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Sunny Gene
With Simplified Profiles, Twitter Makes It Easier To Browse Celebrity Accounts
anthha
Every once in a while, I'll stumble on the Twitter account of a celebrity I admire. Once I get past my moment of "OMG, it's Neil Gaiman!" (or whoever), I try to browse their tweets. Sometimes, the browsing ends with, "Awesome! Follow!" Other times, I'm left thinking, "God, I have no idea what's going," because their tweet stream is dominated by incomprehensible conversations with people I don't know or care about. - Sunny Gene
Charlie Anzman
Some things never go away ....
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new font i see - i guess they used some of the $800 million vc - Allen Stern
Apparently it wasn't enough ?? .. Then again, maybe a few cool people will come back HERE :) - Charlie Anzman
and all the tweets were about the same football game everybody was already watching - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
囧,twitter always down~ - 阿石
Paulo Coelho
01/02 - The best prayer is to stand for your values
polou/indigo_bow
A Nielsen report shows that it currently holds 10.7% of the search market (to Google’s (Google) 65%), but its month-over-month growth is 22%, which is astronomical. - polou/indigo_bow from Bookmarklet
Cash Back! It works and it's saved me a lot of money. Always use Bing when I'm shopping. - Jon Winters
I predict that Bing will continue to edge up on Google. Google in general seems to have lost momentum in search. - Sean McBride
Dave Winer
This is what a River of News looks like. http://scripting.com/rivers...
Looks rather dull to be honest - Mark
I think I prefer just browsing the news sites at my leisure, the stream of dull text doesn't seem inviting. Like photos and stuff - Mark
Paulo Coelho
Obrigado, thanks, merci, grazie, danke for the kind messages on my birthday! My way to say thanks: http://twitpic.com/f3iuf
Obrigado, thanks, merci, grazie, danke for the kind messages on my birthday! My way to say thanks: http://twitpic.com/f3iuf
Belated wishes...And I was reading Paulo Coelho book 'Like the flowering river' while on a vacation :-) - ilaxi
Wayne Sutton
Sarah Perez
Why Streamy Could be the Next FriendFeed - http://www.readwriteweb.com/archive...
Why Streamy Could be the Next FriendFeed
Why Streamy Could be the Next FriendFeed
Oh Sarah .... no no no :P - Chris Saad
@Chris: oh yes, yes, yes! Please read. - Sarah Perez
we're all swooping in now! - Jim: with more caffeine!
joining... - Jemm
I signed up a while back and encountered errors while trying to sign in. I just tried it again and still getting that same error. No Streamy for me. - Yolanda
I'm joining, if just to see what's going on in there. Same username. - Jennifer Dittrich
Well, I gave it my email address 20 minutes ago, and I've just tried with another email address. Still got nothing back. - Mark H
interesting... - Grey Drane
Hmm... commenting on FF from streamy? Where does it show up? (this is a test...) - Grey Drane
holy crap this is what FB should have been IMHO....this is what I imgine maybe FB+FF might look like? - Ⓐ ☠ slayerboy ☠ Ⓐ
OK, not sure. It's a cool idea, but it's like a slower, less optimal interface for your various social networks. All in one place, sure, but I'm thinking I'd rather keep separate tabs open than have everything crammed into one site. - Grey Drane
yeah I see what you mean...not sure.....definitely lacking importing of services though for more stuff. - Ⓐ ☠ slayerboy ☠ Ⓐ from IM
seems too busy - andy brudtkuhl
Ooooooo Shiny New Thing....... - Roberto Bonini
Finally got 3 emails turn up all at once, signed up, and... 500 Internal Server Error. I get the message. It doesn't want me. - Mark H
I got the 500 Internal Server Error too... :( - Seth Gray
you all killed it! lol - Sarah Perez
500 internal server error, could't not be my FF replacement for the moment ! - David Foucher
