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.

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  7. Thanks for the video. I use the aggregation functionality a lot, but most of my social interaction happens on Twitter. May have to give FriendFeed another look.

    @robert_brady

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  9. Here’s @kbodnar32 on the power of FriendFeed http://tinyurl.com/d3bvyy I’m at friendfeed.com/michsineath

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  10. I don’t know, I hear more and more about the like feature on FB and FF? It’s catching like a Gmail scam agent.

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  12. Thanks Kipp, I’m on and a fan of aggregation but I’m still searching for the value of friendfeed beyond a time saver and one-stop-shop (although that in itself is reason in itself to participate). Appreciate the 10min a day advice – I’ll dig deeper.

    Cheers and thanks again.

  13. “How To Use FriendFeed And Why You Should” GREAT video http://ff.im/-1chXW – thanks @steverubel

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  14. Hi Kipp, YOU are a total geek and I LOVE IT. Thanks so much for the uber great information on friend feed. I’ve been meaning to check it out and now with your guidance, I am. Right now.

    I’m a longtime News Anchor and Executive Producer in Atlanta (CNN/WSB/NBC). Now own my own Media Consulting company, LisaCampbell MEDIA. I’ll be telling people about you.

    Thanks a bunch!
    LC

  15. Lisa,

    Thank you for the kind words. I am glad you found the info helpful!

  16. I have been a little slow to get rolling with FF – so I really appreciate this post and video. Nice work!

  17. @kasperbs You may find this useful: “How To Use FriendFeed And Why You Should” http://ff.im/-1chXW

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  18. Thank you for this. I’ve been on FF for a while now but haven’t yet worked it into my social networking routine. Your post has motivated me to give it a closer look


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