment 05 — Night Mode

Some of you really love to read Feedly at night, or you prefer to read in night mode all day. In Mobile+AI Lab Experiment 05, we have a new night mode theme that turns Feedly into a friendly low-light experience.

To turn on night mode, open the left navigation bar, scroll to the bottom, and tap on “night mode.”

Two questions for the community:

Question 1. For those of you who like the dark mode, does the contrast we offer in this first iteration align with what you expect?

Question 2. Did you see any theme-related bugs? Any parts we missed that are still displaying day mode when you have night mode selected?

Looking forward to seeing you on channel 05-night-mode of the Feedly Lab Slack.

-Edwin, Emily, and Petr

Love the Web? Love reading? Join the Feedly Mobile+AI Lab initiative

Feedly For iPhone X

We have been using the iPhone X for two weeks and have found the fluidity of the touch-based interface and the beauty of the new OLED screen very inspiring. We just pushed out a new version of Feedly that takes advantage of these new features and more. We hope that you will enjoy using it as much as we enjoyed building it.

New Layout

The new Feedly app is optimized for the iconic iPhone notch and respects the bottom home area.

New iPhone X Layout

New OLED-Friendly Black Theme

The iPhone X comes with an incredible OLED display. We transformed the Feedly dark team to pure black, creating a sharper and more energy efficient experience.

OLED-Friendly Pure Black Theme

Seamless Buffer Integration

Lots of Feedly Pro users use the content they discover in Feedly to mold their digital identity and showcase their expertise on Social Media. Buffer makes sharing on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and other networks easier and more efficient. In this new version of Feedly, we have optimized the user experience for Feedly+Buffer users. In one click, you can jump from reading an article in Feedly to sharing that article in the Buffer app.

Thank you to Andy and the Buffer team for their collaboration on this joint project!

1-Click Buffer Integration

Polish, Polish, Polish…

  • Upgraded the Twitter and Facebook integrations so that you can easily share articles you find interesting
  • Improved the Google News keyword alert integration
  • Enhanced the source discovery experience
  • Fixed iPad share selection crash
  • Fixed iOS 11 save image crash

Available in the App Store (free)

 

 

 

Incident report on Cloudflare parser bug

Cloudflare reported last night a bug in their service which could have leaked information from the services using their edge cache servers.

Feedly uses Cloudflare as a security shield which increases the reliability and performance of the Feedly web application. As such, Cloudflare informed us it is possible that some of the Feedly Web request performed between Feb 13 and Feb 18 might have been impacted by the information leak.

Despite the 1 in 3,300,000 chances of being impacted, we recommend to be extra cautious and take the following actions:

1/ If you are using the Feedly login/password, change your password. Go to the Logins page and change your password. Note: if you are using a third-party login option like Google, Facebook, or Twitter, you are NOT impacted and do not need to change your password [1].

2/ Logout and log back in. On Feedly Web, click on the face bubble icon (at the top right of the screen), select the logout option and then log back in. This will invalidate your old session/cookies and create a brand new one.

Our engineering team has a follow up call with the Cloudflare team later this afternoon and we will update this post if we learn anything that changes these recommendations.

We want to thank the Cloudflare team for how well they handled this situation. It is how you manage exceptions that defines your brand, and Cloudflare did really well despite what might have been a very stressful moment for them. We look forward to continuing to work with them to make Feedly safer and more reliable.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

-Seb, David, and Edwin

[1] The third party login authentication is performed via OAuth. You login directly with those 3rd party sites and Feedly only gets an authentication token. One of the benefits of OAuth is that Feedly or Cloudflare never get to see your third party passwords.

 

New feedly Pro with notes and highlights

Notes and Highlights

Reading shapes what you know, who you are, and how you think. Reading is your silent teacher and mentor. With the new highlights feature, you can easily save the magic moments when you connect to new ideas – and come back to them more easily.

If you are not interested in using the new notes feature and would like to save the space at the top of your stories, there is a preference knob in your preferences page to turn this feature off.

Better WordPress Integration

If part of your workflow is saving excerpts of the best stories you discover in your feedly to one of your WordPress blogs, the new feedly Pro will save you a lot of time.

Simply click on the WordPress icon in the share toolbar and feedly will launch the WordPress PressIt window with the story you are reading. Quickly pick a picture, a category, or a tag, add your point of view and click on publish!

You can also personalize the excerpt that gets associated with the story by selecting a snippet of text before clicking on the WordPress icon.

WordPress is continuously improving their PressIt feature so we highly recommend upgrading to WordPress 4 if you want to benefit from the latest improvements.

IFTTT and Zapier

The new feedly Pro also includes a better integration with IFTTT and Zapier. This new version integrates with those platforms in real-time. For example, as soon as a story is saved to one of your personal knowledge boards (the new name for tags), all the recipes and zaps which are bound to that event are fired in real-time. We also improved the logic for image selection for recipes which require an image.

Faster Experience

We are working continuously behind the scenes to optimize feedly and add the hardware needed to keep feedly fast and boost your productivity. Here is a blog post about the performance optimizations we are currently working on.

Thank You!

Thank you for your backing: we are very grateful to be funded by our customers and to control our destiny.

 

Trend Report: The Rise of Live Video Streaming

The Trend: Live Video Streaming

In our increasingly digital and visual world, businesses across industries are fighting attention amidst the noise. Video as a medium has become one of the most effective ways to stand out and connect with an audience. Video quickly conveys meaning and emotion. It’s memorable, and it catches the eye in a sea of text and static images.

To hit home the growing popularity of video: Over one billion people use Youtube (that’s almost one third of all people on the internet), and the number of daily Youtube viewers has increased 40 percent since March 2014.

Accordingly, many social media sites like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook have integrated some form of video content on their platforms. Additionally, new social media platforms have recently emerged that feature video as the central medium for interaction.

More and more, brands are recognizing the value of video as an online marketing strategy. Demand Metric completed a survey of 398 marketing, sales, and business professionals which revealed that 69 percent have used video marketing and another 31 percent are planning to. A recent study of 200 executives by Brandlive found that 44 percent held a live streaming event in 2015 and 39 percent believe live streaming video will be important to their marketing efforts going forward.

Learn more about Social Selling and feedly

The video trend is growing alongside the surging smartphone use trend, as more and more people use phone cameras. Daily mobile internet usage continues to grow year by year, on a global scale. Of all mobile traffic, online video now accounts for upwards of 50 percent.

The prevalence of both video and smartphones have paved the way for newer social platforms centered around live streaming video, like Periscope, Meerkat, and now Blab.

Blab.im (which is still in beta) is quickly growing in popularity. As a platform that is truly social, interactive, informational, and fun, Blab is certainly worth getting acquainted with for its many potential uses as a tool for business and marketing.

Since Blab is one of the newest of the live video trend, let’s take a closer look.

What Is Blab?

Blab.im is a live video broadcasting platform for hosting, watching, and joining conversations.

Screen Shot 2016-04-04 at 4.35.45 PM
THis is a caption

Image source: https://blab.im/about

While many have likened it to “Periscope for groups,” you can also think of it as a cross between a talk show and a webinar. It can be used for either of those things as well as casual hang outs, debates, discussions, and workshops. There is nothing quite like it on the market, although it incorporates the best components of several different social media platforms.

Anyone can host their own Blab. It’s available for anyone to watch and interact with. No professional equipment is necessary.

Blab supports two to four “presenters” at a time, displayed in a grid, à la Brady Bunch. Meanwhile, other participants can watch the conversation live on video while adding to the discussion and posing questions via text chat. The host can even pull in audience members into the “hot seat” on the live video chat from time to time, if they so choose.

After the chat wraps up, the conversation can be re-watched on Blab, and the hosts have the option to post the recording to Youtube or embed it on their own site.

Industry

Blab.im primarily seems to be used by solopreneurs and online thought leaders, discussing topics that range from sports to politics to social media trends.

Blab is also ripe for online marketers and sales departments in just about any industry. It’s ideal for brands that want to give their customers a chance to interact in a personal way, visually demonstrate the value of their product or service, or establish their brand’s expertise and thought leadership. Granted, a direct sales pitch or advertisement won’t fly on this platform. But the interactive and visual nature of Blab opens doors to a number of benefits for businesses.

Why Blab Could Change Your Business

Blab can be used for a number of valuable business functions. It shortens the distance between you and your customer and opens up a new realm of in-the-moment experiences to create. From an online marketing standpoint, it’s a great platform for developing authentic and personalized connections with clients because it is live and unpolished. Showing, rather than just telling, and being able to answer customer concerns on the spot goes a long way in developing trust and loyalty.

Here are some examples of a variety of ways Blab can be used for business:

  • Unveil new products with live demonstrations.
  • Provide group coaching sessions.
  • Conduct a Q&A session or office hours.
  • Demonstrate expertise by providing useful info for your audience.
  • Demonstrate transparency by answering tough customer questions.
  • Discuss strategy with your peers.
  • Give a behind-the-scenes experience to your tribe.
  • Network with your target audience by being a participant in other shows.
  • Brainstorm ideas with your audience, almost like a focus group.
  • Get feedback on changes you’ve implemented or ideas you’re considering.
  • Record and re-use a Blab conversation as a podcast or blog post.

Learn More

Blab.im is still in beta, so the best way to get acquainted with it is to watch shows by folks who have proven success on the platform. Here are a few to get you started:

Now is the perfect time to jump on Blab and increase your brand’s visibility while the competition is slim. Check out their Getting Started on Blab post to learn more.

Posted by Michelle Chang, feedly Contributor

Learn more about Social Selling and feedly

Trend Report: The Rise of Live Video Streaming

The Trend: Live Video Streaming

In our increasingly digital and visual world, businesses across industries are fighting attention amidst the noise. Video as a medium has become one of the most effective ways to stand out and connect with an audience. Video quickly conveys meaning and emotion. It’s memorable, and it catches the eye in a sea of text and static images.

To hit home the growing popularity of video: Over one billion people use Youtube (that’s almost one third of all people on the internet), and the number of daily Youtube viewers has increased 40 percent since March 2014.

Accordingly, many social media sites like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook have integrated some form of video content on their platforms. Additionally, new social media platforms have recently emerged that feature video as the central medium for interaction.

More and more, brands are recognizing the value of video as an online marketing strategy. Demand Metric completed a survey of 398 marketing, sales, and business professionals which revealed that 69 percent have used video marketing and another 31 percent are planning to. A recent study of 200 executives by Brandlive found that 44 percent held a live streaming event in 2015 and 39 percent believe live streaming video will be important to their marketing efforts going forward.

Learn more about Social Selling and feedly

The video trend is growing alongside the surging smartphone use trend, as more and more people use phone cameras. Daily mobile internet usage continues to grow year by year, on a global scale. Of all mobile traffic, online video now accounts for upwards of 50 percent.

The prevalence of both video and smartphones have paved the way for newer social platforms centered around live streaming video, like Periscope, Meerkat, and now Blab.

Blab.im (which is still in beta) is quickly growing in popularity. As a platform that is truly social, interactive, informational, and fun, Blab is certainly worth getting acquainted with for its many potential uses as a tool for business and marketing.

Since Blab is one of the newest of the live video trend, let’s take a closer look.

What Is Blab?

Blab.im is a live video broadcasting platform for hosting, watching, and joining conversations.

Screen Shot 2016-04-04 at 4.35.45 PM
THis is a caption

Image source: https://blab.im/about

While many have likened it to “Periscope for groups,” you can also think of it as a cross between a talk show and a webinar. It can be used for either of those things as well as casual hang outs, debates, discussions, and workshops. There is nothing quite like it on the market, although it incorporates the best components of several different social media platforms.

Anyone can host their own Blab. It’s available for anyone to watch and interact with. No professional equipment is necessary.

Blab supports two to four “presenters” at a time, displayed in a grid, à la Brady Bunch. Meanwhile, other participants can watch the conversation live on video while adding to the discussion and posing questions via text chat. The host can even pull in audience members into the “hot seat” on the live video chat from time to time, if they so choose.

After the chat wraps up, the conversation can be re-watched on Blab, and the hosts have the option to post the recording to Youtube or embed it on their own site.

Industry

Blab.im primarily seems to be used by solopreneurs and online thought leaders, discussing topics that range from sports to politics to social media trends.

Blab is also ripe for online marketers and sales departments in just about any industry. It’s ideal for brands that want to give their customers a chance to interact in a personal way, visually demonstrate the value of their product or service, or establish their brand’s expertise and thought leadership. Granted, a direct sales pitch or advertisement won’t fly on this platform. But the interactive and visual nature of Blab opens doors to a number of benefits for businesses.

Why Blab Could Change Your Business

Blab can be used for a number of valuable business functions. It shortens the distance between you and your customer and opens up a new realm of in-the-moment experiences to create. From an online marketing standpoint, it’s a great platform for developing authentic and personalized connections with clients because it is live and unpolished. Showing, rather than just telling, and being able to answer customer concerns on the spot goes a long way in developing trust and loyalty.

Here are some examples of a variety of ways Blab can be used for business:

  • Unveil new products with live demonstrations.
  • Provide group coaching sessions.
  • Conduct a Q&A session or office hours.
  • Demonstrate expertise by providing useful info for your audience.
  • Demonstrate transparency by answering tough customer questions.
  • Discuss strategy with your peers.
  • Give a behind-the-scenes experience to your tribe.
  • Network with your target audience by being a participant in other shows.
  • Brainstorm ideas with your audience, almost like a focus group.
  • Get feedback on changes you’ve implemented or ideas you’re considering.
  • Record and re-use a Blab conversation as a podcast or blog post.

Learn More

Blab.im is still in beta, so the best way to get acquainted with it is to watch shows by folks who have proven success on the platform. Here are a few to get you started:

Now is the perfect time to jump on Blab and increase your brand’s visibility while the competition is slim. Check out their Getting Started on Blab post to learn more.

Posted by Michelle Chang, feedly Contributor

Learn more about Social Selling and feedly

6 Great Resources to Learn about Social Selling

If you’re like us, you might have been hearing the term “social selling” at an increasingly frequent rate. We hear it at conferences, in LinkedIn forums, in team meetings, on Twitter, and on billboards.

With social experiences like Twitter and Facebook becoming core to the web, this concept of social selling has become a definitive new approach for the ways that organizations think about building relationships. It is a methodology that embraces at its center a driving belief for us at feedly: Content is a currency. That is, that high quality content is more than just an entertaining read. Content builds relationships, drives business, and steers innovation.

In fact, as we’ve talked with more and more of you as part of our regular product development process, we’ve learned that many of you are using feedly as a core content engine to drive your social selling. Many of you are using feedly as your main hub to organize your favorite sources, feed yourself with daily reading, and then deciminate the best stories to your customers.

But just what is social selling?

Social selling is the idea of using content—mostly online—to help educate prospective customers, build a relationship with them, and help guide them to a purchase decision.

Sometimes this means that sales people build personas and share relevant information through social channels like LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, and more. Sometimes it means emailing interesting, relevant content to prospective customers. All of these activities overlap with a bunch of other trends that people have been buzzing about: sales enablement, employee advocacy, personal branding, social media marketing, content marketing, inbound marketing, and more.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkap9qDYnlY

 

Learn more about Social Selling and feedly

A salesperson at a content marketing company, for instance, might share content on her LinkedIn about why good content is important. Or a digital marketing firm might post about the decline of old ad formats and the latest information about the new ones.

Yes, put another way, social selling is a way to drive revenue using content.

Is it really becoming more popular?

According to some sources, yes, it is:

  • 71 percent of sales people believe that their role is changing and will be radically different in five years.
  • 69 percent of sales executives believe that the buying process is changing faster than organizations are responding to it.
  • 75 percent of B2B buyers use social media to be more informed about vendors.

Why? Because statistics are showing that the methodology could be pretty effective.

  • 98 percent of sales reps with more than 5,000 LinkedIn connections meet or surpass quota.
  • 40 percent of salespeople have closed two to five more deals per year as a result of social selling.
  • Bain & Company found that a 12 percent increase in brand advocacy generates 2X increase in revenue growth
  • 73 percent of salespeople using social selling as part of their sales process outperformed their sales peers and exceeded their quotas 23 percent more often.

Where can you learn more?

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be exploring more about using social selling to help your business. As a starting place, here are the six awesome resources we found to go deeper on social selling. What did we miss? Feel free to share your own favorite sources (maybe it’s a blog you write!) in the comments below.

01 Ogilvy’s Report on Social Selling

02 Hootsuite’s Art of Social Selling

03 Salesforce’s mini-guide to social selling

http://www.salesforce.com/uk/socialsuccess/social-sales/mini-guide-to-social-selling.jsp

04 Aberdeen Group’s research brief: “Social Selling: Leveraging the Power of User-Generating Content to Optimize Sales Results”

https://business.linkedin.com/content/dam/business/sales-solutions/global/en_US/site/pdf/ti/linkedin_social_selling_impact_aberdeen_report_us_en_130702.pdf

05 “4 Ways to Boost Your Social Selling Profile (Courtesy of Linkedin)”

http://www.inc.com/bill-carmody/the-4-secrets-of-social-selling-revealed-by-linkedin-s-vp-of-sales-solutions.html

06 “The Rise of Social Selling

” by Jill Konrath

http://www.jillkonrath.com/sales-blog/bid/142711/Video-The-Rise-of-Social-Selling

Learn more about Social Selling and feedly

6 Great Resources to Learn about Social Selling

If you’re like us, you might have been hearing the term “social selling” at an increasingly frequent rate. We hear it at conferences, in LinkedIn forums, in team meetings, on Twitter, and on billboards.

With social experiences like Twitter and Facebook becoming core to the web, this concept of social selling has become a definitive new approach for the ways that organizations think about building relationships. It is a methodology that embraces at its center a driving belief for us at feedly: Content is a currency. That is, that high quality content is more than just an entertaining read. Content builds relationships, drives business, and steers innovation.

In fact, as we’ve talked with more and more of you as part of our regular product development process, we’ve learned that many of you are using feedly as a core content engine to drive your social selling. Many of you are using feedly as your main hub to organize your favorite sources, feed yourself with daily reading, and then deciminate the best stories to your customers.

But just what is social selling?

Social selling is the idea of using content—mostly online—to help educate prospective customers, build a relationship with them, and help guide them to a purchase decision.

Sometimes this means that sales people build personas and share relevant information through social channels like LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, and more. Sometimes it means emailing interesting, relevant content to prospective customers. All of these activities overlap with a bunch of other trends that people have been buzzing about: sales enablement, employee advocacy, personal branding, social media marketing, content marketing, inbound marketing, and more.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkap9qDYnlY

 

Learn more about Social Selling and feedly

A salesperson at a content marketing company, for instance, might share content on her LinkedIn about why good content is important. Or a digital marketing firm might post about the decline of old ad formats and the latest information about the new ones.

Yes, put another way, social selling is a way to drive revenue using content.

Is it really becoming more popular?

According to some sources, yes, it is:

  • 71 percent of sales people believe that their role is changing and will be radically different in five years.
  • 69 percent of sales executives believe that the buying process is changing faster than organizations are responding to it.
  • 75 percent of B2B buyers use social media to be more informed about vendors.

Why? Because statistics are showing that the methodology could be pretty effective.

  • 98 percent of sales reps with more than 5,000 LinkedIn connections meet or surpass quota.
  • 40 percent of salespeople have closed two to five more deals per year as a result of social selling.
  • Bain & Company found that a 12 percent increase in brand advocacy generates 2X increase in revenue growth
  • 73 percent of salespeople using social selling as part of their sales process outperformed their sales peers and exceeded their quotas 23 percent more often.

Where can you learn more?

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be exploring more about using social selling to help your business. As a starting place, here are the six awesome resources we found to go deeper on social selling. What did we miss? Feel free to share your own favorite sources (maybe it’s a blog you write!) in the comments below.

01 Ogilvy’s Report on Social Selling

02 Hootsuite’s Art of Social Selling

03 Salesforce’s mini-guide to social selling

http://www.salesforce.com/uk/socialsuccess/social-sales/mini-guide-to-social-selling.jsp

04 Aberdeen Group’s research brief: “Social Selling: Leveraging the Power of User-Generating Content to Optimize Sales Results”

https://business.linkedin.com/content/dam/business/sales-solutions/global/en_US/site/pdf/ti/linkedin_social_selling_impact_aberdeen_report_us_en_130702.pdf

05 “4 Ways to Boost Your Social Selling Profile (Courtesy of Linkedin)”

http://www.inc.com/bill-carmody/the-4-secrets-of-social-selling-revealed-by-linkedin-s-vp-of-sales-solutions.html

06 “The Rise of Social Selling

” by Jill Konrath

http://www.jillkonrath.com/sales-blog/bid/142711/Video-The-Rise-of-Social-Selling

Learn more about Social Selling and feedly

How feedly Changed My Career as an Art Curator

You, our users, use feedly for such a wide range of jobs. Today we’d like to showcase a member of the feedly community who uses it as a curator of digital art, a burgeoning sector. Ryan Cowdrey, of the young startup 23VIVI.com, shows us how you can use feedly to leverage content as an art curator. He provides a guest post for us today.

