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Kol Tregaskes
What is your XBox Live gamertag?
I've just signed up and mine is koltregaskes. My profile is is on #whatsyoururl - Kol Tregaskes
Add me if you like. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Anyone got a gamertag? - Kol Tregaskes
I just sent you a request - Anika
Kerjo - Jordan Hofker
Thanks, Anika. - Kol Tregaskes
Pretty Mattie K - Mattie Kenny from fftogo
Susurrant Echo. Just sent you a friend request. :) - Jandy
bizsumpark182, I'll be looking for your request. - Mathew™ aka Youngblood
Actually I just went ahead and sent you a request. - Mathew™ aka Youngblood
Matthew I'm going to send you a request. - Anika
Ack one day I'll actually get my XB360 hooked up to the LAN. Wish there were more hours in the day. I even have 3 mos of the "Gold" as part of the HD promo. - mikepk
Thank you all, I've added and requested you guys. - Kol Tregaskes
I'm ricin97. - ricin
"podcatcher". Question to ponder for the weekend: what's the significance of the tag? ;) - Kevin C. Tofel
NoNameNoSlogan - Rob H.
Keep 'em coming. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
pretty sure mine is ahr19 - Amani
ITBlogger Glad to see you bought a won't be disappointed. I sent you an invite. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Actually I added everyone else if you see a request to add ITBlogger, that would be me. Hopefully one of you has a higher gamerscore than me...I need a new goal. :) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Amani, there was certainly a user with that username, added. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Alex, added, thank you. Yes Xbox is great, my brother and I have been playing co-op Call of Duty, shame we have to start from the beginning every time - how can the publisher/developer have omitted that feature. - Kol Tregaskes
Alex, cool! Just got your request, and will respond as soon as I get back to the dashboard. :) - Jandy
Jandy, you can do it on the Xbox 360 web site too: - Kol Tregaskes
I've added you all. Here's my profile: - Anika
shreddies - Joe Dawson
I like shreddies for breakfast, but I don't have an Xbox :) - Ian May
Thanks, Anika and Joe. Ian, you *need* to get an Xbox, shreddies are no replacement. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks, Richard. - Kol Tregaskes
I added you too Kol :) - lonelycoo - Simon Wicks
Lofty Donkey - Kevin Bondelli
ahr19 is mine. - Amani
Rodfather74 - Rodfather
Don't have an XBox, but I do have a gamertag...which I can't remember.. - Rahsheen
My Gamertag is shreddies - Joe Dawson
JemmFI - Jemm
Enchanted Dream, but I hardly ever play - Neya
Added you all, thank you. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Nuvalo - Bwana ☠
Thanks, Kevin. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Added you. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks for doing this Kol. Good idea. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
dgrove21 -- This may solve a problem -- only one person I know who has an XBOX 360. - Danny Groveman
Added a few of you peeps last nite. Don't be shocked by the random invite. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
I don't have an XBox but I thought it was the same as the windows live thingummy. - Ian May
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
I just added a few more people and thanks for bumping the thread. There were a few names on my Xbox that I was wondering who was who. Turned out I had Mathew and Andy totally confused. - Anika
OutsanityCrazy. I don't even have an Xbox but I somehow have an account - Outsanity
I would like you follow you all wherever you are moving to or are right now. Can you please add your profile here and share to others so we can gather everyone's URLs in one place above? - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
I have a Page too but don't use it yet: I only have 20 fans. ;-) #whatsyoururl - Kol Tregaskes ...but watch out for the tumbleweeds rolling across my profile. - Trent Olson *sobbing quietly over here in my corner* - Ordinarybug Heather
I will have a little cry later................ - Kevin J Hatton
i have one but have used it less and less as FB has sucked more and more. i now log in a few times a month at most. - Big Joe Silenced
Thanks everyone! - Kol Tregaskes
Now I'm glad I got my vanity URL for FB. However I'm not about to go crazy friending y'all just yet as I hate the interface. - Kenton Haha. I was just going to ask when you were going to start this. - Mark Krynsky
iphigenie, just like my ff id :D - Iphigenie
I didnt really want to add everyone i know on friendfeed to my facebook, i like to keep them seperate as much as i can. but you know what, fuck it add a note saying you;re from friendfeed if you add me, then i can group everyone up :) - Simon Wicks .. edit: ditto what Simon said above - add a friendfeed or FF note in the message if you do add me - Wang Yip [EDIT: I only intend to had people to FB that I have subscribed to and/or interacted with here on FF.] - Kristin of Two Everything
