B2B Specialist
Why do you like/don't like FriendFeed?
I've been asked by someone, through Twitter, why I like Friendfeed. This conversational thread is dedicated to weighing the pros and cons of FriendFeed. Please preface your post with either PRO or CON. Thx. - B2B Specialist
PRO: I can create lists of subject matter experts and aggregate their tweets, shared items and blog posts in one stream. This allows me to receive niche based streams on a particular topic, industry etc. It then allows me to see who within that industry/subject area are networked, who have opposing views etc. - B2B Specialist
PRO: I can create public rooms to store and feed content on a specific topic. I have a few rooms the ones I'm focused on are: Social Media Adoption, Groundswell Blook Report and B2B marketing community. - B2B Specialist
PRO: I can find earlier conversations and invite those participants to join in on a new conversation about an area of interest. For example, I'm searching for a few conversations on FF about FF and inviting those folks to contribute to this one. Let's see what happens. - B2B Specialist
CON: I cannot invite FF followers to join in on a conversation. I think. - B2B Specialist
PRO: If someone comments on an older/forgotten post it put's it back at the top of that persons stream. - B2B Specialist
PRO:If I add a comment to an older/forgotten post it DOES go to the top of my stream for me (the "ME" view). - B2B Specialist
PRO: I can edit or delete a comment. - B2B Specialist
PRO: Being able to link to other conversations like this one from Robert Scoble about why people think FF sucks: http://friendfeed.com/e... - B2B Specialist
Link to Scoble's "how to" use FF video: http://friendfeed.com/e... - B2B Specialist
CON: I think! Do I want to be able to "like" my own posts? - B2B Specialist
CON: "Overfeeding". “Some folks choose to bookmark their blog posts and also share their own posts using Google Reader. I get three feeds from them as a result. One for their blog, a second when they bookmark it and the third when they share it via their reader. - B2B Specialist
Like, Hide, threaded comment feature. Oh, and rooms. - Toni @ NavinoT
talking to yourself here aint ya chris? ;o) - Rob Sellen :o)
Rob, is that you? =) - B2B Specialist
PRO: Problem resolution. Here's one about the iPhone battery: http://friendfeed.com/e... - B2B Specialist
Jeremiah's take on not using Twitter: http://friendfeed.com/e... - B2B Specialist
PRO: Can't easily hack into a FF account. Twitter has this flaw. - B2B Specialist
PRO: You can follow people that are not even Friend Feed members by making them an "Imaginary Friend". - April Russo (FForever!)
PRO: It supports even the most obscure services, as long as they have an RSS feed. You do not have to wait, hope, or wish for FriendFeed to support your desired website. - April Russo (FForever!)
PRO: Unlike Facebook, you can add multiple blogs. - April Russo (FForever!)
CON: It's addictive. - April Russo (FForever!)
About messaging people specifically & publicly (in place of DM). If you want to receive such messages, you can set up your own FFmail room, like I did. Feel free to copy it, including the image. http://friendfeed.com/rooms... - April Russo (FForever!)
PRO: I do not have to follow all participants in a conversation in order to see the full conversation, nor do I have to go page jumping tracking down all the fragments and then trying to arrange them in my head like a jigsaw puzzle, in to some sort of order that makes sense, while hoping I have found all the parts. - April Russo (FForever!)
PRO: vs twitter, I tried following some of the conversations on twitter today about the phishing, but twitter's UI for following @-replies is extremely terrible. You need to read things in reverse order and you can only read one thing at a time. - Andy Bakun
@Andy: That was what I meant by the page jumping jigsaw puzzle. - April Russo (FForever!)
PRO: The opportunity for FF to integrate and aggregate comments from varying social media applications and peoples social media outposts including their blogs, twitter streams etc. See Steve Rubel's blog post on this topic: http://friendfeed.com/e... - B2B Specialist
CONS: Best to go to this link here and decide for yourself: http://friendfeed.com/e... - B2B Specialist
CON: No FF profile to help me decide to "friend" someone. - B2B Specialist
PRO: Related items, which helps to reduce some of the duplicate noise alluded to earlier. - Ontario Emperor
PRO: If you don't care for FriendFeed's user interface for some reason, there are alternative ways to view the content. (1) fftogo, while designed for mobile access, can also be used as a desktop/laptop front-end and offers no compression of items and more precise times. (2) Sean McBride has noted that Google Reader can be used as a FriendFeed front-end to rapidly identify meaningful content (see the "Best to go to this link" for his comments). - Ontario Emperor
PRO: Reshare, which allows you to insert items such as this one into other feeds. - Ontario Emperor
CON: When you reshare an item, a separate conversation could break out around the reshared item. This leads to comment fragmentation. - Ontario Emperor
PRO: When you reshare an item, a separate conversation could break out around the reshared item. This leads to more targeted conversations. - Ontario Emperor
PRO: More about FF culture and leadership. Paul has direct conversations with users/members. http://friendfeed.com/e... - B2B Specialist
love it for all the chats you get involved in and funny things you can read to cheer you up. but hate how distracting it is and how much time i spend on it - ♥ Stephiepooos ♥
CON: If you're piping your FF posts on Twitter and you reshare a post to a room it tweets the post a second time. Feels spammy. - B2B Specialist
PRO: A list of reasons why to use a FF room for a "news breaking story" http://friendfeed.com/e... - B2B Specialist
CON: Search function doesn't work well enough. http://friendfeed.com/e... - B2B Specialist
Chris, have you tried FriendDeck for searching? - Paul Kinlan
Paul Kinlan: I'm trying it out now, it hasn't left an impression with me yet though. Could be because I've not dedicated enough time to learning how to use it. - B2B Specialist
CON: No way of tracking who you've invited to join a FF room. - B2B Specialist
PRO: 10 Reasons you should use FF http://friendfeed.com/e... - B2B Specialist
Why I like FriendFeed: http://friendfeed.com/e... - B2B Specialist
PRO: Rob Sellen's recent blurb about FF: http://robsellen.com/2009... - B2B Specialist
CON: Issues with interface. Link to discussion Robert Scoble started: http://friendfeed.com/e... - B2B Specialist
This is the brain and the pulse of the internati. - Dimitar Vesselinov
Interesting conversation about FF here: http://friendfeed.com/e... - B2B Specialist
Top FF Tips for Twitter Users: http://mashable.com/2009... - B2B Specialist
Cons: FF is just for early adopters? http://www.lastpodcast.net/2009... - B2B Specialist
CON: Can only have three photos per post. Here's a potential solution: http://friendfeed.com/e... - B2B Specialist
CON: You cannot directly reply to the author of a Tweet from an RSS Twitter search feed. I have one that feeds tweets when the word "Groundswell" is mentioned. It's fed into my the room by the same name. - B2B Specialist
PRO: Louis Grey's post on friendfeed and productivity. I like how he uses ff room for his blog.http://www.louisgray.com/live... - B2B Specialist
CON: A wouldn't classify sharing something on Friendfeed as a "Discussion". - mi6 agency