Toluu continues to improve and today releases another set of enhancements to its already promising RSS recommendation site. The enhancements include additions to feeds and a speedier contact page.
I have been very interested in Toluu since Louis Gray’s first post describing the RSS feed matching site. The site had already seen many enhancements already despite being in private beta. Caleb Elston Toluu’s founder has previously added many features including social networking features and twitter integration.
Today Toluu improves rolling out improvements to the feed pages. Although not striving to be a place that feeds are read, Toluu displays the feed content very cleanly. Today Toluu adds two tabs to the feed pages. A tab called “Popular” and a tab called “Subscribers.”
|The Popular tab is just what seems the most popular posts from the feed. While the Subscribers tab is the most intriguing to this user.|
|Popular Tab||Subscriber Tab|
It shows subscribers of the feed and other feeds they are subscribed to. I found myself clicking from feed to feed via the users that are subscribed to them. This produces a new interesting way to move around in Toluu. Caleb described the feed page enhancements this way:
“These updates really center around making it easier to decide if you really want to subscribe to a particular feed and helping you find others who read a feed you are interested in. Exposing more pivot points.”
The other significant change out today is speed to the contacts page. Speed is good. I commented early on about Toluu’s speed. Caleb indicated that they sped up the contacts page by 5x. It feels very responsive to me.
Toluu’s changes today all seem to be around helping the users see what others are reading, which feeds are popular, and encouraging movement within Toluu. This seems to be accomplished.
I asked Caleb directly; Can we expect additional enhancements soon?
“Yes, we are working on more ways to quickly see if you would be interested in a feed.”
Toluu is great and I have 25 invites. Let me know if you would like to try it.