Simon, I thought that a while ago, then just added everyone too. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Just added you Kol :) - Simon Wicks
OK, you've all convinced me and as Simon requested, please note FF in the request. - Kenton
Thanks, Simon. I've not started going through these yet. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
I'm only going to add the people i actually talk to on here. I have a lot less people on my follow list than you, so its a bit easier for me :) - Simon Wicks
Remember, guys. According to FB, you're only allowed 5000 friends. Spend them wisely. - James Myatt
Hehe. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes - Wes Hoogenboom from iPhone
If anyone of you are Gtalk'ers, check out the list here: - Kol Tregaskes
/glemak on most services - mike "glemak" dunn
As if we weren't before? Were they really that many people here who didn't also have a FB account, even if they didn't list it in their profile? I've been with FB since 2004 - LANjackal
here. i am your fan now :D - Iphigenie
Thanks all. - Kol Tregaskes
Helen, yep. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Well, with this news it is pushing me to start using my real name for web services and to kill (or at least slowly stop using) the tomit persona that I have used for many years. Find me here... - Ronald S - but no hearts or flowers please..:-) - Julia Ault - someone else done stoled my name before I could. Jeepers! - Tsali - A dude man - may as well change my "have met" Facebook policy! - Andrew Roche
I could never agree to their TOS. The fun of working for paranoid folks. - Neal Krummell
I was already a facebook user... - Cass
ugh.. I hate doing this... - Tim Hoeck
Well - Kol, your Posterous sharing post earlier today was more fun. - Eric Johnson
Ummmm the Facebook UI obviously won't be static, dude. They'll be making changes as the assimilation proceeds - LANjackal from IM
People who complain about FF+FB are like people who complain every time the FB home page changes. Even if it's better, they complain... - Gus
never spend any time there... not worth time... - Valeria Maltoni
I hate Facebook... - Oscar Mota
My company has one if you want to be a fan of a small web design and marketing firm :) - Justin Rains
FB gets no link love from me - FFing Enigma - not like I use it much anyway... - Grant Bierman
I'm on Facebook, but I don't have a name in my profile URL (yet; I'm still new...). But if you want it, it's -- if you friend me, tell me you're from FF. - Dennis Jernberg
I don't freaking have one because I never wanted to sign up for Facebook. :P Now I find out that through no fault of my own I'm technically a Facebook user? GAH. - Cheryl Jones
if u want facebook ███ - Sefa Karapinar
Keep 'em coming, I'll add you all later today. :-) - Kol Tregaskes I wasn't going to do this, but I'm going to indulge and see if I can make FB work like Scoble thinks it can. - James Myatt
LOL I knew you would do this :) - Parvez Halim
Update: My profile may not have a name-type URL yet, but here's the short way to get there: - Dennis Jernberg
"Like" only because I'll have to find you guys somewhere :( - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill) i knew this was coming, this is why i got my url with my FF nickname.:-) - Özhan Yiğitler i hope they write a proper friendfeed friend importer - Chris Hofmann +1 Chris, I'd hate to lose all the friends i've made here :(((( - Iain Baker I hope they (FB) don't screw it up too much... - Barry Owens Is there a simple way to add say the entire list above? - Gilbert Harding - most updates autoimported from Flickr though - Michael Bravo
Thank you everyone. I've added you all but feel free to say no, I know some people keep FB for personal friends only. :-) - Kol Tregaskes - LANjackal from IM
lol I think this is wrong haha don't mind me I'm being silly - Franc, a rememberer - I would really like to have FriendFeed friends there so Facebook could possibly be more bearable. - Jannifer @wordsforliving
Jannifer, that link takes me to the home page. - Kol Tregaskes
It does? try looking for Jannifer Stoddard - Jannifer @wordsforliving
Yeah, I've had a few of those from the list above, not sure what's going on there. OK, will do. :-) - Kol Tregaskes And I love new peeps! ^_^ - Carlton Hackett
I do not use it much LOL I just post to it from other sites so to fill up my friends stream, I do get messages and some status in text. Anyone who really wants to add me, use the facebook link on my profile. :o) - David Gross you won't see much since I got the privacy settings on max in Facebook. Just another reason why I think Facebook is completely different from friendfeed. I hope they keep friendfeed running because I use both services in diametrically diverse ways. - David Rodriguez
Thank you. - Kol Tregaskes I just posted asking for the same thing =) You rawk Kol - Brodie Beta Will be weird to integrate you folks with Grandma. - timedalkat
Cool, Brodie. :-) Thanks everyone! - Kol Tregaskes
Hey, FB is for real life friends :-). Not for random web strangers :-P? - Richard A.
