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Bret Taylor
At the FriendFeed birthday dinner
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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 - Poppa Large
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! :) - Свободная игуана
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(selinalovebaby2014@outlook.com) 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 (selinalovebaby2014@outlook.com) - Selina Love
WTF BIRTHDAY - yormayinbeni
Bret Taylor
Happy Holidays!
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Dead programs don't let you make comments - Ozgur Demir
dead programs don't let you like things - Roberto Bonini
Dead programs don't..... work. - tehKenny
Yay! The graphic has officially been flipped! No need for nostalgia. - Louis Gray
Kenndy actually makes a good point here... :) - Roberto Bonini
Merry Eggnog! ... and jeez, what's with the rude comments? It's the holidays. #relax - Mona Nomura
I think everyone knew exactly what you meant jeremy :) - Roberto Bonini
Jeremy, perhaps there's a misunderstanding. As a rule, FriendFeeders celebrate Festivus - maybe someone mistook this thread for the Airing of the Grievences ceremony. In any event, I got a lot of problems with you people! And now you're gonna hear about it! - John Craft
*gets popcorn* - Roberto Bonini
A little goes a long way around these here parts. *picks teeth with straw* - Josh Haley
^^^ :) - Micah
:) - Shandiz
Happy :)))))))))))))))))))) - ★ Soner Gönül
Happy Holidays everyone! :-D - Kol Tregaskes
Merry Christmas - Xitong Liu
Merry Christmas - Vic Ted from iPhone
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
like for the bump, ;) - chaz2b
ta... - --ef--
Thanks much Bret. Happy Holidays to you too! - RON08 owned by jd again
Feliz Navidad - Harlem Garciia
I liked it - abdul amid
hey :) - amal
holaa - Sercan
bretçim sana dm atamıyorum abone olur musun:) - Aynebilim Aşevi
I do love this logo!!! - Rachel Lea Fox
I wonder how the holiday logo for FF will look this year? - Eivind
thanks - solncee
YAA BEN KAR YAĞMASINI BEKLİYORDUM BUNU HORTLATMAK İÇİN AMAAAAĞĞĞĞĞ...NABER BRET? - Aynebilim Aşevi
breeeettt evine dön..evde çoluk çocuk perişannnn..söz veriyorum kirli çoraplarını kanepeye bıraktın diye bi daha kızmayacam!! - Aynebilim Aşevi
. - AJ Batac
Just had our first snow 45°30′N 73°34′W, Happy upcoming Holidays '13. - Zu from AOD
این بابا هم اواتارش با عکس زنش انداخته - alireza6211
UYUMA BRET - feraye - koray iç giyim
hindiyi yedin mi bret? - Kenny Powers
hoppalaaa... - Abdul değil lan EMRE!
daje - yespa
http://klimotek.ru - продажа и монтаж кондиционеров в Санкт-Петербурге - Ivan Denisov
program and training with #Dwayne_Johnson in six pays per week http://dwaynejohnson-therock.b... - AHMED2020
Stephen Mack
The creepy but definitive list of FriendFeed employees and where they work now. UPDATE: As of October 2, 2012, *three* still work at Facebook. Still true as of November 20, 2013.
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With Paul's departure from Facebook today (November 12, 2010), I've heard several FFers talk about who's still at Facebook. I've seen various different numbers, none of which I think are accurate. This is my attempt to be more accurate. Information comes from publicly available sources where available. I drew on the list of FF employees from http://friendfeed.com/about... and http://blog.friendfeed.com/. - Stephen Mack
Ana Yang http://friendfeed.com/ana: Chief Miscellaneous Officer at Quip, per https://quip.com/about/ and had left Facebook around September 2012 (see Tudor B.'s comment from 9/20/2012 below). Formerly Places Product Manager at Facebook (see http://www.guardian.co.uk/technol...). - Stephen Mack
Ben Darnell http://friendfeed.com/bdarnell: DropBox (per Tudor Bosman below, updated 5/22/2012). Prior to that, AOL (Brizzly until their acquisition by AOL in September, see http://friendfeed.com/bdarnel...). - Stephen Mack
Ben Golub http://friendfeed.com/bgolub: Software Engineer at Facebook (see http://www.linkedin.com/in...). - Stephen Mack
Bret Taylor http://friendfeed.com/bret: Co-founder and CEO of Quip, per his FF page profile. Was previously CTO of Facebook (see FF profile). On June 15, announced he was leaving FB: https://www.facebook.com/btaylor... - Stephen Mack
Casey Muller http://friendfeed.com/casey: Quip, per https://quip.com/about/. Per Tudor on 10/2/1012, no longer at Facebook, confirmed by Casey's FB page listing "formerly" there (see http://www.facebook.com/caseymr...). - Stephen Mack
Dan Hsiao http://friendfeed.com/dhsiao: VP of Product @ Soldsie, per his FF page profile. Per Tudor on 5/22/2012, he is no longer at Facebook (see comment below). Previously was Program Manager at Facebook (see bio of twitter feed, http://twitter.com/danhsiao). - Stephen Mack
Gary Burd http://friendfeed.com/gburd: Managing Director at BeagleDreams per his Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/gburd); it previously said he left Facebook in October of 2009. - Stephen Mack
Goutham Patnaik http://friendfeed.com/gpatnaik (private feed): Google. Summer intern, left on 9/18/2009 (see http://blog.friendfeed.com/2008...). Update 5/22/2012: Per below, now at Google. I previously listed him as "unknown." - Stephen Mack
Jim Norris http://friendfeed.com/jim: Entrepreneur In Residence at Funemployed per his FB page, http://www.facebook.com/james... (updated 11/20/2013). Previously AeroFS per his mom (comment below). - Stephen Mack
Kevin Fox http://friendfeed.com/kfury: Electric Imp (see http://friendfeed.com/kfury...). Previously Mozilla Labs. Kevin left Facebook in May of 2010 (see below) and announced on 10/27/2010 that he joined Mozilla Labs (see http://friendfeed.com/kfury...). - Stephen Mack
Paul Buchheit http://friendfeed.com/paul: Y-Combinator as of 11/12/2010 (see http://friendfeed.com/paul...). - Stephen Mack
Ross Miller http://friendfeed.com/ross: Taylor Engineering in Alameda per his Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/ross...). (Ross was a two-time intern at FF.) - Stephen Mack
Tudor Bosman http://friendfeed.com/tudor: Software Engineer at Facebook (see http://www.linkedin.com/in...). - Stephen Mack