My name is Ryan Cowdrey and I’m the Director of Curation at 23VIVI.com, an online marketplace that offers rare and limited edition digital art. For your enjoyment, I pose the question:

“With so much digital media content at one’s fingertips at all times, how does a creative individual discover the latest trends amongst all the noise out there?”

Being an art curator in the digital age requires strategic tools for effectively treading through the massive amount of content that we can access. Curators are relying more and more on internet sources to get content updates that they need on a daily basis. (Blouin ArtInfo, ArtNet News, Design Collector, Fubiz, BOMB Magazine, Colossal, to name a few.)

Not to mention that if you curate digital art exclusively, you are now relying solely on internet sources to get your art fix. The tools that one uses to augment their curation efforts will set them apart from the rest.

As a digital art curator at 23VIVI.com, I follow upwards of 30 big-time art magazines to stay up to date on art creation and news. After implementing feedly into my daily routine, I can now consume double the amount of content in less time.

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Pre-feedly, I was literally using an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of all the magazines that I was visiting weekly. I would record what site I was visiting, the day I last checked it, and the title of the last article, so I could pick up where I left off. Sound like a hassle? IT WAS!!!

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After being introduced to feedly, I honestly lost 10 pounds of stress. It was by far the easiest, most effective tool I use to augment my career. Not only do I follow those same magazines that I was already subscribing to, but I was exposed to countless other publications that feedly offers in my space… and now they are all in one place. Along with that, I did away with the email subscriptions, which were immensely cluttering my workflow. Not to mention, I don’t risk ever missing a single article or post, which is imperative to my profession.

The typical curator goes to school to study Art History and might apprentice under a known curator until they have the skills to put on their own exhibitions.

We are in a new era of digital art, though, that doesn’t require all the technical training. One has an Art History degree at their fingertips at most libraries. Many big-name curators can be followed on social media, where you can get a feel for their curation efforts.

So, it ultimately comes down to getting your hands on lots of content, so that you can begin noticing trends, formulating hypotheses, and putting together thought-provoking collections.

On my path to becoming a “curatorial expert,” I’m relying on feedly to feed my content needs—much like Indiana Jones relied on his whip—haha! To avoid limiting my hunger for creative ideas, I use feedly’s Collection feature to break up my content and feed into various categories: Photography, Physical Design, Graphic Design, Art News, Pop-Culture, and Visual Art. This allows me to not only keep things organized but also easily pull influences from various art mediums.

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Because I swim through so much content on a daily basis, it is very easy to get lost in the immensity. To augment this problem I use the tag and “save for later” features to create collections of art that work well together. I can easily communicate with my team what my thoughts are on our newest curated collection and show what influences me.

With feedly, anyone with an aptitude for creativity, noticing patterns, and expressing their thoughts through creation can become a digital art curator.

Contributed by Ryan Cowdrey, Director of Curation at 23VIVI.com

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How feedly Changed My Career as an Art Curator

You, our users, use feedly for such a wide range of jobs. Today we’d like to showcase a member of the feedly community who uses it as a curator of digital art, a burgeoning sector. Ryan Cowdrey, of the young startup 23VIVI.com, shows us how you can use feedly to leverage content as an art curator. He provides a guest post for us today.

My name is Ryan Cowdrey and I’m the Director of Curation at 23VIVI.com, an online marketplace that offers rare and limited edition digital art. For your enjoyment, I pose the question:

“With so much digital media content at one’s fingertips at all times, how does a creative individual discover the latest trends amongst all the noise out there?”

Being an art curator in the digital age requires strategic tools for effectively treading through the massive amount of content that we can access. Curators are relying more and more on internet sources to get content updates that they need on a daily basis. (Blouin ArtInfo, ArtNet News, Design Collector, Fubiz, BOMB Magazine, Colossal, to name a few.)

Not to mention that if you curate digital art exclusively, you are now relying solely on internet sources to get your art fix. The tools that one uses to augment their curation efforts will set them apart from the rest.

As a digital art curator at 23VIVI.com, I follow upwards of 30 big-time art magazines to stay up to date on art creation and news. After implementing feedly into my daily routine, I can now consume double the amount of content in less time.

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Pre-feedly, I was literally using an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of all the magazines that I was visiting weekly. I would record what site I was visiting, the day I last checked it, and the title of the last article, so I could pick up where I left off. Sound like a hassle? IT WAS!!!

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After being introduced to feedly, I honestly lost 10 pounds of stress. It was by far the easiest, most effective tool I use to augment my career. Not only do I follow those same magazines that I was already subscribing to, but I was exposed to countless other publications that feedly offers in my space… and now they are all in one place. Along with that, I did away with the email subscriptions, which were immensely cluttering my workflow. Not to mention, I don’t risk ever missing a single article or post, which is imperative to my profession.

The typical curator goes to school to study Art History and might apprentice under a known curator until they have the skills to put on their own exhibitions.

We are in a new era of digital art, though, that doesn’t require all the technical training. One has an Art History degree at their fingertips at most libraries. Many big-name curators can be followed on social media, where you can get a feel for their curation efforts.

So, it ultimately comes down to getting your hands on lots of content, so that you can begin noticing trends, formulating hypotheses, and putting together thought-provoking collections.

On my path to becoming a “curatorial expert,” I’m relying on feedly to feed my content needs—much like Indiana Jones relied on his whip—haha! To avoid limiting my hunger for creative ideas, I use feedly’s Collection feature to break up my content and feed into various categories: Photography, Physical Design, Graphic Design, Art News, Pop-Culture, and Visual Art. This allows me to not only keep things organized but also easily pull influences from various art mediums.

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Because I swim through so much content on a daily basis, it is very easy to get lost in the immensity. To augment this problem I use the tag and “save for later” features to create collections of art that work well together. I can easily communicate with my team what my thoughts are on our newest curated collection and show what influences me.

With feedly, anyone with an aptitude for creativity, noticing patterns, and expressing their thoughts through creation can become a digital art curator.

Contributed by Ryan Cowdrey, Director of Curation at 23VIVI.com

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Storyful’s Art and Science of Real-Time Discovery

Storyful has become a leading expert Real-time Discovery—that is, the lightning-fast-paced work of monitoring and verifying the real-time web. Their 200-person global team helps news organizations and brands stay on top of current events as they unfurl.

“We discover and verify the content from social media using our own technology and open source technology [editor’s note: including feedly!], monitoring the social web in real time,” explained Derek Bowler, Storyful senior journalist and special projects lead, who also helps lead the company’s internal work flows, processes, and tools.

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Storyful’s ability to work together across timezones and continents is central to the value that they create. They have global offices in Ireland, Hong Kong, Australia, and New York, and each team works together in real time. “Collaboration is at the core of Storyful,” said Bowler.

Organize what you are monitoring into feedly Collection.

Storyful creates a feedly Collection for every story they monitor like Decision 2016, funny videos, cat videos, ISIS, and more. It’s an easy way for them to follow multiple sources on the same topic in one place. And when they see a Collection updating with many new articles, it often means that a new story might be breaking.

Create a diverse mix of sources with your Collections

When Storyful creates a topic to monitor, they carefully hand pick sources that include as many known YouTube accounts from that particular location, Facebook feeds from active posters, key Twitter accounts, and any relevant sub-reddits. They ensure that they have at least one feed from each channel, often many more.

“That’s a one-stop shop because a lot of things we see happening in social media are encompassed in those channels,” says Bowler. “We knew a year ago that if we were monitoring those four major social platforms effectively, we were not able to monitor the topic effectively. The best thing about feedly is that it allows you to bring it all to one place.”

When Storyful editors start to see some feeds updating with increasing velocity, they know that something big is breaking.

Create an archive

One way Storyful uses feedly is a bit unconventional: They use it as a YouTube archive that is easy for them to search through. They have over a thousand YouTube videos that they monitor. By connecting the YouTube feed to their feedly, it becomes easy for them see what is breaking, but also use search terms to find a relevant video.

Connect feedly with other open source tools

“There are a lot of open source tools that you can combine with feedly to create a really powerful discovery tool for discovery desks to minimize their workflow,” Bowler says. “I no longer see feedly as an RSS reader.”

In particular, Storyful likes to use:

  • FB-RSS – This tool creates feeds from Facebook pages.
  • IFTTT + Slack – Storyful relies on Slack for their team communication. So, they create Google Alerts that they import into feedly. And from feedly, they use IFTTT to push breaking articles into their Slack.

What do you use to monitor every day news?

Are their tools, tips, or tricks that you or your organization use to be the first to know something? Share them with us!

Learn more about Social Selling and feedly

Storyful’s Art and Science of Real-Time Discovery

Storyful has become a leading expert Real-time Discovery—that is, the lightning-fast-paced work of monitoring and verifying the real-time web. Their 200-person global team helps news organizations and brands stay on top of current events as they unfurl.

“We discover and verify the content from social media using our own technology and open source technology [editor’s note: including feedly!], monitoring the social web in real time,” explained Derek Bowler, Storyful senior journalist and special projects lead, who also helps lead the company’s internal work flows, processes, and tools.

Learn more about Social Selling and feedly

Storyful’s ability to work together across timezones and continents is central to the value that they create. They have global offices in Ireland, Hong Kong, Australia, and New York, and each team works together in real time. “Collaboration is at the core of Storyful,” said Bowler.

Organize what you are monitoring into feedly Collection.

Storyful creates a feedly Collection for every story they monitor like Decision 2016, funny videos, cat videos, ISIS, and more. It’s an easy way for them to follow multiple sources on the same topic in one place. And when they see a Collection updating with many new articles, it often means that a new story might be breaking.

Create a diverse mix of sources with your Collections

When Storyful creates a topic to monitor, they carefully hand pick sources that include as many known YouTube accounts from that particular location, Facebook feeds from active posters, key Twitter accounts, and any relevant sub-reddits. They ensure that they have at least one feed from each channel, often many more.

“That’s a one-stop shop because a lot of things we see happening in social media are encompassed in those channels,” says Bowler. “We knew a year ago that if we were monitoring those four major social platforms effectively, we were not able to monitor the topic effectively. The best thing about feedly is that it allows you to bring it all to one place.”

When Storyful editors start to see some feeds updating with increasing velocity, they know that something big is breaking.

Create an archive

One way Storyful uses feedly is a bit unconventional: They use it as a YouTube archive that is easy for them to search through. They have over a thousand YouTube videos that they monitor. By connecting the YouTube feed to their feedly, it becomes easy for them see what is breaking, but also use search terms to find a relevant video.

Connect feedly with other open source tools

“There are a lot of open source tools that you can combine with feedly to create a really powerful discovery tool for discovery desks to minimize their workflow,” Bowler says. “I no longer see feedly as an RSS reader.”

In particular, Storyful likes to use:

  • FB-RSS – This tool creates feeds from Facebook pages.
  • IFTTT + Slack – Storyful relies on Slack for their team communication. So, they create Google Alerts that they import into feedly. And from feedly, they use IFTTT to push breaking articles into their Slack.

What do you use to monitor every day news?

Are their tools, tips, or tricks that you or your organization use to be the first to know something? Share them with us!

Learn more about Social Selling and feedly

Give your content distribution wings

If a tree falls in a forest and no one hears it, does it make a sound? If you create a piece of content, but no one reads it, does it exist?

Despite investing time, money, and sweat into creating the content, driving readers to your content can be just as difficult. Whether you are a content marketer, a blogger, or a big publisher, this has becoming increasingly difficult in an accelerating world of online content and biased social feeds. In our “State of Content Marketing” report, one in five marketers reported distribution as a top challenge.

So just how do you distribute content these days?

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We went to three companies with thriving content marketing strategies—Buffer, Help Scout, and InVision—and asked them about their distribution strategies.

Here are seven ways to distribute your content.

1. Social

Despite recent conversations that it has become increasingly important to earn attention on social media because of the changing algorithms that encourage brands and publishers to use paid social ads, brands are continuing to use social as a primary channel for content distribution. “Social traffic is definitely down for us,” says Kevan Lee, content crafter at Buffer. “At the same time, it’s our second biggest referrer source. Still we get about 100k or so a month from social. That one is definitely significant.”

2. SEO

Sure, SEO is a long play that can take months to deliver benefits. But over time it can become the gift that keeps on giving. Forward-thinking blogs still report that SEO is key to their audience traffic. For some, this is a deliberate strategy that they have invest in over time. For others, it has been a product of a bigger commitment to quality content.

Buffer has seen tons of traffic originating from search. “Having written the longer form content and writing it focused on specific topics has been a good strategy—though I’m not sure if I’d call it a strategy,” says Lee. “I’m not sure if we set out to do it necessarily but it ended up working out that way.”

3. Social Ads

In recent months, the feed algorithms at major social networks have continued to morph, making it harder for business content to stand out without the help of paid social ads. It takes some experimenting with your content and audience—and some mulah—but social ads is another way to increase the reach of your content.

InVision spends about $4000 per month on content promotion various social media channels, including Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, and other industry-specific outlets like Dribbble, according to head of content at InVision, Clair Byrd. “It’s not a lot of money,” she says, “but it’s enough to understand what content works best and it helps us create more things that work best.

4. Email

Growing an email list for content is a great way to ensure that the people who are interested in your content are getting it sent straight to their email inbox.

Buffer, for instance, has a list of 45k which it uses for distribution.

InVision says that email is still its most powerful channel and does one overall content email a week—a piece of content that performs strongly. “They’re free, and they tell us a lot about what’s working,” says Byrd.

InVision also send out a stand alone email for key content initiatives, depending on how bit the impact is for the company.

“We run content like people run product,” says Byrd. “Everything is campaign based, and everything we can tear apart. So if we think that a release is going to be Tier 1, we will support the content just like the Tier 1 product.

5. Partnerships

Syndication partnerships with other blogs or publications are another way to engage a large audience that goes beyond your user population. “One of our main distribution channels that runs almost automatically is our partnership with the Huffington Post,” says Gregory Ciotti, content strategist at Help Scout. “We set up agreements with them and Business Insider. They’ll handpick something they want to run. We just require that they use real canonical tags to protect our search. They offer us a small byline that links back to HelpScout. So all of those are happening automatically. People  will overestimate how much traffic is sends back, but either way, it is helpful. Syndication is definitely fantastic.”

6. Content Submission Sites

There are many sites for communities to post interesting and relevant content. Dribbble, Quibb, and Reddit are just a few examples. For some content distribution strategies, it may make sense to participate in the conversations at these sites and to submit content in a way that helps the community.

The key, of course, is to respect the site for what it is—a community—and to avoid spamming by truly becoming a part of it and taking part in the conversations.

7. Sponsored Content

Many brands are increasingly using sponsored content services, or native ad platforms, like Outbrain and Taboola. These services try to reach more people placing your content within online publications that reach a relevant audience or post about similar things. In addition to distribution, it can provide a method of testing the efficacy or your content among a known persona or help you explore what persona reacts well to your content.

These are our experts’ six recommendations. What do you use to reach more people with your content?

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It’s Not Just You: Trends Are Moving Faster Than Ever

Some people are calling it Content Shock or Content Clutter. We like to call it the Content Renaissance.

Whatever you call it, many of us have been talking about the same idea: Content is coming to us at an ever increasing rate.

The result is that ideas, trends, and memes have become a swiftly moving current that will easily overwhelm us or leave us behind if we let it.

The Content Renaissance Is Creating an Explosion of Content

We live in an unprecedented age in which we are creating more content than ever before and in which we have more access to information and ideas than ever.

Ninety percent of the world’s data has been generated in the last two years, according to one study. Google publishes 20 petabytes of information every day, according to Promodo in 2013. To put it in perspective, there have been 5,000 petabytes of information created from the dawn of civilization to 2003. In 2014, WordPress reported that it was publishing 17 posts every second—or 1.5 million posts per day. In that year alone, 72 million websites were created.

And the production of content is still growing. Ninety-two percent of marketers are creating more digital content now than they did two years ago, and 83 percent expect this number to continue to rise, according to Accenture.

If this isn’t overwhelming enough, social networks are accelerating this flow of information still faster. According to Domo, every minute:

  • Facebook users share almost 2.5 million posts
  • Twitter users tweet almost 300,000 times
  • Instagrammers upload almost 220,000 photos

This influx of content carries plenty of upside for individuals and publishers alike. It’s easier than ever to share your gospel. Creatives thrive in this new medium, and businesses are creating engaging new experiences.

However as consumers of this content and as merchants of ideas, the firehose is overwhelming as it is satisfying.

Enter Trend Acceleration

The result of the Content Renaissance is that content has become the currency of change. Ideas are being exchanged, embraced, and evolved at an ever increasing rate.

As a result, while trends used to come and go over the span of years, these days discussions are moving thought leadership at a cadence of months or weeks.

This deeply impacts the way we do business and the way we operate in this world.

For marketers, in particular, it means that the ability to engage consumers with fresh and relevant points of view is a swiftly moving window. The current of new ideas is so fast, that it is easier than ever to attach your brand to something considered more passé.

For PR people, it means a bigger challenge in cutting through the noise with something sharply unique.

For corporations, it means creating products that serve customers in a quickly changing competitive landscape. Small businesses have to move just as quickly with often times fewer resources.

So how do you stay ahead of it?

The key is to identify the right signals and then implement the right workflow to monitor those signals.

1.Recognize the need to monitor for yourself and your company, and dedicate resources to the task.

Monitoring is an art, science, and a process, and above all, it takes time and attention. Recognize that with your daily work or within your business and be deliberate about setting aside time for yourself or people resources within your business to do it well. Have you set aside some time for yourself to crunch through these trends? Do you have the right people on the job? Do you have the right tools in place?

2. Identify the right signals — create the right mix of places and people to follow.

Many algorithms today try to guess what is important to us by predicting future interests based on past behavior. Staying on the cusp, however, requires a proactive, but efficient, way of identifying what the right signals are. A signal is that place from which new ideas and new trends are broadcast.

Identify the most important pieces of news or thinking on the new trend and use those to develop a personalized content mix based on:

  • Key influencers and thought leaders – Who are the main voices in the articles? Who are the main people they cite? Who are other thinkers in that realm?
  • Key producers in Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and Reddit – Real-time channels can indicate the earliest rumblings of a trend. Find the right people in each of these social networks and add them to your list. Storyful, a company that specializes in newsgathering from social networks, recommends finding relevant content from each of these social channels to get a full picture.
  • Specific Geographies to keep a pulse on – Is your main industry magazines in New York? Is it a new irrigation system being tried in Venice? Is it human trafficking legislation in San Diego? Consider some local sources in your content mix.
  • Keywords – Are there buzzwords that show up within the trend you are monitoring? If you are following the Tea Party movement in America, should you be following any mentions of “Sarah Palin,” “immigration,” “gun ownership”?

Here are some great feeds that other people have created to follow the latest trends in a given industry:

3. Centralize these signals into the fewest number of places that allow you to follow these people, publications, and trends most efficiently.

Much of today’s content is on different platforms and requires you to go to it. Flip this around and have this content come to you by creating the right workflow. Focusing in on the workflow will allow you to crunch through the onslaught of content quickly and methodically. We’re a bit biased, but naturally we recommend Feedly as a place for you to house all the blogs, publications, Google Alerts, YouTube feeds, Facebook feeds, and Twitter feeds you are monitoring.

With Feedly, you can create a separate feed for each specific trend, vertical, product, or industry that you are monitoring. With Feedly Pro, you can even use Power Search to search for specific terms within a feed, organized by media type or date.

4. Archive the data points.

Create a methodology for saving and organizing the precious content pieces you find online that speak to the topic you are following. Many people like to use Evernote or Pocket to save articles. We highly recommend using boards within Feedly to save and organize the great pieces of content you want to share with others or return to later.

5. More eyes, better vision: Crowdsource monitoring

The more people who are collaborating together, the better a pulse you will have on trends and the richer your conversations will be around them. Create an internal system through which all employees can contribute important content on new trends and key teams can ingest this information in an organized fashion.

6. Broadcast your interest and join the conversation

The more you can show your interest in a particular conversation the easier it will be to have conversations with the right influencers. Consider taking the content you are monitoring and broadcasting your interest in the vertical via social channels.

