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Apple contemplates head-mounted iPhone display, America cringes http://www.engadget.com/2010...
Louis Gray
Twitter Is DEAD, Facebook Has Won - http://www.johnnyworthington.com/...
Just one note if he is the one with the http://twitter.com/johnwor... with no photo, he has no basis of understanding and doesn't even know how to utilize it, much less pass judgement. If he isn't and has an account that was utilized then it's more relevant. So many people want to be social media experts and claim they are and yet they lack the experience or understanding. So it's irrelevant, though his face to face less than 20% of his Facebook Friends use Twitter. - James Stratford
Nope wrong one.. Johnny is at http://twitter.com/jworthi.... He doesn't claim to be a social media expert.. but he knows his shit, and he's always a good read. You can also find him here at http://friendfeed.com/jworthi.... - Chris Myles
Hrm. That kinda illustrates the whole point, James. Friendfeed is the perfect example. So many posts have been written about it by people that hadn't a clue. Others saw these sources as authorities on the subject and believed whatever was said. Experience and understanding is relative. Johnny is spot on here :) - Rahsheen
I choose the blue pill :-P - Jesse Stay
utter utter nonsense Johnny you're out of touch - Thomas Power
...liked the rant on the strength of this gem alone: "...[m]y space may be a bath tub in a sea of fact..." a clever turn of phrase, and an unintended diss of MySpace as well. kill two birds. +1^100 - .LAG liked that
I agree with Johnny. The mere cost of generating enough followers and building yourself up to be a 'trust agent' a la Chris Broggan far exceeds any business value that can be derived. Here is the test -- how many tweets do you actually read? I'll bet you'll say those on your preferred lists, perhaps 20 people. The other tens of thousands go unheard. Now scale that. Twitter is dead as a social and especially business social medium. - Doug Wolfgram
James, two things... I have a photo (I photoshopped the FriendFeed DoubleFs inside the Twitter no photo avatar) and I have over 30 saved searchs on all the topics I want to read about. I use Twitter very well, I just don't go around telling everyone just how shit hot I am at it... - Johnny from iPhone
Rock on Johnny.. rock on!! and I agree.. 95% of my friends are on facebook and could care less about twitter. That doesn't mean I don't find some value.. but it's awkward and difficult to explain the value to non believers.. facebook doesn't require an explanation or a value sell!! - Chris Myles
I stood up in front of an audience of 1,000 tech geeks and developers 2 months ago and had the exact same response. - Jesse Stay
I find it funny that James even found this post on FriendFeed, since he doesn't seem to spend a lot of time here (has a lot of subscribers though, which is interesting). I understand the sentiment of being sick of self-proclaimed social media experts, but also entertained that he bashes Johnny of all people. Johnny may not be a social media expert but that's mainly because he just finds... more... - Lindsay
Twitter's not dead, considering it's now appearing at the top of Google search results. Considering the 3rd party app store getting a new round of funding. Considering it's a serious target for hackers. I don't particularly care for Twitter myself, but it's very much alive. - Vezquex
Raphael, before that, FriendFeed got top billing in Google... Things change - Johnny from iPhone
Yep! There's an app for that. - Wizetux
Arleen Boyd
JUST for FriendFeed NOT CCed to Twitter. I'm trying not to lose my Aloha over how friggin' CENSORED Twitter is getting! Tweets not seen by all. Many people are getting "UNindexed." Even their trending topics! Tell me! What's YOUR take on this?
Come to FriendFeed and stay? :p But NEVER lose the Aloha. :) - Josh Haley
I'm baffled by twitter these days. It's like they make these changes at random. Sigh. - Bill Sodeman
Agree whole heartedly with you guys. Problem is so many people I communicate with are on Twitter. But, slowly but surely I am migrating them here. I'm lovin' FriendFeed - Arleen Boyd
For a power user like you, this is good news for FF! Aloha! :-) - Richard Walker
Yep, what they said. :) - Arlan K.