Overall status as of November 2010: Of the 14 people who were ever FriendFeed employees, 8 are still at Facebook (Ana Y., Ben G., Bret T., Casey M., Dan H., Jim N., Sanjeev S., and Tudor B), 5 have departed from Facebook (Ben D., Gary B., Kevin F., Paul B., Ross M.), and 1 is unknown (Goutham P.). - Stephen Mack
I will update the above if I hear news. - Stephen Mack
Technically my first day at Mozilla isn't until Monday. :-) - Kevin Fox
I will also remove this if any FF employees think it's too creepy. :) - Stephen Mack
Ross Miller's account: http://friendfeed.com/ross - Rochelle
You are both thorough and scary :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
KLevin, tehcnically, this is your last day here and your not part of the FF team ! - Peter Dawson
Me too, Geoff. - Kevin Fox
Thanks Rochelle, updated! Kevin F., edited now, thanks. :) - Stephen Mack
Peter, what? Today is my last day where? And I left Facebook (and the FF team) back in May. - Kevin Fox
Of those still left at FB, I only see Tudor and Ben who are still active here and have contributed to FF fixes since the buyout. - Rodfather
Kevin mea culpa .. now i remember you want on a summer sabbatical ! - Peter Dawson
No worries. :-) - Kevin Fox
Rodfather, I'm not active here? - Kevin Fox
Of those still left at FB. ;) - Rodfather
I love the iFly photo of us. We are a great big arm rainbow!! - Rachel Lea Fox
Yeah, Paul and April were missing from that picture because that was the day Thomas was born! - Kevin Fox
Rod: Oops, my bad. I saw 'left FB' and missed the 'at'. - Kevin Fox
Wild AND Crazy - Eric - Poppa Large
OK, took some editing but I think the above is accurate. If anyone knows where Ross M. or Goutham P. are now, please let me know! - Stephen Mack
Many thanks to people who provided info, especially Rochelle. - Stephen Mack
Rachel: That's definitely an awesome pic. I had a hard time choosing, you guys had a lot of great events. - Stephen Mack
Wow that is a great list I should probably try an add a few people. FriendFeed very good micro blogging, thanks. - Robert Bridge
Thanks Robert! Updated Ross's employer with information Anne B. found on his Facebook page. - Stephen Mack
He made them an offer that they could eventually refuse? - Stephen Mack
*snicker* - Big Joe Silence
Bump in honor of today's FB IPO. Time to do more creepy digging to see what's up with the FF team! - Stephen Mack
Updated Gary's entry. - Stephen Mack
Updated Jim's entry. He's apparently left Facebook. (I think I remember him confirming this when I had lunch with him last month!) - Stephen Mack
Updated Kevin's entry. - Stephen Mack
Overall status as of May 2012: Of the 14 people who were ever FriendFeed employees, 7 are still at Facebook (Ana Y., Ben G., Bret T., Casey M., Dan H., Sanjeev S., and Tudor B), 6 have departed from Facebook (Ben D., Gary B., Jim N., Kevin F., Paul B., Ross M.), and 1 is unknown (Goutham P.). - Stephen Mack
Stephen, Goutham worked at RockYou for a bit in 2010 and now works for Google. Also, how have I not seen this thread before?! I remember you taking that picture at Kitchen Table - fun times :) - Ross Miller
now this is creepy.. some1 is stalking all the former employees of FF :)- - Peter Dawson
Peter, I wonder who? Ross, thanks! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Jim is now at AeroFS. - Anne Bouey
Stephen, also Goutham was a summer intern the year before the Facebook buy. He did not transfer to Facebook. Ross did you transfer to Facebook, I can't remember. - Rachel Lea Fox
oh and I think Ben D. has left AOL. But I can't confirm that, I just seem to remember something about that. *shrug* - Rachel Lea Fox
Anne, AeroFS looks cool! Congrats Jim!! - Rachel Lea Fox
Ben Darnell is at Dropbox. - Tudor Bosman
Also, Dan Hsiao is no longer at Facebook (no more details). - Tudor Bosman
Goutham Patnaik is at Google. - Tudor Bosman
And yes, both Ross and Goutham were interns and were never Facebook employees after the acquisition. - Tudor Bosman
Thanks Tudor! Updated above. - Stephen Mack
Overall status as of May 22, 2012: Of the 12 people who were ever FriendFeed employees plus 2 interns, 6 are still at Facebook (Ana Y., Ben G., Bret T., Casey M., Sanjeev S., and Tudor B), 6 have departed from Facebook (Ben D., Dan H., Gary B., Jim N., Kevin F., Paul B.), and 2 were interns who never went to Facebook (Ross M., Goutham P.). - Stephen Mack
And now there are five. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Indeed. I'll update when I get back from vacation -- by then we should know more about Bret's new venture. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Bump. - NOT THE CRICKET
Oops, I see I never updated this. Stand by. - Stephen Mack
Bret's entry updated. - Stephen Mack
Overall status, as of June 15, 2012 (updated on September 13, 2012): There are 12 people who were ever FriendFeed employees. (In addition, there were 2 interns (Ross M., Goutham P.) who never went to Facebook, per Tudor B., above.) So, of the 12 official FriendFeed employees: Currently, 5 of 12 are still at Facebook (Ana Y., Ben G., Casey M., Sanjeev S., and Tudor B), and 7 of 12 have departed from Facebook (Ben D., Bret T., Dan H., Gary B., Jim N., Kevin F., Paul B.). - Stephen Mack
So basically we're gradually losing FF advocates within the mothership. :-( - DB, Lil LB's Dad
So clearly we need to either recruit current FB'ers to start using FF or get FF users employed FB, or both. - Andrew C (✔)
13 Sep 2012: what was the cause of the outage? But perhaps more importantly, *who* kindly fixed it (and from where) ? [If FB open sources FF, who would be willingly to maintain it?] - Adriano
And whoever it was, I'd happily buy them a nice dinner. - Meg VMeg
Per Tudor (in this thread http://friendfeed.com/friendf...) it was Sanjeev who saved us. THANK YOU SANJEEV! - Stephen Mack
SANJEEV! - Josh Haley
I think Sanjeev is most eligible for a FF Rent Party of sorts. More of a FF Thank You party. - Janet
bump just to immortalise this pix and the start-up crew ! - Peter Dawson
Ana left Facebook, no more details. - Tudor Bosman