What are ways that you and your company have found effective in finding the right signals or organizing them into workflows that are easy to follow?

It’s Not Just You: Trends Are Moving Faster Than Ever

Some people are calling it Content Shock or Content Clutter. We like to call it the Content Renaissance.

Whatever you call it, many of us have been talking about the same idea: Content is coming to us at an ever increasing rate.

The result is that ideas, trends, and memes have become a swiftly moving current that will easily overwhelm us or leave us behind if we let it.

The Content Renaissance Is Creating an Explosion of Content

We live in an unprecedented age in which we are creating more content than ever before and in which we have more access to information and ideas than ever.

Ninety percent of the world’s data has been generated in the last two years, according to one study. Google publishes 20 petabytes of information every day, according to Promodo in 2013. To put it in perspective, there have been 5,000 petabytes of information created from the dawn of civilization to 2003. In 2014, WordPress reported that it was publishing 17 posts every second—or 1.5 million posts per day. In that year alone, 72 million websites were created.

And the production of content is still growing. Ninety-two percent of marketers are creating more digital content now than they did two years ago, and 83 percent expect this number to continue to rise, according to Accenture.

If this isn’t overwhelming enough, social networks are accelerating this flow of information still faster. According to Domo, every minute:

  • Facebook users share almost 2.5 million posts
  • Twitter users tweet almost 300,000 times
  • Instagrammers upload almost 220,000 photos

This influx of content carries plenty of upside for individuals and publishers alike. It’s easier than ever to share your gospel. Creatives thrive in this new medium, and businesses are creating engaging new experiences.

However as consumers of this content and as merchants of ideas, the firehose is overwhelming as it is satisfying.

Enter Trend Acceleration

The result of the Content Renaissance is that content has become the currency of change. Ideas are being exchanged, embraced, and evolved at an ever increasing rate.

As a result, while trends used to come and go over the span of years, these days discussions are moving thought leadership at a cadence of months or weeks.

This deeply impacts the way we do business and the way we operate in this world.

For marketers, in particular, it means that the ability to engage consumers with fresh and relevant points of view is a swiftly moving window. The current of new ideas is so fast, that it is easier than ever to attach your brand to something considered more passé.

For PR people, it means a bigger challenge in cutting through the noise with something sharply unique.

For corporations, it means creating products that serve customers in a quickly changing competitive landscape. Small businesses have to move just as quickly with often times fewer resources.

So how do you stay ahead of it?

The key is to identify the right signals and then implement the right workflow to monitor those signals.

1.Recognize the need to monitor for yourself and your company, and dedicate resources to the task.

Monitoring is an art, science, and a process, and above all, it takes time and attention. Recognize that with your daily work or within your business and be deliberate about setting aside time for yourself or people resources within your business to do it well. Have you set aside some time for yourself to crunch through these trends? Do you have the right people on the job? Do you have the right tools in place?

2. Identify the right signals — create the right mix of places and people to follow.

Many algorithms today try to guess what is important to us by predicting future interests based on past behavior. Staying on the cusp, however, requires a proactive, but efficient, way of identifying what the right signals are. A signal is that place from which new ideas and new trends are broadcast.

Identify the most important pieces of news or thinking on the new trend and use those to develop a personalized content mix based on:

  • Key influencers and thought leaders – Who are the main voices in the articles? Who are the main people they cite? Who are other thinkers in that realm?
  • Key producers in Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and Reddit – Real-time channels can indicate the earliest rumblings of a trend. Find the right people in each of these social networks and add them to your list. Storyful, a company that specializes in newsgathering from social networks, recommends finding relevant content from each of these social channels to get a full picture.
  • Specific Geographies to keep a pulse on – Is your main industry magazines in New York? Is it a new irrigation system being tried in Venice? Is it human trafficking legislation in San Diego? Consider some local sources in your content mix.
  • Keywords – Are there buzzwords that show up within the trend you are monitoring? If you are following the Tea Party movement in America, should you be following any mentions of “Sarah Palin,” “immigration,” “gun ownership”?

Here are some great feeds that other people have created to follow the latest trends in a given industry:

3. Centralize these signals into the fewest number of places that allow you to follow these people, publications, and trends most efficiently.

Much of today’s content is on different platforms and requires you to go to it. Flip this around and have this content come to you by creating the right workflow. Focusing in on the workflow will allow you to crunch through the onslaught of content quickly and methodically. We’re a bit biased, but naturally we recommend Feedly as a place for you to house all the blogs, publications, Google Alerts, YouTube feeds, Facebook feeds, and Twitter feeds you are monitoring.

With Feedly, you can create a separate feed for each specific trend, vertical, product, or industry that you are monitoring. With Feedly Pro, you can even use Power Search to search for specific terms within a feed, organized by media type or date.

4. Archive the data points.

Create a methodology for saving and organizing the precious content pieces you find online that speak to the topic you are following. Many people like to use Evernote or Pocket to save articles. We highly recommend using boards within Feedly to save and organize the great pieces of content you want to share with others or return to later.

5. More eyes, better vision: Crowdsource monitoring

The more people who are collaborating together, the better a pulse you will have on trends and the richer your conversations will be around them. Create an internal system through which all employees can contribute important content on new trends and key teams can ingest this information in an organized fashion.

6. Broadcast your interest and join the conversation

The more you can show your interest in a particular conversation the easier it will be to have conversations with the right influencers. Consider taking the content you are monitoring and broadcasting your interest in the vertical via social channels.

What are ways that you and your company have found effective in finding the right signals or organizing them into workflows that are easy to follow?

Announcing feedly Login

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Today, we’re excited to bring you feedly Login, a new way to add a dedicated feedly login to your feedly newsfeed.

This means that you have the freedom to keep your newsfeed separate from your social logins, if you prefer to, and get even more control over your privacy. It is an optional feature: If you are happy with your existing login, you can ignore this post and continue to use your existing login without making any changes.

Adding a feedly Login to your existing login options is easy:

  • Go to http://feedly.com/i/logins
  • Click on the “Add login” button
  • Select the “Add feedly login” option
  • Enter the email and password you would like to use for your feedly login

Once you have added a feedly Login to your account, you may choose to remove the previously used social logins. Or you could choose to keep multiple logins for your newsfeed.

You can also use feedly Login on your phone or tablet. To do that, please upgrade to the latest versions feedly for iOS and feedly for Android.

We are happy to cross this highly requested feature off the roadmap we shared with the community last month. Thanks to the feedly Pro funding, the development of new features is accelerating. Thank you for your backing!

We look forward to hearing what you think and answering any questions you may have.

/David, Arthur, Edwin, Noelle

FAQs

Q: Do I have to use the feedly login?
Nope, you don’t have to. You can keep using your current login credentials and not touch anything, if you wish.

Q: What are the password rules?
Your password must be at least eight characters long. That’s it!

Q: Does my password expire?
No, it doesn’t expire.

Q: I got an email to confirm my feedly email address. Do I have to click on the link?
The short answer is yes. It’s a good idea to confirm your email because it will enable you to reset your password if you forget it.

Q: Can I reset my password?
Yes, if you forgot your password, you can reset it from the login page and we’ll send you instructions. We can only send an email if you have verified your email address (see above).

Get our State of Content Marketing report

Announcing feedly Login

Screenshot 2015-11-11 22.36.13

 

Today, we’re excited to bring you feedly Login, a new way to add a dedicated feedly login to your feedly newsfeed.

This means that you have the freedom to keep your newsfeed separate from your social logins, if you prefer to, and get even more control over your privacy. It is an optional feature: If you are happy with your existing login, you can ignore this post and continue to use your existing login without making any changes.

Adding a feedly Login to your existing login options is easy:

  • Go to http://feedly.com/i/logins
  • Click on the “Add login” button
  • Select the “Add feedly login” option
  • Enter the email and password you would like to use for your feedly login

Once you have added a feedly Login to your account, you may choose to remove the previously used social logins. Or you could choose to keep multiple logins for your newsfeed.

You can also use feedly Login on your phone or tablet. To do that, please upgrade to the latest versions feedly for iOS and feedly for Android.

We are happy to cross this highly requested feature off the roadmap we shared with the community last month. Thanks to the feedly Pro funding, the development of new features is accelerating. Thank you for your backing!

We look forward to hearing what you think and answering any questions you may have.

/David, Arthur, Edwin, Noelle

FAQs

Q: Do I have to use the feedly login?
Nope, you don’t have to. You can keep using your current login credentials and not touch anything, if you wish.

Q: What are the password rules?
Your password must be at least eight characters long. That’s it!

Q: Does my password expire?
No, it doesn’t expire.

Q: I got an email to confirm my feedly email address. Do I have to click on the link?
The short answer is yes. It’s a good idea to confirm your email because it will enable you to reset your password if you forget it.

Q: Can I reset my password?
Yes, if you forgot your password, you can reset it from the login page and we’ll send you instructions. We can only send an email if you have verified your email address (see above).

Get our State of Content Marketing report

Safari Viewer, San Francisco and 3D touch – New feedly for iOS

feedly for iOS 9

The new feedly for iOS is available for download in the App Store. This update takes advantage of the enhancements in iOS 9, reduces crashes, and improves battery consumption.

Get feedly for iOS

01. Safari viewer

Safari viewer

We integrated feedly with the new iOS 9 Safari viewer so that when you open websites you can take advantage of the full power of Safari.

02. San Francisco font

San Francisco Font

As part of iOS 9, Apple designed a new font called San Francisco which is more readable at small sizes and more beautiful when used for headlines. For those using this new operating system, we transitioned feedly’s fonts from Helvetica to San Francisco to take advantage of those new features. We are also offering you an option to use San Francisco as the default article font, if you prefer a sans serif reading experience.

03. No more background activity

Your battery is going to love this change.

04. Home screen quick actions

feedly home screen quick actions

If you are running iPhone 6s, you can force touch the feedly app icon and quickly jump to your today, your must reads, your saved storied, or the explore section.

05. Fixes a few crashes

There were a few crash reports in the reviews. We hate crashes as much as anybody else, so we took the time to rewrite how webpages are loaded in feedly and optimize what happens when you swipe from one story to another. This should result in fewer crashes.

Get feedly for iOS

We are excited to check off one of the items in the roadmap we shared with the community last week.

-Michal, Arthur and Edwin

60,000 Pro subscribers and what to expect next

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Today we passed an exciting new milestone: 60,000 users have subscribed to feedly Pro. We would like to take a moment and thank each one of you and share some of the projects we are working on, thanks to this new funding.

1. More servers – The feedly cloud is connected to 42,000,000 feeds of information, receiving about 50,000,000 new stories every day. We are adding servers to the feedly Cloud to store, organize, and index all of this information so that we can continue to serve you feedly very fast.

 2. Feedly login (#delivered / Nov 16th 2015 / Announcement) – This is something a lot of users have been requesting for some time. We now have the resources to fund this project and make it a reality. We will continue to offer the ability to log in with Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, and Evernote to people who prefer to use existing logins. We are also adding support for logging in with Slack and Office 365, since we hear that it will make logging in even easier for some of our users.

3. Shared tags – When we released Shared Collections last month, some users asked us to go one step further and also allow them to share some of their tags. We really like this idea and are working on both continuing to enhance Shared Collections and adding shared tags.

4. Filtering, saved search, and noise reduction – We have been hearing a lot of murmurs from you around the need for filtering and for alerts. We are going to use part of the new Pro funding for a project that will allow you to define manual and automated filters. It will also allow you to save searches as alerts. We love the idea of giving you even more control over how to tailor your feedly. More signal, less noise.

5. Better Slack integration – We think that we can reduce some of the friction that exists around manually sharing stories from your feedly into your Slack channels. Many users are  using feedly and Slack in tandem, so we are going to invest some time enhancing the integration.

6. Fewer iOS crashes (#delivered / Oct 21st 2015 / Announcement)– We have been receiving some reports of iOS crashes. They seem related to loading web pages, videos, and animated gifs within feedly. We hate crashes as much as anyone else, and we are fixing this. We are investing time into a new update of the feedly iOS application which changes how we load content and minimizes the risk of the application crashing. We are also investing time optimizing how we serve content to minimize battery usage. You should see the fruits of this work in the v30 update of the app which should be available within a few weeks.

7. Team edition – More on that soon…

Thanks to your backing, we’re able to continuously invest in building a better, faster, stronger and more useful work newsfeed. It is a great pleasure to serve you.

Edwin, Noelle and Remi

60,000 Pro subscribers and what to expect next

Screenshot 2015-10-15 15.53.38

Today we passed an exciting new milestone: 60,000 users have subscribed to feedly Pro. We would like to take a moment and thank each one of you and share some of the projects we are working on, thanks to this new funding.

1. More servers – The feedly cloud is connected to 42,000,000 feeds of information, receiving about 50,000,000 new stories every day. We are adding servers to the feedly Cloud to store, organize, and index all of this information so that we can continue to serve you feedly very fast.

 2. Feedly login (#delivered / Nov 16th 2015 / Announcement) – This is something a lot of users have been requesting for some time. We now have the resources to fund this project and make it a reality. We will continue to offer the ability to log in with Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, and Evernote to people who prefer to use existing logins. We are also adding support for logging in with Slack and Office 365, since we hear that it will make logging in even easier for some of our users.

3. Shared tags – When we released Shared Collections last month, some users asked us to go one step further and also allow them to share some of their tags. We really like this idea and are working on both continuing to enhance Shared Collections and adding shared tags.

4. Filtering, saved search, and noise reduction – We have been hearing a lot of murmurs from you around the need for filtering and for alerts. We are going to use part of the new Pro funding for a project that will allow you to define manual and automated filters. It will also allow you to save searches as alerts. We love the idea of giving you even more control over how to tailor your feedly. More signal, less noise.

5. Better Slack integration – We think that we can reduce some of the friction that exists around manually sharing stories from your feedly into your Slack channels. Many users are  using feedly and Slack in tandem, so we are going to invest some time enhancing the integration.

6. Fewer iOS crashes (#delivered / Oct 21st 2015 / Announcement)– We have been receiving some reports of iOS crashes. They seem related to loading web pages, videos, and animated gifs within feedly. We hate crashes as much as anyone else, and we are fixing this. We are investing time into a new update of the feedly iOS application which changes how we load content and minimizes the risk of the application crashing. We are also investing time optimizing how we serve content to minimize battery usage. You should see the fruits of this work in the v30 update of the app which should be available within a few weeks.

7. Team edition – More on that soon…

Thanks to your backing, we’re able to continuously invest in building a better, faster, stronger and more useful work newsfeed. It is a great pleasure to serve you.

Edwin, Noelle and Remi

Learn something new with 6 useful Shared Collections

We built our new feature, Shared Collections, with the idea that content becomes even more powerful when you are able to share it with others. The popular saying about teaching a man to fish is true: When you show your work newsfeed to others, you empower others to grow as well.

We’ve seen so many inspiring Shared Collections over the past few weeks, and we wanted to highlight some of our favorites. Gain an expert perspective by following what these professionals consume regularly.

(Have your own expertise? Make your own Shared Collection with a feedly Pro account and post the URL in the comments. We’ll choose one to win feedly Pro for life.)

Get your own Shared Collection

01. Become a better TV Writer

Dane Anderson, a TV writer in Los Angeles, uses his feedly to keep up on entertainment industry trades and other film and television news sources. He curates a couple of collections at the bottom of his feed to research projects he’s working on. Check out Dane Shared Collections on TV + Movies, Crime + Forensics, and Security Science Shared Collections (Can you tell what he must be writing?).

http://feedly.com/dane

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02. Become a better creative influencer

Santa Monica creative director Lee Schneider of Red Cup Agency uses his feedly to stay on top of design topics and follow specific news beats. Check out his collection on influence to see resources on how to spread ideas.

http://feedly.com/redcupagency

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03. Become an expert on the latest in education technology

Ted Curran is an Oakland-based instructional technologist at Pearson Education’s Emerging Models division. His goal is to empower students and teachers to improving teaching through technology. Check out his Shared Collection to read the very latest in edtech.

https://feedly.com/tedcurran

Screenshot_2015-09-28-15-08-59

03. Become versed in brand identity

Graham Smith is a designer in East Sussex, England, who focuses on logo and brand identity. He caters to a large crowd of 46.1k followers on his Twitter. If you follow him and are thirsty for more, get deep into the nuances of typography and follow Graham’s Shared Collection for a curated list of great resources.

https://feedly.com/thelogosmith

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05.  Become informed about marine biology

About 71 percent of the world is water, and you can plunge into the deep blue with Madrid-based marine biologist Gipsy Jules’s collections on Climate Environment, Green Tech, and Science.

http://feedly.com/gipsyjules

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06. Become a better salesperson

Interested in improving your sales skill set? DocSend is a company that helps sales teams understand what happens after they hit send. But sales is not only about the tools, but the way you use them. The company has curated a list of great resources to help people get better at sales.

http://feedly.com/docsend

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We hope you enjoy these Shared Collections! If there are other Shared Collections you love, please leave them in the comments—or add your own for a chance to win feedly Pro for life.

Start a Shared Collection

Learn something new with 6 useful Shared Collections

We built our new feature, Shared Collections, with the idea that content becomes even more powerful when you are able to share it with others. The popular saying about teaching a man to fish is true: When you show your work newsfeed to others, you empower others to grow as well.

We’ve seen so many inspiring Shared Collections over the past few weeks, and we wanted to highlight some of our favorites. Gain an expert perspective by following what these professionals consume regularly.

(Have your own expertise? Make your own Shared Collection with a feedly Pro account and post the URL in the comments. We’ll choose one to win feedly Pro for life.)

Get your own Shared Collection

01. Become a better TV Writer

Dane Anderson, a TV writer in Los Angeles, uses his feedly to keep up on entertainment industry trades and other film and television news sources. He curates a couple of collections at the bottom of his feed to research projects he’s working on. Check out Dane Shared Collections on TV + Movies, Crime + Forensics, and Security Science Shared Collections (Can you tell what he must be writing?).

http://feedly.com/dane

Screenshot_2015-09-28-15-08-00

02. Become a better creative influencer

Santa Monica creative director Lee Schneider of Red Cup Agency uses his feedly to stay on top of design topics and follow specific news beats. Check out his collection on influence to see resources on how to spread ideas.

http://feedly.com/redcupagency

Screenshot_2015-09-30-14-57-05 (1)

03. Become an expert on the latest in education technology

Ted Curran is an Oakland-based instructional technologist at Pearson Education’s Emerging Models division. His goal is to empower students and teachers to improving teaching through technology. Check out his Shared Collection to read the very latest in edtech.

https://feedly.com/tedcurran

Screenshot_2015-09-28-15-08-59

03. Become versed in brand identity

Graham Smith is a designer in East Sussex, England, who focuses on logo and brand identity. He caters to a large crowd of 46.1k followers on his Twitter. If you follow him and are thirsty for more, get deep into the nuances of typography and follow Graham’s Shared Collection for a curated list of great resources.

https://feedly.com/thelogosmith

Screenshot_2015-09-28-15-09-21

05.  Become informed about marine biology

About 71 percent of the world is water, and you can plunge into the deep blue with Madrid-based marine biologist Gipsy Jules’s collections on Climate Environment, Green Tech, and Science.

http://feedly.com/gipsyjules

Screenshot_2015-09-28-15-09-39

06. Become a better salesperson

Interested in improving your sales skill set? DocSend is a company that helps sales teams understand what happens after they hit send. But sales is not only about the tools, but the way you use them. The company has curated a list of great resources to help people get better at sales.

http://feedly.com/docsend

Screenshot_2015-09-29-17-55-23

We hope you enjoy these Shared Collections! If there are other Shared Collections you love, please leave them in the comments—or add your own for a chance to win feedly Pro for life.

Start a Shared Collection

Join feedly! We are growing our dev team.

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Hi. We are feedly. We are a small team located in San Francisco and Palo Alto. We are passionate about the web, personalization, and connecting people to the content they rely on to think, learn, and keep ahead. We serve million users and teams, connecting them to the subset of the web that matters to them. We love to listen to our users and iterate quickly – it helps us get details right. We are funded by our users and profitable. We are thrilled that our users are our customers – it helps us focus.

We have big ambitions for feedly. We are starting a new set of projects aimed at making feedly smarter, more collaborative, and more ubiquitous. We are looking for passionate front end developers to join our dev team and play key roles in this new chapter.

This is an excellent opportunity join the ground floor of a startup with great traction, revenue, and great customers. If you thrive in an entrepreneurial startup environment and want to be surrounded by experienced people who love their work, you might be a great fit for this position.

Why apply for this job?

