FriendFeed is in a category called digital lifestyle aggregators that let you aggregate all your various feeds and share with your friends. (There's also MyBlogLog's lifestream, Lifestream.fm and Facebook's primitive version lifestreaming, which involves integrating a handful of services into users' Mini-Feeds and News Feeds.
Need to understand FriendFeed?
- What is FriendFeed? (Read this)
- Why should you use it? (Read this)
- Does it have any value for nonprofit folks? (leave a comment)
- Who is the poweruser of Friend Feed? (Louis Gray)
- What blog posts and information has Louis Gray read and digested on Friendfeed? (Sniff is del.icio.us friendfeed tag and pluck something out and leave a note in the comments to point to it ..)
I set up my account back in February when it started to get buzz. I admit I haven't done much with it except to use it on my Facebook profile to update my profile content versus having all these individual apps on Facebook do it for me.
I'm not in the habit yet of scanning the combined feeds of my friends on friendfeed because my initial knee jerk reaction is too much content. I haven't yet figured out filtering, either. So, now I'm using the dip in approach or browse the bookstore approach ... don't have to read everything - just scan for patterns and then drill down into something that might be useful, interesting, or connect with something I'm doing.
- How are you using Friendfeed?
- Does it have any value for those of us work for nonprofits? Or is it early adopter geek stuff?
- It seems like it would be of value if you had large friend group and a way to filter or if you had a small rightly defined group or community of practice as your friends. Has anyone experimented with filtering or using it for knowledge sharing?