Thanks Tudor -- I updated her entry. Overall status, as of September 20, 2012): There are 12 people who were ever FriendFeed employees. (In addition, there were 2 interns (Ross M., Goutham P.) who never went to Facebook, per Tudor B., above.) So, of the 12 official FriendFeed employees: Currently, 4 of 12 are still at Facebook (Ben G., Casey M., Sanjeev S., and Tudor B), and 8 of 12 have departed from Facebook (Ana Y., Ben D., Bret T., Dan H., Gary B., Jim N., Kevin F., Paul B.). - Stephen Mack
Thanks Tudor and Stephen for the update. - Meg VMeg
Casey left Facebook as well (which, as he's Ana's husband, is no big surprise :) ). No more details. - Tudor Bosman
Ah, so three now. Thanks Tudor. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Not sure how I missed Tudor's update back on October 2, but I have now updated Casey's entry. - Stephen Mack
Overall status, as of October 2, 2012: There are 12 people who were ever FriendFeed employees. In addition, there were 2 interns (Ross M. and Goutham P.) who never went to Facebook, per Tudor B., above. So, of the 12 official FriendFeed employees: Currently, 3 of 12 are still at Facebook (Ben G., Sanjeev S., and Tudor B), and 9 of 12 have departed from Facebook (Ana Y., Ben D., Casey M., Bret T., Dan H., Gary B., Jim N., Kevin F., and Paul B.). - Stephen Mack
An update of sorts, which I guess is in and of itself creepy. I was reading a recent piece on Google Reader, and I was struck by the fact that Darnell jumped from Google Reader to FriendFeed (there are similarities between the two orphaned applications, when you think about it). Then I saw that Darnell made his move right before the Facebook acquisition. After reading subsequent... more... - John E. Bredehoft
Bump. Updated a few folks above to show they're at Quip. I think it's still the case that 3 of the 12 are at Facebook (Ben, Sanjeev, Tudor). - Stephen Mack
Thanks for the update Stephen! - Zu from AOD
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"Hey we're taking a photo here.." (in NY accent) http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/your-sh...
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Isn't that just typical!!!! - Kevin J Hatton
One in a million. I love it. - Adam Reyher from Alert Thingy
That's insanely lucky. - James Rishabh Mishra
seriously this is not photoshopped? oh this is too funny, it's like that annoying kid that always jumps in front of the camera. - R. Ferguson
LoL. This is a true once in a life time shot. - Bluesun 2600
precious! - Tammy Hoeck
LOL! Adorable! - Kevin Winn
Quelle jolie photo!! Très originale, j'adore;-) - Orangeade
Cool - Bob Lyr
uhuh, just excellent - TiTi
I think that must be the 'mini-wanker' the lake is named after. - Ken Morley
I love how the camera focuses on the squirrel rather than the people - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
This shot is hilarious!! This is a totally gorgeous spot. been there once. - Nathalie
Begging to be captioned ~ http://img.ly/2tG :3 - CannonGod
That's one photogenic little critter. <3 - Sung W. Lim
haha @ Jake Fudge. spot on! - stefan
It's so cute! It almost doesn't look real. Loving it!!! - Jennifer Medlin
So awesome - Mitch
love how its head lines up exactly with the horizon line. *So* much better than it would have been. - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Unbelievable. - Ramene Anthony
See more about this story in CBC news http://www.cbc.ca/video... - Carloe Stamp
I laugh ever time I see this. It is so great. - Jim Williams
^^)b - YungSang from FriendFooV2
lol ( in NY accent :) ) - Pinkpackrat
Isn't there a website where you can submit pictures of photo-stealers? This should totally be submitted. || Edit: Found it. http://thisisphotobomb.com/ - Miss Elle
excelent - Rui
...it was only after Chipper received his prints from the local PhotoMat that he realized two humans had snuck into the background of his lakeview self-portrait. - .LAG liked that
haha cute....family picture? lol just kidding =] - Marissa
Bump. - Kol Tregaskes
Still funny! :) - Ken Morley
Nice Photo really ! - Michael Stuart
GOOD - hongyanself
Stephen Mack
Quick with the one-liner
"You have the Midas touch. Everything you touch turns into a muffler." -- Henny Youngman - Stephen Mack
"When I turned two I was really anxious, because I'd doubled my age in a year. I thought, if this keeps up, by the time I'm six I'll be ninety." -- Steven Wright - Stephen Mack
"When I die, I would like to go peacefully, in my sleep, like my grandfather did. Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car." -- Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey - Stephen Mack
"When I grow up I want to be a futurist because I want to know what happens next." - Kevin Fox
(Is that one by you, Kevin?) - Stephen Mack
It has my name after it. right? ;-) Seriously, I ws going to give myself attribution, but it seemed weird to say "-- Kevin Fox - Kevin Fox" - Kevin Fox
On the other hand, you just said "-- Kevin Fox - Kevin Fox" - Kevin Fox - Stephen Mack
"Me fail English? That's unpossible." -- Ralph Wiggum - Stephen Mack
"If I were manager of a Black Angus restaurant, I'd have one person responsible for going out at dusk to make sure the 'G' lights up." -- Emo Philips - Stephen Mack
"A girl phoned me the other day and said, 'Come on over, there's nobody home.' I went over. Nobody was home." -- Rodney Dangerfield - Stephen Mack
"A girl phoned me the other day and said, 'Come on over, there's nobody home.' I went over. Nobody was home." -- Rodney Dangerfield - Kevin Fox
I'm still waiting for a fireman and stripper to have an affair; I can see the see the headline now, "Stripper Caught on Fireman's Pole" - NOT THE CRICKET
"If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be." -- Yogi Berra - Stephen Mack
"Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life." -- unknown - Dylan Parker
(Dylan, per this site, http://www.lspace.org/ftp..., that great line is by Terry Pratchett from "Jango.") - Stephen Mack
"I saw a woman wearing a sweatshirt with ‘Guess’ on it. I said, 'Thyroid problem?’" -- Peter Kay - Stephen Mack
I was on the street. This guy waved to me, and he came up to me and said, “I’m sorry, I thought you were someone else.” And I said, “I am.” - Demetri Martin - Aneto