  • Work as a key member of a high-performance, lean startup team
  • Stay in the forefront of software development – on both mobile and web
  • Help build a startup from the ground up
  • Contribute to improving the web and keeping it open

During your first year at feedly you will:

  • Think about interesting problems around personalization and collaboration
  • Work with the design team to define new features
  • Architect new UI components
  • Write reusable Javascript/ReactJS libraries, semantic HTML and responsive CSS
  • Define RESTful web services
  • Deploy to prod at least once a week
  • Listen to user feedback and iterate fast
  • Contribute ideas to the feedly roadmap

You should have:

  • Degree in CS or related field
  • Solid Javascript fundamentals (React or Angular are a plus)
  • Experience building a large scale web application
  • Interest in solving hard problems
  • (Plus) Experience working on an open source project
  • (Plus) Experience leading a dev team

You are:

At feedly, we take care of our team. We provide competitive salaries, very generous stock option packages, and a full slate of benefits including health coverage and pre-tax commuter benefits. We also believe in work/life balance – we are in this for the long term. We have a flexible vacation policy, sponsor sports packages, and provide a monthly book allowance to encourage personal growth. Perks include the best equipment available on the market to help you get your job done. We pride ourselves on company get-togethers like our weekly lunches and our monthly Roadmap meetings, which reinforce our culture of collaboration and connectivity. We have offices in Palo Alto and San Francisco to help optimize commute.

Feedly’s core values and culture are built around embracing a growth mindset and being authentic, customer-focused, and collaborative. Joining the ground floor of a growing startup means that you will have control and direct impact on how feedly serves millions of users everyday. You will also get the unique opportunity to grow as feedly grows and reach your full potential.

Interested?

Please send me an email to edwin@feedly.com and include a link to your GitHub, your LinkedIn profile or your resume.

Referral program

If you are not the right person but know of someone who you think would be a perfect fit, we have a $20K referral program in place to thank you for your help. Just send us an introduction email to the right candidate with a link to their LinkedIn/GitHub profile.

Edwin
CEO/co-founder

Join feedly! We are growing our dev team.

Screenshot 2015-08-29 13.55.23

Hi. We are feedly. We are a small team located in San Francisco and Palo Alto. We are passionate about the web, personalization, and connecting people to the content they rely on to think, learn, and keep ahead. We serve million users and teams, connecting them to the subset of the web that matters to them. We love to listen to our users and iterate quickly – it helps us get details right. We are funded by our users and profitable. We are thrilled that our users are our customers – it helps us focus.

We have big ambitions for feedly. We are starting a new set of projects aimed at making feedly smarter, more collaborative, and more ubiquitous. We are looking for passionate front end developers to join our dev team and play key roles in this new chapter.

This is an excellent opportunity join the ground floor of a startup with great traction, revenue, and great customers. If you thrive in an entrepreneurial startup environment and want to be surrounded by experienced people who love their work, you might be a great fit for this position.

Why apply for this job?

  • Work as a key member of a high-performance, lean startup team
  • Stay in the forefront of software development – on both mobile and web
  • Help build a startup from the ground up
  • Contribute to improving the web and keeping it open

During your first year at feedly you will:

  • Think about interesting problems around personalization and collaboration
  • Work with the design team to define new features
  • Architect new UI components
  • Write reusable Javascript/ReactJS libraries, semantic HTML and responsive CSS
  • Define RESTful web services
  • Deploy to prod at least once a week
  • Listen to user feedback and iterate fast
  • Contribute ideas to the feedly roadmap

You should have:

  • Degree in CS or related field
  • Solid Javascript fundamentals (React or Angular are a plus)
  • Experience building a large scale web application
  • Interest in solving hard problems
  • (Plus) Experience working on an open source project
  • (Plus) Experience leading a dev team

You are:

At feedly, we take care of our team. We provide competitive salaries, very generous stock option packages, and a full slate of benefits including health coverage and pre-tax commuter benefits. We also believe in work/life balance – we are in this for the long term. We have a flexible vacation policy, sponsor sports packages, and provide a monthly book allowance to encourage personal growth. Perks include the best equipment available on the market to help you get your job done. We pride ourselves on company get-togethers like our weekly lunches and our monthly Roadmap meetings, which reinforce our culture of collaboration and connectivity. We have offices in Palo Alto and San Francisco to help optimize commute.

Feedly’s core values and culture are built around embracing a growth mindset and being authentic, customer-focused, and collaborative. Joining the ground floor of a growing startup means that you will have control and direct impact on how feedly serves millions of users everyday. You will also get the unique opportunity to grow as feedly grows and reach your full potential.

Interested?

Please send me an email to edwin@feedly.com and include a link to your GitHub, your LinkedIn profile or your resume.

Referral program

If you are not the right person but know of someone who you think would be a perfect fit, we have a $20K referral program in place to thank you for your help. Just send us an introduction email to the right candidate with a link to their LinkedIn/GitHub profile.

Edwin
CEO/co-founder

Meet Shared Collections: Now you can choose to share what you read with others

Try Shared Collections NowRead Tutorial

At feedly, we believe at our core that knowledge is power, and thus content is empowering—and even more so when you share it!

So we are excited to introduce today a new feedly Pro feature we call Shared Collections—a new and highly requested tool that lets you choose to share what you read with your teammates, colleagues, and followings.

With Shared Collections, you can take the collections of reading sources you’ve already created—or create a new collection for the purpose of sharing—and make them public on one shared collections page dedicated just for you or your team. This Shared Collection page will showcase all of the blogs, publications, YouTube feeds, and Google News Alerts you want to showcase and make it easy for other people to follow the same sources with just a click. It’ll also allow you to create a personalized URL for your Shared Collections (nab the one you want today!).

Take that Shared Collections page and use it to collaborate with others or to show the world what feeds your mind. You can even customize it to fit your company’s identity or your personal brand.

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Shared Collections is completely opt-in. All of your collections default to private, so you can make use of this feature only if you want to. When you are ready to share, turn on the collections you want public and keep your personal collections private.

See Shared Collections in action.

See how ThoughtWorks, a consulting agency in San Francisco, has been using Shared Collections to collaborate across their organization and to scale their content marketing efforts:

Here are a few ways you can use your Shared Collections:

Help your organization all follow the same publications, blogs, YouTube feeds, and Google Alerts. Empower your workforce to read and share.

Lead your industry by curating and sharing a rich list of must-follow reads. Lead others by showing them the important sources in your industry and move everyone forward together.

Help your teammates and peers find the best publications, blogs, YouTube feeds, and Google Alerts to do their jobs and join the conversation. Keep your teammates informed, moving in the same direction, and inspired with new ideas.

Make it easy to promote your company or agency’s thought leadership by putting all of your employees’ blogs and social media in one easy-to-follow branded page. Provide your customers, clients, social media following, and observers with a one-stop shop to find all of the resources created by your company. Perfect for any company in content marketing or with an employee social media program.

Organize your social media curation efforts by getting your team organized with the same sources. Need to feed the Content Monster? Arm your social media team with lots of publications and blogs to find entertaining posts.

Looking for some inspiration? Go to http://feedly.com/i/discover to browse other people’s Collections. Here are just a few we love:

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Guy Kawasaki’s Shared Collection page – See how he feeds his social media channels, i.e. “The Content Monster.”

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MIT’s Shared Collection page – Get all of MIT’s rich—and often free—resources in one place. Easily browse MIT’s feed by department and add their content to get the latest on what one of the world’s best universities is doing at the forefront of science and technology.

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Seth Godin’s Shared Collection page – See what this marketing expert reads about marketing, so you can become an expert, too.

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Annie Cushing’s Shared Collection page –  Annie, who is a data analytics and SEO expert, uses her Shared Collection page to share interesting sites on a daily basis to her friends and colleagues on social media.

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ThoughtWorks’s Shared Collection page – As spotlighted in the video above, ThoughtWorks uses Shared Collections to provide clients resources, to boost internal collaboration and communication, and to stay connected to alumni.

Try Shared Collections NowRead Tutorial

Enjoy the feature! Please try it out and if you make a cool Shared Collection, share it with the feedly community in the comments below and we’ll spotlight our favorites. For more information on making the most of Shared Collections, you can check out the tutorial.

– Team feedly

Meet Shared Collections: Now you can choose to share what you read with others

Try Shared Collections NowRead Tutorial

At feedly, we believe at our core that knowledge is power, and thus content is empowering—and even more so when you share it!

So we are excited to introduce today a new feedly Pro feature we call Shared Collections—a new and highly requested tool that lets you choose to share what you read with your teammates, colleagues, and followings.

With Shared Collections, you can take the collections of reading sources you’ve already created—or create a new collection for the purpose of sharing—and make them public on one shared collections page dedicated just for you or your team. This Shared Collection page will showcase all of the blogs, publications, YouTube feeds, and Google News Alerts you want to showcase and make it easy for other people to follow the same sources with just a click. It’ll also allow you to create a personalized URL for your Shared Collections (nab the one you want today!).

Take that Shared Collections page and use it to collaborate with others or to show the world what feeds your mind. You can even customize it to fit your company’s identity or your personal brand.

Screenshot 2015-09-01 08.15.18

Shared Collections is completely opt-in. All of your collections default to private, so you can make use of this feature only if you want to. When you are ready to share, turn on the collections you want public and keep your personal collections private.

See Shared Collections in action.

See how ThoughtWorks, a consulting agency in San Francisco, has been using Shared Collections to collaborate across their organization and to scale their content marketing efforts:

Here are a few ways you can use your Shared Collections:

Help your organization all follow the same publications, blogs, YouTube feeds, and Google Alerts. Empower your workforce to read and share.

Lead your industry by curating and sharing a rich list of must-follow reads. Lead others by showing them the important sources in your industry and move everyone forward together.

Help your teammates and peers find the best publications, blogs, YouTube feeds, and Google Alerts to do their jobs and join the conversation. Keep your teammates informed, moving in the same direction, and inspired with new ideas.

Make it easy to promote your company or agency’s thought leadership by putting all of your employees’ blogs and social media in one easy-to-follow branded page. Provide your customers, clients, social media following, and observers with a one-stop shop to find all of the resources created by your company. Perfect for any company in content marketing or with an employee social media program.

Organize your social media curation efforts by getting your team organized with the same sources. Need to feed the Content Monster? Arm your social media team with lots of publications and blogs to find entertaining posts.

Looking for some inspiration? Go to http://feedly.com/i/discover to browse other people’s Collections. Here are just a few we love:

Screen Shot 2015-08-27 at 11.33.19 AM
Guy Kawasaki’s Shared Collection page – See how he feeds his social media channels, i.e. “The Content Monster.”

Screen Shot 2015-08-27 at 11.35.04 AM
MIT’s Shared Collection page – Get all of MIT’s rich—and often free—resources in one place. Easily browse MIT’s feed by department and add their content to get the latest on what one of the world’s best universities is doing at the forefront of science and technology.

Screen Shot 2015-08-27 at 11.36.14 AM
Seth Godin’s Shared Collection page – See what this marketing expert reads about marketing, so you can become an expert, too.

Screen Shot 2015-08-27 at 11.38.36 AM
Annie Cushing’s Shared Collection page –  Annie, who is a data analytics and SEO expert, uses her Shared Collection page to share interesting sites on a daily basis to her friends and colleagues on social media.

Screen Shot 2015-08-31 at 10.54.13 PM
ThoughtWorks’s Shared Collection page – As spotlighted in the video above, ThoughtWorks uses Shared Collections to provide clients resources, to boost internal collaboration and communication, and to stay connected to alumni.

Try Shared Collections NowRead Tutorial

Enjoy the feature! Please try it out and if you make a cool Shared Collection, share it with the feedly community in the comments below and we’ll spotlight our favorites. For more information on making the most of Shared Collections, you can check out the tutorial.

– Team feedly

Designing the future of the work newsfeed

“If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson

As human beings, our lives are shaped by the collection of experiences we live and the people we know.

One of the ways we broaden what we learn from others is by reading. Reading shapes what we know, who we are, how we see, and how we think. Reading is our silent teacher and mentor. It parents us. It’s on our team when we are are alone. It builds our character. It grows our person and intellect, around life and our life’s work. It is an age-old tradition that has transformed societies, started revolutions, and raised world changers. Reading empowers us to be more and to do more.

This is why at feedly we believe that reading is so powerful, especially when it comes to our professional lives. Magic moments manifest when people connect to new ideas through reading — which becomes the fodder for new ideas, innovations, and paradigm shifts. With the explosion of great content all over the web, this type of transformation through reading will only continue to accelerate and help us get better and better at what we do. In this sense, reading is more powerful than ever.

So we’ve dedicated ourselves to facilitating the productive, seamless integration of ideas, knowledge, and creativity, full of magic moments.

With feedly, we are building the “work newsfeed” — the most personalized way for the content you rely on to come to you, so that you can read important stories efficiently and deeply collaborate with other people on the web’s best ideas and inspiration. This more productive reading experience provides people a way to deeply personalize the news that they rely on. When reading on the web is truly personalized, it empowers people to get better at what they do and then put that content to work through a multitude of integrations with other services.

The open web is the best place to see content grow and it is made rich by the creators who contribute to it. So we also build tools that help publishers — small boutique bloggers and news giants alike — nurture and thrill their loyal readers.

But what does it mean to design for people looking for a modern reading experience? One that makes today’s content renaissance on the web clear and accessible and one that works across platforms and screens. In this mode of work, we face some specific challenges:

How do you create a truly personalized experience?

The web is a vast place, exploding with rich content. These experiences on the web really become powerful when they are personalized to us, especially when it comes to getting better at our jobs. This is why our goal at feedly is to create the most personalized news reading experience for the content that is important to us.

This “work newsfeed”—as we like to call it—should not only be filled with rich, high-definition information, free from distractions and noise. It should also allow us to be in the driver’s seat—to fully control what we read and how we want to read it.

With the boom of great content on the web, the ability to control, personalize, and organize that experience is more important than ever, but no product has really delivered it.

We have specific sources we want to read from—we like and trust some more than others—and we can’t merely trust any random algorithm to throw at us a bunch of stories related to our interest. We are more granular. We are more specific. We are more opinionated.

Over the past few years feedly has become a place where you can follow close to any source of content on the web, whether it’s a well-known publisher, a blogger, a YouTube channel, or Google search alerts. As part of the feedly experience, we have also created algorithms that suggest to people great related stories and publications you might like.

But there is so much more we could do. We could supercharge our suggestions and allow even more personalization. We could enhance how we rank the most important stories. We could create new, useful ways to let people define even better what they are trying to achieve with their reading.

How do you design the future of collaboration?

Steve Jobs once said that, “Creativity is about connecting the dots.” We think that reading is about generating these dots.

The most successful people are those who use the stories, insights, and new ideas they discover as inspiration to spark conversation and create something new.

This is why we are building feedly as the news feed with richest personalization tools and the strongest integrations with other web sources, so that you can put content to work. Reading is powerful, and it should be easily streamlined with everything we do — whether it’s saving stories for future reference, sending them to your team or manager, collaborating on the same key internet searches, empowering employees with the right stories, or leading the inspiring others through content.

Today feedly is connected to hundreds of popular services, including Evernote, Dropbox, Buffer, and IFTTT—and we consider this just the beginning. Creating an awesome collaboration experience is core to our roadmap because we believe the future is all about working together and working in teams, and we are excited to take part into shaping this future.

How do you optimize the content experience for all participants?

The popular phrase is true: Content is king.

As online engagement with quality content has soared, brands are becoming publishers, and publishers are becoming brands.

As a reading platform, feedly is in the center of this global trend. It is the watering hole where people come for focused web reading and where publishers can find tools to grow and nurture their most loyal followers.

At feedly we want to support the open web as a thriving ecosystem in which the reader and the publishers are meeting their deepest needs.

How do you use typography, color, and spacing as an ally in creating the best reading experience in the world? How do you balance the need for a focused, uncluttered interface while also presenting publishers, boutique bloggers, and the feedly brand in a beautiful way? We want to help everyone thrive.

So, join us!

There is a lot that we’ve done. But there is still so much more to be done.

We are looking for a product designer who expresses her/his design thinking into clean and efficient visual design (check out the job description here). Please get in touch with design@feedly.com if you’re interested. Attach your portfolio, what excites you about working at feedly, and what challenges you like to work on.

We are looking forward to making feedly even better and better every day.

– Arthur Bodolec, feedly designer/co-founder

Join feedly! We’re looking for designers

Are you a designer who loves to get inspired everyday and whose work is clean and helps people do things simply? Do you love to get feedback and iterate? Do you have experience working on desktop, iOS, and Android? Do you love building features no one else thought about from the ground up? Are you passionate about design and crafting beautiful things?

Let’s talk! We are looking for designers to join feedly.

About Us

feedly is your single place for all of the news, knowledge, and ideas you rely on to think, learn, and keep ahead. We build deeply personal web experiences by bringing the content that is important to you in your own work newsfeed.

T-shaped design skills

  • Redefine what reading is on the web and mobile by pushing the boundaries of design.
  • Bring innovative thinking, problem solving, and design solutions to the table.
  • Conduct user research and user testing with potential and existing users.
  • Design beautiful, clear, and consistent interfaces for our desktop, iOS, and Android apps.
  • Generate pixel-perfect production assets.
  • Generate comprehensive information architecture, wireframes, high-fidelity mockups, and interactive prototypes for iOS, Android, and desktop.
  • Present your work effectively and articulately communicate design rationale to the team.
  • Help craft the design team as it grows.

Must have’s

  • 2+ years of applied product design experience.
  • Ability to design for any platform (iOS, Android, mobile web, etc.).
  • A passion for listening to user feedback and iterating.
  • Strong information design skills with a solid foundation in UX design heuristics.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • You love making things beautiful, and you have a strong understanding of composition, balance, symmetry, and whitespace.
  • Mastery of design tools: Sketch, Illustrator, Photoshop.
  • Experience with prototyping tools such as Framer, Pixate, Origami, HTML/CSS/JS, After Effects, Swift.
  • Ability to generate pixel-perfect production assets.
  • Superb attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well on an ego-free, highly collaborative, and cross-functional and very experienced team.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic startup environment.
  • You see yourself in our core values.
    • Something magical happens when you find the right piece of content.
    • Design like you are right, listen like you are wrong.
    • See crisis as opportunity.
    • Frugality is fun.
    • Details matter.
    • Be humble.

Nice to have

  • Experience doing motion design would be great.
  • Expertise with html and CSS absolutely amazing.

Location

You will be working from our Palo Alto office, though you will be able to work from our San Francisco office two to three times a week or work from home some days.

Interested? Please send an email to design@feedly.com and include a link to your work.

If you are not the right person but know of someone who you think would be a perfect match, we have a $20K referral program in place to thank you for your help. Just send us an introduction email to the right candidate with a link to their portfolio and/or LinkedIn/Dribbble/Behance profile.

feedly + Google Now: Your most important stories, when you want them

feedly-googlenow

Feedly and Google have been collaborating on integrating feedly into Google Now so that your most important stories surface in your Google Now stream. We recently rolled out this feature in beta and are seeing a high 14% tap-through rate with the feedly cards. We are excited to announce that the feature is now being rolled out to everyone.

Your important stories come to you

We believe reading sparks magic moments when ideas, knowledge, and creativity seamlessly come together. It’s the core reason why we work so hard to make feedly the most efficient way to personalize and read the content that’s important to you.

We spend a lot of time talking to our users, and we know that most of you weave what you read into your everyday life—to get better at what you do, to keep you ahead of what’s going on, to stay inspired, to learn new things, and be productive. We know that the ability to personalize this experience—when and how you get your news—and to integrate it with other services you use is just as important.

Google Now allows you to easily access specific information in the time and place that it’s most useful to you. As we keep expanding the number of integrations available to feedly users, Google Now seemed like a fitting service for our users, so that you can easily have the stories you need the most come to you, without you having to look for it yourself.

With feedly Now cards, feedly will find the trending stories in the publications you follow and surface them to you throughout the day through Google Now. And you can personalize this experience even more: If you have favorite publications or blogs that you’d love to see in Google Now, you can tell us to follow these stories more closely by marking those sources as must-read in your feedly.

For instance, if you are a PR manager in tech, you can mark the top-tier tech blogs as “must read,” so that breaking stories automagically come to you. Or if you are a physician following the latest in, say, pediatrics or infectious diseases, you can mark your favorite journals as must-read, so that the big stories from these favorite sources surface in your Google Now stream.

Turn it on!

To start seeing feedly Now cards, please make sure you have the latest Google app and feedly app installed on your Android device and are logged into feedly.com. Simply tap the blue Google app icon to see your Now cards.  You’re good to go!

feedly for Android

(You can also opt out by clicking the settings icon next to the feedly Now card in the Google Now app. Go here to learn more about turning off Google Now cards.)

