Jay Rosen
Welcome to Jay Rosen's Friend Feed. This is like the control room for the mindcast you can find at http://twitter.com/jayrose... We adjust the horizontal. Comments, they're welcome too.
Great to see you here Jay. - Hutch Carpenter
What's a mindcast? We covered that http://is.gd/mYD0 Some enjoy lifecasting, for others mindcasting is the preferred style. - Jay Rosen
Jay - a question for you. Do you have other channels through which you share interesting content? E.g. Google Reader shares, or Delicious bookmarks? - Hutch Carpenter
No, just Twitter and FF. And by the way, I am still figuring out how to use both, which means: testing what they can be used for, and pressing forward with my own hunches. - Jay Rosen
There's an important distinction between Twitter's parallel separate conversations (the @replies) and FriendFeed's conversation threads. Different discussion dynamics emerge. - Hutch Carpenter
about time.. what took you so long ?? - Peter Dawson
A little late to the party but we're glad you came! - Michael Forian
The valuable part of this post are the embedded links to smart people thinking out loud about the distinctions between the two services: http://scienceblogs.com/clock... - Bora Zivkovic
I've been using FF for a while. Just wrote that message as I figured out how to describe what I use Friend Feed "for" in alignment with my main feed, or mindcast. - Jay Rosen
Jay with twitter is just a unicast msg set going out.. with FF its a mulitcast msg set that evolves. the discussion begins with an "a" and could end @Z, whereas with Twitter, it just stays at "a" .. its pretty much static ! - Peter Dawson
Don't worry, Jay, we're still figuring out how to make it all work too. - Jim Norris
I adjust the vertical! - Richard Akerman
Welcome to another major Time sinkhole! - Patrick LaForge
Jay, my take on the differences: FF for aggregation of content on other services. Pull your Youtube/Flickr/blog posts in here for discussion among friends, instead of making a set of contacts at each service individually. Twitter for ephemeral real-time chatter. I hide twitter entries here to keep the SnR high and follow people separately on twitter instead. - Mr. Gunn
Okay, got you. I don't have other services. I concentrate on a few things I can do well. Here. I am using the rich panoply of tools at FF for a limited, even one dimensional but functional-for-me purpose... control room for the mindcast you can find at http://twitter.com/jayrose... Of course I am sure my user experience will evolve. - Jay Rosen
Sure - Mr. Gunn
from Bora: http://is.gd/nDjn "You do not have to balance the three modes and you can use it in one of the modes only and it can still work for you." Right. - Jay Rosen
Thanks for being conscious in how you use these tools, Jay. I believe that the changes going on these days are as much social and intellectual and cultural as they are technological. What human network we form and what practices we develop and follow in using a new technology establishes our experience as much or more than its technical qualities as a device. New devices are most important for the opportunity they give us to imagine a new way of relating to life. <3 - mungojelly
Thanks, mungojelly On Twitter I told:@Pogue that I had a book recommendation for him: "Raymond Williams, Television: Technology and Cultural Form. Especially the distinction in the subtitle." Sometimes what happens is that ideas about the tools are prematurely frozen by one or two cultural forms that typify use at a certain stage of development in the tools. This was one reason I went for long form blogging at PressThink. See: http://is.gd/Iki - Jay Rosen
Thinking about this some more, to me it's very important to "bend" Web tools to your own creativity, make them work for what YOU want to do. To study these systems I like to find original uses; and the best way to do that is not to let the tools or current use conventions be the master. Friend Feed works out as a good control room for my Twitter feed, so I use it for that and ignore all the other wonderful things it can do. - Jay Rosen