I LOVE Demetri Martin. That is not a one liner. Just sayin'. - Lisa L. Seifert
"The trouble with unemployment is that the minute you wake up in the morning you're on the job." -- Slappy White - Stephen Mack
"Say what you want about long dresses, but they cover a multitude of shins." -- Mae West - Stephen Mack
"The world is getting to be such a dangerous place, a man is lucky to get out of it alive." -- W.C. Fields - Stephen Mack
There Stephen, I "liked" your thread, are you happy now?! ;) - Georgia
My happiness is infinite and unbounded. -- Me - Stephen Mack
"Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same." -- Oscar Wilde - Stephen Mack
"Don't spend two dollars to dry clean a shirt. Donate it to the Salvation Army instead. They'll clean it and put it on a hanger. Next morning buy it back for seventy-five cents." -- Billiam Coronel - Stephen Mack
"Marge, I'm not going to stand here and lie to you, so I'll be at Moe's" - Homer S. - Mark Layton
"Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes." -- some guy on Reddit - Stephen Mack
(Seen on a fridge magnet) "It speaks well of the human race that we allow our teenagers to live." - Dylan Bennett
"This is the worst kind of discrimination. The kind against me!" -- Bender, Futurama (yay renewed!) - Stephen Mack
Futurama got renewed?! When where. :) - Dario Gomez
"The wages of sin are death. But by the time taxes are taken out, it's just sort of a tired feeling." -- Paula Poundstone - Stephen Mack
"How many members of a certain demographic group does it take to perform a specified task?" "A finite number: one to perform the task and an additional number to act in a manner stereotypical of the group in question." - Stephen Mack
"Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it's open to anybody who owns hideous clothing." -- Dave Barry - Stephen Mack
Just because you can, it doesn't mean you should... - Tyson Key
Aperture Science: "We do what we must, because we can" - Kevin Fox
'I sprayed spot remover on my dog and now he's gone.' –– Steven Wright - Akiva
'I came home the other day only to find that everything in my apartment had been stolen and replaced with an exact duplicate.' –– Steven Wright - Akiva
'Do you know why Jewish husbands die before their wives? Because they want to!' –– Henny Youngman - Akiva
Very nice, Akiva, keep 'em coming. - Stephen Mack
[Not necessarily a one-liner but a personal favorite] When interviewing a woman who had six children, Groucho Marx asked her why so many. She replied, 'Because I love my husband!' He said, 'Well, lady, I love my cigar, too, but I take it out of my mouth every once in awhile.' - Akiva
'I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, "Where's the self-help section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.' –– George Carlin - Akiva
[Another personal favorite] 'I'd never join a club that would have someone like me as a member.' –– Groucho Marx - Akiva
Just because you are paranoid doesn't mean that they aren't out to get you! - Morgan
'You know an odd feeling? Sitting on the toilet eating a chocolate candy bar.' –– George Carlin - Akiva
'Everything in moderation including moderation.' - Akiva
'This sentence is a lie.' - Akiva
"In the future, everyone will be obscure for fifteen minutes". - me - Michael R. Bernstein
"Very good, then we shall fight them in the shade!" - Chris Charabaruk
"If you ever see me getting beaten by the police, put down the video camera and come help me." -- Bobcat Goldthwait - Stephen Mack
The funny thing is that the video may end up helping him a lot more. Getting someone else to even out the fight doesn't work so well when the cops have billy clubs, mace, tazers and guns (not to mention the law). - Kevin Fox
He's a little beyond help now though... - Stephen Mack
'Who are you and how did you get in here?' 'I'm a locksmith. And, I'm a locksmith.' - Leslie Nielsen (via Gmail clips box just now) - Paul Buchheit
"I'm against picketing, but I don't know how to show it." -- Mitch Hedberg (RIP) - Stephen Mack
"One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know." -- Groucho Marx (as Capt. Spaulding in "Animal Crackers") - Stephen Mack
"My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people." -- Orson Welles (1915 - 1985) - Stephen Mack
Never argue with an idiot. Someone else might not be able to tell the difference. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
"Trust me, that fall won't kill you. But the deceleration poisoning is a bitch..." - Jonathan Disher
"When you're Amish, everyone's relative." - Kevin Fox
"Recently I got caught masturbating -- to National Geographic. Not my finest moment. I don't know who was more embarrassed, me or my dentist." -- Anthony Jeselnik - Stephen Mack
#humdaybumpday (I've been trying to find this post again for more than a year now! I missed it a lot.) - Stephen Mack
"At what age do you tell a highway it was adopted? I think seven, because that's about the time he starts to think, 'I don't look like Kiwanis club.'" -- Zach Galifianakis - Stephen Mack
Thomas Hawk
10 Reasons Why You Should Sign Up for FriendFeed - http://thomashawk.com/2009...
10 Reasons Why You Should Sign Up for FriendFeed
I wish there was a AIR client for FF though. - barl0w
Twhirl works well for FF and it's an AIR client. - Bob M. Montgomery from twhirl
Great article. I want to learn more about the dumping the RSS feeder part. You should share some tips with that. Good stuff. - Amani
Love seeing FF through the eyes of someone who's not a traditional techie =) - FFing Enigma
Thanks Bob! - barl0w
A big part of why I wrote this post and have it running in my number one photo spot on Flickr right now is because I want more of my photography friends to sign up for the service. I *love* seeing photos here on FriendFeed and there are so many talented photographers who are not here yet who need to be. If we can get more of them to sign up, you guys will love their work. Of course there are many great photographers already on here but still a lot more who could join. - Thomas Hawk
I had to re-share this with all my FB friends. :) - Kelly W.