What I'd like to know is how to help people over to FF withOUT attracting all the fakeHO accounts and malicious style marketers (yes I market - PLZ don't throw me in w/ all "those" internet marketers. I go by numbers and analytics!) - Arleen Boyd
Arlene, don't worry about the spammers invading FF. Our community does a good job of reporting spammers - and that helps FF ban 'em ASAP. We're also a much smaller target than Twitter. Check out http://friendfeed.com/friendf... - Bill Sodeman
I believe we'll see more of the same from Twitter until they reach their tipping point. To scale Twitter, you have to scale the management team first (like Google did), then scale the company, then put people on these problems. 45 people can't sustain this ad-hoc approach. - Blaine Berger at E-Oasis
+1 eoasis - I said the same things months ago. Twitter needs, ahem, adult supervision and scalable systems. - Bill Sodeman
Well Bill, they just had a board meeting. Burn rates are like gravity. They have a way of injecting some reality into the equation. Let's see how long it will take before they get serious about scalable systems (including scaling their management and people). - Blaine Berger at E-Oasis
#eoasis It's taken too long... someone's gonna write a helluva book about Twitter after they're acquired and the failwhale stops twitching. - Bill Sodeman
Bill - That book exposing certain aspect of social media is already being written with documentation. =) Very open to adding pages with full credits given to anyone who has additional thought or "juice with proof." - Arleen Boyd
Arleen - Good for you! Sounds like a great reason to do some research in San Francisco. - Blaine Berger at E-Oasis
I haven't heard of people getting censored. I've heard of spammers being banned. What do you mean? - Joshua M
plus, FF has realtime! - Josh Betz
I don't see how 45 people at twitter could possibly begin to address their issues. They probably do care but suffer from fail-to-scale. They have to care about Twitter Quitter yet no initiatives? Nielson should be due out with an update soon on Twitter Quitter abandon curve. - Blaine Berger at E-Oasis
Hurm. A book, you say? Interesting thought! - Bill Sodeman
I haven't noticed anything - Gary
Suspend Twitter...Mosey along..to Friendfeed. There's a 'Hole in Twitter' - ilaxi
Arleen, I have been using twitter much this weather. But I kinda know what you mean. - Hugh Fraser
Bill H- The FF discussion threads like this are a real enticement for folks to come here. And it has been something I've used to chat up FF to get folks to come over. Will be doing more of that! - Arleen Boyd
What Joshua M said above... Please explain "Tweets not seen by all. Many people are getting "UNindexed". What's going on? I'm not on Twitter much at all anymore. - Jannifer @wordsforliving
some people just disappear from search. Add to that many have prefixed their tweets to get around the @ reply limitation, and there is simply no way to reconstruct conversations. That particular scale-fail whale is increasingly common. Another way twitter fails at threading, is that not all in_reply_to's actually link to anything. twitter is good for short exchanges, but increasingly... more... - motownmutt
I don't like censorship but I am pleased that they are at least trying to do something about some of the crap you do get from time to time. EG sexbots etc If they can keep it as civilised as FF then they would be doing well. - Kevin J Hatton
Josh Lam
Creative Resume Design for Geeks. - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
Dr. Bill Smith
Today in Washington D. C. - July 8, 2009 - John McCain Not Doing Well With His Former "My Friends" the Democrats - http://arkansasgopwing.blogspot.com/2009...
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Mount Rushmore as seen from Canada.