can't say i agree, but i like the effort ;) - Gunther Sonnenfeld
Was just finishing the sign up when it died on me. - Willem (@wim66) ☠
I hope they've improved performance. When I first got on a couple of months ago I thought it was wicked but then it started breaking on me. - Justin Whittaker
Signed up a while ago but didn't spend too long. I'll go back and see what the fuss is about. - Kenton
Just tried to sign in and it crashed (twice). Doesn't look promising. - Jill O'Neill
Let's blame Scoble (the Robert one) since he seems to be gone from FF now anyway. - Kenton
Streamy should be back online and working nice and fast. Whole team was out the lunch when we got a flood of new users, but things are smooth now. Sorry everyone! - tuxboo
Sarah, brilliant post, thank you. It's hugely valuable to see a side-by-side and to have your opinions on what needs work. We'd definitely like to make FriendFeeders comfortable on Streamy. We'll be back with updates. And hey, Chris, my friend. Don't hate ;) - Don Mosites
Which Chris? :) I'm not hating, I'm just suggesting that we need to stop making the same mistake over and over again - crowning 'winning tools' - the winning platform is the web - the tools should leverage open standards to create web-wide distributed social networks. Blogs are the right place to start - tools like streamy are great ways to aggregate the community - but not HOST it - Chris Saad
Just joined! Seems to be promising. - Joao Alves
Been using it for months. I must admit it's the best Twitter "in the cloud" client that I've used. Far better than Seesmic Web Client, at least. - Jordi Soler
Thanks Sarah! Was looking at Streamy earlier today. Just joined and happy to give it a try. Also want to check out AmpliFeeder. Not bailing from FriendFeed yet, but feel the need to investigate alternatives. - Larry Hawes
This really looks like an interesting concept:) - Rob Cairns
Joined Streamy today. Oddly, its FriendFeed feed isn't showing this thread... - Dennis Jernberg
Oh, *there* it is. I see this thread right at the top of my Streamy FF feed now. Commenting from Streamy. - Dennis Jernberg
Checking it out ... - Tom Horn
"Invalid image type. Provided image/png" I like my PNG avatar ... - Tom Horn
No but it's still a nice project... - Dobromir Hadzhiev
there is also lifestream.fm but not so useful - Ahmet Soyata
Joined! - Anthony
too slow!! - Miketrevis
Joined but could not figure out how to add FriendFeed acct - Jacque
ha! dumb errors :-L - Franc, a rememberer
Facebook won't buy this - ThenWang
I still think it's a nicer UI than socialmedian - Franc, a rememberer
For some reason it isn't letting me log in anymore. I remember when people were anxiously awaiting Streamy, and then with all the delays, it seemed like people just forgot about it :P - Angelo Rodrigues
If the rumors come true it will be a sad day indeed... this alternative looks interesting though....thanks' - Bill Masson
That was a very thorough review. - Amani
Thanks Sarah. Great review. - Iván Abrego
Couldn't even log in...I really hope there's another friendfeed clone out there that is easy to use... - brainno722 (Peter)
Don't think they're ready... - Brad
no, they're not ready yet... but can they be by the time the need arises? I think it's in there. - Jim: with more caffeine!
Hey all, we made some fixes to avoid the crashes you were experiencing on Streamy. Be sure to check back in again soon. Thanks for trying us out! - Don Mosites
nice ... thanks for the update. Any news on some new features coming up in the future? - Amani from IM
I tried it last night. It's wonderful. But the loading speed wasn't that good. Or is it only me? - Erfun
not just you. - Jim: with more caffeine!
Paulo Coelho
07/08: Happiness is like Sunday afternoon. Boring, and with Monday waiting.
Avinash Kaushik
This I Believe [A Manifesto for Web Marketers & Analysts] - http://www.kaushik.net/avinash...
