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It would be great if there was a setting in Feedly for iOS to let me view embedded YouTube videos in a higher quality by default. I have that option in my YouTube account settings on the desktop, and there are browser plugins I can get that will switch it for me even if I'm not logged into a Google account.

For some reason the past few months YouTube always plays embedded videos at the lowest quality, even when I'm on a 100MBps connection, which is unwatchable. My only option is to tap the title in the embed to view it on their mobile site, but that takes me too far away from the blog post I was trying to read.
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How are people finding me on here? Constantly getting friend requests from people I don't know.
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G+ is more like Twitter right now than Facebook. You pop up as one of the "suggestions" on the right, so a lot of people circle you that way.
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Some of the Circles marketing is giving me flashbacks to this Encode site I worked on a long time ago.
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In Feedly for iPad, when I click the title of an embedded YouTube video, which opens it on YouTube's mobile site (giving me more options to play it in a higher-quality/etc.) within Feedly, and I try to go back to my feeds, the video's audio will keep playing in the background and I will no longer be able to tap on blog posts to read them. I can navigate to other blogs in my feed list and see new posts, but can't click on any of their blog posts. The only way to get it to work again is to force quit the app.
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Why do so many designers praise Reeder for iPad? I find its card screens inefficient and a giant waste of space.

My biggest gripes:
- Having to spread my fingers over cards scattered across the entire screen, just to view a list of feeds in a folder. It makes it hard to flip through multiple folders quickly, and I have to think about multiple gestures to get to an individual entry in a blog I like (spread fingers to get to folder, spread or tap to get to list of entries, tap to get to entry).

- The size and sheer waste of space of the cards on the main screen. Does the extra space give more room for long folder names? Nope... they truncate those ("New York T..." instead of "New York Times" on two lines). Does it help to make them consistent with the cards you get when you spread your fingers? Not really because a majority of those also have dead space with tiny RSS icons and truncated website names.

- Inconsistent use of website icons in the folder view. Because they created these big cards, they have to try to fill them with something, so they fill them with big logos for the websites that have them. Since most sites don't have big logos, the ones that do needlessly scream for your attention.

- Nothing to help you look through photography blogs more easily. Yes it's called Reeder and the focus is on reeeeding, but here is where I might actually find the card view useful. Let me switch the list of entries in a feed to this view so I could see thumbnails of the first photo in each entry. Some photography blogs (especially Tumblr sites) post a lot of single-photo entries, so it would be nice to have a way to preview them without having to look through each entry.
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    Interaction Designer, 2012 - present
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