How To Use FriendFeed And Why You Should
FriendFeed is a service that I did not adopt right a way. Mainly because I didn’t appreciate the value of what it had to offer. When I first registered, they didn’t have many users. In the past few months I have come back to FriendFeed and realized its value as a platform to discover news and have micro conversations around news, images, and videos. I am not a FriendFeed cheerleader we know their are many our there (“*cough* Scoble and Rubel). I think FriendFeed has many faults some that can be improved on by feature upgrades and others that are just a product of what the service is.
I am not sure if it will ever become a “mainstream” web service, but I don’t think it needs to be. I think it can serve the niche of information thirsty early adopters and some mainstream folks and become profitable. That being said I think it should replace some of an individual’s RSS or news reading time, because it allows for very good news discovery. The conversations that happen on FriendFeed around news help to shine new perspectives.
I made quick video to talk about this in more detail and to serve as a how-to guide for people interested in learning more about FriendFeed.