updates from top friends

Posted by Otis Chandler on August 12, 2008
We've added a new option to the daily friend updates - now you can receive updates from just your 'top friends' (as opposed you all your friends). Receiving a weekly update instead of a daily one is of course still an option.

The daily friend update email is a convenience that I've always loved, as it makes using the site so simple. You don't have to remember to check Goodreads every day. Instead, whenever there is interesting new content from your friends you get an update via email or rss. Its pushing content instead of making members pull it -- something the blogosphere has figured out, and something major news outlets are still learning.

However many of us (especially myself) accept a lot of friends that we may not care as much what they read. We're not sure what leads to "excessive friending", but we intend to hire some scientists to study it soon. Ego-stroking, trying to look cool, or trying to market a book are some reasons people seem to do it. Some time ago we launched top friends, which allows you to choose who you want to see updates from on your homepage. This change completes the feature as now updates from top friends are available from email or rss!

Check your friend update settings now!

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message 1: by Lena (new)

Lena This is awesome, Otis. Thanks so much for making this change!


message 2: by M (new)

M Great idea. Thanks for this change!


message 3: by Oceanwaves (new)

Oceanwaves Wow, that's cool


message 4: by Barbara (new)

Barbara So, now, I can set updates from top friends as my default setting? I did it before but it always reverted back to Friends again. If so, I really, really like this.


message 5: by Diyan (new)

Diyan do you know????

i say its @ very amazing work. dont care TOP friends or BUTOM friends, i am happy beeing here, with GOODREADS,
thank you Otis,
nice job


Jenna | Bookmark Your Thoughts How do I remove the default "top friends setting"? I like the feature but don't want EVERY friend as a top friend...which I can't figure out how to remove ha-ha!


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