Mine is and I am from Argentina (BA) - Daniel Alejandro Severo but I don't use it very much - Alfonso Pace from iPhone (I can remember if I commented on this already. I don't see "You" on the list, but I'm tired. So, hopefully, I didn't. If I did, oh well. - Kimber Scott
Thanks all! - Kol Tregaskes
. . . amy_beer. I think. I've never used it. No, I'm pretty sure. - Amy℠
Amy, it's not that. - Kol Tregaskes
I spend an inordinate amount of time there... - - Bette Cooper I hv a FF list in FB, pls. mention FF to populate it. - Wins Fern
mine is david.grosz - David Gross from email
Thank you all! - Kol Tregaskes
How do you get Mine is a somewhat longer Url... - TrafficBug
TrafficBug: You can get your custom Facebook URL here: - guruvan (Rob Nelson) - looks like you can change it only once. Confucious say: "Choose your name well...." :I - Rob Schieber
Thank you. - Kol Tregaskes
I do like your photography page. I am a fan now. - Faraz Mullick
Isn't there a FB friend limit? - Araceli
There is, Araceli, although it was several thousand people, if I remember correctly. - Tyson Key
5,000. - Kol Tregaskes
I'm just loving the new Facebook beta. :D - Faraz Mullick
i sent a request (please please please by my friend), ;) - chaz2b
I always thought that FriendFeed was the new Facebook. ;) - Tyson Key
Facebook is the new FriendFeed. ;) - guruvan (Rob Nelson)
Thanks Rob, I had forgotten my username for I always used my email address to login - I found there is a settings > username > change thing that lets you change your username once and then you get a url! - TrafficBug
I am thinking about just using my Public Page more. Keep my regular profile for family and coworker data. Follow me here if you want more of the type of posts I do here of Friendfeed. - Ronald S
nooooooooooooooooooooooo! - Tsali - A dude man from IM
I raise your bump with a "Hide" - LANjackal - I use it to aggregate and share links on Internet music, open content and social media. - David Holmes
I would like you follow you all wherever you are moving to or are right now. Can you please add your profile here and share to others so we can gather everyone's URLs in one place above? - Kol Tregaskes
Kol Tregaskes
List your pages here: #whatsyoururl - Kol Tregaskes
I like SU much more than Digg or Delicious. - Flavio
+Flavio mine is ... SU could be more - Franc, a rememberer
Thanks guys. I would add you but because of SU's stupid restrictions (do they still have these!?) I cannot add any more people, tsch. :-( I'm remembering why I got put off SU. - Kol Tregaskes
haven't used it for quite a while, still ... ... didn't really use it for more than channel surfing, though - immaterial
I don't use it as much as I used to, but here it is: - Seth Greenblatt but like others here i don't use it much these days - Nathan Rein - do not use it much any longer. - Kevin Mohr don't really use it anymore. And yes, it has stupid restrictions... - diego morelli
Let's see if SU allows me to add people today. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks, Kim and everyone. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
I just friended you on StumbleUpon. - Kimber Scott
Never used it. - Michael Fidler from BuddyFeed - k00pa
I have also got about 130k visitors to my site. Using this page - k00pa
"Stumbleupon has been temporarily disabled, because you have used it too much." on that link, k00pa. - Kol Tregaskes I really like stumbleupon, but pretty sporadic - Alistair (alpinefolk) Use it, primarily for Kind of fun, useful. - Jason Nunnelley
I still use it, but not as often as I used to - Kate
Thanks, everyone. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
I'd join up again, but I used it on firefox, I now use chrome.. so I would.. IF I knew it worked out ok.. seems it never works out..also had a few post stumbled and got hardly anything from it. - Rob Sellen :o)
I'm still using Stumbleupon although not daily, I noticed that Facebook removed the service from profile Settings yesterday, when did that occur? - Joe Dawson but I use it more for these days - Keith - @tsudo - I definitely still use it! Are we adding each other as contacts then? I was also thinking of creating a FF room for Stumbleupon users. - Jannifer @wordsforliving - I may add you guys, maybe with a network it could be more useful - Marcos
Added as many as it let me today... I never used it much, but I'd like to if there is some interaction. - Kimber Scott
Keep 'em coming, I'll add you all later today. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Thank you everyone! - Kol Tregaskes
had to sneak in there - andy brudtkuhl
Kol - what's yours? - andy brudtkuhl
Andy, see the title. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Thank you you two. - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks, Tyson. - Kol Tregaskes
No problem, Kol. - Tyson Key
I started stumbling back in 2003, is my main profile. It used to be small and friendly and fun. Started to like it less when they sold the service. Then Soup came around. Still using it, but mostly to keep in touch with fellow Stumblers. - Morgaine LeFaye
I would like you follow you all wherever you are moving to or are right now. Can you please add your profile here and share to others so we can gather everyone's URLs in one place above? - Kol Tregaskes
Joe Dawson
Re: Sia Apologizes for Controversial 'Elastic Heart' Video With Shia LaBeouf -
