Loving my FriendFeed

I love my FriendFeed. Here’s a list of top bloggers who are using the service. Why do I love it? It’s one place you can find all my stuff and, even, comment on it. It’s amazing the discussions that a 140-character “Tweet” on Twitter can generate. I subscribe to a ton of people on FriendFeed and notice that often the conversations after a Twitter message will be 1000x longer (and generally more interesting) than the Twitter itself. Good stuff, this weekend I’ll try out SocialThing too. I got a demo and it looked pretty cool as well (although it doesn’t support as many services).

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61 thoughts on “Loving my FriendFeed

  1. I’m trying friendfeed out. I wonder if it weeds out duplicates. For instance, if I have the twitter app installed on facebook, will friendfeed recognize the identical facebook status change? (only time will tell)

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  2. I’m trying friendfeed out. I wonder if it weeds out duplicates. For instance, if I have the twitter app installed on facebook, will friendfeed recognize the identical facebook status change? (only time will tell)

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  3. I’m signed up on both FriendFeed and SocialThing. From my point of view the biggest advantage of SocialThing is that it pulls in information from all my contacts on the various services whether they are signed up to SocialThing or not – FriendFeed is dependant on either you manually creating imaginary friends for all your contacts, or persuading them all to sign up themselves.

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  4. I’m signed up on both FriendFeed and SocialThing. From my point of view the biggest advantage of SocialThing is that it pulls in information from all my contacts on the various services whether they are signed up to SocialThing or not – FriendFeed is dependant on either you manually creating imaginary friends for all your contacts, or persuading them all to sign up themselves.

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  5. As soon as there’s some RIA for it, I’ll be back in.

    For now, I’m not going to keep yet another browser tab open for it (does it even auto-update?).

    The feed is no option either: or I’ll drown in infoverload for sure.

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  6. As soon as there’s some RIA for it, I’ll be back in.

    For now, I’m not going to keep yet another browser tab open for it (does it even auto-update?).

    The feed is no option either: or I’ll drown in infoverload for sure.

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  7. Btw, smart thing would be to let me import / invite friends from Twitter, not email. Who uses that anymore!

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  8. From the two services, I prefer FriendFeed because it provides also a RSS feed, so I don’t have to login every time I want to check my friends-stream. On the other hand, SocialThing is still in beta (although FriendFeed is not old too) so, maybe, there are more to come.

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  9. From the two services, I prefer FriendFeed because it provides also a RSS feed, so I don’t have to login every time I want to check my friends-stream. On the other hand, SocialThing is still in beta (although FriendFeed is not old too) so, maybe, there are more to come.

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  10. Robert, I’m glad you like FriendFeed. It’s one of the best sites, in my opinion, to have debuted in the last 12 months, and I find it to be an incredible tool to communicate and share with friends and peers. Others are finding out the same, and some, not so much. I believe the best benefits from the service are from the shared comment streams and being alerted to new content.

    I’m glad you chose to accept the invitation and be part of the community.

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  11. Robert, I’m glad you like FriendFeed. It’s one of the best sites, in my opinion, to have debuted in the last 12 months, and I find it to be an incredible tool to communicate and share with friends and peers. Others are finding out the same, and some, not so much. I believe the best benefits from the service are from the shared comment streams and being alerted to new content.

    I’m glad you chose to accept the invitation and be part of the community.

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  12. It does have a lot of great people there!! Feels like the Facebook initial excitement not that long ago – opportunity to see in greater detail what others of interest are doing and interested in.

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  13. It does have a lot of great people there!! Feels like the Facebook initial excitement not that long ago – opportunity to see in greater detail what others of interest are doing and interested in.

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  14. I’d say also that services of this kind offer a real “business intelligence” in a broad, but competitive advantage type of way. It provides the filter (still a human controlled one, a smart agent or AI could be much smarter potentially) that allows the most desired bits of information to become quickly known.

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  15. I’d say also that services of this kind offer a real “business intelligence” in a broad, but competitive advantage type of way. It provides the filter (still a human controlled one, a smart agent or AI could be much smarter potentially) that allows the most desired bits of information to become quickly known.

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  16. Robert – if you love your friendfeed that much, maybe you oughtta link to it? Seems like (yet) another service I’m going to pass on personally, but would at least be curious to see why you like it so much…

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  17. What’s great about FriendFeed is that instead of posting a fake bio on a website, you get to actually *see what people are doing* and *see what people are interested in*… it’s the future of social networking.

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  18. What’s great about FriendFeed is that instead of posting a fake bio on a website, you get to actually *see what people are doing* and *see what people are interested in*… it’s the future of social networking.

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  19. Robert – if you love your friendfeed that much, maybe you oughtta link to it? Seems like (yet) another service I’m going to pass on personally, but would at least be curious to see why you like it so much…

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  20. I don’t understand the Valley at all. I’ve been doing this for months already with Jaiku. Back when people were on Twitter and Jaiku came out everyone said “what’s the difference?”

    A lot.

    Adding the RSS feeds of everything I do online, like FriendFeed is doing now, was there from day 1.

    Threaded conversations … there since day 1.

    Am I going to use FriendFeed?

    I already am and have been for over 8 months, it’s called Jaiku.

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  21. I don’t understand the Valley at all. I’ve been doing this for months already with Jaiku. Back when people were on Twitter and Jaiku came out everyone said “what’s the difference?”

    A lot.

    Adding the RSS feeds of everything I do online, like FriendFeed is doing now, was there from day 1.

    Threaded conversations … there since day 1.

    Am I going to use FriendFeed?

    I already am and have been for over 8 months, it’s called Jaiku.

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  22. Thanks, Robert, we are really happy you are enjoying the site. When you are in Mountain View, stop by for lunch – I would love to show your our offices and have you meet the FriendFeed team.

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  23. Thanks, Robert, we are really happy you are enjoying the site. When you are in Mountain View, stop by for lunch – I would love to show your our offices and have you meet the FriendFeed team.

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  24. For me it seems socialthing is best for tracking all of my contacts because it does it automatically. FriendFeed is best at tracking my activity on other sites and posting them to Facebook.

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  25. For me it seems socialthing is best for tracking all of my contacts because it does it automatically. FriendFeed is best at tracking my activity on other sites and posting them to Facebook.

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  26. I really enjoy FriendFeed. Like you said, it is extending the conversations from Twitter and other places. I’ve tried SocialThing!, which is pretty cool, but I like FriendFeed better. FriendFeed has a few more options and tools. I’m leaning more towards FF than ST.

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  27. I really enjoy FriendFeed. Like you said, it is extending the conversations from Twitter and other places. I’ve tried SocialThing!, which is pretty cool, but I like FriendFeed better. FriendFeed has a few more options and tools. I’m leaning more towards FF than ST.

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  28. I am finding it massively useful as well as fun.

    seeing what friends and industry leaders ad doing online is priceless. in some cases its like getting inside information.

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  29. I am finding it massively useful as well as fun.

    seeing what friends and industry leaders ad doing online is priceless. in some cases its like getting inside information.

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