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Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

Search - Social

Today is a big day for feed and member searches. Here is what's new.

Social feed searches
Feed search results now include:

  • Ability to Shyft the feed
  • The number of people that are subscribed to the feed
  • A random sample of 10 people that are subscribed to the feed (if you mark a feed as private, you will not appear in a feed search result)

You can now run feed searches based on topic. Try searching for a feed using: technology, sports, gossip. When you find a feed that you want to add, you can now see a sample of other people that are already subscribed to it. Maybe they have other feeds that you haven't heard of, but might be interested in. Go for it!

Social search:

If you check, Only show results with feed subscribers (social search), only feeds that have subscribers will show up in the results, and the order in which results are returned are influenced by social elements.


You can now search for users by username or email address. Limited profile information is attached to each user.

You can also search for users based on topic. For example, check out these 3 member searches: new york, tech, guide. Hopefully, this will help you find people that share similar interests.

Our search has taken a big step forward. We've improved on the core of our search engine, and we've added some new features which will hopefully help you add, find, and learn about feeds more effectively.

Posted by Dave Stanley

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