"“Thou shalt not think any male over the age of 30 that plays with a child that is not their own is a paedophile. Some people are just nice.” ― dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip" - Joe Dawson
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"All couples have their own jokes, stories, metaphors. This could mean so much to her but nothing to the rest of us because we don't understand the deeper meaning!" - Joe Dawson
Bret Taylor
At the FriendFeed birthday dinner
Happy birthday FF! What a year! - Mike Doeff
hmmm where's all the all the laptops? - Brandon
I have never eaten fondue, but I dipped a graham cracker in a chocolate fountain once. - Pete D
Happy Birthday FFers (and THANKS) - Charlie Anzman
Cheers! - FFing Enigma
Congratulations on your first year! - Anne Bouey
Yeah, Melting Pot! - Eric - Final Countdown
Congratulations and Happy Birthday, FriendFeed! :) - Mona Nomura
Oh yeah, and Happy Birthday, you're !!!!!!111!!!!!!ONE!!11 - Pete D
Happy Birthday... and Thank You - Johnny
프렌드피드 일주년을 축하드립니다. 더욱 더 발전하시고 더 좋은 서비스를 제공해주시기 바랍니다. 생일 축하드립니다. :D - zizukabi
Thank you for being such a huge part of my life this year! - Robert Scoble
heppy birfdeh young buck, you've had a bangin year. Tequila tonight, tomorrow we ride (as the Hells Angels say) - Marko Bon from fftogo
happy birthday and many more to go! FF ftw! :) - imabonehead
happy birthday guys! congrats on a terrific first year - John Lilly
Happy Birthday and thank you for an excellent service! - Mustafa K. Isik
Happy Birthday! I love FriendFeed! - Igor Poltavskiy
Awesome... I love small startups - Chris Lamprecht
Happy Birthday. Is that Ana busting open a screwcap? - Richard Chen
Happy Birthday FriendFeeders and thanks for great service. - Alexander Arsky
Happy Birthday, FriendFeed! - Vista
Happy Birthday, FriendFeed!!! Love ya'! *mwah* - Lisa L. Seifert
C'mon. It's FriendFeed... They should be having Birthday Pie (Chart). Either blue or orange. Both taste yummy. - Lisa L. Seifert
happy birthday friendfeed, and jeanette.....i miss u guys - goutham
Many happy returns, FriendFeed! - Richard Walker from twhirl
Happy Birthday FriendFeed! It's been amazing, so happy to have been a tiny part of it! - Iain Baker
A belated Happy Birthday, great service! - Bo Stern
Happy birthday! Long may you continue! - Martin Bryant
Congratulations and happy first birthday, guys. FrF is awesome, you're awesome, and your achievements in this year are awe-striking as well! :) - × × ×
Happy birthday and congratulations! - Joe Dawson
FF is the best way of social communication atm - Phil Smirnov
Happy BIrthday Friendfeed crew! - Dobromir Hadzhiev
Once again Ana is the only one doing any work in a FF picture. - Steve C, Team Marina
“~~~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRIENDFEED!!! ~~~” Fondue! I love fondue... jealous!! Let's have many more birthdays! Best of Luck, Success FTW!!! - Susan Beebe
congrats - Alex Hammer
I see here how it's okay for you to play on your iPhone during dinner ;) - wiredgnome
Wow! Posted almost 6 years ago and there it is on my TL (after someone I follow either posted a comment or liked it). This is the kind of features only Friendfeed was able to provide. Hope everybody on that picture had the career they were hoping for back then. - Pascal le Rudulier
*.* - LilaLaMarea from Android
lan... - akaşa
anca ye iç olm bi el at şuraya - yormayinbeni
only eat drink throw a hand here sldkfjsldkfjslkdfjsdlkfjsdklf not throw ahHAHAHAHDKNsfsf - yormayinbeni
Hello, my name is Selina found you here today and needed to have a conversation with you, and share an information with you, I do not know you very well, but through your profile. Contact me at( so that i can get back to you with more details about me with my photos. Please do not write on the site write me here in my email address ( - Selina Love
WTF BIRTHDAY - yormayinbeni
blogunuza yazamadık biz de buraya yazarız. bok yiyin. - sizlerin galad
bump - Laura Norvig
Joe Dawson
Re: Forget Piracy, Here's A Movie You Can Share For Free Once It Opens in Theaters -
"Inspiring documentary!" - Joe Dawson
Joe Dawson
Re: UK garage host MC Sparks has died – FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music. -
"Heavyweight, heavyweight!" - Joe Dawson
Joe Dawson
Re: The two words that make most early adopters’ blood boil -
"Ran into this earlier and agree that it's a constant frustration." - Joe Dawson
Joe Dawson
Re: Win an electric guitar signed by Noel Gallagher -
"Have two tattoos of Noel Gallagher, would love this!" - Joe Dawson
Joe Dawson
Re: Win Tickets to see the Kaisers at Leeds first direct Arena -
"Never Miss A Beat!" - Joe Dawson
Joe Dawson
Re: Exclusive: Daft Punk Reveal Secrets of New Album -
"Can't wait..." - Joe Dawson
Joe Dawson
Re: North Korea sparks crisis over workers from South -
"The mouse that roared!" - Joe Dawson
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Re: Terrorist, hacker, freedom fighter: Andrew Auernheimer parties tonight in expectation of jail tomorrow -
"Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules and they're all going to end up in prison!" - Joe Dawson
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Re: The 15 best techno albums you’ve never heard – FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music. -
"The nineties were the one for various genres, I experienced so many decent nights back then!" - Joe Dawson
Robert Scoble
FriendFeed's real downfall...
