Friday, Feed and Friends

2015-02-27 19

Today we’ve put two beloved features online again: the feed and your friends. How does it work? You follow other photographers here and every photo they share is then shown in your feed. That’s it.

So if you are new to the site: just go to any home and you’ll see a “Follow”-button on the very top of each home. Once you are following another user – see a full list here – every new upload by them will show up in your feed. From there you can also instantly like photos as well.

Follow that car!

So what has Friday got to do with it? If you are on Twitter you might know about #FollowFriday. On this day, people suggest interesting people to follow. So suggest somebody in the comments: my suggestion: my nice co-worker @pan_dre. Also, please let us know what other things you think should show up in the feed. Likes of the people you follow? Who they follow?

written by recurving on 2015-02-27 #news #next

19 Comments

  1. nural
    nural ·

    Being able to instantly like photos is amazing!

  2. dermanu
  3. pearlgirl77
    pearlgirl77 ·

    i like the function to like the pictures in my feed.. but i wish the pictures be bigger ;)

  4. trash-gordon-from-outer-space
    trash-gordon-from-outer-space ·

    The feed is nice. I would prefer to see new Albums instead of new Photos. Photos can be random and messed up sometimes, but an album is really what someone wants to show. Have you thought about making it collapsible? Or maybe let us chose between a list and a full photo feed. Or letting us chose the size of the pictures like in the Photo Editor or the Home Settings. What else to show is a tough question. It should'nt be too crowded. I would like to see if someone publishes an article or a blog entry. Maybe also if they won a competition or become POTD od LHOTD. There's more I would like to see but i guess these things would belong into the notifications.

    For Follow Friday follow fabulous @faaabii

  5. recurving
    recurving ·

    We are having the same thoughts, but when we break it down: a photo is the smallest piece for us. One photo could be in many albums, one could only upload one photo per day, etc. And totally agree on photo size – but here I am sitting on a 27 inch desktop, but at home I only have a tiny 11 inch screen. But we will continue to experiment around with it.

  6. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    Feed is great!

  7. stacy_mcpommes
    stacy_mcpommes ·

    One remark about the feed: I don't see all of my friends' uploads in the feed. This is a problem I already had on the old page and I hoped that it would be gone with the new one, but apparently not... Latest example: @dida shared an album today (www.lomography.jp/homes/dida/albums/2054338-forgotten) but It didn't show up in my feed. I only saw it because of the shoutbox...

  8. recurving
    recurving ·

    @stacy_mcpommes: the feed doesn't show when an album was published, but more when a photo was uploaded. The reason behind this: I could put the very same photos into more albums and then it would show up everytime I publish an album. We feel the feed should be based on how recent the photo is.

  9. stacy_mcpommes
    stacy_mcpommes ·

    Thanks for the answer @recurving, I completely get that and it makes sense, but the pics in this album didn't show up in my feed at all, not even when they were uploaded. Or now that I think about, maybe she uploaded them when there was no feed and later created this album... I will keep an eye on my feed and my friends activities and may get back to you for help! :) thanks again!!

  10. recurving
    recurving ·

    @stacy_mcpommes: I will additionally investigate this in the database – maybe there is a small bug! Also please note that only items uploaded after you followed someone will be taken into account (but I guess you've already followed her).

  11. stacy_mcpommes
    stacy_mcpommes ·

    Yes I did follow her before :) Thanks so much @recurving!

  12. zonderbar
    zonderbar ·

    It would be nice if the usernames in the feed are linked as well. So I can not only like the single pics but can go instantly to the Lomohome if I click on the username.

  13. u-t-e
    u-t-e ·

    I was just gonna suggest the same as Natalie (@zonderbar): It would be great to be able to click directly on the usernames in the feed.

  14. recurving
    recurving ·

    @u-t-e and @zonderbar: added!

  15. zonderbar
    zonderbar ·

    @recurving thanks :)

  16. u-t-e
    u-t-e ·

    @recurving Cool! Thank you! Also for the new feature that makes us receive notifications when mentioned somewhere!

  17. theblues
    theblues ·

    the instant like is very nice! followers list too!

  18. emperornorton
    emperornorton ·

    @recurving I mentioned this elsewhere, but I think it would be cool to have a sticky status on my home page. That way I can announce things like upcoming trip to Senegal and Paris or otherwise let people know what I am doing.

  19. recurving
    recurving ·

    @emperornorton: read it in the other article. Sorry that I didn't reply, but put it on my list!

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