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

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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.

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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.

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83 thoughts on “Meet Shared Collections: Now you can choose to share what you read with others”

    1. The ability to share tags will be part of another feature we are working on. Now that we have the team, security and privacy foundation in place, we should be able to roll out these collaborative features faster.

    1. Hi Kevin. No. All users can search and browse through all of the public collections. Pro status is only needed if you want to share some of your collections. -Edwin

  1. I’m thinking not but I’ll ask anyway … is there a way for this feature to create a running list of URLs/titles (just a list of links, not the Feedly boxes) on pages on my own websites? I loved this feature with Delicious but it no longer works, took a small piece of javascript for each list to display on its respective page. The benefit was that I could add to lists on the fly, just by tagging a link (now in Feedly vs Delicious) to add it to the proper page. The javascript allowed me to limit the number of items in the list, the tagging process allowed me to modify the title of the post and add a optional description. Thanks for all you do —

    1. Not this specific feature but we are working on something else which will allow multiple users to curate a list of stories and share / embed that curated list. More on this later this fall.

  2. Is there a way to create a daily/weekly digest of what was actually read (articles) as opposed to the full blog? A lof of these collections are obvious and not really helpful in understanding and following what leaders are actually reading. You read the Economist! No way, me too. What’s more important is what hand picked articles you read, that inform your thinking.

    1. Echoing Lynn and others regarding how the collection displays.

      I turned on the feature because I thought it would give me an option for actually showing the articles I read of certain feeds rather than the feeds themselves. Worse, when I looked at how it would be seen, the big SIGN UP! splash page turned me off — readers aren’t invited to browse the content before they’re asked to buy into the whole Feedly environment.

      So I turned it off.

      I still love you folks, but this doesn’t appeal to me AT ALL.

  3. You cannot follow the shared collection’s link via feed… And that’s a pity. Users should be able to subscribe to a shared collection, so that they would get new sources as soon as they are added by the collection owner, and lose the stale ones when they are discarded by the same owner. Now you can just see the collection and decide which source you would like to import in your feedly. With the old google reader, every category a user created had an rss feed to follow. I guess feedly could work that way to, it could be useful. Say I want people in my team to always follow the same sources on a certain matter… I can just make them follow the collection feed source… Thank you and keep up the great work.

    –
cordialmente,

    tiziano solignani, da  Mac
    http://blog.solignani.it

  4. Google Reader used to be a very interesting feature of statistics on counting the number of viewed / read articles. Will Feedly have something like that?

  5. SUGGESTIONS:

    There’s no point on sharing the FEEDS instead better that each post can be shared on our pages, feeds are popular and anyone can get them.

    What i want to share on my page is PICKED ARTICLES that i consider my readers would benefit from it by reading them. That would make me promote my feedly page more if i can have a button to say ADD TO PAGE and categories by the group of feeds.

    Hope Feedly are listening to this.

    Cheers.

  6. This is a greatest addition. I now find it much easier to share content with my team using your personalised URLs. I think that it really enables people to engage with the content I’m sharing too.

    Thanks,

    Brian

  7. Excellent site youu have here but I was wanting to know if
    you knew of any message boards that cover the same topics talked about here?
    I’d really like to be a part of group where I can get advice
    from other knowledgeable individuals that share the same interest.

    If you have any suggestions, please let me know.

    Kudos!

  8. This feature is totally dumb; this is like showing up to someone’s house with a crate of books and dumping it on their porch with a note, “here’s some books you might like.” The only reason to read content picked by someone else is if they actually curate and select it. Sharing whole feeds is just sharing groups of sites, irrespective of average article quality. I want to see which _specific_ things my friends think are relevant and interesting, not which _categories_ of things they find interesting. I just don’t get this at all.

    1. “some guy” has a good suggestion, albeit buried under a heavy sentence, next time start with a positive statement dude!

      He suggests: “I want to see which _specific_ things my friends think are relevant and interesting, not which _categories_ of things they find interesting” and I couldn’t agree more.

  9. Hey, great feature – but for Pro-users only. :P Fair enough, you gotta make a living. I understand…

    The next step could be “Shared Collections” (lol – mark the rhyme): You could create a tool to make users collect certain SINGLE articles, posts etc that are relevant to gather together for some purpose. You should be able to create several Collections, and distribute them independently.

    By the way, thanks for continuing the RSS work from Google reader. It has helped me a lot in saving time and cutting throught the clutter. My newsday is now only 5 mins long, and I love it!

  10. I would love shared collections to connect my students to each other’s blogs. I would love to support Feedly. $65/year is much more than I’m willing to pay. I need something in the $10-20/year range. As a frame of reference, I can get office 365 for less than $65.

  11. Excellent idea and I’ve often wondered about this as well. I’m glad to know that it’s an option for me. In fact, this is one of the best things a start-up company can do is read what their mentors are reading, and this gives regular users the chance to “dive into the minds” of some of the greatest thinkers of our times. Thanks Feedly.

  12. Por favor, no me envíen mas mensajes, mi idioma es el Español, y las traducciones que hace el computador son muy confusas.
    Agradezco su interés en compartir el programa pero desafortunadamente no entiendo nada.
    Mil gracias por su atención.

  13. If I create a shared collection, can other users subscribe to it via any RSS reader? I’m not currently a pro user, but that is a feature I’d be willing to pay for. I still miss Google Reader.

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