Still trying to figure out this whole friendfeed experience. I've had the account for a while and see lots of my twitter friends posting via ff - Demetri Mouratis
great piece! - mashable
Hi Demetri =) Different people use FF different ways because they want to get different things out of it. What are you hoping to get out of it? - FFing Enigma
Thanks for the tip. I had FF but really never 'got' what it was for. This helped! - Molly Nichelson from twhirl
Nice post Thomas. - Paul Wade
TH - for those photographers that are not on here, I put their flickr id into my Flickr Imaginary friend and see their images that way. However, it would be nice to get more photographers on here with their reader shares and such... - Justin Korn
This is definitely the best "Why Friendfeed" post I've seen. - Nick in Manila
Justin, agreed. I have a bunch of imaginary friend accounts for Flickr/Zooomr users as well. But it is nicer when they actually have accounts here, their work can be liked and commented to the larger FF community, etc. It seems like a few new people signed up today based on this post so I'm happy for that. Thanks Nick! - Thomas Hawk
I have AlertThingy FriendFeed Edition as well as AlertThingy v2 - Outsanity
Well said, Thomas. :) - Josh Haley
Nice list of reasons, all well thought out. While I'm at it, I wanted to tell you that I really like your new blog design too. - Karoli
Do most folks use FF in Standard or Real-time view mode? - Scott Loftesness
Only ever real-time.. it sits nicely on the second monitor as a Chrome App. - Greg Gannicott
Realtime here... - Chris Gulker
Did you just reformatted your post, Thomas? It a lot easier to scan through now. - Alan Le
Alan, a lot of times I post first and edit later. I probably shouldn't do that, but yeah, after posting I broke up some of the paragraphs better, bolded a few things etc., to make it easier to read. - Thomas Hawk
That's great. Make sure to check out Windows Live Writer for formatting blog posts if you haven't already yet. By the way, I love the new blog design. It's much better than when I helped you with the html way back. http://thomashawk.com/2006... - Alan Le
Y'know... I must've spent two months randomly Tweeting things like "Will someone PLEASE explain to me why I should be using FriendFeed?" ... And then two days ago I start using my account (I'd had one for a while)... and NOW someone finally makes a post outlining why I should be here. You're two days late, Mr. Hawk, two days late. :P - Lou
actually, there's no search for Russian word forms on Frf. For me that looks as if there's no search at all - orie
hmmm.. I didn't know that orie. It seems like there is a lot of international users on FF, that's surprising to me. - Thomas Hawk
I've been trying to make sense of FF for months now, but every time I come away confused. As it is I feel like I'm drowning under all the social networking sites available. I use Twitter, Plurk and Facebook the most, and I use Ping.fm so I only have to post status updates once. How can I integrate FF into this without making things even more confusing? - Chris Taylor
oooh! I found the zooomr version of this post with no formatting and I whined somewhere else in my FF feed. This one with all the formatting is better :D - Tamar Weinberg
I really liked how you did a post on Flicker - MaryAnn Chick Whiteside
All good reasons but #10 is my #1 reason :) - Mark Krynsky
Mark - agreed. Also, Thomas ... very nice blog. I like. - Amani
@Tamar, the unformated text was a problem on the Zooomr image. Kristopher's fixed that bug now so text in descriptions on Zooomr photos should format correctly now. - Thomas Hawk
I wasn't using FF, but signed up after your post. Now let's see if it is really so useful ;-) - Marcel Körner
@Marcel also take into consideration who you are subscribed to. Aside from maybe four on your current sub list, they are not very active at all on FF. This will affect your experience here. - Carlos Ayala
Didn't know there was a "Porn" room on FF (see screenshot)... - David Young
how did you see that they are not active on FF? - Marcel Körner
David, the "porn" room on FriendFeed isn't all that active actually. I'm not really interested in porn per se, just thought it was a good group name to claim in the great FriendFeed land group name grab of 2008. - Thomas Hawk
@Marcel by their numbers, and the fact that i know most of them and can tell you first hand that they are not. (if you hover over people's names you will see their numbers) - Carlos Ayala
still hard to beat 5 years on for speed - Thomas Power
So true Thomas: people still can't as a majority read dynamic feeds. - Zu from AOD
it gives you an easy key to the way back machine - chaz2b
Micah
Image uploads to a Friendfeed post are missing a proper content-header, so when you click the image to see the original size the browser downloads it instead of displaying it in a new tab. Is something up with the FF API that corresponds to its Amazon S3 upload module?
content-type.png
I was about to ask if you had an example of an image directly uploaded to Friendfeed. Then I thought about it. - NOT THE CRICKET
I'm not sure what the bug is conditional upon, yet, but I've only ever observed this problem in the last few days. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Thank you! - Meg VMeg
Ben Golub, you're our only hope. - Micah
I was about to inquire about this, glad I'm not the only one with this problem. - Colette
Help us Obi Ben Golubi. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
I thought nobody is touching the code any more. The content type could not have been changed by its own. - ؛ patrick
This is an intentional change. - Benjamin Golub
Hi Ben. What is the reason behind the change? - Melly - #TeamMarina
It seems broken -- can no longer click on the picture in my FFHound posts to enlarge the image, it just downloads the image instead. (See http://friendfeed.com/zeigen... and click the image.) - Stephen Mack
Ben, thank you for the quick response. Was the change to cut down on hot-linking? - Micah
It's actually a site security improvement to keep us all safe :) - Benjamin Golub
Ahhh, ixnay ethay executables way. *nodding* - Micah
Heh, and I was thinking about posting a regression bug to Opera. Thank you. - Michael W. May
Well, I threw caution to the wind, so here's a browser extension I wrote to view a full size image in a new tab: http://friendfeed.com/fftools... - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
@glenc, Ben is from FF. Read his comments. - ؛ patrick
While I understand that this is an "intentional change" to "keep us all safe", is there a reference for exactly the problem this is meant to solve is? I'm sure I can make an educated guess, but I'd rather understand it more fully. - Andy Bakun
Still broken... - Mitchell Tsai
No one has a reference for exactly the problem this change was meant to solve, for our safety? - Andy Bakun
It really sounds like "It's not a bug, it's a feature" :) - Yusuf Arslan
And I can accept that, if I knew what the feature actually was. - Andy Bakun
Security features. - NOT THE CRICKET
thanks for explaining this odd behaviour. maybe you should report to..facebook staff - marco barsotti
Marco, Benjamin Golub is the FB Staff that is care taking the FF website. - Me
One solution is to use Opera to browse friendfeed (it leaves you the choice to open the file anyway). And that fits well, a dying social network on a dying browser. - StM
Any clue as to what I can search for to find out what the exact attack we're being protected from is? - Andy Bakun
Andy, and for all we know the attacks could have been observed against Facebook's interface and Ben et al saw that Friendfeed simply had the same vulnerability. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
The care taking of this site by Ben is well appreciated for those who still love this service. - Eric - Poppa Large
I remember a while ago someone posted an animated gif which was apparently coming from an external host and my (and some other people's) anti virus system started showing that as a treat. The worse part is that, there are many Iranian activists here and for the Ciber Army of Islamic Republic this was the easiest way to find their IP's. We have chosen FF because it's the most free and secure environment in the net. FF didn't do anything about the spammers, at least this was a good move. - ؛ patrick
Looks like some old images don't need a download any more. - ؛ patrick
What's interesting is it's only for new posts media. All the old posts, prior to the update, still work fine. - NOT THE CRICKET
I'm about 95% positive it was due to issues related to this. http://ff.im/1fCf33 - NOT THE CRICKET
Jimminy, your profile is private, so I can't see your point. - samet
it's like that since many months. For some reason, if you browse from the iPad pictures gets displayed properly. - marco barsotti
Paul Buchheit
Micah
What is your FF Comments/Likes Ratio? (Comments divided by Likes to 2nd decimal place - as of now) - http://flickr.com/photos...
