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

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31 thoughts on “Millions of Bees”

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  1. You’re doing GREAT Feedly! I’m a long time user and haven’t seen much of a hiccup as the new bees come over. Keep up the great work and thanks for listening!

  2. I’m really looking forward to seeing how Feedly develops in a post-Google Reader world. So much opportunity. I love the product already.

  3. So I like to consider myself one of those bees, as publisher of three websites which have historically used Google Reader and RSS feeds to both research and promote our content to other publications.

    Thankfully, you guys are doing awesome stuff, and I’ve used nothing but Feedly since the day after the Google announcement.

    Do you have any thoughts on ways to get the word out to existing Google Reader users to alert them to the impending change and to recommend a switch to Feedly?

    Also, do you have a monetization plan for Feedly? I’d happily pay a few dollars a month to know that I won’t have the rug pulled out from under me again.

  4. I like how feedly works, but a lot of times I want to send an item to an email list. This i did with regularity in Greader with no problems. I’ve now tried twice to send a post from feedly to an email list and it never shows up. what am i doing wrong?

  5. I quit Google Reader cold turkey and switched over to Feedly based on positive feedback. At this point, even if Google Reader stays active, I’m happy in my new home. Thanks for the amazing service, and apps!

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  6. I hope feedly expands into igoogle territory (logical extension).
    Also I hope feedly adds Podcast app for desktop/Android/iphone for DOWNLOAD/CUING/Synchronising and PLAYING of Audio Podcasts. Again, logical expansion after the demise of Goggle Listen. But what does Feedly get for it? Advertisment? Pay monthly? One off payment? Come be open about it!

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  7. If it wasn’t said enough, it should be said again and again.
    You guys NEED a web interface!!!
    These individual plugins can’t be efficient and you shut out users of other modern browsers. HTML5 has come a long way, its time to take another look.

  8. I am looking for a Google Reader replacement, and I am considering Feedly, but for some reason, Feedly does not offer anything for my web browser, Opera.

    WHY does the Feedly RSS thingy need to be SO Browser Specific?

    Is Feedly Open Source? If it isn’t, Why not? Will Feedly just die when it gets bought by some megalithic software company, gutted for parts, then scrapped? Then what?

    I use the Linux OS. Millions of people do. When I try to download Feedly, I am shown a download file that is hundreds of KBs in size, and ends with an unknown file extension. What am I downloading and installing on MY PC? Yes, it is MY PC, not yours. I would like to keep it that way. Yet your download is a black box. What is in it? What does it do besides allowing me to read blogs? If it doesn’t do any more than that, why is it so freaking big?

    Just asking. Not all of us are mindless users of black box software and hardware.


  9. I`ve switched to Feedly already and it looks great. I just have one doubt? When Google Reader shuts down definetly, what will happen with my feed? At the moment I just logged with my Google account and all works fine, but when the feed in Google Reader won`t be available what will happen? Do I need to import the feed directly to feedly?

    1. Hi Daniel, when Google Reader is retired, your sources will be automatically imported to the feedly back end (code name normandy). Our goal is to make the transition seamless. -Edwin

  10. Is there a sharing system planned for feedly, not to post on other social networks, but to do the same as Google Reader has where you can see other people’s shared items and share stuff directly.

  11. Switched to Feedly and really digging it on my phone and macbook. However, I NEED this for Internet Explorer. I hate IE as a browser too, but its all I can access at work and I need a quality RSS reader for work. PLEASE consider building something that can be used by what is unfortunately still one of the most popular browsers. If you want to be a the “new flower” for Google Reader users, this seems like it should be a priority.

  12. Former GReader user here. Loving Feedly so far. Your iOS app is super slick and a joy to use. Only things is I wish there was a way to turn off auto-refresh on the web app and search through only our own feeds.

  13. In the android app, it would be nice to be able to open articles in to a full web browser rather than in the feedly browser.

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