Open Design Contest / Win feedly Pro lifetime

We would love to hear from the feedly community about how we could improve the personalization engine powering this feature and give you more control over which stories should be surfaced in Google Now. Please leave some suggestions by commenting on this blog post, and we’ll pick two of our favorite suggestions, implement them, and offer a lifetime feedly Pro subscription to the lucky people who suggested them!

We’ll use all of your feedback, so that we can iterate quickly on the next version of feedly Now cards, which we plan to push soon.

Enjoy!
David and Noelle

[Update: Wow! Lots of interesting comments! Thank you! We will be reviewing them in detail next Tuesday and announce the winners on Wednesday, August 12th]

feedly + Google Now: Your most important stories, when you want them

feedly-googlenow

Feedly and Google have been collaborating on integrating feedly into Google Now so that your most important stories surface in your Google Now stream. We recently rolled out this feature in beta and are seeing a high 14% tap-through rate with the feedly cards. We are excited to announce that the feature is now being rolled out to everyone.

Your important stories come to you

We believe reading sparks magic moments when ideas, knowledge, and creativity seamlessly come together. It’s the core reason why we work so hard to make feedly the most efficient way to personalize and read the content that’s important to you.

We spend a lot of time talking to our users, and we know that most of you weave what you read into your everyday life—to get better at what you do, to keep you ahead of what’s going on, to stay inspired, to learn new things, and be productive. We know that the ability to personalize this experience—when and how you get your news—and to integrate it with other services you use is just as important.

Google Now allows you to easily access specific information in the time and place that it’s most useful to you. As we keep expanding the number of integrations available to feedly users, Google Now seemed like a fitting service for our users, so that you can easily have the stories you need the most come to you, without you having to look for it yourself.

With feedly Now cards, feedly will find the trending stories in the publications you follow and surface them to you throughout the day through Google Now. And you can personalize this experience even more: If you have favorite publications or blogs that you’d love to see in Google Now, you can tell us to follow these stories more closely by marking those sources as must-read in your feedly.

For instance, if you are a PR manager in tech, you can mark the top-tier tech blogs as “must read,” so that breaking stories automagically come to you. Or if you are a physician following the latest in, say, pediatrics or infectious diseases, you can mark your favorite journals as must-read, so that the big stories from these favorite sources surface in your Google Now stream.

Turn it on!

To start seeing feedly Now cards, please make sure you have the latest Google app and feedly app installed on your Android device and are logged into feedly.com. Simply tap the blue Google app icon to see your Now cards.  You’re good to go!

feedly for Android

(You can also opt out by clicking the settings icon next to the feedly Now card in the Google Now app. Go here to learn more about turning off Google Now cards.)

Open Design Contest / Win feedly Pro lifetime

We would love to hear from the feedly community about how we could improve the personalization engine powering this feature and give you more control over which stories should be surfaced in Google Now. Please leave some suggestions by commenting on this blog post, and we’ll pick two of our favorite suggestions, implement them, and offer a lifetime feedly Pro subscription to the lucky people who suggested them!

We’ll use all of your feedback, so that we can iterate quickly on the next version of feedly Now cards, which we plan to push soon.

Enjoy!
David and Noelle

[Update: Wow! Lots of interesting comments! Thank you! We will be reviewing them in detail next Tuesday and announce the winners on Wednesday, August 12th]

The right login

The feedly app allows you to login to your feedly using a Google, Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, Microsoft or Feedly login. If you land into a feedly and do not see your feeds and collections, it is likely that you used a different login. The solution to this is to log out and log back in using your initial feedly login. Here are some tips to help you do this:

Tip #1: Who I am logged in as?
At the bottom of the left selector, you will find information about who you are currently logged in as. Please make sure that the email/id and service you are currently logged in as is the same as the email/service you used to sign up initially to feedly.

Tip #2: “I don’t remember using a social login!”
If you are a long time feedly user and do not remember which login you used to create your feedly account, you most likely used the Google login – we only supported Google at inception. If you migrated during the retirement of Google Reader, try to use the same Google email as you used for Google reader.

Tip #3: Handling multiple Google logins
Google has a feature – annoying bug – where it will try to automatically log you to the account you use on Google.com. If you use a different Google login for feedly and for google.com or use multiple google.com logins, please double check that you are logged in with the correct account.
To select which account you are logging in from, go to Google.com and in the upper right corner, click on your picture or avatar, underneath you will see the list of Google Accounts you are currently signed into. If you don’t see the account you normally log in from, you can add it from there.
Next, when you log out of feedly and log back in, you will have the option to pick the account you want to use.

Tip #4: Attaching multiple logins to the same feedly account
If you have created multiple logins before and you don’t know which one you should use, have a look here: http://feedly.com/i/logins

Tip #5: Erasing your feedly account
The feedly erase page allows you to completely delete your feedly account and all your personal information from the feedly system. Please keep in mind that this operation can not be undone.

If you tried all these steps and are not able to login to your feedly or are not seeing your feed list after logging it, please contact Pro support if you are a pro user or ask a question on the Open feedly community.

Happy reading

/@edwk

Collection sharing: A new way to share your favorite sites

feedly Collection Sharing

Today we’re introducing a new feature called collection sharing, which enables you to easily share the sites you read with others.

Over the years, feedly users have curated millions amazing collections of the best sites to read on a myriad of topics, from photography to fashion, travel to home improvement, politics to finance and everything in between. Shared collections will unlock the incredible wealth of knowledge that has been created within those feedly reading lists.

Though feedly will always remain a reader app at its core, collection sharing is part of our larger vision to make reading more collaborative and create a platform for knowledge sharing within feedly. Thousands of users have told us over the past year that having better ways to share would help them at work and at school. In fact, one of the main takeaways from a survey we ran last year about this topic was that feedly readers are enthusiastic about sharing and want more ways to share what they read with friends and co-­workers.

We’re building a community of passionate readers and we’ll be inviting users who are excited to share the sites they read and represent the breadth of knowledge available in feedly.

Our plan is to open collection sharing to everyone over the next few months, starting with feedly Pro users, but you can apply now to get early access and view collections from your peers.

Explore collections and apply for access

Collection sharing: A new way to share your favorite sites

feedly Collection Sharing

Today we’re introducing a new feature called collection sharing, which enables you to easily share the sites you read with others.

Over the years, feedly users have curated millions amazing collections of the best sites to read on a myriad of topics, from photography to fashion, travel to home improvement, politics to finance and everything in between. Shared collections will unlock the incredible wealth of knowledge that has been created within those feedly reading lists.

Though feedly will always remain a reader app at its core, collection sharing is part of our larger vision to make reading more collaborative and create a platform for knowledge sharing within feedly. Thousands of users have told us over the past year that having better ways to share would help them at work and at school. In fact, one of the main takeaways from a survey we ran last year about this topic was that feedly readers are enthusiastic about sharing and want more ways to share what they read with friends and co-­workers.

We’re building a community of passionate readers and we’ll be inviting users who are excited to share the sites they read and represent the breadth of knowledge available in feedly.

Our plan is to open collection sharing to everyone over the next few months, starting with feedly Pro users, but you can apply now to get early access and view collections from your peers.

Explore collections and apply for access

Feedly Mini is back [Chrome]

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feedly Mini is back!

Our popular web browsing companion is officially relaunching today with a brand new user interface and a suite of new features. feedly Mini is a Chrome extension that keeps you connected to your feedly as you browse, allowing you to save, tag, share or subscribe to the great content you find each day.

A big thank you to all the users to participated to the beta program.

Get feedly Mini for Chrome

Frequently Asked Questions

Does feedly Mini work on every site?

feedly Mini should show up on most of the sites you browse allowing you to share, save or subscribe to new content — you can even save articles from sites you’re not already subscribed to. However, feedly Mini has a blacklist of sites where it shouldn’t appear, so you can specify sites on which you don’t want feedly Mini to appear (see Options to edit the blacklist). Feedly Mini will also not appear on sites that use HTTPS (SSL).

Can I disable feedly Mini?

Yes. Click on the feedly mini icon, select the gear option and you will find a checkbox that let’s enable/disable feedly Mini.

Will feedly Mini be available on Firefox or Safari?

feedly Mini is currently available only as an extension for the Chrome web browser. We’re evaluating which other browsers we should support in future releases. Please let us know in the comments below what browsers you use.

Does feedly Mini collect any information about my browsing history?

No. We value your privacy and will not collect any information about the sites you browse while feedly Mini is active.

Why doesn’t feedly Mini work on HTTPS pages?

We are just being extra cautious: we do not want to interfere with HTTPS pages and we do not want users to grant us access to HTTPS pages.

Feedly Mini is back [Chrome]

feedly-mini

feedly Mini is back!

Our popular web browsing companion is officially relaunching today with a brand new user interface and a suite of new features. feedly Mini is a Chrome extension that keeps you connected to your feedly as you browse, allowing you to save, tag, share or subscribe to the great content you find each day.

A big thank you to all the users to participated to the beta program.

Get feedly Mini for Chrome

Frequently Asked Questions

Does feedly Mini work on every site?

feedly Mini should show up on most of the sites you browse allowing you to share, save or subscribe to new content — you can even save articles from sites you’re not already subscribed to. However, feedly Mini has a blacklist of sites where it shouldn’t appear, so you can specify sites on which you don’t want feedly Mini to appear (see Options to edit the blacklist). Feedly Mini will also not appear on sites that use HTTPS (SSL).

Can I disable feedly Mini?

Yes. Click on the feedly mini icon, select the gear option and you will find a checkbox that let’s enable/disable feedly Mini.

Will feedly Mini be available on Firefox or Safari?

feedly Mini is currently available only as an extension for the Chrome web browser. We’re evaluating which other browsers we should support in future releases. Please let us know in the comments below what browsers you use.

Does feedly Mini collect any information about my browsing history?

No. We value your privacy and will not collect any information about the sites you browse while feedly Mini is active.

Why doesn’t feedly Mini work on HTTPS pages?

We are just being extra cautious: we do not want to interfere with HTTPS pages and we do not want users to grant us access to HTTPS pages.

Introducing slider: A new way to read on feedly [Updated]

Our goal at feedly is to connect readers to the sources of information they love and deliver the best possible reading experience. Based on feedback from many of our readers, we’re launching a new way to read articles in feedly we call the slider view. Here’s how it works and why we’re sure you’ll love it:

The Slider

slider-1.2

When you click on an article in feedly, that content will now appear in a card that slides open from the right edge of your screen.

Easier Reading

slider-close-1.1

While reading, this makes it super easy to jump back and forth between your list of unread articles and the content you want to read.

Better Navigation

slider-next-article-1.1

When you have an article open, the slider article card includes left / right navigation buttons that make it simple for you to quickly page through unread content using your mouse. As always, you can use the ‘j’ and ‘k’ keyboard shortcuts to navigate through articles, as well.

Faster Sharing

slider-sharing-1.1

The slider makes it even easier to share your favorite content, because sharing buttons are always kept visible while reading, especially when scrolling down long articles.

Better Discovery

slider-feed-preview-1.1

When discovering new sources on feedly, the new format makes it much easier for you to check out a source and read a few articles without losing your place in the search results.

We’d love to hear what you think of the new slider view in the comments below.

Try the new feedly slider

Some quick bug fixes [Update on Friday]

A big thank you to all the users who provided us feedback and bug reports during the last 12 hours. We just pushed out a new version which fixes the following issues:

  • o/x keyboard shortcuts will close the slider if it is open
  • n/p keyboard shortcuts will close the slider and bring the focus back to the main list
  • Fixed bug in which grandfathered users were asked to upgrade to Pro to access Buffer or Pocket
  • Fixed preview issue in Firefox 31
  • Fixed “card view has only 2 columns on Chrome Safari and Firefox beta” bug
  • Spacebar allows you to navigate vertically in the slider

We are going to continue to listen and look out for bugs and suggestions on how to improve the slider so that it works for more workflows and more screen sizes. Thanks for the great feedback!

More bug fixes and enhancements [23.1 / Monday night]

We crunched through a lot of awesome feedback over the week. We are releasing 23.1 today to fix more bugs and integrate some of the best suggestions. Here is the change log for 23.1:

  • Better centering on wide screens
  • Added previous and next arrows to the home section
  • Keyboard navigation in the slider using arrow keys
  • Fixed bug in email option
  • Do not include the sharebar if there are no shortcuts defined
  • Re-enabled sharebar at the top and at the bottom of the full article view when the slider is not used
  • Hide article link closes the slider
  • Fixed Safari 5 bug
  • Fixed “more sources” bug
  • Fixed “card view has only 2 columns in Chrome canary”
  • Fixed “sharebar floating over content” bug

Please clear your cache and reload feedly.com to make sure that you are running the latest 23.1.825 update. You can see your version information at http://feedly.com/#console

We are going to continue to listen and improve the slider experience so if you have suggestions or run into bugs, please continue to be vocal.

Frequently Asked Question

I don’t like this new format. Can I keep the old one?

There is a new Slider knob in the Preferences which allows you to limit the use of the slider to the Card view only (roughly the same behavior we had in v22).

Screenshot 2014-08-22 00.44.38

I’m still seeing the old article view, what’s going on?

First clear your cache and refresh the browser to make sure that you are running the latest version of feedly.

By default, you’ll see the new slider view on the ‘Magazine’ and ‘Cards’ layouts, but not the ‘Title Only’ layout. Visit your feedly Preferences to select the layouts you want to use the slider view. The ‘Full Article’ layout will function as it always has.

Can I customize the share and save options that appear on the top of each article? I don’t want to have to use the dropdown menu to share to my favorite site.

Yes. In the “Sharing Shortcuts” section of your feedly Preferences, you can select up to 6 sharing or saving services to show directly on the article toolbar.

In one of the screenshots, I see multiple tabs, how is that possible?

If you go to the “Add Content” section of your feedly and start exploring for new content, try choosing a site. That source’s page will open in the slider. If you then choose an article, this pattern results in the creation of multiple tabs. (You can also do this in reverse, by picking an article and then clicking the source link near the top.) The goal is to allow users to drill down, while staying in the same context and not get lost while navigating between pages.

Try the new feedly slider

Introducing slider: A new way to read on feedly [Updated]

Our goal at feedly is to connect readers to the sources of information they love and deliver the best possible reading experience. Based on feedback from many of our readers, we’re launching a new way to read articles in feedly we call the slider view. Here’s how it works and why we’re sure you’ll love it:

The Slider

slider-1.2

When you click on an article in feedly, that content will now appear in a card that slides open from the right edge of your screen.

Easier Reading

slider-close-1.1

While reading, this makes it super easy to jump back and forth between your list of unread articles and the content you want to read.

Better Navigation

slider-next-article-1.1

When you have an article open, the slider article card includes left / right navigation buttons that make it simple for you to quickly page through unread content using your mouse. As always, you can use the ‘j’ and ‘k’ keyboard shortcuts to navigate through articles, as well.

Faster Sharing

slider-sharing-1.1

The slider makes it even easier to share your favorite content, because sharing buttons are always kept visible while reading, especially when scrolling down long articles.

Better Discovery

slider-feed-preview-1.1

When discovering new sources on feedly, the new format makes it much easier for you to check out a source and read a few articles without losing your place in the search results.

We’d love to hear what you think of the new slider view in the comments below.

Try the new feedly slider

Some quick bug fixes [Update on Friday]

A big thank you to all the users who provided us feedback and bug reports during the last 12 hours. We just pushed out a new version which fixes the following issues:

  • o/x keyboard shortcuts will close the slider if it is open
  • n/p keyboard shortcuts will close the slider and bring the focus back to the main list
  • Fixed bug in which grandfathered users were asked to upgrade to Pro to access Buffer or Pocket
  • Fixed preview issue in Firefox 31
  • Fixed “card view has only 2 columns on Chrome Safari and Firefox beta” bug
  • Spacebar allows you to navigate vertically in the slider

We are going to continue to listen and look out for bugs and suggestions on how to improve the slider so that it works for more workflows and more screen sizes. Thanks for the great feedback!

More bug fixes and enhancements [23.1 / Monday night]

We crunched through a lot of awesome feedback over the week. We are releasing 23.1 today to fix more bugs and integrate some of the best suggestions. Here is the change log for 23.1:

  • Better centering on wide screens
  • Added previous and next arrows to the home section
  • Keyboard navigation in the slider using arrow keys
  • Fixed bug in email option
  • Do not include the sharebar if there are no shortcuts defined
  • Re-enabled sharebar at the top and at the bottom of the full article view when the slider is not used
  • Hide article link closes the slider
  • Fixed Safari 5 bug
  • Fixed “more sources” bug
  • Fixed “card view has only 2 columns in Chrome canary”
  • Fixed “sharebar floating over content” bug

Please clear your cache and reload feedly.com to make sure that you are running the latest 23.1.825 update. You can see your version information at http://feedly.com/#console

We are going to continue to listen and improve the slider experience so if you have suggestions or run into bugs, please continue to be vocal.

Frequently Asked Question

I don’t like this new format. Can I keep the old one?

There is a new Slider knob in the Preferences which allows you to limit the use of the slider to the Card view only (roughly the same behavior we had in v22).

Screenshot 2014-08-22 00.44.38

I’m still seeing the old article view, what’s going on?

First clear your cache and refresh the browser to make sure that you are running the latest version of feedly.

By default, you’ll see the new slider view on the ‘Magazine’ and ‘Cards’ layouts, but not the ‘Title Only’ layout. Visit your feedly Preferences to select the layouts you want to use the slider view. The ‘Full Article’ layout will function as it always has.

Can I customize the share and save options that appear on the top of each article? I don’t want to have to use the dropdown menu to share to my favorite site.

Yes. In the “Sharing Shortcuts” section of your feedly Preferences, you can select up to 6 sharing or saving services to show directly on the article toolbar.

In one of the screenshots, I see multiple tabs, how is that possible?

If you go to the “Add Content” section of your feedly and start exploring for new content, try choosing a site. That source’s page will open in the slider. If you then choose an article, this pattern results in the creation of multiple tabs. (You can also do this in reverse, by picking an article and then clicking the source link near the top.) The goal is to allow users to drill down, while staying in the same context and not get lost while navigating between pages.

Try the new feedly slider

Feedly + OneNote helps you better organize your world

We’re happy to announce that today we are adding Microsoft OneNote to the growing list of services that are integrated directly within feedly. OneNote is a cross-platform, cross-device application that enables you to capture, store and share all your ideas, thoughts and information in one place.

Feedly and OneNote share the goal of helping you work smarter, better and more efficiently. That’s why we’re so excited about the integration of our two services. We’ve added a button to feedly that lets you save stories that matter to you directly to your OneNote account with one click. Once a story is added to OneNote, you’ll be able to categorize it, edit it, annotate it, collaborate with others and access it from anywhere.

Here’s how it works.

First, find a story you want to save. Then, click the OneNote icon (OneNote icon). The first time you save to OneNote, you’ll be prompted to sign into your Microsoft account or create one. Once you’ve been authenticated, your content will be saved directly to your OneNote. Easy!

Saving to OneNote in feedly.

Feedly is a single place to discover and connect with everything you want to read, OneNote is a place to organize what you find.

Save to OneNote will be a feedly Pro feature, but from now until April 17, Microsoft has graciously agreed to sponsor the feature on feedly — which means it will be free for everyone for the next month!
Learn how you can do more with feedly and OneNote together.

FAQ

What is Microsoft OneNote?
OneNote is a free application from Microsoft that enables you to create, organize and share notes. Your notes can include text, to-do lists, images, attached files and audio recordings. You can access your notes from anywhere, and share them with family, friends, classmates and coworkers.

Where can I get OneNote?
If you have Microsoft Office, chances are you already have OneNote, and it comes pre-installed on Windows Phone. You can also download OneNote for free for Windows, Mac OS X, iPad, iPhone and Android, or you can use OneNote on the web.

How do I sign up for OneNote?
You need a free Microsoft account to access OneNote using any of the apps mentioned above. If you don’t already have one, you can sign up for an account here: https://signup.live.com/

How do I sign up for feedly?
When you visit feedly.com for the first time, you’ll be prompted to choose a few content sources to follow. When you find something you want to read, click the “Subscribe” button. Feedly will then give you the option of signing up with your Microsoft, Google, Facebook or Twitter account.

Okay, I found something I want to save to OneNote, how do I do that?
Great! Just click the OneNote icon (OneNote icon) at the top of the article you want to save (it’s right below the headline). If you’re already signed into OneNote, the article will automatically be saved to your “Quick Notes” notebook. You can then move it to another notebook, edit, annotate or share. If you’re not logged into OneNote, feedly will ask you to sign into your Microsoft account.