Is too many geeks. - Robert Scoble
Like you! ;-) - Susan Beebe
Doesn't have a commenting system such as Disqus - Michael McGimpsey
One of us! One of us! One of us! - Louis Gray
I'd agree with that. I like the look and feel of FriendFeed, but if I don't want to discuss tech and social media then at the moment there's not a lot here for me :) - Mike
just subscribe to geeks and you feel that you are not alone! ;)...via feedalizr - Dieter Schwarz
I actually find Friendfeed to be even harder to explain to the uninitiated than twitter, which is saying something. Anyone got a good elevator pitch? :) - Brad McCrorey
Brad: just like Facebook's news feed but open to all the Web instead of just the stuff Facebook approves of. - Robert Scoble
will only come if they forget that they are only ever as good as their user base - Duncan Riley
friendfeed is the river, where all the streams of information from individuals meet. - Allison
Brad: "Experience first-hand the artistic process of insightful journalists." or " Get ahead. Hear the news behind the news." or "Easily & quickly hear the fragmented conversation of technology journalists." - Mitchell Tsai
... is duplicates. - Tony Ruscoe
fragmentation of conversations.. - Peter Dawson
It's not a bug, it's a feature @Peter Dawson - Thomas Frütel
lack of a good mobile client and no SMS - David Jacobs
@Cyvros/fyc: Once communication reaches a critical mass, it needs to be fragmented. Imagine everyone on watching the new Indiana Jones gathering up and discussing the movie in a single place. Won't work. Also, try to have a meaningful discussion in the comments area of some major newspaper's website. Fragmentation gives you a spot to discuss stuff happening with your peers, and not with the whole world at once. - Thomas Frütel
@davidjacobs: Thinking about it, if FF had SMS, it will be very noisy unless they found a way to send summaries in 160 characters or less - Tim Akinbo from Alert Thingy
Scoble, I have no idea who you are, but I have heard your named mentioned more times than my mother's name in the past week. Do you give out free money? - Howard O'Berry
I'm going to sound like a real fangirl here, but I haven't seen FriendFeed's downfall. This is the most fun I've had online since 1999. I've met more people on FriendFeed who just *get* me than anywhere else. Also, the conversations have been wonderfully intelligent and funny. And it's made me try out new services that I've heard about but haven't had the need to try. If you think FriendFeed is a tech echochamber, you're not subscribing to a diverse enough slice of folks -- we're out there, just look. - Ginger Makela Riker
A mobile client would be perfect i believe. Besides this if we can name the problem with social aggrerators, it would be better we keep it secret for business.:) - doruk tokçabalaban from twhirl
has any of you tried PLURK yet? its like twitter yet 100 times better! - Live Crunch Blog from twhirl
I haven't tried it, was waiting to see what the majority opinion was like! - Joe Dawson
lol@Howard - Shey
FriendFeed needs more micro-communities -- the Tech comm is strong, of course. There's also a visible Photography community. But it will need more niches. FriendFeed does not need to go mainstream in the traditional sense, kinda like Mixx - Shey
What's this I hear about Robert Scoble giving out free money? But seriously, I suspect one of FF's problems is that it can seem overwhelming for new users. Until you learn to hide posts that don't interest you, it can be a little weird. - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
NO MOBILE VERSION! Notifications are not that great either ... - Jonathan Greene
Mobile version - - Bwana ☠
Is the lack of being able to filter out comments and (friend of X). Sometimes I just want the content from my friends. - Mark Interrante
@mark, I feed back to FF, it would be good to have categories/tabs to select where a subscription should display. e.g family, colleagues, interest groups etc. - I think that would go someway to helping clear the clutter sometimes. - Charlie Hope from twhirl
It needs lipstick & makeup to be attractive to more people. - shelisrael1
No SMS and can't directly import my Twitter friends. - Brent Logan
I may be too sensitive to this point, but I think it would be messing with the formula too much and too quickly. Friendfeed has buzz and a growth curve, don't want to mess with that too much. :) - mikepk
I didn't have time to read the 30 other hidden comments, but in response to the very 1st one, I think geeks are what make FriendFeed worthwhile. I've never felt compelled to comment so frequently, nor have I found so much good content so quickly anyplace else on the web. I hope the geek quotient will always remain high. If the wider world finds out about it, it will become nothing but cat photos and re-recycled net memes. There's enough of that. - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
in a just world, friendfeed's real downfall would be the resurrection of Google Reader (sort of a friendfeed+++++) - McLoughlinPost newsfeed
AJ Batac
Friendfeeders, Are games a waste of time? Why or why not?