Fair trade for them getting the good view of Niagara Falls I'd say. - invariant
frickin sweet! - BEX
LOL - Tibor Holoda
LOL! too funny. - John Blanton from twhirl
Heh. B. Kliban did a cartoon of this with their pants down. Good job on this, tho :-) - ɐ ɯıʞ sıɹɥɔ
hahaha, that's funny! - freedom fighter mom from twhirl
What? There's another view? Please post. - Ken Morley
I'm pretty sure it's in the collection "Never Eat Anything Bigger Than Your Head", published back in the early/mid 70s. I know I've got it around here somewhere... - ɐ ɯıʞ sıɹɥɔ
ROTFL, "the other side" - Roberto from fftogo
Hahaha. Awesome sight for 'em Canadians! - Santosh
face down and ass in the air! Love it! - John Hillestad
Cool, except anybody who's been to Mount Rushmore knows it faces east! So really this is the view from Wyoming. - Ben Hanten
Ben: Americans have never been known to have a sense of direction. - Ⓒⓗⓡⓘⓢ Ⓟⓘⓡⓘⓛⓛⓞ
Hilarious :-D - Ace
Sarah Palin sees this from the other side of her house. - ɐ ɯıʞ sıɹɥɔ
awesome - Nick Humphries
ahahahahahahah - Adriano Mercurio
LMAO! :-) - Mathew A. Koeneker
lol ... yup that's just what we see from Canada ... a bunch of asses - jay macpherson
*access memory: Braveheart battle scene* - Mo Kargas
Too funny! - Mark Harai
Haha... I LOL'ed for real too. - Barbara
wiping away tears. rofl - Capn' One Eye - adrift
+1 Jay (not really true, but still very funny :o) - Ken Morley
Hay I am Canadian !.....giggle - hollyseven
How did I miss this?! HAHA - Mona Nomura
I think somebody has a wedgie! - That's So CAJ!
that is epic. ;) - Philip "dmouse" Campbell
Awesome! - Timothy Federwitz
hahahaha wtf - tohuko
Teddy has a nice butt =p - Zulkarnain K.
where do you get this stuff from - Frank loves it - Kathi Barrett
That is brilliant. B3TA or somewhere similar? - dannystaple
Hahahah! Mount Rushmore as seen from Canada. - KyNam Doan
haha ace babes xx - abigailashleawhitaker
This is an old pic, but is still always funny to see. :) - John Pyper
ha ha ha - shaquille
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
woooowwwwww steady, sweet - Dc L Ie
ROFL - denis
wow - renga
No Republican gets simple majority of votes needed for party chairmanship on second ballot.
Surprised the guy who sent everyone the Barack song didn't win. On their way to obscurity - can anyone say Whig Party? - Dave Hodson
Tamar Weinberg
No Snickering - That Road Sign Means Something Else - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2009...
No Snickering - That Road Sign Means Something Else - NYTimes.com
"In the scale of embarrassing place names, Crapstone ranks pretty high. But Britain is full of them. Some are mostly amusing, like Ugley, Essex; East Breast, in western Scotland; North Piddle, in Worcestershire; and Spanker Lane, in Derbyshire." - Tamar Weinberg
Robert Scoble
To new friendfeeders (there are thousands due to Twitter invites and follows), here's what you need to know:
http://www.kyte.tv/ch... 20 things about friendfeed video - Robert Scoble
1. Likes are important. They share items with your followers. Plus, they make a cool database. Mine are at http://www.friendfeed.com/scoblei... - Robert Scoble
2. If you are seeing too many things, turn off "friend of a friend." Click "hide" on one of the "friend of" items. Then click it again to see the options to hide all items like it. - Robert Scoble
3. Hide is your friend. #2 already shows you how you can use hide in one way, but I use it to hide all Twitter messages that don't have a comment or a like. This makes friendfeed much more useful. Also, all hidden items are at the bottom of each page. - Robert Scoble
Anyone else? Please add to the list. Lost is on, so I'll see how many I can bang out during commercial breaks. - Robert Scoble
There are many, many good intro to FF articles. Zee has written several - FFing Enigma
So is this going to be another 25 things you didn't know about...post ? ;-) - Jeff P. Henderson
Joining rooms can often cause lots of noise also if you have them showing up in your main feed. - Jeff P. Henderson
I just discovered "Rooms" today. If there's a particular topic you're interested in for example: TWIT, iPhone, Twitter, Identica, etc. - hop on over to that room - and start up or contribute to existing conversation. It's addictive! - Cole Orton
Tina: link them in here. - Robert Scoble
Creating lists and grouping your friends is a good way to cut down on noise or see a focused set of posts. - Jeff P. Henderson