"Christos: I grew up in the traditional BI world, I totally understand where you are coming from. I agree that so many problems we might have there don’t exist in WA (we have new ones! :)). Kristen: Brilliant!! I wrote in one of my facebook status replies that I am a “web made person”. I have a mechanical eng degree and a MBA. But nothing there prepared me for what I do. I had no idea at the end of all that what I was good at or what I really wanted to do. I was on a healthy job track just doing a job. Now I do what I am good at and what I enjoy doing. I wound never ever have thought this is what I wanted to do. Massimo: I love your #2. Especially in our world of data that is so profound because if I torture data enough it will tell me anything I want. :) Ned: I agree that reporting is necessary. Since the balance today is 99.9 to 0.1 in favor of reporting I am going to be “mean” to reporting. :) I promise you though when the balance is closer to 75 to 25 (still in favor of reporting)..." - Avinash Kaushik
Aline Ohannessian
A Mom is a Mom no Matter What the Species | Most BEautiful photos of a Tiger & a Chimp!! - http://www.vetlocator.com/jokes...
A Mom is a Mom no Matter What the Species | Most BEautiful photos of a Tiger & a Chimp!!
A Mom is a Mom no Matter What the Species | Most BEautiful photos of a Tiger & a Chimp!!
and when I grow up I shall eat you for a snack ;) Says the kitteh to the monkeh - The Catz Meow
mashable
Yahoo Explains New Homepage to Your Momma [Video] - http://mashable.com/2009...
Darren Rowse
Reading: 73 Ways to Become a Better Writer - http://www.copyblogger.com/better-...
Darren, You still have doubts? You don't need to read...you are an Expert:-) - ilaxi
Alex Shalman
LOl, on phone with @msipen and she says "People follow me on twitter everyday, and I don't get why. I get why I would follow people."
Chris Brogan
Why I Use Amazon Affiliate Links When Reviewing Items - http://www.chrisbrogan.com/why-i-u...
I was impressed, at the time I read the post, that you even labeled the Amazon links with '(amazon affiliate link)'. How much more transparent could you be? - Gary Burge
I'm disturbed by the fact that Chris even has to write this post. There are 87247321743552 items in the Amazon store. Do we really think that Chris is trying to be unauthentic just due to the mere presence of an affiliate link from one of the items in this HUGE online store? Seriously. - Tamar Weinberg
I think CB might have been trolled. - Trent Hamm from iPod
Who cares? that's what we all should say, including Chris.. I mean, I can see why he was annoyed, yet, why should he be annoyed?> wtf has a got to do with whoever it was complained?? Nothing... as for everyone else, we didn't know nor need to... none knew about it until he blogged it here.. I tell it as is on the sidebar on my own blog if anyone complained.. I'd say so what? ;o) - Rob Sellen :o)
Do these amazon associate links earn? I been placing these since ages with no expectations..only of late, amazon associate is doing good! - ilaxi
Robert Freeze
Facebook is where your kids are going to be and where your should also. As you use it to connect with your friends your relationship with your kids will also reap the benefits. So get on line and sigh up if you have not already. http://familynester.com/home... - Robert Freeze
I agree!Parents are moving on to Twitter and kids onto Facebook.This territorial behaviour is widening the walls between parents and kids!Parents should get onto FB since young people will not join Twitter! - Samuel Ochanji
Both should be on FB and none on Twitter as there's a Hole in Twitter! - ilaxi
YES - Shevonne
Would most FB-age kids be OK with "friending" their parents? - Jen (SquirrelGirl) from iPhone
I keep seeing more and more of my friends parents getting on FB--and my friends are well, old many are parents themselves. - Kelly W.
Wayne Sutton
Question: Does anyone know what was the 1st social networking site to add the "Like" feature? Was it FriendFeed?
I think it may have been StumbleUpon, Wayne. - Chris Collins
Twitter, Flickr and YouTube all had simple favoriting interfaces before FF, which is essentially they same but they don't give you a good way to view you friend's favorites. - Richard Cunningham
Jim Connolly
You can have a thousand people subscribe to your FriendFeed and no one actually reading it. I often wonder how many of the 1,600 people that subscribe to me, actually see my feed. I'm thinking far fewer than 10%.