I ♥d playing Starcraft and Warcraft + Playstation. :) - AJ Batac
Expensive but by no means a waste of money - Joe Dawson
Moderation :) - directeur from NoiseRiver
Heck no. If something is fun and/or entertaining, it's never a waste of time. - Scoble, Alex Scoble
for a Philosopher's take -- think of the value of drinking parties (Plato) - Michael Maranda
That's a good argument Alex. - AJ Batac
Depends on what type of games you're talking about. I think there's a lot more value in complex tabletop games and games like chess than in dumb Flash games online or whatever. - Rochelle
I have pretty much abandoned gaming in favor of social media. I was a several-hours-a-day PC gamer for 10+ years. I like to think that SM has more possibility of a return on my time investment than WoW did. - Daniel J. Pritchett
Nope, because I rock at Star Wars Battlefront II. - Steven Perez
I sure hope not. I was really sucked into Sims 2 for a couple years. Now I play a few times a week. Mostly to design houses. :) But, I'm still a sucker for 'casual games' like Diner Dash, etc ( I get lost in trying to beat the damn things. - Yolanda
Games recharge my brain and leave me refreshed to think about other things, a lot like a good walk. - Jennifer Dittrich
one exgamer says no - Dobromir Hadzhiev
No. Games can improve mental and physical dexterity, mental acuteness, memory, etc. There have been studies done. And *applauds* Alex's answer. -
Honestly, I'd rather read a book. :) - Rachel Walden
Depends on your priorities, but for me, I enjoy games. - Rodfather
no. Because some times you just need to escape the doom and gloom :-) - Duncan Riley
Not if it's Sorry or Life. - Thomas Hawk
Games are a release from the horrible world outside. They can bring joy and relaxation and bring down your stress life. They are a great interactive entertainment media. How is that a waste of time? ;-) Waste away I'd say. :-D - Kol Tregaskes
"The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted." - Bertrand Russell -- Sometimes it's wasting time, just like movies and reading, sometimes it's useful. It does have benefits for hand-eye coordination, problem solving skills, teamwork, tactics, reflex improvement, vocabulary, cash management, etc. - xero
I don't know... is maintaining sanity a waste of time? - Michael W. May from twhirl
Only if you think it is. :) - Mona Nomura
Absolutely not a waste of time. - Clay Newton
Scrabble stimulates neurotransmitters. - Shelly Weiss
+1 xero. - AJ Batac
Really, I don't think that matters so much. What's important for our health is to intentionally indulge in completely frivolous "waste of time" activities on a regular basis. Playing games, feeding ducks in the park, blowing bubbles, coloring with crayons. If it feeds your spirit, do it, no matter who says it's a waste of time! - Ordinarybug Heather
Everything is a waste of time, then you get put in the recycle bin. Use your time the way you want to. - Sam Levine
No more a waste of time then being on FriendFeed. I can gain social interaction using both and at the same time be happy that I took something away from each. (No matter how trivial, it's still a small sense of accomplishment and fun.) - David Cook
Thanks for participating guys. Appreciate it! :) - AJ Batac
It has been argued that humans are "homo ludens" more than they are sapient. That said, I personally find that they can easily become a time tax, and tend to avoid them, preferring to spend that time on more solidly creative activity. - david beckwith
Probably my first native post on FriendFeed October 9, 2008. - AJ Batac
No way. - Anne Graham
Bret Taylor
FriendFeed API v2: Real-time, OAuth, file attachments, and more -
FriendFeed API v2: Real-time, OAuth, file attachments, and more
"Today we are launching version 2 of the FriendFeed API for beta testing. We focused on making the API simpler to use, and we added number of compelling new features." Documentation: - Bret Taylor from Bookmarklet
OAuth? Sweet. Thanks a lot for all the new good stuff in the API: can't wait to use it. - Mark Trapp
very nice. great work! - Alfredo 亜瑠布れっど
Yet another reason to like Bret. :-) - Jesse Stay
Great!!! - YungSang from FriendFoo
nice! - Daniel Rust
good job guys, I bet devs are jumping high right now - Dobromir Hadzhiev
