New feature on ViewpointsPosted: June 14, 2007
It’s been a while since this blog has seen a post and there is just no excuse for that. We’re busy, but we will do better. So, here is the latest…
We’ve been hard at work on a number of new features, but I thought I’d highlight our new Email Preferences feature, since we’re particularly happy with it. In a nutshell, it gives our members complete control over what types of emails they get from us and how frequently they are sent. That might not sound breakthrough, but when you consider how few sites give you choice over how they communicate with you, we think it’s a big deal.
We’re still working out some minor kinks, but here is an overview of the new Email Preferences feature:
- You can get real-time, daily, weekly or monthly emails whenever someone makes a comment on one of your reviews or sends you a compliment.
- If you have a particular category or sub-category of reviews you are interested in (like books) you can get daily, weekly or monthly emails for the top-rated items and most helpful reviews in that category.
- You can choose to get emails whenever someone on your Friends List posts a review.
There are some other options too, all of which you can set by visiting the "Email" tab on your My Profile page. Best of all, you can change your preferences anytime you want. And for you RSS fans, all of these options are available for you, too.
We’ll be cranking out new features all summer and we welcome your feedback on what you’d like to see next. So don’t be shy about dropping us a line!