Will it work on mobile?
Yes! The save to OneNote feature can be accessed from any of feedly’s mobile apps. Once an article is saved to your OneNote notebook you can access it from anywhere you use OneNote.

How much does it cost?
Save to OneNote will be a feedly Pro feature. Feedly Pro supercharges your feedly experience with more powerful search options, faster update speeds and integrations with other web apps you already use. A subscription to Pro costs $5/month or $45/year, however, Microsoft will be sponsoring the OneNote feature until April 17, which means it will be available for free to all feedly users during that time!

Want to see feedly innovate faster? Become a feedly backer

Related:
Microsoft’s free OneNote vaults to top of Mac App Store chart

Feedly + OneNote helps you better organize your world

We’re happy to announce that today we are adding Microsoft OneNote to the growing list of services that are integrated directly within feedly. OneNote is a cross-platform, cross-device application that enables you to capture, store and share all your ideas, thoughts and information in one place.

Feedly and OneNote share the goal of helping you work smarter, better and more efficiently. That’s why we’re so excited about the integration of our two services. We’ve added a button to feedly that lets you save stories that matter to you directly to your OneNote account with one click. Once a story is added to OneNote, you’ll be able to categorize it, edit it, annotate it, collaborate with others and access it from anywhere.

Here’s how it works.

First, find a story you want to save. Then, click the OneNote icon (OneNote icon). The first time you save to OneNote, you’ll be prompted to sign into your Microsoft account or create one. Once you’ve been authenticated, your content will be saved directly to your OneNote. Easy!

Saving to OneNote in feedly.

Feedly is a single place to discover and connect with everything you want to read, OneNote is a place to organize what you find.

Save to OneNote will be a feedly Pro feature, but from now until April 17, Microsoft has graciously agreed to sponsor the feature on feedly — which means it will be free for everyone for the next month!
Learn how you can do more with feedly and OneNote together.

FAQ

What is Microsoft OneNote?
OneNote is a free application from Microsoft that enables you to create, organize and share notes. Your notes can include text, to-do lists, images, attached files and audio recordings. You can access your notes from anywhere, and share them with family, friends, classmates and coworkers.

Where can I get OneNote?
If you have Microsoft Office, chances are you already have OneNote, and it comes pre-installed on Windows Phone. You can also download OneNote for free for Windows, Mac OS X, iPad, iPhone and Android, or you can use OneNote on the web.

How do I sign up for OneNote?
You need a free Microsoft account to access OneNote using any of the apps mentioned above. If you don’t already have one, you can sign up for an account here: https://signup.live.com/

How do I sign up for feedly?
When you visit feedly.com for the first time, you’ll be prompted to choose a few content sources to follow. When you find something you want to read, click the “Subscribe” button. Feedly will then give you the option of signing up with your Microsoft, Google, Facebook or Twitter account.

Okay, I found something I want to save to OneNote, how do I do that?
Great! Just click the OneNote icon (OneNote icon) at the top of the article you want to save (it’s right below the headline). If you’re already signed into OneNote, the article will automatically be saved to your “Quick Notes” notebook. You can then move it to another notebook, edit, annotate or share. If you’re not logged into OneNote, feedly will ask you to sign into your Microsoft account.

Will it work on mobile?
Yes! The save to OneNote feature can be accessed from any of feedly’s mobile apps. Once an article is saved to your OneNote notebook you can access it from anywhere you use OneNote.

How much does it cost?
Save to OneNote will be a feedly Pro feature. Feedly Pro supercharges your feedly experience with more powerful search options, faster update speeds and integrations with other web apps you already use. A subscription to Pro costs $5/month or $45/year, however, Microsoft will be sponsoring the OneNote feature until April 17, which means it will be available for free to all feedly users during that time!

Want to see feedly innovate faster? Become a feedly backer

Related:
Microsoft’s free OneNote vaults to top of Mac App Store chart

What’s new in Feedly 18 for Android?

We just released the new version of feedly for Android to the Google Play Store.

As mentioned in the beta announcement, the main feature of this release is speed reading – a new tap gesture which allows power readers to quickly jump from one inlined article to the next:

Speed Reading

Here is a summary of the other features and bug fixes we are releasing as part of the this request:

1) We redesigned the user experience on the Nexus 7 – focusing on speed and efficiency.

2) We fixed the back button bug reported by many users – where the app would sometimes require multiple back taps to exit.

3) We addressed the rendering bug reported by many Android 4.1 users. This was due to an optimization we put in place for Kitkat but did not play nice with Android 4.1. If you are a feedly + android 4.1 user, you should see fewer rendering issues.

4) We enhanced the login. We now offer a full Google+ login option (the red ‘Login with Google’ button) as well as the old Google OAuth button. The Google+ option comes with a safer Single Sign On implementation and a better sharing dialog. Your choice.

5) Fixed the login expiration bug.

6) Improved the speed of the image processing service. This was one of the key requirements to delivering the speed reading feature.

7) Added a new Mark All As Read card which includes some status about your reading session. More on this later this year.

8) Compatibility with the Samsung Galaxy Gear. More on this next week.

9) Removed the colors in the left selector. This is because we will soon allow users to assign colors to categories, making colors functional.

10) New enhanced black/night theme.

What are the next features we are exploring for feedly mobile 19?
+ Tagging
+ Evernote integration (pro)
+ Customizable font and font size
+ Ability to associate a color to each collections
+ Better search
+ Smooth scrolling for the title only view
+ Offline support for home, must reads and saved items
+ Notification support for must reads

If you want to participate to the creation of the feedly roadmap, join the feedly beta community.

/Edwin

New Feedly for Android – Version 17 is out.

We just pushed a new version of feedly for Android to the Google Play Store (version 17.0). You can update it on your device or download it from:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.devhd.feedly

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Here is the change log:

  • New version of the android widget
  • 300% faster start time
  • More fluid scrolling experience
  • Better fonts and visual design
  • Search in my feedly (pro)
  • New discover section
  • Enhanced feed search
  • No auto-refresh on restart
  • New Facebook SDK integration
  • Dashclock support
  • Support for Samsung Gear

Special thanks to the Google Android and Google Chrome teams for their coaching.

Version 17 will be submitted to Apple for review on Friday and should be available in the app store shortly after.

If you run into a bug, please leave a comment and we will pass the feedback to the dev team.

Update (Wednesday morning): Some of the optimizations we performed for Android 4.1 and 4.3 seem to cause some issues on Android 2.x and 4.0. The dev team is looking this. We aim to have a fix out by Monday.

Update (Wednesday night): Pushed a 17.1 patch out. Fixed a GPU rendering issue for Android 3.0 and Android 4.0.4 users.

What feeds them? Michael L. Martin Jr., fantasy author


Michael L. Martin Jr.

First of all, could you introduce yourself?
My name is Michael L. Martin Jr. and I’m an author of fantasy. Currently, I’m writing a fantasy series called The Darker Side of Light Saga. The first book of that series is titled Burn in Hades. It is about a deceased man on a quest across the underworld in search of a river that will erase the terrible memories of his past (more info on mlmjr.com).

How does feedly help you get inspired?
I use Feedly for inspiration. As a storyteller, paying attention to the world around me is one way to invite stories to find me, and subscribing to feeds is a great tool to stimulate ideas. Inspiration doesn’t always come to us. Which is why I expose myself to as many different things as I can, feeding my subconscious. All the content I absorb is locked away and stored somewhere in the archives of my mind and referred to when I need it.

Inspiration can come in a variety of forms and my eclectic set of subscriptions reflects that. Music blogs, design blogs, photography, filmmaking, fashion, technology–I’m a devourer of stuff. I subscribe to 460 sources in 26 categories (and growing). My eyes are always open for films, images and words that excite my creativity.

I usually start my feedly inspiration sessions with the “Today” section. The featured articles are like the front page of a newspaper. Remember those? Yeah, me neither. (I’m kidding!). I scan through the Today section and “mark as read” articles I’m not interested in, reading a few of the intriguing ones as I go along, saving others for later. After I browse through the featured articles in Today, I tend to choose categories at random. Whatever I’m feeling in the moment, I’ll just go with it.

What are your 5 top tips to help other people getting inspired from such a wide range of topics?

  • Follow a lot of feeds on a lot of various topics and include topics you had no previous knowledge of.

  • Ignore the unread count. Never feel like you’ve missed anything because there’s always a shiny new something waiting to inspire!

  • Every time you open feedly, mark as read all the articles older than one day.

  • Use save for later as an “article limbo” for those times when you’re uncertain whether or not you want to archive an article, or if an article doesn’t clearly fall into a specific category. But don’t archive anything in there.

  • Tag articles you want to archive and do so as soon as possible. I hate going back to organize a bunch of stuff, so I try to immediately tag things I want to refer back to later. For example, here are two good tags I use:

    • Words of Wisdom – Sometimes I come across a post that speaks to me in a way that sparks a new way of seeing something or reinforces my personal philosophy in a profound way. Stuff like that goes in this tag.

    • Watch Later – I subscribe to a lot of feeds of filmmakers. It would be impossible to watch everything they publish. And even when it comes to the films I want to watch, there are just too many to watch in one sitting. So, I have a “Watch Later” tag. As new videos appear in my feed, I scan through them, picking out the ones that strike me as interesting, and tagging them. Sometimes I may watch one or two in that moment but the rest get tagged for later viewing. And I remove the tag from watched videos.

 

What would be some great feeds to subscribe to to start an inspiring feedly?

Some great categories to start with:

Apps & Co.
Feedly’s blog – Subscribe
Google’s Official blog – Subscribe
Evernote – Subscribe
Dropbox – Subscribe

Geeky
io9 – Subscribe
Red Letter Media – Subscribe
MAKE – Subscribe
Geeks Are Sexy – Subscribe
How-to-Geek – Subscribe

Thinkers
kottke – Subscribe
Ill Doctrine – Subscribe
Freakonomics – Subscribe
Tweetage Wasteland – Subscribe
Co.Exist – Subscribe

Philosophy
Talking Philosophy – Subscribe
PEA Soup – Subscribe
Leiter Reports – Subscribe

Science
Bad Astronomy – Subscribe
Seriously Science? – Subscribe
Universe Today – Subscribe
Scientific American – Subscribe
National Geographic News – Subscribe

Art & Visuals
FFFFOUND! – Subscribe
500px – Subscribe
BOOOOOOOM! – Subscribe
Colossal – Subscribe
Fonts In Use – Subscribe

Interesting
Boing Boing – Subscribe
Likecool – Subscribe
The Curious Brain – Subscribe
Co.Create – Subscribe
ANIMAL – Subscribe
Flavorwire – Subscribe
Fubiz – Subscribe

Filmmakers

Red Giant Subscribe
The visual effects team behind the clever science fiction short-films Plot Device, Order Up, and the hilarious Form 17.

Vimeo Staff PicksSubscribe
The majority of the filmmaker feeds I subscribe to were introduced to me by Vimeo’s very own staff. A must follow feed for video nerds like me.

Daniel AblinSubscribe
Daniel Ablin is a french film director behind the poetic science fiction short-film series “•363” (Check out Episode 1 and Episode 2).

 

What feeds them? Daniel DiPiazza, Writer

Daniel Di Piazza
What is your passion?

I am a digital entrepreneur and the founder of Rich20Something, where I teach young people how to break out of the boring 9-5 and create income doing what things they love. I have a passion for productivity and I use writing as a medium. I am a freelance writer for various blogs and journals and a writer at Huffington Post. You can follow me on @Rich20Something.

What do you use feedly for?

As a writer, I have to read in order to write great posts. I use feedly as part of a 90 minute reading session in the morning to inspire and inform my writing. I start by reading my “Blogs to comment on” category where I have listed all the blogs I want to be active on. My goal there is to leave comments on as many articles as possible — that’s an important aspect of establishing my presence and giving back to the community. When it’s time to write an article for my Huffington column, another site or my personal blog, I scan through the “Things I want to teach” category where I’ve developed a customized list of blogs and sites about marketing, persuasion, freelancing and negotiation. After an idea is sparked, I head over to my Omnifocus app on my desktop to jot notes down. I don’t always use the notes right away, but they serve as a pool of ideas to pull from later. With this method, I never have “writer’s block”.

Do you have any tips you would like to share with the feedly community?

Create a category that reflects personal or professional goals. In my case, I want to be really active in my space. So I have created a category called “Blogs to comment on” with all the relevant blogs. Every time I go in this category my goal is to leave as much valuable feedback as I can and build relationships with other authors and readers.

Try this segmentation strategy out for yourself.

For instance, if you are about to get married, try creating a “Ideas for wedding” category. Alternately, if you want to work on making your garden more beautiful create a category called “Tips on gardening”. Then use the categories you’ve made to systematically parse information that you’re looking for.

The biggest benefit of this method is that it is much easier to focus on the topic at hand when all the information is pre-selected for you. If you’re anything like me, it’s very easy for you to start reading a business article and end up looking at cat memes. Short circuit that tendency before it happens!

What are your favorite feeds?

I Will Teach You To Be Rich  Subscribe
Ramit Sethi’s blog on finance and negotiation

Study Hacks – Subscribe
Cal Newport’s blog on study hacks and performance

Scott H. Young – Subscribe
Scott Young’s blog on learning methodology

Social Triggers Subscribe
Derek Halpern’s blog on persuasion and negotiation

James Clear – Subscribe
James Clear’s blog on personal performance and habit creation

James AltucherSubscribe
James Altucher’s blog on….everything

Seth GodinSubscribe
Seth Godin’s blog on marketing and being amazing

If you too want to share to the feedly community how you feed your mind please reach out to Arthur at arthur@feedly.com

What feeds them? Daniel DiPiazza, Writer

Daniel Di Piazza
What is your passion?

I am a digital entrepreneur and the founder of Rich20Something, where I teach young people how to break out of the boring 9-5 and create income doing what things they love. I have a passion for productivity and I use writing as a medium. I am a freelance writer for various blogs and journals and a writer at Huffington Post. You can follow me on @Rich20Something.

What do you use feedly for?

As a writer, I have to read in order to write great posts. I use feedly as part of a 90 minute reading session in the morning to inspire and inform my writing. I start by reading my “Blogs to comment on” category where I have listed all the blogs I want to be active on. My goal there is to leave comments on as many articles as possible — that’s an important aspect of establishing my presence and giving back to the community. When it’s time to write an article for my Huffington column, another site or my personal blog, I scan through the “Things I want to teach” category where I’ve developed a customized list of blogs and sites about marketing, persuasion, freelancing and negotiation. After an idea is sparked, I head over to my Omnifocus app on my desktop to jot notes down. I don’t always use the notes right away, but they serve as a pool of ideas to pull from later. With this method, I never have “writer’s block”.

Do you have any tips you would like to share with the feedly community?

Create a category that reflects personal or professional goals. In my case, I want to be really active in my space. So I have created a category called “Blogs to comment on” with all the relevant blogs. Every time I go in this category my goal is to leave as much valuable feedback as I can and build relationships with other authors and readers.

Try this segmentation strategy out for yourself.

For instance, if you are about to get married, try creating a “Ideas for wedding” category. Alternately, if you want to work on making your garden more beautiful create a category called “Tips on gardening”. Then use the categories you’ve made to systematically parse information that you’re looking for.

The biggest benefit of this method is that it is much easier to focus on the topic at hand when all the information is pre-selected for you. If you’re anything like me, it’s very easy for you to start reading a business article and end up looking at cat memes. Short circuit that tendency before it happens!

What are your favorite feeds?

I Will Teach You To Be Rich  Subscribe
Ramit Sethi’s blog on finance and negotiation

Study Hacks – Subscribe
Cal Newport’s blog on study hacks and performance

Scott H. Young – Subscribe
Scott Young’s blog on learning methodology

Social Triggers Subscribe
Derek Halpern’s blog on persuasion and negotiation

James Clear – Subscribe
James Clear’s blog on personal performance and habit creation

James AltucherSubscribe
James Altucher’s blog on….everything

Seth GodinSubscribe
Seth Godin’s blog on marketing and being amazing

If you too want to share to the feedly community how you feed your mind please reach out to Arthur at arthur@feedly.com

What feeds them? Tina Roth Eisenberg (aka Swissmiss), blogger and designer.

Swissmiss

Who are you and what is your blog about?

My name is Tina Roth Eisenberg but most people call me Swissmiss, which is the name of my design blog and my Twitter handle. My blog started out of the desire of wanting to create a personal visual archive of all the inspiring and helpful things I would find on my daily internet adventures. This was in 2005, in the days before Tumblr and Pinterest, where visual blogging wasn’t established yet. On my site you can find anything from beautifully designed furniture, to art, to kids toys, to quotes that inspire or videos that made me laugh. If I find something particularly beautiful, practical or inspiring, chances are I want to share it with my readers.

But my blog is just a small portion of what I do. After arriving in NYC in 1999 I worked in various prominent design firms to then start my own graphic design studio in 2006. In 2010 I decided to take a client sabbatical to focus on my various (fulfilling) side projects. This hiatus has since been extended indefinitely and I now run four businesses out of DUMBO, Brooklyn. With the help of my amazing team, I run a collaborative workspace called Studiomates, organize a global, monthly lecture series called CreativeMornings, I am the inventor of the to-do app TeuxDeux and just recently changed the world of temporary tattoos with my latest project Tattly.

What do you use feedly for?

I follow a rather large (unhealthy?) amount of websites. Feedly helps me feel organized and save time when sifting through hundreds and hundreds of posts every day. Feedly makes this process not only effective but also a true visual pleasure. I am a web designer by trade, with a minimal Swiss aesthetic, and I can wholeheartedly say that no other service comes close to Feedly’s high visual standards. I especially love to use the Cards view on my desktop to see what peeks my interest, and I ‘save’ the ones that I plan to then share on my blog.

Do you have any tips you would like to share with the feedly community?

If you add too many sites to your feedly you can get really quickly overwhelmed. The solution I found is that I try to a) organize my feeds meticulously and b) delete a feed if it is lacking in quality posts. Also, I created a category called “Testrun” where I organize feeds I just discovered. After having read them for a couple of days I decide if I should remove them or if I should add them to one of my main feedly categories.

What are your 5 favorite feeds?

Brain Pickings — Subscribe
Organized Wonder — Subscribe
Michael Galpert — Subscribe
iGNANT — Subscribe
But does it float — Subscribe

If you too want to share to the feedly community how you feed your mind please reach out to Arthur at arthur@feedly.com

What feeds them? Tina Roth Eisenberg (aka Swissmiss), blogger and designer.

Swissmiss

Who are you and what is your blog about?

My name is Tina Roth Eisenberg but most people call me Swissmiss, which is the name of my design blog and my Twitter handle. My blog started out of the desire of wanting to create a personal visual archive of all the inspiring and helpful things I would find on my daily internet adventures. This was in 2005, in the days before Tumblr and Pinterest, where visual blogging wasn’t established yet. On my site you can find anything from beautifully designed furniture, to art, to kids toys, to quotes that inspire or videos that made me laugh. If I find something particularly beautiful, practical or inspiring, chances are I want to share it with my readers.

But my blog is just a small portion of what I do. After arriving in NYC in 1999 I worked in various prominent design firms to then start my own graphic design studio in 2006. In 2010 I decided to take a client sabbatical to focus on my various (fulfilling) side projects. This hiatus has since been extended indefinitely and I now run four businesses out of DUMBO, Brooklyn. With the help of my amazing team, I run a collaborative workspace called Studiomates, organize a global, monthly lecture series called CreativeMornings, I am the inventor of the to-do app TeuxDeux and just recently changed the world of temporary tattoos with my latest project Tattly.

What do you use feedly for?

I follow a rather large (unhealthy?) amount of websites. Feedly helps me feel organized and save time when sifting through hundreds and hundreds of posts every day. Feedly makes this process not only effective but also a true visual pleasure. I am a web designer by trade, with a minimal Swiss aesthetic, and I can wholeheartedly say that no other service comes close to Feedly’s high visual standards. I especially love to use the Cards view on my desktop to see what peeks my interest, and I ‘save’ the ones that I plan to then share on my blog.

Do you have any tips you would like to share with the feedly community?

If you add too many sites to your feedly you can get really quickly overwhelmed. The solution I found is that I try to a) organize my feeds meticulously and b) delete a feed if it is lacking in quality posts. Also, I created a category called “Testrun” where I organize feeds I just discovered. After having read them for a couple of days I decide if I should remove them or if I should add them to one of my main feedly categories.

What are your 5 favorite feeds?

