Buffer is about sharing content, and now also a little about content curation. The social scheduling and sharing application announced two new features that could save you the trouble of searching for content to share.
Buffer feeds has just been introduced for users on the Awesome and Business plans. Users on the free Individual plan can try out Feeds by signing up for a trial of Buffer for Business. Users on both these paid plans can connect their preferred feeds from websites to their social accounts on Buffer and create a continuous stream of content ready to be shared. Buffer Awesome and Business users can add 15 feeds per connected profile. This was increased quickly from the original one feed in response to user feedback.
You can select the kind of feeds you want for specific social profiles.
Say you’ve connected a Twitter profile and a Facebook profile and are itching to add feeds to each.
If your Twitter profile focuses on social media tips, you might choose to add social media feeds like the Buffer blog or Kiss Metrics.
If your Facebook profile has a different focus—tech and gaming news, for instance—you might prefer to connect feeds from The Verge or TechCrunch.
— Buffer (@buffer) May 15, 2014
Just like any other feed reader, all the feed content will be visible in a continuous stream. This one-window approach makes it easy to pull the right content that you want to share from the feeds. Buffer says this — makes content easier to find, easier to follow, and easier to share.
Buffer is also displaying content curated by its team. The content suggestions are handpicked and represent the best across the spectrum of the Web. You can pick from the suggestions and share it with your online audience.
@Wygle Great question, Adam! Today we changed our Feeds limits to 15 for both Business and Awesome Plans :-) -Daniel
— Buffer (@buffer) May 16, 2014
RSS readers shouldn’t feel threatened with Buffer’s latest evolution because the number of feeds you can select is still limited, although savvy users may use Yahoo Pipes to increase the amount of feeds they can read. Buffer is adding great new tools and it remains focused on simplifying your social sharing.
Source: Buffer Blog