Ben Digman

Portland, Oregon Learning Experience Designer @ Indeed Joined about 6 years ago

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  • Posted to Does anyone still use RSS readers? Looking for feedback!, in reply to Simone , Aug 05, 2018

    This is exactly my setup as well and I'm a big fan. I would say the two areas of opportunity for improving Reeder's experience, in my case, would be to automate viewing articles in Mercury Reader instead of requiring a button press and to provide a better option on iOS for navigating to the next article from within the current one. You can press a button to jump to the next article but I'd love a gesture for accomplishing this without needing to reach the end of the article.

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  • Posted to Are.na launches iOS app, Dec 20, 2017

    Does anyone have suggestions for good channels? I really like the idea but I find it really challenging to find good content.

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  • Posted to A critique of Clapping on Medium, in reply to Arix King , Aug 25, 2017

    So, wouldn't the 7 people in this example essentially be the same metric as prior number of recommendations? It seems, if that's correct, they've simply added an additional data point somewhat akin to the volume or am I totally off the mark here?

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  • Posted to A critique of Clapping on Medium, in reply to Arix King , Aug 21, 2017

    Forgive my ignorance but weren't recommendations 1 to 1 or could one reader recommend an article multiple times?

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  • Posted to PayPal sues Pandora over confusingly similar logos, May 24, 2017

    This is such low-hanging fruit for journalists. Unfortunately, most companies feel that they have to pursue legal action against other companies that might even slightly be infringing on their trademark as they risk losing the trademark if they don't.

    This doesn't make it okay but it's so easy for a journalist to suggest this as one company taking on another for petty reasons when that might not be the entire case.

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  • Posted to Ask DN: Best flag design?, Apr 10, 2017

    Portland

    I've always appreciated Portland's flag, indicating its location where the two rivers meet as well as the city quadrants.

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  • Posted to Off Topic: What is the best VPN Plan for Family use?, Mar 31, 2017

    I use AirVPN at the moment. I've used various in the past (including IPVanish and VyprVPN) that would disconnect on occasion and I appreciate AirVPN's network lock feature which seems to block network activity if it loses connection.

    I'm not technical to know if it's more or less secure than other options but it works well for me.

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  • Posted to Buckets – Curate and collect your favourite websites, Mar 14, 2017

    Maybe I've lost the plot but I've just started playing around with it and can't, for the life of me, find a way to add any sites.

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  • Posted to Overcast 3: Design walkthrough , in reply to Aaron Sagray , Feb 22, 2017

    This all day. As many podcast listeners use Overcast frequently while driving, the more interaction required by the app the more frustrating the experience.

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  • Posted to New 13" Macbook w/ Touchbar or Old 15" Macbook Retina for Designing?, in reply to Mario Rocchi , Feb 01, 2017

    I imagine so. The function keys haven't gone anywhere, you simply press the fn key to display them.

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