Heartbeat (February 08)

Time seems to accelerate as we are trying to make sure that our ducks are in a row to launch a more official feeddo invitation program. We have been having usability tests and trying to improve the experience from the time the user arrives to feeddo.com  to the time she will see her first feeddo page. There is still a lot of work to be done.

We also pushed out a few new features:

  • new cover UI
  • Integration with twitter
  • Support for Firefox 3

Our goals for March are to:

  • Continue to improve the first 45 seconds experience
  • Re-think how people discover and follow their friends (leveraging their existing social networks)
  • Improve annotations
  • Continue to simplify the user experience
  • Introduce the notion of hot topics.
  • Improve performance and memory consumption.

We are also going to continue to demo feeddo to (smart) people who are familiar with the social news space and listen to their feedback.

Finally, we have reached out to a couple of people in the management team of pheedo to try to find out if their might be conflicts between feeddo and pheedo. If there are, we might change the name of the project from feeddo to feeddio.

(Thank you to all the preview users!)

Author: @feedly

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