Brain Pickings — Subscribe
Organized Wonder — Subscribe
Michael Galpert — Subscribe
iGNANT — Subscribe
But does it float — Subscribe

If you too want to share to the feedly community how you feed your mind please reach out to Arthur at arthur@feedly.com

feedly mobile 14.1 is out: New Title-only View

Thank you to Apple for approving feedly for iOS 14.1. This release focuses on a better list view and fixing a few critical bugs around authentication and loading. It is a step forward towards making feedly a better home for Google Reader users looking for a new reader.

Feedly for 14.1 is available now in the app store and continues to be free:
Get feedly 14.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
Get feedly 14.1 for Android

New title view

Here is the detailed change log:
☂ Users do not need to login over and over again.
★ Denser and cleaner title-only view.
★ Brought back the old list view.
★ Better support for Hebrew and Farsi.
☂ Titles are no longer cut off in the title only view on iPhone 4
☂ Better support for flaky network connections.
☂ Lots of small bug fixes.

feedly mobile 14.1 is out: New Title-only View

Thank you to Apple for approving feedly for iOS 14.1. This release focuses on a better list view and fixing a few critical bugs around authentication and loading. It is a step forward towards making feedly a better home for Google Reader users looking for a new reader.

Feedly for 14.1 is available now in the app store and continues to be free:
Get feedly 14.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
Get feedly 14.1 for Android

New title view

Here is the detailed change log:
☂ Users do not need to login over and over again.
★ Denser and cleaner title-only view.
★ Brought back the old list view.
★ Better support for Hebrew and Farsi.
☂ Titles are no longer cut off in the title only view on iPhone 4
☂ Better support for flaky network connections.
☂ Lots of small bug fixes.

14.0.477 – An update of feedly desktop focused on performance and quality

Our current focus is quality and keeping the service up. We are pushing out today a new release of feedly for Chrome/Safari/Firefox which addresses some of the most pressing issues reported by the community.

Download the latest version

feedly for Firefox (requires manual update)
feedly for Safari (requires manual update)
feedly for Chrome (auto-updates)

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Change Log

Issue #1: “Re-login”. The session management has been improved so that users do not have to continuously re-login, even when the server is under very high load.

Issue #2: Full width. To make reading in title only mode more efficient, we now stretch the content of the list to take advantage of the full width of the window.

Issue #3: Support for Hebrew and Farsi. Feedly knows now how to render right to left languages like Hebrew, Farsi and Arabic.

Issue #4: Faster load time. We optimized some of the client code to make loading feedly faster. We are also adding hardware as fast as we can.

Issue #5: Support for folders including [ ]. The previous version was not able to load categories with brackets in their name. This issue has been fixed.

Issue #6: Better feed search. It should be easier now to find a feed by URL and add it to your feedly.

Issue #7: More sharing options in the title only view. We added shortcuts in the list view to easily share articles to twitter, Facebook, linked in and Buffer.

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14.0.477 – An update of feedly desktop focused on performance and quality

Our current focus is quality and keeping the service up. We are pushing out today a new release of feedly for Chrome/Safari/Firefox which addresses some of the most pressing issues reported by the community.

Download the latest version

feedly for Firefox (requires manual update)
feedly for Safari (requires manual update)
feedly for Chrome (auto-updates)

Screen Shot 2013-04-08 at 2.48.13 AM

Change Log

Issue #1: “Re-login”. The session management has been improved so that users do not have to continuously re-login, even when the server is under very high load.

Issue #2: Full width. To make reading in title only mode more efficient, we now stretch the content of the list to take advantage of the full width of the window.

Issue #3: Support for Hebrew and Farsi. Feedly knows now how to render right to left languages like Hebrew, Farsi and Arabic.

Issue #4: Faster load time. We optimized some of the client code to make loading feedly faster. We are also adding hardware as fast as we can.

Issue #5: Support for folders including [ ]. The previous version was not able to load categories with brackets in their name. This issue has been fixed.

Issue #6: Better feed search. It should be easier now to find a feed by URL and add it to your feedly.

Issue #7: More sharing options in the title only view. We added shortcuts in the list view to easily share articles to twitter, Facebook, linked in and Buffer.

Screen Shot 2013-04-08 at 2.49.02 AM

Announcing the New Feedly Mobile

Today, we are very excited to announce a brand new version of Feedly Mobile, centered around search and discovery, productive reading and better sharing.

It is available now on:
iPhone
iPad
iPod touch
Android Phone
Android Tablet
Firefox
Chrome
Safari

We’ve had two crazy, wonderful weeks at Feedly. Over 3 million new users have joined Feedly since the announcement of the retirement of Google Reader. We are thankful that so many Reader refugees have chosen Feedly for their new home, and are adding hardware as quickly as we can to make that transition as seamless as possible.

feedy

All-new search and discovery engine

Introducing a completely new way to search and discover feeds. Our new feed search engine is amazingly fast, and brings over 50 million feeds to your fingertips. No other news reader comes even close to offering this breadth of choice.

The smart topic completion feature enables a truly intuitive search and discovery experience. The new search algorithm leverages millions of interactions from the Feedly community, helping you find the best feeds on the web. There are already millions of people using Feedly, and more and more joining every day. The more you use Feedly to search, categorize and follow your favorite feeds, the better our search and discovery will become.

Feedly New Search

Productive reading

To make sure you never miss updates from your most important feeds, we have added a feature called “Must Reads”. New posts from the feeds that you promote as “must read”, will bubble up to the top of the feed selection panel and in the “Today” section.

We have also added a pull to refresh gesture to the feed selection panel so that you can always easily get to the latest content available.

Finally, we added a new title only view to make scanning of headlines more efficient.

Productive Reading

Fast and easy sharing

The redesigned sharing panel makes sharing and saving articles to read later, easier than ever. We have added support for Google+, and settings that let you select which saving and sharing option should have a shortcut on your main toolbar. Google+, Pocket and Buffer users will appreciate the direct access to their favorite tools.

Sharing

We would like to thank all the users who have provided invaluable feedback through the UserVoice support forum. We would also like to thank the 500+ people who have participated in the Android private beta over the last 10 weeks. Their feedback and bug reports were key in helping us to get to the release finish line. Last but not least, we would like to thank Anthony Casalena, Founder and CEO of Squarespace, for providing us with such great insight over the last three months on how to make Feedly a better reader. His feedback was the inspiration for a lot of the productivity features we are delivering in this update.

The feedback we collected during the private beta was the best we have received since the first release of Feedly Mobile and we can’t wait to see how this update resonates with the rest of the community.

Please let us know what you think!

All the best,

Your Feedly Team

Announcing the New Feedly Mobile

Today, we are very excited to announce a brand new version of Feedly Mobile, centered around search and discovery, productive reading and better sharing.

It is available now on:
iPhone
iPad
iPod touch
Android Phone
Android Tablet
Firefox
Chrome
Safari

We’ve had two crazy, wonderful weeks at Feedly. Over 3 million new users have joined Feedly since the announcement of the retirement of Google Reader. We are thankful that so many Reader refugees have chosen Feedly for their new home, and are adding hardware as quickly as we can to make that transition as seamless as possible.

feedy

All-new search and discovery engine

Introducing a completely new way to search and discover feeds. Our new feed search engine is amazingly fast, and brings over 50 million feeds to your fingertips. No other news reader comes even close to offering this breadth of choice.

The smart topic completion feature enables a truly intuitive search and discovery experience. The new search algorithm leverages millions of interactions from the Feedly community, helping you find the best feeds on the web. There are already millions of people using Feedly, and more and more joining every day. The more you use Feedly to search, categorize and follow your favorite feeds, the better our search and discovery will become.

Feedly New Search

Productive reading

To make sure you never miss updates from your most important feeds, we have added a feature called “Must Reads”. New posts from the feeds that you promote as “must read”, will bubble up to the top of the feed selection panel and in the “Today” section.

We have also added a pull to refresh gesture to the feed selection panel so that you can always easily get to the latest content available.

Finally, we added a new title only view to make scanning of headlines more efficient.

Productive Reading

Fast and easy sharing

The redesigned sharing panel makes sharing and saving articles to read later, easier than ever. We have added support for Google+, and settings that let you select which saving and sharing option should have a shortcut on your main toolbar. Google+, Pocket and Buffer users will appreciate the direct access to their favorite tools.

Sharing

We would like to thank all the users who have provided invaluable feedback through the UserVoice support forum. We would also like to thank the 500+ people who have participated in the Android private beta over the last 10 weeks. Their feedback and bug reports were key in helping us to get to the release finish line. Last but not least, we would like to thank Anthony Casalena, Founder and CEO of Squarespace, for providing us with such great insight over the last three months on how to make Feedly a better reader. His feedback was the inspiration for a lot of the productivity features we are delivering in this update.

The feedback we collected during the private beta was the best we have received since the first release of Feedly Mobile and we can’t wait to see how this update resonates with the rest of the community.

Please let us know what you think!

All the best,

Your Feedly Team

10 new features for a smoother transition

We just released a new update of feedly for Chrome, Firefox and Safari with 10 new features. If you are using feedly on Firefox and Safari, please do a manual upgrade.

Change summary

★ Firefox upgrade from old v10 codebase to latest v14 codebase.
★ A new left selector design. Less loud – more more all caps.
★ Better read/unread contrast
★ Sort alphabetically
★ Denser, cleaner list view
★ n/p keyboard shortcuts.
★ Fast view switching
★ Faster saving.
★ Better LinkedIn integration.
★ Better recommendations.
☂ Memory optimization

Install the latest version now:

Feedly for Firefox
Feedly for Chrome
Feedly for Safari
Feedly mobile

Detailed information

Feature #1. Upgrading feedly firefox from the old v10 code base to the latest v14 codebase. Firefox users will be able to benefit from a lot of the enhancements we implemented over the last 12 months on Chrome. Going forward, we are going to release Firefox, Chrome and Safari all at the same time.

Feature #2. A new left selector design. Less loud – no more all caps. Better contrast between read and unread. New selector Feature #3. Sort alphabetically. More control over how feeds and categories are sorted on the left selector. Either drag and drop and easily re-sort alphabetically.

Feature #4. fast view switching. One of the key features of feedly is that you can easily adapt the format/layout of your feeds to different workflows. We bubbled up that feature in the UI to make easy to try different views and see which one is right for you.

Feature #5. faster saving. We improved the experience for users whose workflow is to quickly scan list views and save for later (aka star in Google Reader).

Feature #6. Denser, cleaner list view. Making the transition from the Google Reader list view to the feedly list view as seamless as possible. New list view Feature #7. n/p keyboard shortcuts. We improved support for the n(ext)/p(revious) keyboard shortcuts. Type ? in feedly to see the list of other keyboard shortcuts we support.

Feature #8. Better recommendations. We improved the feedly curation algorithm used to select the articles which are featured at the top of each page.

Feature #9. better LinkedIn integration. Special thanks to the buffer team for sprinting with us to make the feedly LinkedIn integration as seamless as possible.

LinkedIn

Feature #10. Memory optimization. No more memory leaks. No more refreshes while you are reading articles.

Thanks again for all the feedback. Please continue to be vocal and help us spread the word.

Millions of Bees

MG Siegler wrote an interesting article about the Google Reader crowd and why they are important to the web ecosystem.

“Reader’s users, while again, relatively small in number, are hugely influential in the spread of news around the web. In a sense, Reader is the flower that allows the news bees to pollinate the social web. You know all those links you click on and re-share on Twitter and Facebook? They have to first be found somewhere, by someone.”

These “bees” are curious and creative people who are selective about what and when they want to consume their information. They are designers, writers, teachers, researchers, developers, moms, students busily feeding their minds, connecting dots and sparking new conversations.

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We feel thankful that a lot of these influential bees are selecting feedly as their new flower. We believe that they are special and will be core to the feedly community going forward.

We are doing our best to add hardware, listen, release updates and make sure that their transition is as seamless as possible.

If you are a bee looking for a new flower, try feedly today and help us spread the word. Hashtag: #feedlybees

Millions of Bees

MG Siegler wrote an interesting article about the Google Reader crowd and why they are important to the web ecosystem.

“Reader’s users, while again, relatively small in number, are hugely influential in the spread of news around the web. In a sense, Reader is the flower that allows the news bees to pollinate the social web. You know all those links you click on and re-share on Twitter and Facebook? They have to first be found somewhere, by someone.”

These “bees” are curious and creative people who are selective about what and when they want to consume their information. They are designers, writers, teachers, researchers, developers, moms, students busily feeding their minds, connecting dots and sparking new conversations.

Screen Shot 2013-03-25 at 10.41.43 AM

We feel thankful that a lot of these influential bees are selecting feedly as their new flower. We believe that they are special and will be core to the feedly community going forward.

We are doing our best to add hardware, listen, release updates and make sure that their transition is as seamless as possible.

If you are a bee looking for a new flower, try feedly today and help us spread the word. Hashtag: #feedlybees

An awesome skin: list view with full width support

Amazed by people’s creativity. Thank you Lockal. Here is a user script to make feedly more useful for people who need a list view with full width.

Screen Shot 2013-03-22 at 11.15.31 AM

You can get this userscripts from:
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/162237

What it does:

  • Makes layout a little more compact, less free space
  • Full width of screen to display more content
  • NO MORE YELLING AT YOU CAPITALIZED TEXT EVERYWHERE
  • Grey colour title for read article when it is opened
  • Mark categories with unread articles with bold
  • Favicons are always shown
  • Some visual fixes (e. g. misplaced images and youtube videos in RSS feeds)
  • Arial Font to make webpages more responsive
  • “shift+a” marks all as read

Note:
On Feedly need to use the ‘Modern Gray’ Theme and ‘Titles’ View.

An awesome skin: list view with full width support

Amazed by people’s creativity. Thank you Lockal. Here is a user script to make feedly more useful for people who need a list view with full width.

Screen Shot 2013-03-22 at 11.15.31 AM

You can get this userscripts from:
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/162237

What it does:

  • Makes layout a little more compact, less free space
  • Full width of screen to display more content
  • NO MORE YELLING AT YOU CAPITALIZED TEXT EVERYWHERE
  • Grey colour title for read article when it is opened
  • Mark categories with unread articles with bold
  • Favicons are always shown
  • Some visual fixes (e. g. misplaced images and youtube videos in RSS feeds)
  • Arial Font to make webpages more responsive
  • “shift+a” marks all as read

Note:
On Feedly need to use the ‘Modern Gray’ Theme and ‘Titles’ View.

Feedly for Safari Update – 14.0.468

About 25% of the people who have been trying feedly over the last week have been Safari users. So we decided to do a sprint and improve the speed and experience.

Screen Shot 2013-03-21 at 10.51.08 PM

You can install the latest version of feedly for Safari from:
Feedly for Safari

Please leave a comment if you have trouble installing the extension or run into issues.

Note: Firefox is next.

Feedly for Safari Update – 14.0.468

About 25% of the people who have been trying feedly over the last week have been Safari users. So we decided to do a sprint and improve the speed and experience.

Screen Shot 2013-03-21 at 10.51.08 PM

You can install the latest version of feedly for Safari from:
Feedly for Safari

Please leave a comment if you have trouble installing the extension or run into issues.

Note: Firefox is next.

Better Title View

We just pushed out version 14.0.469 of feedly for Chrome. The key feature of this update is a better title view: more compact, better shorting and easier to scan. Here is what it looks like:

Better Title View

We would like to thank Christopher Seeds for his suggestions and mock-ups.

If you are a Firefox or Safari user, we hope to have these updates and more available for you at the end of next weeks.

As promised, we are going to continue to iterate fast so if you have suggestions, please post them to your user voice forum.

Better Title View

We just pushed out version 14.0.469 of feedly for Chrome. The key feature of this update is a better title view: more compact, better shorting and easier to scan. Here is what it looks like:

Better Title View

We would like to thank Christopher Seeds for his suggestions and mock-ups.

If you are a Firefox or Safari user, we hope to have these updates and more available for you at the end of next weeks.

As promised, we are going to continue to iterate fast so if you have suggestions, please post them to your user voice forum.

Spike problem resolved.

Sorry for the performance issue we ran into this morning. The problem has been resolved. We are monitoring the servers and increasing capacity to be ahead of the next spike. Welcome to all of the feedly+Android users! We have a good news for you: new feedly 14 beta later this week.

feedly #1

Spike problem resolved.

Sorry for the performance issue we ran into this morning. The problem has been resolved. We are monitoring the servers and increasing capacity to be ahead of the next spike. Welcome to all of the feedly+Android users! We have a good news for you: new feedly 14 beta later this week.

feedly #1

Priorities: Keeping the site up, listening and adding new features.

More than 500,000 Google Reader users have joined the feedly community over the last 48 hours. We love passionate readers. Welcome on board.

Our main priorities over the next 30 days are 1) to keep the service up, 2) listen to new users for suggestions and 3) add features weekly.

To keep the service up, we 10x our bandwidth and added new servers.

For new features, we are listening actively to our new uservoice forum and will be pushing out new releases on a weekly basis. Be vocal: we love candid feedback.

Note 1: Here are some tips on how to make feedly less pretty and more functional.

Note 2: If you are a Google Reader, give feedly a try before July 1st, and you will be able to migrate seamlesly:
Feedly for iOS
Feedly for Android
Feedly for Chrome
Feedly for Firefox
Feedly for Safari

Note 3: thanks for making feedly the #1 application on the Apple Store!

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Priorities: Keeping the site up, listening and adding new features.

More than 500,000 Google Reader users have joined the feedly community over the last 48 hours. We love passionate readers. Welcome on board.

Our main priorities over the next 30 days are 1) to keep the service up, 2) listen to new users for suggestions and 3) add features weekly.

To keep the service up, we 10x our bandwidth and added new servers.

For new features, we are listening actively to our new uservoice forum and will be pushing out new releases on a weekly basis. Be vocal: we love candid feedback.

Note 1: Here are some tips on how to make feedly less pretty and more functional.

Note 2: If you are a Google Reader, give feedly a try before July 1st, and you will be able to migrate seamlesly:
Feedly for iOS
Feedly for Android
Feedly for Chrome
Feedly for Firefox
Feedly for Safari

Note 3: thanks for making feedly the #1 application on the Apple Store!

Screen Shot 2013-03-14 at 10.25.51 AM

Tips for Google Reader users migrating to feedly

October 2017 update: We have come a long way since March 2013. Personalization has emerged as one of the defining traits that our community loves about Feedly. So we have published a new tutorial to showcase our recommendations for personalizing your Feedly experience. Some of the terminology and screenshots below have changed since this post was published. Thank you for reading!

Welcome to all the new Google Reader users migrating to Feedly. Below you’ll find some tips on how to adapt to the Feedly desktop interface.

If you are not running Feedly, you can install the latest version free:
Feedly for Firefox
Feedly for Chrome
Feedly for Safari

Related: How to get the most out of your feedly on the desktop (CNET)
Translations: Chinese

Tip #0: Importing your Google Reader account

To import your Google Reader feeds and categories over to Feedly, simply login to your feedly using your google account. Feedly will automatically sync your Google Reader account with feedly.

Tip #1: A more condensed view

A lot of Google Reader users use their reader as a research/curation tool and need to be able to crunch through a lot of articles very fast. When you are in a feed or category page, you can click on the gear icon and select the Titles view to get a denser text only experience. If you want assign the titles view to all your feeds and categories, there is a global knob in the preference page.

More compact

Tip #2: Starring Articles

When you hover on an article or inline it, you should see a bookmark icon. We call it the save for later icon. It functions similarly to the Google Reader star mechanism.

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Tip #3: A more visual experience

Some of our users are designers using Feedly to keep up with trends in their industries. If the content of the sources you follow are very visual, we offer a Cards view which allow you to skim the content through a more visual experience.
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Tip #4 Preference Knobs

At the bottom of the left selector, you will find a link to the feedly preferences. We offer a variety of knobs: auto-mark as read, link colors, default view, etc..

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Tip #5 Tagging

Like Google Reader, Feedly includes the concept of tagging. You configure your list of tags in the preference or create them one by one as you go.
Screen Shot 2013-03-13 at 11.49.22 PM

Then as you open and read an article, you will see a +Tag option pre-configured with all your tags. We are working very hard to integrate the feedly tagging with both Evernote and Pinterest so that you can quickly organize and share your best finds.Screen Shot 2013-03-13 at 11.49.37 PM

This is a live document. If you just migrated from Google Reader and have questions regarding how to adapt your existing workflow to the feedly interface, please leave a comment and we will be happy to try to help. We will update document as we get tips and questions.