4. You can "group" your users together into things called "lists." For instance, if you think I'm a noisy asshole, you can remove me from your home feed and put me into a list called "noisy assholes." That way you can see all your family and friends and not me. Of course, please do come over and check out your noisy asshole list, because sometimes we do say something interesting. I hope. :-) - Robert Scoble
5. You will, most certainly, find your productivity decrease. Though your ability to be entertained and waste on the Internet will surge! :) - Jeremy Toeman
5. This is a forum but with a couple of differences from forums you've used before. First, moderation is totally decentralized -- you can delete comments under your items, I can delete comments under mine. If you see spam or other stuff that's not good you can delete those by using the "More" menu. Second, everyone's view is different based on who they follow. So, if it's boring here it's your own fault! You aren't following exciting enough people! - Robert Scoble
6. Items with graphics and photos generally get more likes than items without. - Robert Scoble
7. Rooms are very cool and it will take you a while to discover why. Hint: you can build your own ego room, and bring in RSS feeds from search engines and news services. I've built a room for Davos/World Economic Forum, for instance, where you can see this in action: http://friendfeed.com/rooms... - Robert Scoble
8. If you say "bacon" in your posts you will get some likes. People here go crazy for bacon. Oh, and if Tad starts a meme you have two choices: block everyone who participates or join in for the next day or two! - Robert Scoble
6a. To make photos from your WordPress blog come through to FriendFeed, just install the Media RSS plugin "mrss": http://wordpress.org/extend... - Daniel J. Pritchett
9: Most of your friends will not get friendfeed. That won't stop me from talking about it, though. - Robert Scoble
RE: #9 Or the third option, hide memes on an as needed basis. Some are more enjoyable than others. - FFing Enigma
10. Make sure you add all your services to friendfeed. Including Twitter. Let your followers hide items or services they don't care about. - Robert Scoble
11. To see cool stuff, click on "Best of" on the top right, but note that behaves differently depending on where you are (each list will have a different "best of" and each room, too. - Robert Scoble
10a. Everybody expects everybody to hide services. It's not rude to use the "Hide" feature on your friends' stuff. - Bruce Lewis
12. You can see everything you've liked or commented on, and so can all your followers (just visit the "Me" page and look in top right for the links -- or visit someone else's friendfeed account and see the same links on THEIR account!) - Robert Scoble
"Like" means you like that a person shared something, not that you necessarily like the news itself. But for the benefit of other new friendfeed users you might comment to explain your "Like" for a plane crash item. - Bruce Lewis
13. Looking for more people to follow? Try http://friendfeed.com/setting... but note that the recommended items will change depending on who you've followed. So, if you follow noisy assholes, it will probably suggest other noisy assholes for you to follow. :-) - Robert Scoble
14. It is OK to ignore trolls who are trying to disrupt the conversation like Chris White is here. But if they get really out of hand block them. You do that by unfollowing them (visit their page and you'll see that link at the top of the page). After unfollowing them you'll see an option to block them. Blocking them keeps them from seeing your items and will remove everything they do from your view. - Robert Scoble
17. If enough people comment simultaneously, the system acts a little wonky. - Jeremy Toeman
(Note: Chris is OK, he's just playing along here, but I do block other people who get out of hand). - Robert Scoble
18. If you hover over someone's name with your mouse you'll see whether or not they are following you (and whether or not you are following them). I can see here that Chris White isn't following me. Which means he is bad boy and should be sent to bed without dinner. - Robert Scoble
26. Friendfeed commentors are often so eager to add to lists sequentially they barely even notice obvious gaps in list numbering (which, you'll also notice is manual, because nobody taught the google guys about the OL tag) - Jeremy Toeman