Sweet, congrats! - Ivan Zuzak
nice, good to see OAuth support, this will enable a larger 3rd party ecosphere around FriendFeed, I hope - Jeroen De Miranda
After going through the documentation and playing around with some feeds, I love the fact that you can now see the subscriber lists of people who have their feeds set to private as long as you are subscribed to them and authenticate (mimicking the main site functionality). One thing that's absent is a discussion of Direct Messages. Do they show up in feeds if you authenticate? How do we find just direct messages? - Mark Trapp
Mark: direct messages are accessed using the feed ID "filter/direct". Read more about feed IDs at Also direct messages appear in the "home" feed. - Benjamin Golub
Benjamin: ahhh, I see it now. I missed it when skimming that list over. Thanks! - Mark Trapp
Can you post the wget version of the command line? - Gabe
Gabe: wget --user=bgolub --password=passwd --post-file=MyPhoto.jpg should work. In theory. Edit: nope. I'm not sure it's possible to do with wget. - Mark Trapp
Thanks God it is New API. - AlpB. from iPod
Nice progress here with this release! - Micah
I love it! - friday night
Why is wget questionable? - Gabe
Gabe: wget doesn't support multipart forms as a design decision. If you post a file, FriendFeed returns a 404, and if you post data, the query is too long for wget to handle. - Mark Trapp
Good work, look forward to seeing what developers can create - Joe Dawson
doublepluslike - Vezquex
curl FTW. - Jeremy Kunz
This is great, FriendFeed team. Good job. - Thierry R. Andriamirado
Woowoo, bgolub's password is “passwd” ;-) - Amit Patel
Amit: I wonder how many people tested that :) - Benjamin Golub
Thanks to bgolub posting his password, I now have all of FriendFeed's secret documents about notorious users, useless metrics, Justin Timberlake's promoting FF on Oprah's show, hiring Colbert as a spokesperson, Ev Williams being just a “distraction”. TechCrunch is going to love this! ;) - Amit Patel
Yes big big thanks to the whole team for all their hard work!! - ɐ ɯıʞ sıɹɥɔ from iPhone
thank you;) waiting for the release :) loving clone - abdellah from FriendFeed API Example
Yay subscribers exposed! - EricaJoy
Finally OAuth, I had a hard time memorizing my remote key. - Hugh Isaacs II
This is indeed very cool, anybody started on a c# version? - Jesper Lind
Joe Dawson
reddit is offline in protest of PROTECT IP and SOPA -
"submitted by reddit to blog." - Joe Dawson
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"Punters inflate the prices. Touts wouldn't sell at those prices if people weren't buying!" - Joe Dawson
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"Merkel 's polishing the brass on the Titanic. It's all going down.." - Joe Dawson
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Mark Krynsky
FriendFeed User Locations - Google Shared Map -
Roll call...this can be great if we all participate. Add yourself to this shared map. I created a placemark on the 2 major intersections near where I live. - Mark Krynsky
or just list location...I'll start...Chatsworth, CA - Mark Krynsky
I would but I won't - Outsanity
How do I add myself? - Mo Kargas
Grayson, GA - Rahsheen
Puyallup, WA - Bren
Mo, I'm a newb to the shared maps stuff, but I turned on collaboration and allowed anyone to edit the map. There should be an edit button and then you can add a placemark. - Mark Krynsky
erm...Adelaide, SA, Australia - Mo Kargas
Sydney, Australia. - Andrew Trinh
Yeah, I don't see how to add anything to the map - Rahsheen
But you already have Rahsheen. - Andrew Trinh
Well it's working because I see others are adding themselves...Make sure you are logged into your Google account. - Mark Krynsky
After most have put their placemarks on, don't let anyone edit it because there's always someone out there waiting to fuck shit up. - Andrew Trinh
@Andrew...good point. I just changed it from public to unlisted which only makes the map available to those with the URL. - Mark Krynsky
Even so, last time we had the Confessions account details on FF it was tinkered with. - Andrew Trinh
I added mine, but in the process of learning I think I nudged the Sydney, Australia points off a little. Sorry. - Rob H.
