Susan (anatomiste) wrote in suggestions,

Adding an option to receive syndicated posts as digests

Adding an option to receive syndicated posts as digests

Short, concise description of the idea
Users could choose to receive a single post from each of their syndicated-feed friends every 24 hours. These single posts would be the consolidated posts from those feeds. Yahoo groups already provide this option for e-mail; they call the consolidated posts 'digests.'

Full description of the idea

An ordered list of benefits
  • Some syndicated posts, such as the BBC World News, send out short, extremely frequent posts.
  • Consolidating these would free up space on users' flists for the rest of their friends' posts.
  • It would also make it less likely that friends' posts would actually be seen amongst the feed posts.

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • Lots of syndicated digests don't produce posts very frequently. Consolidating these posts every 24 hours would be unnecessary.
  • Users might not want their posts to be consolidated.
  • Some digests produce quite long posts; if they were consolidated the result would be extremely lengthy and might take longer to load.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • This idea should be made an option, to allow for all of the issues listed in the problems section.
  • Implementation could be based on the Yahoo groups' 'digest' option.
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