19. Everything on friendfeed builds a feed you can subscribe to in Google Reader or other RSS readers. - Robert Scoble
Jeremy loves messing with me. I'll get him back. :-) - Robert Scoble
20. In "Tools" you'll find lots of stuff for your blog, how to email in items and photos, and more: http://friendfeed.com/about... - Robert Scoble
21. Morton Fox has liked 44,943 things. I have no idea how he does it cause I like a lot of things and I've only done 15,000 or so. http://friendfeed.com/mortonf... is his like feed. - Robert Scoble
15. (yup, that's where we actually left off) It's okay to "like" something distasteful. "Like" really just means "others should read this too". It's also quite overused, much as the word "like" is overused in conversation by anyone who born after the 70s. - Jeremy Toeman
22. You can see anyone's real-time feed, which shows you what is actually coming into their account at that time. Here's mine: http://friendfeed.com/scoblei... warning, it'll make you dizzy. - Robert Scoble
A good first lesson is; there is no chronological Friendfeed. Don't think you can keep up. Ride it out and enjoy. - Andrew Smith
23. The "Everyone" tab is useful, but only if you figure out that friendfeed has an interesting search engine underneath. For instance, you can go to the Everyone tab and search only YouTube videos. (Click Everyone, then search for say "Daft Punk" and use the "Advanced" feature in search to constrain it to only YouTube). - Robert Scoble
Andrew is right. Don't worry about missing stuff. I call it "media snacking." If I have time, I'll dip in here to engage. I'll check the "Best of" pages first, though, to catch up on the popular stuff (usually bacon or a photo meme). - Robert Scoble
16. Comments cannot be nested, nor can you link to a comment, or even like a comment. You can add another comment and write "+1" to indicate you like another comment, or a higher number, such as "+10" if you very much like a comment. "+100" is to be reserved for the ultimate in commenting. Do not be silly with the "+" system, as this is worth a -4 in case you need to make Friendfeed saving throws later on. Instead, be wise and prudent with your +1s, and they will become your ally for years to come. - Jeremy Toeman
We never talk much about the search feature. Anything outstanding about it worth mentioning? - Xavier Vespa
xavier: search is a great way to find friendfeed items that you have put into the system. Click on "Me" and then search. Here's everything in my account that includes the words "how to save journalism:" http://friendfeed.com/search... - Robert Scoble
re:16.+10++4=+1@Jeremy - Andrew Smith
Elevnty. Subscribe to Tad - iTad
xavier: here's another thing search does very well. Go to "Everyone" and search on something. Now click "advanced" search. I want to know about all the BarCamps that everyone has added to their Upcoming.org site. Here's the search for that: http://friendfeed.com/search... - Robert Scoble
Search should include rooms but it doesn't. - Andrew Smith
Unfortunately everyone is now trying out search and it goes down. It's the only thing on friendfeed that is not reliable yet. They are working on it, though. When it comes up, another thing I like about search is you can see items just from one data type. Here are all the items from just Upcoming.org: http://friendfeed.com/... - Robert Scoble
31. If you get swept away into friendfeedland, don't try to bring others with you. They will mock and ridicule, and no matter what you say they just "won't get it." This is perfectly okay, they may change - or not - but it shouldn't impact your friendfeeding. Don't ever ask real world friends if they saw something you "liked". They didn't. Ever. - Jeremy Toeman
Very helpful - James Jackson
Jeremy: I solved that. I just got new friends. :-) - Robert Scoble
You school em Scoble ~ lousy twits - sofarsoShawn
Chris: you gave bad advice when you said to unsubscribe from someone if they are noisy. That's really stupid. Put them into a list instead and remove them from your main list. That way you'll be able to check on them from time to time and see if anything they did is useful. Also if things are noisy due to me it's probably due to the friend-of-a-friend feature and you can turn that off without unsubscribing (I have turned it off on my account, those hidden items are at the bottom of the page). - Robert Scoble
