Changing my reading habits

By Malcolm Blaney on
It's been over a month since I added channels to my reader, but I didn't use them initially. I've added some new features though which have changed my reading habits completely!

What I really wanted was to split silo feeds into different channels based on author. Without this I would mostly be viewing the silos channel since that gets such a large number of posts. To do that, I've added hovercards to authors so I can set their channel while reading. You can see from the screenshot that @letsencrypt has been added to the tech channel, instead of it's default in the silos channel for the rest of the twitter feed.

I've gone through my silo authors and added them to tech, news or friends and this simple breakdown has been great so far. The other thing I've added is unread status, it doesn't have to show a count to highlight that there are unread items, which is configurable per channel. I like that it's quite simple, when you change channels the unread count resets, it doesn't save unread status per item.

Now that the underlying structure is in place the next step is to finish adding Microsub support.

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Some reader progress, channels are now working! I'm not ready to change my reading habits just yet though, so my channel list still allows me to choose "all feeds". I think to change the way I read I need to add a few more features. The first is some sort of notification that a channel has new items, otherwise I'll just end up not checking some low volume channels.

The other thing I really want to add is setting a channel per author for multi-author feeds. There are two feeds I have in mind for this, the facebook and twitter atom feeds generated by Ryan's amazing services.

The last screen shot is of a small change I'm glad to see working, which is picking up when an item is being displayed from a feed on a domain that doesn't match the author. It now adds a little "via" link which helps when no other details of the feed are displayed.


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