Or at least that is what it could do. I've been trying to use FlowReader today, and I keep getting locked out. That's a pity, because this service offers some rather useful options.
Update: It turns out that the reading app and the browser based FlowReader are not related.
There's a FlowReader Android app in Google Play, and according to LifeHacker the app lets you filter content. You can chose to follow certain writers on a blog, or you can choose to filter out certain topics. If you don't want to read stories about Twitter you'll never see them.
The ability to filter out content is a feature that I have often wanted but few news reader apps offer, so far as I know. And that is why I was particularly interested in trying out FlowReader.
I'm also really looking forward to the social news sources integration. I may not be active on Twitter much any more but I do still try to check out the news stories that are linked to. Sometimes they're useful leads, and I often reshare the stories worth reading as well as add them to the morning coffee post.
Unfortunately it looks like this service is having some growing pains. I have been trying to use FlowReader for the past several hours and access is at best intermittent. But I plan to keep trying; the possible benefits outweigh the problems.
The clever Twitter integration alone could make FlowReader worth the bother; it has the potential of saving me the hour or more a day that I currently spend sifting through my Twitter timeline, scanning for links. And the fact that it should lessen the chance that I will miss a story is just the cherry on top.