Also, that way they won't think you're a jerk for unfollowing them. - Robert Scoble
Chris is right. You can also edit your comments, or your posts. Which is often useful. But you can only delete other people's posts, you can't edit THEIR comments. And you can only delete comments under items you've started (I could delete Chris's comments, for instance, here, but not on other people's items). - Robert Scoble
@Robert that's like leaving the Christian Rock station as one of your presets just on the off chance they'll accidentally play Sympathy for the Devil. sure, it *could* happen, but the odds suck. - Jeremy Toeman
A product made by former Google employees with unreliable search? That's a little ironic. :) - David Potts
28. Never anger the Mona. - Jeremy Toeman
David: search on real time items is a pretty tough problem. Even Google hasn't attempted that one yet. Here's a little test for you. Add a weird word to a comment. Say your son's name. Mine is Milan Scoble. Now wait a minute. Search on that name and you'll find that post in the search results. Google can't do anything close to that. - Robert Scoble
I'm not blaming them, just pointing out the irony. You're right though, I wasn't considering the real time aspect of it. - David Potts
Jeremy - what did I miss? LOL - Mona Nomura
29. If you work very, very hard and get more of your own content liked than anyone else's, while at the same time manage to get more followers than anyone else, you will be dubbed the King (or Queen) of FriendFeed. A ceremonial Cape, Gavel, and oddly enough Toothbrush will be sent your way to show off to your peers. You will also receive a 7% discount card good at all participating Chick-Fil-A establishments. All your content on FriendFeed will be permanently bolded. In a nutshell, you be the awesomest! - Jeremy Toeman
Chris White got blocked by me because he deleted all his comments here. Nasty. - Robert Scoble
I missed it... were his comments useful? - Lindsay
Lindsay: no. Actually he was being a troll the whole way through. - Robert Scoble
Chris White has done that several times with me, so I ended up blocking him after the fourth or fifth time. :| - Mona Nomura
@Lindsay: they were like poetry. they were uplifting. they elevated us to a new place. and now, i fear, they are no more. those bits shalt not be seen again, possibly not in our lifetime. another way to say it might be... "I felt a great disturbance in the Friendfeed, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened." - Jeremy Toeman
Mona: yeah, that kind of attitude sucks. But he demonstrated a new thing: if you behave like an asshole you will get removed from our view. (and ours from his so he can't disturb us anymore). - Robert Scoble
Seriously, I don't care if you disagree with me, just be cordial and amicable. If you type out your thoughts, stand by them - why delete? If you make a mistake, apologize or edit, if need be. That's why I like you, Robert. You are opinionated but when you feel like you're wrong, you're man enough to admit it, without resorting to personal attacks. That said, I should've listened to you from day one: block jerks. - Mona Nomura
yes, block jerks... easy rule to follow. If jerk = block! Why would someone delete all their comments?...that makes the entire comment thread get all incoherent. That is sooo lame it's making me laugh... reminds me of grade school antics... gees - Susan Beebe
32. Ask yourself: would you follow you if you were someone else? If the answer is "yes" ask yourself again, just in case :-) - Cristian Vidmar
If you become overwhelmed by the amount of information in your feed try these tips for cleaning and organizing your feed. http://bit.ly/14y - Keith - @tsudo
Best list yet Scoble. You should import the recommendations into a single post so new friendfeeders don't get put off by all of us commenting. - Keith - @tsudo
awesome, tx for the search tips. custom search + rss = booyaka! - Xavier Vespa
Thanks from a FF Newb! - James Cruce
Great list and comments, as always. I don't see anything however, on the use of lolcats?? Can they be used at any time? :) - Laura Zickus
Other guides to friendfeed are here: http://www.google.com/search... - Robert Scoble
Kolby Allen
Lost was awesome!
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