Introducing the new social features of ThyNews

October 13th, 2009 by John Wright

I’m happy to introduce some great new features. In the screencast below you can see how the new social features work.

Overall it can help you find great new sources of news to add to your page. Using the follow system, even if you don’t want to add the news source to your page, you can see its headlines and visit the articles via the “preview” button.

This is only the introduction of these social features. There is still more to do make them more useful. But the basic following/follower system is in place. You can now see whenever someone finds a news source that they liked enough to add to their page.

This feature will also help with weeding out the bad feeds. Some feeds have problems displaying for various reasons. Sometimes, a feed might not display properly because of an obscure bug in ThyNews. Other times, a feed might not display because of a problem on the feed publishers end. Of course, feeds with problems won’t make it on to many pages in a social system like this. Also, as a good feed gets added to more pages, it will show up in the system more and spread around the system even more.

If you like the new social features and find them useful, please let us know in the comments.


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