May 20, 2008

I don't get it : FriendFeed

I've been messing with FriendFeed, but I don't get it yet. Just saying. Does that mean I'm old? Unhip? Maybe. The synthetic feed thing can be done via a public shared tag on reader, right? Or is there something else that it does? Ah, the internet! Is there anything it can't do 5 different but similar ways?

5 comments:

Jeremy said...

Technically it can be done in reader the way you describe, but I think FriendFeed's presentation and packaging are much nicer to work with compared to handling everything as generic RSS feeds. I also like the imaginary friend option, which gives you a way to monitor friends who don't want to sign up for an account.

Mike Riversdale said...

I hear you and echo you ... despite being "on it" I don't actually "get it".

Mind you it's nice to have a place that reminds what I am "on" (much like MyBlogLog) ... apart from that, it's a deluge with no apparent benefit to me but seemingly loads to FriendFeed

Andrew said...

I find it most useful for never having to login to that damn facebook site.

I just popped the friendfeed gadget on my facebook page and never logged back in.

Philipp Lenssen said...

Completely different experience than Google Reader, IMO... I never got around using a traditional feed reader even when I tried before, but I am a regular user of Friendfeed now.

Amit said...

I look at Twitter being similar to FaceBook or Gtalk status messages. Google Reader sharing is similar to del.icio.us. FriendFeed to me seems more like Reddit — the value is the discussion, not just the posting. Whereas Reddit is global, FriendFeed is local to my social graph.