Finding and rediscovering shared links
The idea is to populate the queue with links received by other parties. This feature could be implemented as a standalone application vs integration into Web, since Web intends to add a new feature called "queue",
Ben, Peter, and Bruce share links to interesting articles and videos and sometimes they can't check it, like if Bruce is in a meeting or out and about on his phone, but if his computer also kept track of the link in IM, then he could look at it then.
So one thing is that Bruce is unavailable to look/read/watch something, so defering it to later is an option. Another is if Bruce is looking at something and needs to come back to it. E.g: Someone sent Bruce a link to bugzilla and Bruce remembers that he wants to check on it and do stuff w/ the bug, but 2 or 3 days later or the next week he asks himself where "where was that bug again?".
Seperating those links into links one has NOT been to yet, but are in messages, are even more interesting.
It would be nice to see a recently encountered link view, where the user can see can see a list of links shared with the him.
So a possible view for this feature can be done in Web: Links received can then be automatically put in the queue of Web. And once visited can be taken out of the queue.
Another possible view would be a dialog for sent/received links for the Contacts application.
To sum it up: it would be appealing to have a readitlater queue without explicit managing (well allowing that, and having those prioritized) as well as having links sent through some direct mean (IM, mail) populate it.
One might argue that sharing happens via Social networks but a lot of it happens via IM and E-mails too. The concept applies for both.
Seif Lotfy, Hylke Bons, Garrett LeSage
Affected modules: Telepathy for this cycle (later Evolution or Mail)
Status: Drafting and discussing idea of standalone app vs. integration with Web. Visual & Interaction designs for both ideas in progress. Extracting links from gmail, facebook, twitter and telepathy chats is done.
Stand alone mockups (brainstorming)
Integration with Web mockups (brainstorming)
Integration with Web queue
Adding a new tab to Web
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