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Improvements to the Hoodin platform

Dear Hoodin user,

In our ambitions to continuously improve the platform, we sometimes have to make changes to a view that you are familiar with and perhaps even feel comfortable with.

This week we will launch an updated feed view and the news are:

Default order of articles & move of “sort by”

Default order of articles - All articles will be presented in a chronological order based upon the date when the article was published at the original source. The rationale behind this is that the current (previous if you read this after the change has occurred) order with the latest fetched to feed may be misleading at some occasions. When you make changes to a monitoring feed, articles that now would match may be far older than current date and by this change we minimize the risk of accidentally selecting a recently added article in the belief that it was recently published.

“Sort by” has moved out from filtering - For convenience and easier for you to change the order of articles, the sort by is being moved to the upper right corner of the feed. You may still choose to order the article on publish date or when the article was matched and added to your feed.

Labels for article timestamp

Labels for date timestamp - Knowing when an article was originally published and when it matched and ended up in your feed are two essential timestamps. These timestamps are moved to the area right under the title of the article.

When publish date is unknown

Articles with unknown publish date - Sometimes an article lacks a publish date. Since the Hoodin system can't determine if that article was published today or not, these articles has

the state “Unknown publish date” and is also provided with a “?” icon to notify you that this article might be older than how it occurs in your feed.

Matching word in content that Hoodin cannot fetch

Articles that have matched an article but the matching word is not in the fetched text - Sometimes, the Hoodin system may search through a larger part of an article than what text we may retrieve and show in your Hoodin project. Since the Hoodin system then can't determine where in the text a matching word occurs, these articles will have the tag “Matches according to source”

Filter on Country of Origin

When selecting sources for a monitoring feed, country of origin may sometimes be a crucial filter option to find the right sources. This is especially handy when setting up monitoring feeds for regulatory intelligence and updates for legal health authorities. The work to tag sources on country of origin is ongoing and as of today, all the sources from legal health authorities available in Hoodin are being tagged with “Country of origin”.

All of the improvements presented in this message will happen during the week of February 6th.

If you have any questions we kindly ask you to use the Help function in your Hoodin system to send in questions to our first line support or contact us via

All the best, Team Hoodin


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