What is your FF Comments/Likes Ratio? (Comments divided by Likes to 2nd decimal place - as of now)
1.05 (670/633) - Micah from Bookmarklet
Can you remind me again where to find those stats? - Brian Johns
Brian, go to "Me" link (http://friendfeed.com/brianjo...) which defaults to the Feed tab. Look at the sidebar on the right, below Discussion. - Micah
0.75 (926/1226) - still relatively new here - mikepk
I only see my stats for the last week (17/14 = 1.21) Please tell me your 670 number is for more than just a week! - Brian Johns
1.44 (566/391) for brianjohns (after week tally you should see a comma then 'all time' count - I can see it on your page) - Micah
OK, sorry. I'm a total dumbass. I stopped reading after the weekly totals... - Brian Johns
3.74, which seems way off of everybody else's. I wonder what that says. I comment a lot more than I like. - Cyrus Lendvay
FFers use FF with their own strategy or simply default tendencies. The ratio is an interesting snapshot of behaviour. Thanks for joining in everyone, hope more keep flowing in. - Micah from twhirl
0.79 - Brian Roy
0.77 - Shey
0.76 - FFing Enigma
1.39. - Rochelle
1.61 - I only 'like' when I want to throw my support behind a topic but don't have anything constructive to add. - Bjorn Stromberg
1.12 - Tinfoil 2.0
5.08 (3181/626) ! - ◄ani625Ξ ಠ_ಠ
0.66 - I tend to 'like' things without needing to comment further, I guess, and I notice I usually like the things upon which I comment. Well, frequently. - ɐ ɯıʞ sıɹɥɔ
.39 (2457/6242) I guess I don't comment much. I do 'like' a lot of things, it would seem. - Bren
0.62 then again i have over 11,000 comments - Cee Bee
1.23 (5287/4229) - I am put to shame by Cee Bee's participation, good grief! - Lindsay
@Cee Bee I think you meant 0.62 - ◄ani625Ξ ಠ_ಠ
1.27 (902/705) - Leandro Ardissone ⍨
yes, thanks for the correction. lindsay, you're making me feel bad. lol - Cee Bee
0.8576, I only like mostly when I'm going to comment - Molly Song ;)
1.55 endlessly repeating. This Like/Comment included. - Dana D
before this comment: .69 I kid you not. - InPerpetualMotion(Gina k)
So far: Average: 1.27 | Median: 0.81 ... (if you average 1 comment per like, you'd be 1.0 ... if you're 0.xx you might herd content more than discuss ... if you're whole numbers above 1 you may not 'like' much or discuss plenty or both) - Micah
CSV_A: 1.05,0.75,1.44,0.81,3.74,0.79,0.77,0.67,0.77,0.76,1.39,1.8,1.61,1.12,0.141,5.08,2.41,0.66,.39,0.62,.62,1.27,0.8576,1.551,0.69 - Micah
1.83 - Grant Bierman
I tend to like allot of photos which really don't need comments. - InPerpetualMotion(Gina k)
InPerpetualMotion(Gina k), I really liked this 'Like' of yours (in a series of pics, so I flickr fav'd it): http://friendfeed.com/e... and commented. Thanks! - Micah
.37 1002/2708 - Michael Fidler
this is what scobes walls would like if he didnt have FF - sean percival
I haven't seen Marc Canter's fabled fence (just heard about it), but I imagine this but on wood pickets :) - Micah
This week: 2.48 (1162:467) but this is not the norm, my likes usually match or are higher than comments, overall: 0.95 (14228:14846). - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks Michael, Kol! I'll recalculate average/median when we build up some more data points here. - Micah
1.03 748/723 - Keith - @tsudo
.68 6986/10194 Someone wrote a great article on the comment-like ratio a few months ago. Search on FriendFeed is crashing on me... I'll try to get the link. - Mitchell Tsai
Thanks Mitchell (btw, search crashing on me too - lots) - Micah
1316 comments/20221 likes (0.06), according to Windows Calculator, although I probably screwed up. - Tyson Key
*bump* - Micah
Thanks, Mark! - Micah
Thanks Spidra! - Micah
0.95 (1520/1604) - it's 2+ months later, and my ratio flipped (more Likes by .05) - Micah
.7 (1204/1724) - before this comment at least. - Rachel Lea Fox
Thanks, Rachel! - Micah
3.46 (3665/1057) before this comment and like. - Kevin Fox
Thanks, Kevin. 3+ is quite the comment on your commenting activities :) - Micah
I've got stuff to say. - Kevin Fox
3.98 (900/226) - Richard Lawler
1.02 (3538/3484) for sofarsofarshaun - Micah
.34 (600/1747, not counting this comment) - Michael Hocter
Thank you, Siavash and Michael - Micah
.52 overall, but .68 this week. - Rebecca Lasley
Nice, thanks Rebecca. - Micah
1.31 - Rahsheen
0.56 - imabonehead
Rah and imabonehead - rock on! (Richard too!) - Micah
0.16 - Anne Bouey
4.62 (287/62) -- Yikes! I'm chatty. - Ted Roden
Thank you kindly, Anne, jcunwired and Ted. - Micah
2.63 - Bryce Roney
Thanks for joining in, Bryce. - Micah
.15 all time, .13 this week. - Alix May
Thank you, Alix and David! (and Alix, you're tied with Siavash for the Highest Like ratio. Wow). - Micah
2.94 - j1m
Thank you, j1m. Ok, I'm gonna roll this up into a csv and call it a night. - Micah
CSV_B: 0.95,0.7,3.46,3.98,1.02,0.15,0.34,0.52,1.31,0.56,0.16,1.39,4.62,2.63,0.15,0.52,2.94 - Micah
this week = 0.45%, alltime = 6.43% - chaz2b
CSV_B Mean: 1.49 (previous mean for CVS_A: 1.27) - Micah
Of course the numbers can easily lie, but I'm gonna say it anyway: "We're getting more conversational, people!" - Micah
0.49 (493/988) - Bluesun 2600
