The ‘Reel Blog: News, Features, and Insights from the SideReel team

Show Events, Sharing, and Episode Ratings!

We’ve been busy bees here at SideReel the last few months, and while we’re always excited to introduce new features, we’re REALLY excited about these ones!

 

First up, Show Events! We know you loved our old Cancellation Buzz page, but the new version gives you a beautiful, real-time look at where everything stands. Click “See All” to be instantly transported to the full feed, and see what’s been green-lighted, cancelled, concluding, renewed, resurrected, or just given a premiere date! Feel passionate about a particular event? Now you can like or comment on any of them:showevents

 

The second piece to all of this is making everything easily shareable. On SideReel page you NEED to share with friends?  Just click the social icons and share to your favorite network:sharing1

 

Particularly proud of a review you wrote? Share those to Facebook and Twitter right from the review. They’ll show up beautifully in your feed:sharing2

 

Finally, you asked for ‘em, and so we delivered… episode ratings! You can now rate episodes right from your tracker, or from the showpage:episoderatings

 

We hope you’re as psyched about these new features as we are, but we’re always looking for more ideas! Tell us what you’d like to see on SideReel here in the comments, on our Facebook or Twitter sites, or on GetSatisfaction.

Exciting Activity on SideReel

With the new year comes the launch of another exciting new feature on SideReel. We’re pleased to announce that we’ve launched user activity feeds!
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These activity feeds will show you everything from the recent activity of your friends that you are following (see above) to just your own activity (see below) to the activity of the SideReel staff. They’ll let you know what everyone’s been tracking, rating, reviewing, and more!
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To view the activity of the people you’re following, you can simply choose Activity Feed from the drop down menu in the SideReel Navigation. You can also view a mini version of this feed from your Personalized News page.
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Additionally, you can see your own activity from your Profile and you can check out the SideReel staff’s activity on the News page.
We’re hoping you will find this new feature useful – it’s a great way to see what your friends are up to and to find new people to follow! Please give us any feedback you might have.

 

TV News You Can Use

#BREAKING: SideReel launches personalized news!

Want to be the first to know what’s happening with your favorite shows? Check out your own personal SideReel News page! There, you’ll find everything you’ve ever wanted: a mini-tracker, the latest cancellation buzz, articles from our editorial staff, premieres and finales for shows you’re tracking, and video news tailored just for you. Want updates from around the entertainment web? Just scroll down to the bottom for updates on casting, production, and spoilers.

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If you want to see news for EVERYTHING, just toggle from “News for You” to “All News” at the top of the page and browse away.

We’re beyond excited to introduce this feature, so let us know what you think by chiming in on our Facebook page, Twitter, GetSatisfaction, or right here in the comments.

Great Reviews and Lists Deserve a Thumbs Up

Our SideReel community members have been pretty busy reviewing shows lately, so we wanted to make sure the most helpful opinions are being shown first—and we realized that no one is more qualified to make that decision than YOU! That’s why we’re psyched to introduce our new “Thumbs Up” feature! If you see a review that you think captures the essence of why someone should (or shouldn’t bother!) watching a show, give it your seal of approval by giving it a thumbs up. The reviews with the most up-votes will display first on the Reviews page and will also appear on the main show page!Thumbs UpTop Reviews

 

 

And we didn’t stop at reviews—we also added this feature to SideReel Lists!

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Remember, the more quality reviews and lists you create, the more love you’ll get from other community members! We rely on you to make sure the best stuff on SideReel gets seen, so go ahead, give your favorites a thumbs up!

Ratings & Reviews Just Got Even Better

You’ve been rating and reviewing up a storm since we introduced those features earlier this year, so we hope you love the enhancements we’ve just added to them. You can now keep track of all of your show ratings and reviews right from your profile page!

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Looking for shows you’ve rated 3 1/2 stars and above? Use the slider to limit or expand your view. Changed your mind on a series since you wrote your review? Go ahead and edit it without leaving the page.

Wondering what other SideReel Community Members think? Head over to anyone’s profile page for their opinions—you might even get inspired to track something they recommend!

We’re always looking for ways to give you your ideal SideReel experience, so don’t hesitate to tell us what you think about these (and any other) features here in the comments, or on our Facebook, Twitter, and support pages.

Get Inspired With SideReel Recommendations!

Looking for something new to watch when Keeping Up With the Kardashians ends? SideReel has your back with our new Recommendations feature!

Your recommendations are based on how you interact with SideReel—so the more you track and rate shows, the more accurate our suggestions can be! Already have an opinion on something we think you might like? Track or rate it and refresh the page to get a whole new batch of shows!Get Recommendations!

In addition to personalized recommendations, check out what other SideReel community members are watching and loving with our Most Tracked and Highest Rated Shows pages!

We hope you love everything these new features have to offer, and we’re always looking for your feedback. Let us know what you think about SideReel Recommendations on our Facebook, Twitter, and support pages, or sound off right here in the comments.

Organize Your Favorites With SideReel Lists!

We know not all of your favorite series fit in one category. Some are all-time favorites, some are trendy and new, and hey, we know some are really just “shows I need to get around to watching… someday.” With that in mind, we’re beyond excited to announce SideReel’s new Lists feature!

 

Keep yourself organized, group shows together by theme, or make a TV mix for your friend; there are tons of ways to use SideReel Lists. Want to keep your “Guilty Pleasures to Marathon on Rainy Days” list to yourself? Make it private with one click of the mouse. Find a new show you want to add to a list you made last week? Go right aheadand hey, earn some awesome new badges while you’re at it. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Tell us your thoughts on SideReel Lists! Sound off on our Facebook page, on Twitter, or on our Get Satisfaction forum.

Have Your Say With SideReel Community Reviews!

Looking for a way to let the world know why they should check out your favorite show? Make your voice heard with our new Review feature! Every show on SideReel now has a Review tab—and you get to be the critic! It couldn’t be easier: just assign a star rating and write as much (or as little) as you want.

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Writing reviews and dissertations is also a great way to earn more SideReel badges. We have a whole new set available for our reviewers, and we can’t wait to award them!

Don’t hesitate to let us know what you think of this great new feature! Sound off on our Facebook page, on Twitter, or on our Get Satisfaction forum!