FriendFeed's new "Include @replies" feature -- starting April 6, FF is reducing noise by not importing @reply tweets from Twitter feeds (unless the account owner specifies they do want @replies included)
We need a recruiting drive for FriendFeed. We need some fresh blood. Honestly, I've been poking around on some alternative platforms and they all still suck compared to FriendFeed. It's the best technical solution out there right now, IMO and I don't think I'm alone. It's the community that's dying, not the service. Breathe new life into it.