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This thing still on?  PS: if you missed the news
http://hiveminedblog.tumblr.com/post/47814729469/hivemined-is-now-my-full-time-job
Its coming and very soon. :D
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Sooo.... are you even alive out there any longer? Where has hivemined gone? and how do i get all my feeds info back!
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Updates Sorry for my silence. jJob work has been crazy busy, but that’s no excuse. I just have bad communication skills. Have had some time to work on hive and have a nice long weekend coming up. New....
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Any update?
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This looks great!!
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Chris Wetherell originally shared:
 
There’s been some interesting critical discussions of some design and product changes within Google Reader recently and I’ve kind of stayed out of it since I’m heads down on making big changes elsewhere. But I grabbed a few minutes, and I’d like to share a few notes I’ve written about it…

• If Reader continues being understaffed, absorbed, or is eliminated then the internal culture at Google will adjust to a newly perceived lack of opportunity for building things that are treasured. No one knows what effect this will actually have, though. The response could be tiny.

• Technology will route around the diminishment or disappearance of Reader. Even if this means something other than feeds are being used.

It’s a tough call. Google’s leaders may be right to weaken or abandon Reader. I feel more people should acknowledge this.

• However, saying “no” to projects doesn’t make you Steve Jobs if you say no to inspiring things. It’s the discernment that’s meaningful, not the refusal. Anyone can point their thumb to the ground.

• The shareable social object of subscribe-able items makes Reader’s network unique and the answer to why change is painful for many of its users is because no obvious alternative network exists with exactly that object. The social object of Google+ is…nearly anything and its diffuse model is harder to evaluate or appreciate. The value of a social network seems to map proportionally to the perceived value of its main object. (Examples: sharing best-of-web links on Metafilter or sharing hi-res photos on Flickr or sharing video art on Vimeo or sharing statuses on Twitter/Facebook or sharing questions on Quora.) If you want a community with stronger ties, provide more definition to your social object.

Reader exhibits the best unpaid representation I’ve yet seen of a consumer’s relationship to a content producer. You pay for HBO? That’s a strong signal. Consuming free stuff? Reader’s model was a dream. Even better than Netflix. You get affinity (which has clear monetary value) for free, and a tracked pattern of behavior for the act of iterating over differently sourced items – and a mechanism for distributing that quickly to an ostensible audience which didn’t include social guilt or gameification – along with an extensible, scalable platform available via commonly used web technologies – all of which would be an amazing opportunity for the right product visionary.

• Reader is (was?) for information junkies; not just tech nerds. This market totally exists and is weirdly under-served (and is possibly affluent).

• The language for decisions based on deferred value is all about sight, which I find beautiful (and apt for these discussions). People are asking if Google is seeing the forest for the trees. I’d offer that Google is viewing this particular act-of-seeing as a distraction.

• Reader will be an interesting footnote in tech history. That’s neat and that’s enough for me; wasn’t it fun that we were able to test if it worked?

• Google is choosing to define itself by making excellent products in obvious markets that serve hundreds of millions of people. This is good. A great company with evident self-consciousness that even attempts to consider ethical consequences at that scale is awesome. But this is a perfect way to avoid the risk of creating entirely new markets which often go through a painful not-yet-serving-hundreds-of-millions period and which require a dream, some dreamers, and not-at-all-measurable luck. Seemingly Google+ could be viewed as starting a new market, but I'd argue that it mainly stands a chance of improving on the value unlocked by other social networks, which is healthy and a good thing, but which doesn't require an investigation into why it's valuable. That's self-evident in a Facebook world. Things like Reader still need a business wizard to help make sense of the value there.

• If Google is planning on deprecating Reader then its leaders are deliberately choosing to not defend decisions that fans or users will find indefensible. This would say a lot about how they would communicate to the marketplace for social apps and about how they'd be leading their workforce. If this is actually occurring and you’re internal to Google – it's ok, I can imagine you’d be feeling that these decisions are being made obtusely “just because” or since “we need to limit our scope to whatever we can cognitively or technically handle” or such but I’d offer that maybe it's needed for driving focus for a large team? I suppose sacrificing pet projects, public responsibility, and transparency could be worth it if the end is a remarkable dream fulfilled. But what if the thing you’re driving everyone toward isn’t the iPod but is instead the Zune? So just make sure it's not that.