Ok, think I did it! - Bec Rowe @d0tski
Robert bought me a new house in the northern suburbs. - Andrew Trinh
@Bec...nice. You are the first brave female on here. - Mark Krynsky
Cool idea, Mark! I was thinking something like this would be fun the other day. Duly added myself - or at least the nearest big intersection. ;) - Jandy
Mousing over the usernames shows your Google profile - Mark Krynsky
I marked a bus stop near my house. But not TOO near. :) - Nine DataAngel Ferdinand
If you haven't yet...go add FriendFeed to your Google will then auto-discover and allow you to add a ton of other profiles you have. - Mark Krynsky
Thanks for the profile tip - I hadn't updated it since I moved here! - Jandy
Added myself. Verona, Italy - Stefano
Added. Sydney, Australia - Jay
Added. Doha, Qatar. - mj
Thanks guys. This is coming along nicely. It's great to have as a resource to see where everyone is from. Hopefully this can become a standard feature on FF one day. - Mark Krynsky
Canterbury, Melbourne, Victoria added - Duncan Riley
Athens, Greece added, too :) - George Tziralis
Added. - Atul Arora
Ace idea, I've added mine in Kent, England. - Kol Tregaskes
Asia's letting the side down - Toby Graham
added, North London, UK - Rory
Current count: 13 US, 11 Europe, 3 Australia, 1 Middle East. Happy to see many others add themselves overnight. Hoping more will continue this. - Mark Krynsky
Done ! Waterloo Belgium - Jacopo Gio
I've read the instruction and still don't see the button thing to add myself. I'm feeling pretty stupid right now. -
@Jill, make sure you are logged into your Google account and then click on the edit button above the list of names already on the map. You will then see the pushpin in the upper left hand side of the map. - Mark Krynsky
Thanks Mark! I see it all now. -
Great idea! - Alan Le
@Neal yea, we really need a FriendFeed meetup. I might be up there for Web 2.0 in March...or we can have one at SXSW if a large number of us are going. Let's plan and get the Upcoming page going. - Mark Krynsky
Am I the only FriendFeeder in VA? - Aram Zucker-Scharff
Maybe we can talk Paul & Bret into letting us invade the FF offices for a meetup in conjunction with Web 2.0? That would be sooooo cool! - Mark Krynsky
Yay Alejandro...first South American..and my old stomping grounds in Argentina no less :) - Mark Krynsky
Added! - Shey
Neat. Added. - Rodfather
Alright Shey! We finally have a Canadian...let's see if your fellow compatriot Mark Wilson joins the fray. - Mark Krynsky
@NiceFishFilms, your pushpin seems a bit off up there in Russia. Dana Point is thousands of miles from there :) - Mark Krynsky
Oh, I see added 2. You're a pushpin litterbug :) - Mark Krynsky
Another snowflake pushpin *waves to Shey* - Micah
whoo hoo! Canadian snowflakes FTW! - Shey
Added.Hi from Russia.:) - Igor Poltavskiy
How do I add myself again? How do I add my ff to my gmail account? - Amani
Cairo, Egypt - Hayk
reykjavik, iceland - siggimus
Cologne, Germany - Holger Eilhard
Carcavelos, Portugal - Ricardo Vidal
Added New Jersey but boy, it took a while to get the Pin logo on the screen, not so obvious - Sally Church
London EC1 UK - Joe Dawson
Added - Bwana ☠
Pinned! sheesh this just cost me 1/2 hour of time as I scrolled thru all the folks :) - bear (aka Mike Taylor)
Except for Bret, there are no FriendFeeders on the penninsula between San Jose and San Francisco. So much for Silicon Valley early adopters. - Ryan Kuder
Added! I'm the first in The Netherlands :-) -
Added. First in Japan! - rawwell
I think I added me. HOpe it worked - Amani
This is truly awesome! - Mathew™ aka Youngblood
Cluelessness alert! I'm not seeing how to add my pushpin! - Hutch Carpenter
For some reason whenever i use google maps in creation-mode, it defaults to some other maps I've used, not the one I'm trying to access - ah, figured it out. Had to de-activate some other collaborative maps - anna sauce
Added. What a great way to see who's on FF in Austin, TX! - Carter ♥ JS
Added myself in Shenzhen,China. - Steve Chou
added me. Coimbatore, South India - vijay
Added Bangalore, India. - Mahesh CR
Added - Glenn Slaven
Added - Youngmin Kim
I'm added now, too. - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Nice! I'm the only active FriendFeeder in Montreal: Quebec represents FF! I could be a French Canadian FF ambassador or something. =) - Zu from AOD
Added - ThenWang
Added - James Myatt
Added. I am now an icon :^) - Nick B.
Added =) - ChaCha Fance
Added. - Bonnie Foster
Added - Michael Fidler
Added. Antananarivo, Madagascar - Thierry R. Andriamirado
Finally me too :) Greetings from Ankara Turkey :) - Burçak Çubukçu
Bump for the good times. - Mark Krynsky
Bringing it in to 2010! - That's So CAJ!
Beaverton, OR - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Waves to Alex... - Mark Krynsky
Added - Doral, FL. - That's So CAJ!
Hi Mark! - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Added EastSide of St Paul (use the edit button) - WarLord
Egads. I had not updated my location since my days in East Oakland... Yipes! - Lisa L. Seifert
Huh...had to readd. Oh, well. :) - That's So CAJ!
Yeah, there's a few people who've moved since they added themselves here! I haven't. Same old, same old. - Jandy
Wow you guys revived this old school post...heh. - Mark Krynsky
added (i cant get my fish and fish hook to stay pinned, :( ) Va Beach, Va - chaz2b
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