Now the number of unread items is denoted at the tag level as well as by each feed.
In Rojo if you have finished reading a feed and don’t mark all stories as read (mark as read), the content will stay as unread (unlike Bloglines which assumes that you have read a feed once it has been clicked-if you don’t get a chance to finish you can click “mark all new”)
….so Rojo and Bloglines work in opposite ways in this manner.
The confusing organisational thing I don’t like about Bloglines is that if you mark an item to read later (keep new), it stays as an unread item and your feed will stay in bold…why can’t there just be a separate folder for this stuff (Rojo has a separate folder for flagged items)…I mean Bloglines has folders for clipped items, why can’t it have folders for flagged items.
So if you mark a feed as read in Rojo (mark as read), you will have no unread items, naturally.
Now when you click on that feed again you will see all the items, whereas in Bloglines it is empty, and you have a choice of viewing the recent items according to time.
A new feature in Rojo is to set the feed to show only unread items (Show Unread Only), in this case the feed is empty, if you toggle it to show both read and unread items (Show Read & Unread ) you will see every item in that feed.
This is a good idea as previously you could only tell a “read item” if it was coloured dark red, as opposed to bright red for an “unread item” (maybe they should choose two different colors).
An interesting feature on Rojo is that if you click on any function within an item or post (whether to read the native site, share, flag, tag, expand/collapse) it will keep these items in a folder called “stories I’ve read”.
It must consider these items important because you have clicked on it for some reason
…I suppose it’s easier or quicker to find something you know you have clicked on before, in the “stories I’ve read”, folder compared to looking through all the items in all your feeds.