Don’t you just love it when signing up for a newsletter and they do something that has large repercussions everywhere and you had no idea they were connected?
To me this fails on two counts:
- Why would I want to have all those different news feeds follow the same format? Do I not get tho choose?
- If you already have all those connected feeds, and publish using the same underlying source, why didn’t you ask me if I already am registered at those other titles to minimise my login requirements?
I am a regular reader of 3 of those other titles mentioned, and if I had known they were sharing data, my experience would have been (and SHOULD have been) very different than it was. The site, in effect, treated me as a stranger even though I have been registered with one sister publication for over 5 years, and two others for 3 years.
Service design rating: 2.5/5, I’m afraid.