I think the opposite is a better question. If you follow 1600, what percent of the posts do you read? - Jeremy Malin
I happen to read this one :). But yeah it's easy to miss things. Only a very small percentage of posts get bubbled up and these are all the posts people read when they go to Friendfeed - Andre P. Siregar
Jeremy: Good point. I use groups and tend to dip into and out of them. Timing is key. - Jim Connolly
Andre: Yes, if a 'popular' FriendFeed user comments on your feed, it makes a huge difference. - Jim Connolly
Yes, the numbers are small unless you get engagement, then it goes way up. - Robert Scoble
Good point Mr Scoble! - Jim Connolly
so active reader is the key - kang
kang: yes, because if your item gets likes or comments that item gets shown to all of that user's followers, which is how your item will get a large audience. - Robert Scoble
lack of a decent desktop/iphone client doesn't help either. - Shivanand Velmurugan
The moment I entered, I happened to read this one! Random reads are best sometimes... - ilaxi
Also, if Scoble comments, you get a lot of eyeballs :) (which is how I noticed this, yup I have a separate group called "Scobles", which has 2 ppl in it) - Shivanand Velmurugan
This thread had not had a comment for ages, til Scoble commented. - Jim Connolly
We should get Scoble and Dave Winer to stop using twitter and FF for 2 weeks, and see what happens to the traffic stats :) - Shivanand Velmurugan
Jim: the thing is it was on the top of my browser when I first signed in this morning. So someone clicking like or commenting got it on my radar screen. - Robert Scoble
I think FF is based on "word-of-mouth" or "likes", which probably is the only way posts get noticed (atleast if one follows >50 ppl). Lists help to track specific persons, but ultimately, it's likes that determines how much attention a specific post gets.The amount of data to process is still quite enormous. It would really kewl, if FF can pick 20 items that are most relevant (based on social data) to me in the last 24 hours. - Shivanand Velmurugan
Likes are certainly a MASSIVE part of gaining people's attention here. - Jim Connolly
Actually, that is the very same question I'm asking right now. How do you view Friendfeed feeds Jim? - nesh thompson
It would be cool if we could have Google Analytics support on FriendFeed so we could measure traffic from Google and all thing else. - Svartling
Eric - I agree. Many people use FF purely as a place to 'dump' crap from Twitter / blip / facebook etc. - Jim Connolly
As FriendFeed gets more crowded, even people with lots of followers need to follow my advice for finding their audience. That is, wait for the conversation that your post would be helpful for, and then help it. Like you said, timing is key. Details at http://ourdoings.com/ourdoin... - Bruce Lewis
I agree with Scoble. Friendfeed is all about engagement. Some people follow others just to "have them on their list" but they could care less what you have to say 90% of the time.. To me, that is purpose defeating on a service like Twitter or Friendfeed. It's all about engagement and community. - John Fox
John, if I could care less what someone has to say 90% of the time, I probably wouldn't follow them. I'd follow someone who tends to 'Like' the same 10% I do. For a long time I didn't follow Robert Scoble until one day I went into his feed and saw some things I liked that nobody else 'Liked'. - Bruce Lewis
Bruce: I did say "some people". My statement doesn't apply to everyone, obviously. - John Fox
I read you everyday Jim - Wayne Dibert
Ah, right. Apologies, John. - Bruce Lewis from fftogo
After 3 hours of posting my initial message here, there has been 13 'likes' and 19 comments (including my own) from 1,600 subscribers. I find that interesting. - Jim Connolly
Well, Jim, timing is a huge part of it. This post was made at 4:30 EDT, which means the bulk of the US wasn't awake (or, at least not FFing) to see it. Assuming your subscriber distribution is similar to the FF user distribution, taking out the entire US population from your readership is going to decrease the overall % of people that see the post. - FFing Enigma
Jim, I've also seen your comment,but as I have nothing futher to add to what has already been said,I have left it be. - Paul Downing
Bruce: No problem. That's what 'Net communites are all about - expressing opinions and ideas. - John Fox
I think Jeremy has the right idea. I see many of these "marketing" gurus "following" thousands of people. I wonder what their stream looks like. I'd prefer to engage a few hundred than blast to thousands. - Keith James Designs
Wayne: Thanks! - Jim Connolly
