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March 6, 2011

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Promepi – Get Your News

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An online newspaper customized to you.

Target Audience: Young Professionals.
Website URL: www.promepi.com


Feedback sought:

  • Visit http://www,promepi.com. What do you think of the splash page? Is it easy to log in?
  • Would you login to the site? If not, why?
  • What do you think of the page once logged in?
  • Are you able to navigate the site easily?
  • Are the articles laid out in a user friendly way?
  • Are you able to find articles that you like?
  • How does this compare to other new sites (i.e. New York Times, Huffington Post, etc?)
  • Please share any additional feedback.

About Promepi:
Promepi is an online newspaper that customizes results based on what you read and what other users similar to you read.

       
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    Latasha
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    Mar 6 2011
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    Visit http://www,promepi.com. What do you think of the splash page? Is it easy to log in? Okay...I'm not liking…
     

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    lnoe
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    Mar 8 2011
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    Visit http://www,promepi.com. What do you think of the splash page? Is it easy to log in? The splash page…
     

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    racer2345
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    Mar 15 2011
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    Visit http://www,promepi.com. What do you think of the splash page? Is it easy to log in? I created…
     

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    Matt Walker
    Mar 16 2011
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    Thank you very much for the feedback!  It is greatly appreciated.  We have made a few changes to our splash page to prevent things from running together and to focus more on the articles.

    I am glad you found the sign in process easy, we are big believers in keeping sign up forms as simple as possible.

    A search tab is a great idea and something  that we are working on.  

    We are going to keep iterating and implementing many of the things you have suggested; we are quite excited as many people have expressed that the idea is great and we just need to keep iterating to make it better.  Thanks again for the feedback

    Matt Walker
    Co-Founder
    matt@prompei.com

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    Matt Walker
    Mar 16 2011
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    Thank you very much for the feedback.  It’s critical for us to learn what users like and iterate accordingly.

    We are looking at ways to introduce more color to the site.  We have had a big focus on making the algorithms that run prompei as accurate as possible, so we will focus our attention on the design of the site.  We have made a few incremental changes, which hopefully help a little!

    The algorithms still take a few minutes to run, so that is probably why your page did not update.  We are working at scaling this up.  I think we fixed the errors you were talking about, but if they persist please flip me an email (matt@prompei.com)

    We added the dates to all the articles as you suggested.  Thanks!

    promepi works by learning what articles you click on and finding similar articles, it also finds what users similar to you are reading and creates a news feed for you.  We are looking at marketing the site based on this (I think as you suggest), as we believe that personalization, in particular around news will make a great user experience.

    Thanks very much again for the feedback.  I am glad you like the concept.  We are going to keep iterating to make this site great for you.

    Matt Walker
    Co-Founder – promepi
    matt@prompei.com

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    Matt Walker
    Mar 16 2011
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    Thanks for the feedback.  I am very happy that you liked the site.  We are trying to get you news that is relevant to you.  The more you use promepi the more we learn about you and the better our recommendations get.

    As in some of the feedback, we are looking at ways to introduce pictures and graphics, but we will not crowd the site and take away from getting you your news.

    Please keep using the site as it will keep getting better and do not hesitate to flip me an email with any other feedback!

    Thanks again!

    Matt Walker
    Co-Founder – promepi
    matt@prompei.com

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