Have you heard about Toluu? Toluu is a great way to find others with similar reading interests to your own and discover new blogs to subscribe to. The concept is pretty neat because I’d love to see what other blogs my friends are reading. It helps me keep up with the conversations on the web and is a great way to find more interesting content. You can follow me on Toluu here.
Despite how I feel about the concept, the actual product doesn’t inspire much enthusiasm . Don’t get me wrong, I wholeheartedly recommend the service to anyone who’s interested in the service’s objective. The developers of Toluu are doing a great job running the service and the community is active. Still, there are a few things that keep me from delving deep into it the service.
Too Many Clicks
One of the few problems that keeps me from diving into Toluu is the amount of clicks the service requires. If I want to see a feed’s content, I have to click on the feed to see the articles. While this is great and shouldn’t be remodeled in any way, I’d like the ability to be able to see the title of a feeds articles, or a tag line for feeds, before I click on them. This would save me a lot of time and hassle with my quest for new feeds to read.
Trouble Recommending Feeds
For my friends that I know, it’s not that hard to recommend a blog to subscribe to. However, for those that I’m just beginning to connect with, this is a tricky thing because I don’t know them as well. On top of that, people are picky about what they read (I know I am). I wish that Toluu could utilize their match algorithm to rank which friends might find a particular feed interesting that I have subscribed to.
More Than Enough Potential
Toluu has a massive amount of potential to be a hit and in some ways, it already is. However, some of their features require more interaction than I have time to spare. The amount of clicks that one might have to make can be a huge downer, especially when you’re short on time. These are just a few recommendations on what could help me to become a more active Toluu user.
Do you have any suggestions?