Nesh: I started off by subscribing to Robert Scoble, as we have many similar interests. Then, I found people in Scobles stream who were really interesting, so I subscribed to their feeds. Pretty soon I was following some really interesting people. I LOVE FriendFeed - I just do! - Jim Connolly
Tina: As usual, you make a great point. My tech news blog's readership is mainly American & because I mention FF so often there, I have quite a few US based FF buddies. I try & take that into account when posting on the blog AND here on FF too. - Jim Connolly
I love the fact you can customize friendfeed in this way, so I can read the feeds I want in the way I want to. Power to the user :) On Twitter, you do think that more people would be reading the message? I doubt it. - Asgeir
FF is massively more configurable than Twitter. This thread could not have happened on Twitter. - Jim Connolly
Bill: You make a good point. By following what our friends are commenting on and liking, we get to discover interesting resources / people. - Jim Connolly
I do - atanas
Agreement here... IMO "real time" has made things more so.... timing more important, participation by popular users more important. Most stuff floats down the RT stream unnoticed, right into the bit bucket. - Richard Walker
I always wonder that. No one ever comments on my crap. Then again, I probably have too much noise. Oh well - I use friendfeed more to comment on other people's stuff. - George Smith
This happens in Twitter too. But People still have conversation here - Michael_techie
Engagement and participation... I think you can give more and receive more here because of the expanded conversation. People will follow you here because they are interested in what you have to say/offer. It will be interesting to see where your FF is in the coming months : ) - Mark Harai
Hey, I'm just joining the conversation - what was it again? - Neil Ashworth
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
Diversity Woman
Don't forget to smile today! By doing so you make yourself approachable and a pleasant leader. www.diversitywoman.com
mashable
Bing Now Bigger Than Digg, Twitter and CNN - http://mashable.com/2009...
wow that was fast - Thomas Power
Bing already 50m users in a month http://siteanalytics.compete.com/bing... - Thomas Power
Too fast! I like their Bing Photo Contest with user bgs appearing on their Search:-) I submitted one too. - ilaxi
Abdul Malick SEO
RT @ManiKarthik In India Facebook is catching up with Orkut at an envious growth rate ! http://www.insidefacebook.com/2009...
Sure, it is. And certainly, the status of people says all - ilaxi
Guy Kawasaki
4 Reasons you fail to achieve your goals: http://om.ly/track/404.html AC
bob
bob
Chinese troops flood streets after riots - http://www.breitbart.com/article...
Chinese troops flood streets after riots
Chinese troops flood streets after riots
"When someone yelled, "The Han are coming!" children scampered indoors and women ran shrieking through a backstreet market with carts of watermelons, shops selling cold soft drinks and smoky grills with sizzling lamb kebabs. Within seconds, the men armed themselves with spears stashed behind doors and under market stands. The weapons were long poles with knives and meat cleavers tied to the ends. Piles of rocks were placed across the street for ammunition. One Uighur graduate student who called himself Memet greeted a foreign reporter in English by saying, "Welcome to the jungle!"" - bob from Bookmarklet
Sardar Mohkim Khan
And now Search on FriendFeed is Real Time too | Startup Meme - Technology Startup and Latest Tech News - http://startupmeme.com/and-now...
And now Search on FriendFeed is Real Time too | Startup Meme - Technology Startup and Latest Tech News
Paulo Coelho
Poster of The Winner Stands Alone in the Trainstation in Holland by Lex - http://paulocoelhoblog.com/2009...
Darren Rowse
how long do I take to write a post? @Asfaq it's usually a 24-48 hour process. I go through a couple of drafts usually for longer ones
mashable
"Facebook Scam" trending on Twitter. Hope people pay attention: spam messages still spreading. Info: http://mashable.com/2009...
Scott Beale
The New York Times Launches Lens, Their New Photojournalism Blog - http://laughingsquid.com/...
The New York Times Launches Lens, Their New Photojournalism Blog
Bookmarked it. Love the shots and full screen rendering http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/ - Charlie Anzman
Wish it has bigger photos. Boston's http://www.boston.com/bigpict... blog has larger photos - Daniel Sims
ProBlogger Room
Converting First Time Visitors to Loyal Readers - http://www.problogger.net/archive...
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