816 / 2502 = 0.326139089 overall | 50 / 233 = 0.214592275 this week I like much more than I comment. (maths via google) - Chris Loft
3026/5013 = 0.6036 - Roger Chen
chaz2b, Bluesun 2600, Roger, Nicholas — thank you! - Micah
5.25 but I don't know what this *means, yet. maybe I'm just stingy with my "likes" compared to others? - Marg Uerite
Thanks jamar78 and Marg! - Micah
A recent change in FF: now the comment count shows total number of comments (previously multiple comments in one thread only counted as one) http://friendfeed.com/e... so all the numbers above are from the old methodology.... - David HC Soul
My new ratio: 0.76 all time (old methodology .52).... this week 1.39 - David HC Soul
*bump* - Micah
1.26 (2965/2346) - Micah
Thanks, Glen and pea! - Micah
Looks like my ratio as flipped again (comments back to dominating again). Seems to match my own awareness I've lately been commenting without Liking (commenting is my inherent recognition of value to me and the additional Like is when it merits an extra bump to help discovery by others). - Micah
.38 - Ryan Dadey
Ryan, I have to say, that's one high caliber ratio ;) - Micah
An update it's .44 which is an improvement from .36 - Michael Fidler
2.94 1040/354 I have likes set to post to twitter automatically, so I'm careful with them. :) - guruvan (Rob Nelson)
0.85 - Steven Perez
0.73 up from 0.66 on Jan 08 - ɐ ɯıʞ sıɹɥɔ
0.37 for the week past, 0.45 on the whole. - Parth Awasthi
Michael, Anthony, Ahsan, guruvan Steven, sıɹɥɔ and Parth - thanks for dropping in your stats! - Micah
5.81 i'm not using it as does everyone else here. that is fer sure. - Marg Uerite
Ahsan, huh, I'd never considered that. - Micah
17942/30571=.59 - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Alex, thank you, sir. - Micah
ALmost 2:1 exactly. - Amani
Much obliged, Amani. - Micah
3062/5777 you do the maths. - Will Higgins™
.53 (3062/5777) for Will Higgins #math-on-demand-services - Micah
Thank you, amin/gnu - Micah
1.45 (4374/3026) - Micah
0.92 now. I think the movie reviews have been getting me closer to a 1 to 1 ratio. - Steven Perez
Steven, yep, you were a 0.85 in April. - Micah
2.10 now ... - Amani
0.97 now. - Eric Johnson
Amani, so your comments have climbed a bit. - Micah
Thanks, Eric. - Micah
yes, but i am not consciously "not liking" things - Amani from IM
Probably, just chattier then :) - Micah
I'm down from 7.16 to 6.94 :-) - Ken Sheppardson
the live NBA playoff threads have ALOT to do with it. - Amani from IM
Ken, the FCC may be interested to explore how your "I'm down" may be offensively self-deprecating ;) - Micah
.56 eeep, must try harder - Threepwood
4.52. I don't bother to like things I've commented on, since commenting already flags it as interesting. - Andy Bakun
0.46 (1698/3638) - Glenn Slaven
Threepwood, Andy, Glenn - thanks (Andy, that's my mo too; then I'll Like if it warrants a "double vote"). - Micah
1.31 (4,471/3,401) - Karoli
Thanks, Karoli. And the both of us have a _very_ similar ratio and absolute numbers. wow. - Micah
Thanks, Ryo! - Micah
Andy, scroll upward and you'll see a couple calculations from before (January: Average: 1.27 | Median: 0.81) - Micah
In March the Mean was: 1.49 - Micah
1.021276595744680851063829787234042553191489361702127659... via Wolfram Alpha - tom murphy
Thanks, tom. And though a bit verbose, your friend Wolfram is resourceful :D - Micah
0.55 (254/444) - Willem (@wim66) ☠
Thank you, Willem. - Micah
In April you were 0.97, so you're liking more / commenting less. - Micah
1.88 (779/414) - Ton Zijp
Thanks, Ton. - Micah
0.43 (3597/8305). - Parth Awasthi
0.74 (1970/2667) - Blank of Two Blanks
And thank you Parth, Scott. - Micah
Parth, compared to your April numbers, you've been consistent. - Micah
Thanks, Rick! - Micah
.54 (4148/7674) Updated! - Michael Fidler
Rick, you mean that face with glasses I photoshopped tint into with an apparently disembodied arm which is actually very much attached to my eldest son? It's mostly just me :) - Micah
Thanks, Michael. Yes, you have a rising tide of comment percentage (oh, wow, you were one of the originals from January - cool!) - Micah
1.82 from 798 comments / 438 likes - David Damore
Thanks, nivé and David! - Micah
2027/1594 = 1.27 - Brome
0.58 - Marc Dong
2.9 (3,242/1,116) mhhh.. time to straighten my use of FF a bit.. thanks for this entry - Thierry R. Andriamirado
Brome, Marc and Thierry - thank you! - Micah
Thierry - yeah, 2.9 is fairly high - got to pick the pace on like side :) [but hey, whatever works for you is fine] - Micah
1.91 - MiniMage
Thank you Nicholas and MiniMage! - Micah
Yeah, that's a decent upward rise in comments, Nicholas. - Micah
.6 (6,000/10,000) 3rd update - Now it's time to flip this on its head. My goal is to have (16,000/16,000) next time I post here. Regardless of what happens, I'm just looking forward to the next 10,000 comments, likes, posts, and new relationships I make here. It's all good! - Michael Fidler
1.76 (7539/4290) My commenting habits haven't chanced much, but it felt like I clicked Like a lot less, and this ratio confirms that for me. - Micah
It's that time again. - Micah
.50 - LB sad.