Tip #6 Keyboard Shortcuts

Press ? to see the list of the keyboard shortcuts supported by Feedly

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Tip #7: Pick your theme

At the bottom of the left selector, there is switch theme option. The white theme will make feedly feel more like the Google Reader environment.

Screen Shot 2013-03-18 at 4.49.22 PM

Did you recently switch from Google Reader to Feedly? What are your tips?

Tips for Google Reader users migrating to feedly

October 2017 update: We have come a long way since March 2013. Personalization has emerged as one of the defining traits that our community loves about Feedly. So we have published a new tutorial to showcase our recommendations for personalizing your Feedly experience. Some of the terminology and screenshots below have changed since this post was published. Thank you for reading!

Welcome to all the new Google Reader users migrating to Feedly. Below you’ll find some tips on how to adapt to the Feedly desktop interface.

If you are not running Feedly, you can install the latest version free:
Feedly for Firefox
Feedly for Chrome
Feedly for Safari

Related: How to get the most out of your feedly on the desktop (CNET)
Translations: Chinese

Tip #0: Importing your Google Reader account

To import your Google Reader feeds and categories over to Feedly, simply login to your feedly using your google account. Feedly will automatically sync your Google Reader account with feedly.

Tip #1: A more condensed view

A lot of Google Reader users use their reader as a research/curation tool and need to be able to crunch through a lot of articles very fast. When you are in a feed or category page, you can click on the gear icon and select the Titles view to get a denser text only experience. If you want assign the titles view to all your feeds and categories, there is a global knob in the preference page.

More compact

Tip #2: Starring Articles

When you hover on an article or inline it, you should see a bookmark icon. We call it the save for later icon. It functions similarly to the Google Reader star mechanism.

Screen Shot 2013-03-13 at 11.50.08 PM

Tip #3: A more visual experience

Some of our users are designers using Feedly to keep up with trends in their industries. If the content of the sources you follow are very visual, we offer a Cards view which allow you to skim the content through a more visual experience.
Screen Shot 2013-03-13 at 11.46.29 PM

Tip #4 Preference Knobs

At the bottom of the left selector, you will find a link to the feedly preferences. We offer a variety of knobs: auto-mark as read, link colors, default view, etc..

Screen Shot 2013-03-13 at 11.48.17 PM

Tip #5 Tagging

Like Google Reader, Feedly includes the concept of tagging. You configure your list of tags in the preference or create them one by one as you go.
Screen Shot 2013-03-13 at 11.49.22 PM

Then as you open and read an article, you will see a +Tag option pre-configured with all your tags. We are working very hard to integrate the feedly tagging with both Evernote and Pinterest so that you can quickly organize and share your best finds.Screen Shot 2013-03-13 at 11.49.37 PM

This is a live document. If you just migrated from Google Reader and have questions regarding how to adapt your existing workflow to the feedly interface, please leave a comment and we will be happy to try to help. We will update document as we get tips and questions.

Tip #6 Keyboard Shortcuts

Press ? to see the list of the keyboard shortcuts supported by Feedly

Screen Shot 2013-03-13 at 11.47.11 PM

Tip #7: Pick your theme

At the bottom of the left selector, there is switch theme option. The white theme will make feedly feel more like the Google Reader environment.

Screen Shot 2013-03-18 at 4.49.22 PM

Did you recently switch from Google Reader to Feedly? What are your tips?

Transitioning from Google Reader to feedly

Google announced today that they will be shutting down Google Reader. This is something we have been expecting for some time: We have been working on a project called Normandy which is a feedly clone of the Google Reader API – running on Google App Engine. When Google Reader shuts down, feedly will seamlessly transition to the Normandy back end. So if you are a Google Reader user and using feedly, you are covered: the transition will be seamless.

If you are a Google Reader, give feedly a try before July 1st, and you will be able to migrate seamlesly:
Feedly for iOS
Feedly for Android
Feedly for Firefox
Feedly for Chrome
Feedly for Safari

Note 1: if you are migrating from Google Reader to feedly, here are some tips on how to personalize feedly to better match your existing workflows. If you have any feature request please add it on our feature request page.

Note 2: if you are a third party developer using the Google Reader API and would like to integrate with Normandy, please send an email to remi@feedly.com. We would love to keep the Google Reader ecosystem alive.

Update 22:24 PST: Bandwidth upgraded. New servers added. Welcome to all the new users.

All Boats Leak

There’s always a defect, always a slow drip, somewhere. Every plan, every organization, every venture has a glitch.

The question isn’t, “is this perfect?” The question is, “will this get me there?”

Sometimes we make the mistake of ignoring the big leaks, the ones that threaten our journey.

More often, though, we’re so busy fixing tiny leaks that we get distracted from the real goal, which is to go somewhere.

-Seth Godin

Finding the right balance is really hard. This is one of the reasons it is important to have in the founding team of a startup someone who is focused on the product (ie fixing the leaks) and someone who is focused on the market (ie going somewhere). -Edwin

All Boats Leak

There’s always a defect, always a slow drip, somewhere. Every plan, every organization, every venture has a glitch.

The question isn’t, “is this perfect?” The question is, “will this get me there?”

Sometimes we make the mistake of ignoring the big leaks, the ones that threaten our journey.

More often, though, we’re so busy fixing tiny leaks that we get distracted from the real goal, which is to go somewhere.

-Seth Godin

Finding the right balance is really hard. This is one of the reasons it is important to have in the founding team of a startup someone who is focused on the product (ie fixing the leaks) and someone who is focused on the market (ie going somewhere). -Edwin

[Completed] Scheduled Downtime

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Hello feedlies! A quick heads up: We need to take the service offline tomorrow, Saturday Feb 23rd between 6:00pm PST and 10:00pm PST to make some changes to our database – to improve the performance going forward. If you need urgent access to your feedly during that time, you can use the Google Reader interface. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Live Updates

[18:44 PST] The scheduled maintenance started. We should be back online within 2 hours. Thank you for your patience. We will update this post as the status evolves.

[18:57 PST] Maintenance complete. The service should be back online. Have a great week end.

[Completed] Scheduled Downtime

images

Hello feedlies! A quick heads up: We need to take the service offline tomorrow, Saturday Feb 23rd between 6:00pm PST and 10:00pm PST to make some changes to our database – to improve the performance going forward. If you need urgent access to your feedly during that time, you can use the Google Reader interface. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Live Updates

[18:44 PST] The scheduled maintenance started. We should be back online within 2 hours. Thank you for your patience. We will update this post as the status evolves.

[18:57 PST] Maintenance complete. The service should be back online. Have a great week end.

Better Sharing Personalization?

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We are working on making the sharing options more comprehensive and more personalizable in feedly iOS and Android v 14.

Besides Evernote and Pinterest, are there other sharing options which are important to you?

 

Better Sharing Personalization?

Screen Shot 2013-02-21 at 9.23.41 PM

We are working on making the sharing options more comprehensive and more personalizable in feedly iOS and Android v 14.

Besides Evernote and Pinterest, are there other sharing options which are important to you?

 

Feedly for Chrome 14.0.466 is out

We just pushed out a new version of feedly for chrome. It impacts both the feedly and the feedly plus flavors.

Here is a quick overview of the change log:

Change #1: We fixed a series of session related bugs. As a result, you should start seeing fewer offline messages.

Change #2: We renamed Today. The new name is Highlights. This is to re-enforce that that section is a subset of the articles published on your feedly. The content has not changed yet, but it will. Arthur is doing some usability research to understand how people use that section and how we can simplify it while making it more useful. More soon.

Change #3: We renamed Latest. The new name is All. This is part of a bigger goal of better supporting people who read everything in their feedly and for whom All, unread counts, marking things as read and saving things for later is very important. Here again, Arthur is doing some UX research which will help us streamline some of the workflows power readers have put in place.

Our focus for the first part of this year is to improve the quality and performance of feedly across the board. This is a first step towards that direction. Please let us know if you have questions/suggestions.

Feedly for Chrome 14.0.466 is out

We just pushed out a new version of feedly for chrome. It impacts both the feedly and the feedly plus flavors.

Here is a quick overview of the change log:

Change #1: We fixed a series of session related bugs. As a result, you should start seeing fewer offline messages.

Change #2: We renamed Today. The new name is Highlights. This is to re-enforce that that section is a subset of the articles published on your feedly. The content has not changed yet, but it will. Arthur is doing some usability research to understand how people use that section and how we can simplify it while making it more useful. More soon.

Change #3: We renamed Latest. The new name is All. This is part of a bigger goal of better supporting people who read everything in their feedly and for whom All, unread counts, marking things as read and saving things for later is very important. Here again, Arthur is doing some UX research which will help us streamline some of the workflows power readers have put in place.

Our focus for the first part of this year is to improve the quality and performance of feedly across the board. This is a first step towards that direction. Please let us know if you have questions/suggestions.

Turbulence – Feb 17th, Feb 18th and Feb 19th.

Turbulence

We are in the process of upgrading some of our back end services to be able to handle more users faster. There will be some turbulence in the service over the next couple of days.

Between now and then, here are some work arounds:

1) If you have trouble logging into Feedly/Google Reader, please visit Google Reader and see if the authentication requires a captcha, if so login first to Google Reader and then go back and login to feedly.

2) If you have trouble loading feedly, please wait a few minutes and try to restart your browser or the iOS and Android app.

The service should feel a lot faster and more reliable by the end of this week. Thank you for your patience.

Turbulence – Feb 17th, Feb 18th and Feb 19th.

Turbulence

We are in the process of upgrading some of our back end services to be able to handle more users faster. There will be some turbulence in the service over the next couple of days.

Between now and then, here are some work arounds:

1) If you have trouble logging into Feedly/Google Reader, please visit Google Reader and see if the authentication requires a captcha, if so login first to Google Reader and then go back and login to feedly.

2) If you have trouble loading feedly, please wait a few minutes and try to restart your browser or the iOS and Android app.

The service should feel a lot faster and more reliable by the end of this week. Thank you for your patience.

Smarter Sharing: Feedly connects with Buffer

It all started in summer of last year. We started to see an increasing number of users asking us to integrate buffer’s sharing features into feedly.

At first, we did not understand why: we already had good integration with twitter and facebook. With hindsight, it is obvious: feedly users tend to read their feedly once or twice  a day and love to share the best articles they find with their social networks to generate engagement and cultivate their digital persona. For users sharing a lot, the bursts end up overwhelming their followers.

In November 2012, we met with the buffer team and were seduced by their level of energy and their obsession with customer happiness. Enough that we decided to do a sprint and build a small prototype of what a feedly+buffer experience might look like.

Sharing an article using buffer
Sharing an article on both Twitter and LinkedIn using Feedly+Buffer

After a couple of days of usage, I was in love!

My buffer is configured with my Twitter account, my facebook account and my LinkedIn account. The configuration lives in the buffer cloud, allowing me to access my accounts from lots of different apps and lots of different devices.

In the mornings, when I read through my favorites sources in feedly, I can easily share the best articles to both Twitter and LinkedIn (I consider those two networks as isomorphic. They are both related to my passions and professional life and sharing content allows me to spark interesting conversations and build up karma).

I have scheduled buffer to deliver articles to Twitter and LinkedIn every hour. So even though I am reading and sharing all my articles at around 5:45am in the morning, they get spread through the day, resulting in much better engagement.

My buffer delivery schedule
My buffer delivery schedule

In December, we decided to take a couple of weeks and productize the prototype on both iOS and Chrome.

Working with the buffer team was awesome: I have rarely seen people with such a positive attitude and so focused on doing the right thing for the customer.

What we are announcing today, is the first step towards a long partnership: we have lots of great plans regarding adding more sharing options and making sharing more visual and impactful.

If you are curious on how to get started, here is a quick tutorial:

  1. Go to www.bufferapp.com, create a free account and connect it with your social networks.
  2. Go to iTunes and make sure that you have the latest version of feedly for iOS.
  3. When you want to share an article on feedly for iOS (or feedly for Chrome), simply tap on the buffer icon, login, select the subset of networks you want to share with and that is it.
  4. Over time, try to think about what would be the ideal delivery schedule for your workflow and your audience. You might need to upgrade to the buffer awesome plan to get more flexibility. I did.

Go ahead. Give it a try. You won’t go back!

See Buffer’s post about the partnership.

Special thanks to Leo and Cyril for driving this project. Thanks to TNWAppAdvice, The Social Media Hat, Lifehack and MacLife for helping us spread the news.

Edwin // feedly co-founder and CEO

Smarter Sharing: Feedly connects with Buffer

It all started in summer of last year. We started to see an increasing number of users asking us to integrate buffer’s sharing features into feedly.

At first, we did not understand why: we already had good integration with twitter and facebook. With hindsight, it is obvious: feedly users tend to read their feedly once or twice  a day and love to share the best articles they find with their social networks to generate engagement and cultivate their digital persona. For users sharing a lot, the bursts end up overwhelming their followers.

In November 2012, we met with the buffer team and were seduced by their level of energy and their obsession with customer happiness. Enough that we decided to do a sprint and build a small prototype of what a feedly+buffer experience might look like.

Sharing an article using buffer
Sharing an article on both Twitter and LinkedIn using Feedly+Buffer

After a couple of days of usage, I was in love!

My buffer is configured with my Twitter account, my facebook account and my LinkedIn account. The configuration lives in the buffer cloud, allowing me to access my accounts from lots of different apps and lots of different devices.

In the mornings, when I read through my favorites sources in feedly, I can easily share the best articles to both Twitter and LinkedIn (I consider those two networks as isomorphic. They are both related to my passions and professional life and sharing content allows me to spark interesting conversations and build up karma).

I have scheduled buffer to deliver articles to Twitter and LinkedIn every hour. So even though I am reading and sharing all my articles at around 5:45am in the morning, they get spread through the day, resulting in much better engagement.

My buffer delivery schedule
My buffer delivery schedule

In December, we decided to take a couple of weeks and productize the prototype on both iOS and Chrome.

Working with the buffer team was awesome: I have rarely seen people with such a positive attitude and so focused on doing the right thing for the customer.

What we are announcing today, is the first step towards a long partnership: we have lots of great plans regarding adding more sharing options and making sharing more visual and impactful.

If you are curious on how to get started, here is a quick tutorial:

  1. Go to www.bufferapp.com, create a free account and connect it with your social networks.
  2. Go to iTunes and make sure that you have the latest version of feedly for iOS.
  3. When you want to share an article on feedly for iOS (or feedly for Chrome), simply tap on the buffer icon, login, select the subset of networks you want to share with and that is it.
  4. Over time, try to think about what would be the ideal delivery schedule for your workflow and your audience. You might need to upgrade to the buffer awesome plan to get more flexibility. I did.

Go ahead. Give it a try. You won’t go back!

See Buffer’s post about the partnership.

Special thanks to Leo and Cyril for driving this project. Thanks to TNWAppAdvice, The Social Media Hat, Lifehack and MacLife for helping us spread the news.

Edwin // feedly co-founder and CEO

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#brilliant #contentmarketing

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#brilliant #contentmarketing

9 Ways To Optimize The New Feedly

[Note: you can install the new feedly on iOS, Android, Kindle, Chrome, Firefox and Safari]

1) Feeling lost in the concept or navigation?

Start by thinking of feedly as a simple mobile browser. Open the explore panel by tapping on the top right search icon and search for your favorite blog or news website. Feedly should load the content of that site as a set of “cards”. Swipe through the cards until you find an article you like. Tap on the article to expand it. Read. Repeat this experience and see if you like the experience. If you do, start personalizing feedly (see point #2).

2) Search your favorite topics and add your favorite sites.

Feedly is all about personalizing your sources and customizing your news deck! A wide variety of content and media can be added, from blogs and news sites to magazines to Youtube channels to Google News topics. More than 18,000,000 awesome sources can be added. For example, if you want to add gizmodo to feedly, you can search for gizmodo (title) or #gadgets (topic) or http://www.gizmodo.com (website url) or even http://feeds.gawker.com/gizmodo/vip (rss feed url)

3) Feedly Mini, the sidekick for smarter browsing on the web. desktop only

Many times we stumble upon great content while browsing the web or exploring links shared by friends. The feedly mini icon appears at the bottom right of your Chrome or Firefox window when you install feedly desktop. It is the easiest way to connect and stay in touch with the site!

4) Sort your categories. desktop only

The way you organize your categories on the feedly desktop navigation bar defines the order in which the categories are displayed in the today section and the mobile navigation bar. So if you want to re-order things to reflect your interests, go to feedly desktop, drag and drop to re-order and then reload feedly mobile.

5) Different views for different sources.

Not all sources are meant to look the same! The list view works best for dense sources or efficiency-minded users. The cards view enhances visual content and slower reading. The magazine view bring a balance between text and visuals. Sources and categories can be individually set or you can pick a default view for all sources in the advanced settings.

6) Night and Daymobile only

Choose between a dark background (night theme) or white background (day them). These options are available in the mobile advanced settings panel.

7) Make the most out of Today.

Some sources are must-reads to you and all of their posts should be bubbled up in your Today page. Other sources are so prolific only the latest or most popular items should make it to the Today page. That is why the option “Showcase more in Today” is useful: it will bump up the content of that source in the Today page.

8) Use Buffer for smarter sharing.

Feedly already lets you easily share articles with your twitter, Facebook and Google+. But for those us “heavy sharers” buffer is an awesome extension. The trickling feature of buffer allows you to read and share while you do your reading but the articles are delivered throughout the day to avoid punctual over sharing. Your friends and followers will love you for this!

9) Be vocal. Participate to the roadmap.

We work very closely with the feedly community to plan the roadmap of the feedly monthly releases. If you have creative ideas on how to improve the feedly experience. We would love to hear about them. See the feedly uservoice for more information.

If you are an advanced feedly user and have tips you would like to share to the community, please leave a comment.

If you are a new feedly user and have a question which is not address in this document, please send us an email to care@feedly.com.

9 Ways To Optimize The New Feedly

[Note: you can install the new feedly on iOS, Android, Kindle, Chrome, Firefox and Safari]

1) Feeling lost in the concept or navigation?

Start by thinking of feedly as a simple mobile browser. Open the explore panel by tapping on the top right search icon and search for your favorite blog or news website. Feedly should load the content of that site as a set of “cards”. Swipe through the cards until you find an article you like. Tap on the article to expand it. Read. Repeat this experience and see if you like the experience. If you do, start personalizing feedly (see point #2).

2) Search your favorite topics and add your favorite sites.

Feedly is all about personalizing your sources and customizing your news deck! A wide variety of content and media can be added, from blogs and news sites to magazines to Youtube channels to Google News topics. More than 18,000,000 awesome sources can be added. For example, if you want to add gizmodo to feedly, you can search for gizmodo (title) or #gadgets (topic) or http://www.gizmodo.com (website url) or even http://feeds.gawker.com/gizmodo/vip (rss feed url)

3) Feedly Mini, the sidekick for smarter browsing on the web. desktop only

Many times we stumble upon great content while browsing the web or exploring links shared by friends. The feedly mini icon appears at the bottom right of your Chrome or Firefox window when you install feedly desktop. It is the easiest way to connect and stay in touch with the site!

4) Sort your categories. desktop only

The way you organize your categories on the feedly desktop navigation bar defines the order in which the categories are displayed in the today section and the mobile navigation bar. So if you want to re-order things to reflect your interests, go to feedly desktop, drag and drop to re-order and then reload feedly mobile.

5) Different views for different sources.

Not all sources are meant to look the same! The list view works best for dense sources or efficiency-minded users. The cards view enhances visual content and slower reading. The magazine view bring a balance between text and visuals. Sources and categories can be individually set or you can pick a default view for all sources in the advanced settings.

6) Night and Daymobile only

Choose between a dark background (night theme) or white background (day them). These options are available in the mobile advanced settings panel.

7) Make the most out of Today.

Some sources are must-reads to you and all of their posts should be bubbled up in your Today page. Other sources are so prolific only the latest or most popular items should make it to the Today page. That is why the option “Showcase more in Today” is useful: it will bump up the content of that source in the Today page.

8) Use Buffer for smarter sharing.

Feedly already lets you easily share articles with your twitter, Facebook and Google+. But for those us “heavy sharers” buffer is an awesome extension. The trickling feature of buffer allows you to read and share while you do your reading but the articles are delivered throughout the day to avoid punctual over sharing. Your friends and followers will love you for this!

9) Be vocal. Participate to the roadmap.

We work very closely with the feedly community to plan the roadmap of the feedly monthly releases. If you have creative ideas on how to improve the feedly experience. We would love to hear about them. See the feedly uservoice for more information.

If you are an advanced feedly user and have tips you would like to share to the community, please leave a comment.

If you are a new feedly user and have a question which is not address in this document, please send us an email to care@feedly.com.