Over the last 3 updates, we have be introducing a new set of modules for feedly. Here is a quick overview.
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If your feedly is connected to your Twitter account and you are running the latest 5.4 update, you will see in the “what’s new?” page, a new You might also like module which gives you blog suggestions based on your twitter timeline. Inspired by a discussion with @mathewi
About this feed
We have been over the last 18 months building a rich directory of all the blogs the feedly users subscribe to. The about this feed module surfaces some of the information we have been aggregating for each blog.
The subscribers count will give you an idea of the “popularity” of the feed.
The buzz rank will give you an idea of the engagement (likes, tweets, comment, sharing) taking place around the articles published by the blog.
The tags will help you find other similar blogs.
The fans module helps surface some of the users who are engaging the most with the content published by the associated feed. If you click on the profile picture, you can see the list of the other blogs the user is recommending the most, organized by topics.
Helping users discover new sources is a key part of the feedly value proposition. This is a baby step towards using social dynamics to help support discovery. A lot more to come in 6.0 and 7.0.