Feedly Mini (iteration 3): Twitter, twitter, twitter…

Corvida on Feedly Mini II

We receive a lot of interesting feedback regarding the second iteration of the feedly mini concept. The top two requests were: a) add twitter support and b) continue to reduce the form factor. Today, we are pushing out the third iteration of feedly mini, trying to address both those requests.

Table of content

  • The form factor
  • Random Navigation
  • Drill down from Twitter.com
  • Mini Documentation
  • Privacy
  • Kicking the Tires
  • User Reactions

The form factor

Regarding the form factor, we were able to shrink the size by making feedly mini elastic. It contains the same amount of information but is about 1/3 the size:

Iteration 3 of the feedly mini concept
Iteration 3 of the feedly mini concept

Random Navigation

Regarding twitter, we focus initially on two use cases: “random navigation” to a website and “drill down from twitter.com or search.twitter.com”.

When you randomly navigate and land on a page which you want to share on twitter, simply click on the input box and you will see mini expand itself and a suggestion popup appear. The suggestion pop-up is here to help simplify the tasks of creating a message of the page you are currently looking at. In a single click, you get a pre-formatted message: title of page + tiny url + optional review. You can then customize the message and click on the twitter icon to post it.

Entering the message of a tweet
Entering the message of a tweet

Note #1: you can customize the set of canned reaction messages to your own language and personality by going to the feedly preferences page.
Note #2: see here for more information about the #feedly postfix and how to customize/disable it.

Drill down from Twitter.com (aka. the retweet use case)

The second use case, we focused on in this iteration is the use case where you are reading twitter.com or search.twitter.com and click on one of the links embed in one of the tweets. In that case, feedly is able to propagate the twitter context  from twitter to the web page, display the tweet in context.

feedly mini showing twitter context

In this case, you will also notice that the suggestion popup adapts to make it easier to re-tweet or reply to the original twitter message.

suggestion in re-tweet context

Mini Documentation

The friendfeed icon shows you the number of friendfeed conversations related to the url of the current page you are browsing.

The digg icon/number corresponds to the number of diggs associated with the url of the page you are currently browsing.

When you add a note (optional) and click on share (thumbs up icon), you are recommending the article in feedly and adding it to our Google reader shared item list.

When you add a note (optional) and click on the save (plus icon), you are saving the article for later in feedly (starring it with a note in Google reader).

When you add a message and click on the twitter icon (t icon), you are posting a message to your twitter account (ie the account you are currently logged in on twitter).

Privacy

We update the feedly privacy document to address potential questions you might have with regard to feedly mini and privacy.

Kicking the tires

If you are interested in kick the tires:

  1. Install the latest version of feedly
  2. Click on the green feedly button and login (feedly mini is active only if you are logged in)
  3. Visit your twitter homepage and click any link embedded in a twitter message
  4. The browser should open that link and show feedly mini at the bottom of the page. Note: feedly mini will only appear when the full page has been loaded (including images, ads, etc.) so you might see a little delay.

User Reactions

“El nuevo feedly se integra AUN mejor con Twitter. Extremadamente recomendado!” – @mgr tweet

“Feedly è sempre più geniale” – Luca Contiff conversation

“Great work!” – 41235ff conversation

“If you haven’t tried @Feedly yet you’re missing out” – @tacandersontweet

Feedly is so easy to read, nav, manage, add things, save for later, share!” – @jeepz –  tweet

Ich teste gerade das neue feedly.com teil für Twitter. in kombination mit twitterfox ist twittern ja richtig nett einfach” – @woodworker_de tweet

the new mini toolbar provided by feedly is very useful, I highly encourage everyone to try it out” – @filos tweet

“It totally rocks! This is filtering on steroids” – Kevinff conversation

That is it for iteration three. We hope you will enjoy using it and look forward to your feedback/suggestions.

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5 thoughts on “Feedly Mini (iteration 3): Twitter, twitter, twitter…”

  1. Title of the post has an extra “e” in “Feedly”, but otherwise, I preach the Gospel of Feedly every chance that I find.

  2. It’s not works for me.
    If I click the pre-formatted message than all popup messages disappear and feedly mini bar shrink

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