• The following sentence is unfair but it's a kind of myth and fog that has been drifting into view about 'em: Google seems to be choosing efforts like SketchUp over Reader. I doubt there's a common calculus, but it’s now harder for Google's users to really know how important it is that many millions of people are using a product every day when Google is deciding its evolution and fate.
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"But this is a perfect way to avoid the risk of creating entirely new markets which often go through a painful not-yet-serving-hundreds-of-millions period and which require a dream, some dreamers, and not-at-all-measurable luck."

It is very important and healthy alternative to always believe (I prefer opensource) to services demanded.
Google has made things very well so that everyone focus on him and not to generate an alternative market. Users must provide more support to small entrepreneurs because they sanitize the market.

Sorry for my English, thanks for reading.
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Former google reader designer offer to fix google reader
http://fury.com/2011/11/my-offer-to-google-reader/
fox@fury. My offer to Google Reader. Wednesday, Nov 2, 2011 @ 2:34pm. Like many others, I was curious when Google announced that it would be revamping the Google Reader UI and refactor its social comp...
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"don't let the light go out"
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Brian Shih originally shared:
 
Well I can't G+ to properly pull an excerpt from the post I wrote about the flawed Reader changes, and I can't paste the contents of the post here either since it will strip the HTML. SO, here's a link (crazy double title and all): http://brianshih.com/78073742
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Why hello there bookmarklet my old friend. (thanks to amazing work from +Peter Shafer )

http://i.imgur.com/A2w4F.png#
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Francis, I am curious about the same question as Alex asked above: will you allow exporting "stuff I've shared" as an RSS feed?
#google_ovt
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Hey an update. Long and short of it is. Still working, near done. Real life and anxiety about press and give you something awesome got to me. #itsgonnabeawesome

http://hiveminedblog.tumblr.com/post/15419153345/update
Update! Next blog post I will start without saying sorry except for this one. Sorry there has not been much in the way of communication about hivemined. I am here and glad to tell you it’s not dead......
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Cue the comeback: http://hivemined.org/#news
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HiveMined update.

-Rewrote feed getter engine. Old one took up a lot of CPU for even 500 total feeds. This one seems to be little to nothing even with 5000 feeds. :D Also added a freq checker, So I am not getting your blog that updates once a month every hour and getting your breaking news site about once every 1-2 hours.
-Added folders that work. Still can't click on the name and load all entires from sub folders yet.
-You can now have a cool custom background (why, because it's fun)
-A basic profile page that shows your name, a follow button, and your recent shares.
-Added tagging on the backend. Needs UI/UX
-Lazy loading images, so they only load when they get close to being viewed. to cut down on page load an weight.
-You can click that little arrow thing and hide and show the sidebar

I still need to finish commenting. This is something i keep pushing around because I want it to be right.





http://hiveminedblog.tumblr.com/post/12456410206/hivemined-update-rewrote-feed-getter-engine
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+Yuriy Akopov True that Google really flipped the trust bit for a lot of its formerly loyal users. We are discussing those other points at groups.google.com/group/google-reader-diaspora -- there are people working on complete replacements (Francis on HiveMined), on plugins, on server-side solutions that hit the GR API (which is not changing as much as people fear, according to google insiders like Mihai) or that host their own share feeds outside the google box, and on hybrids of all those. Check out sharebro.org for my own webapp, that may soon be integrated with Emmanuel's userscript and Alex K's bookmarklet and...
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awesome!
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Hivemined Update:
you can use J and K to go from story to story (next and prev)
Screen shots. The share/like/start icons are all in the click state. The @reply is still testings and needs some refinement.

http://hiveminedblog.tumblr.com/post/12233518002/screen-shots-the-share-like-start-icons-are-all

Next: make comments work correctly and add fancy loading to the feeds so you can go as far back as I store it (currently loads 40 most recent entries)
Screen shots. The share/like/start icons are all in the click state. The @reply is still testings and needs some refinement.
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Can't thank you enough for what you are doing with Hivemined. I hope it turns out to be everything we have missed from Google Reader. Most of my time on the internet was spent on Reader.
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One code-savvy, soon-to-be-former Google Reader user would rather create a new site for the RSS-feeds than switch to Google+.
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lil help bro?
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