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The first steps to a better QUOTE.fm

Yesterday we launched a new feature we are very excited about: A new layout for individual quotes. The problem with our previous solution was that when you shared quotes to Twitter and Facebook and someone clicked on the link the person would end up on a page only containing a headline and a blue quote without any hint what’s going on.

Those times are over. The new single pages are much more useful and self-explanatory:

Here are some examples:

Pruning: Making room for something new
The Best
Innovation is a fight
What’s inside the Skinner Box?

Basically there are no pages for individual quotes on QUOTE.fm anymore, we just put the quote and all comments where they belong: Directly to the article they originate from. You see someone sharing an article via QUOTE.fm on Twitter or Facebook? Click or tap the link and you’ll be directed to the site of the article. You’re able to toggle the quote, or disable the QUOTE.fm options altogether. If you click somewhere in the darkened space around the quote, or on the “Quote” button in the bar at the top, you hide the quote so you can read the whole article. If you’re done reading, just click the button again to view the quote, write a comment or recite it.

This is a huge deal for QUOTE.fm and we’re going to change a lot of things like this to make more sense in the near future. We’ll change some things to bring discussions to where they belong and to ensure a better experience of finding new stories worth your time. Some of the very first steps are the new single quote pages and a small redesign we gave Discover and Following and there is many more to come.

Happy quoting!

November 14, 2012