Thanks, Laura! (you're a 50-caliber gal!) - Micah
0.64 - Imabug
Thank you, Imabug. - Micah
4.67 (I'm greedy :p) - directeur
0.99 - Steven Perez
About 1:2 comment to likes at this time - RAPatton from iPod
.63 - metalerik
Thanks Imabug, directeur, Steven, RAPatton, Jim, Brent and metalerik! - Micah
0.78 - Pete D
.82 as of right now. edit: on January 8th it was 0.39 -- when I saw that, I decided to make more of an effort to comment. When I hit 10k "likes" I decided I wouldn't "like" anything else until I also had 10k comments. - Bren
And thank you Jimminy, Pete, Bren and Penguin! - Micah
2.47 as of right now. - Jonas, Leper of FF
Micah, are you doing something with these numbers? If so sounds interesting. - NOT THE CRICKET
0.58 - Absentee
Jimminy, I'm copyrighting every single number. It's kind of a honeypot ;) Actually, it was curiosity mostly, but I also hope to build a sampling (small and self-selecting as it may be) for anyone who might want to analyze it. - Micah
Jonas, James and Kurt - thanks you! - Micah
You're welcome. I hope the results do some good. :-) - Absentee
.31. I have almost 4 times as many likes as comments. - edythe
Thank you edythe and Eric! - Micah
195/245 makes 0.8 rounded not including this one which would be 196/245 making 0.8 unrounded, - tom murphy
Thanks, Tom. - Micah
1.98 (588/297) - Bryan Zirkel
1.67 (19,550/11,684) - Mitchell Tsai
Bryan, Mitchell and Jeff P. - thanks, guys! - Micah
1.18 - it's always been close to 1, since day one, for some reason. - Laura Norvig
Wow, Penguin is a prolific liker! - Laura Norvig
2.67 (875/328) - Nathalie
Thank you, Nathalie! - Micah
Thanks, Spidra and Mark! - Micah
0.49 - Jammy Lee
Jammy and Mathew, thank you very much. - Micah
I don't know I just like that picture - Brian Hendrickson
.40 - Ben Hanten
Mine was exactly 2:1 about a week ago. Did a screenshot when I had 2,000 comments and 1,000 likes. - Joe from iPod
SuezanneC, Brian, B E N and Joe - thank you all very much! - Micah
Joe, it's like see the odometer click through a nice round number - it's just inexplicably engaging. :) - Micah
1.40, nearly the square root of two. - Vezquex
Thanks, Raphael and Andy! - Micah
12.23 (844 / 69 ) I guess I take my likes seriously ;) - Chris Myles
Wow I didn't realize I was so out of whack!! 12.23 that's got to be a record (and I don't even import my feeds with the summary as a comment)!! - Chris Myles
Thanks JA, Chris (wow, 12+ is unusual :), Serkan and Nine! - Micah
Micah.. I told you I take my likes seriously; ). You *might* want to ask (in a separate post) what percentage of likes were used to "bookmark" a post or save it for later VS actually "liking it". I NEVER used like for that.. but I did use a private group that if filled with my own topics (and comments).. - Chris Myles
1.78 (8529/4782) - Micah
Likes are down relative to comments, which matches my much lower frequency of liking. I'm a more selective liker than ever. - Micah
I don't think I could argue that any particular kind of ratio is "best", because if Lurkers like to Lurk and cultivate (via Likes) and the Chatty-ites love to chat, to pump out much many more comments than Likes, each can be happy and make for a great social experience. - Micah
383/372 - Ashish
'Just clicking "Like" seems too easy' — Jason, that's because you're from the Chatty-ite tribe :) - Micah
Thanks, ashish. - Micah
wow, what a difference time makes, when i 1st posted on this thread, 6.43%, now = 1.25%, for a 5.18% difference, :o (and this is the earliest post to date i've recovered of my activity on ff) - chaz2b
chaz, I think there's been a big fluctuation for most people (maybe not that much). This is the oldest post on which you commented that you've recovered? - Micah
When I first saw this: 1.91 Sept 28: 1.94 - MiniMage
536 comments in the last month has me at .8736...still creeping toward 1.00 - Bren
Thanks, MiniMage (2x participant!), Bren (3x!) and Shannon (your inaugural visit!) - Micah
Thank you, SustainedEuphoria. - Micah
Thanks, Mark. - Micah
1.45 - Brett Kelly
Thanks, Brett :) - Micah
5.67 all time. Second highest ratio on here. Woot! I love to talk. - Kevin L
Thank you both, Kevin and mridul (the two of you balance it each well :) - Micah
1.80 (10,189 / 5,666) [compared to Likes, my Comments still continue to rise] - Micah
1.02 (10323/10161) - Bren
.5666 currently (30,084/53,093) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
Thanks, Bren. - Micah
Thank you, Alex :) - Micah
that was my third post... It's interesting to see how the number has changed. of course, I manipulated the number to a degree, because I stopped "liking" things for a while... - Bren
Bren, the other thing that can seriously throw off someone's stats is a feed that upon each item it imports adds a comment automatically. - Micah
true. that can seriously inflate comment stats, of course. Then you have someone like RAPatton, who posts a gazillion comments, in part because of his playlist posts where he will list each song in a separate comment. I found, after this post in fact, that I tended to "like" things much more frequently than comment on them, that I was lurking instead of participating. I have changed the way I use ff rather considerably, and I think for the better. - Bren
Thanks, Sarah, Tutivillus. - Micah
1.19 - Joe Bonner
Micah this is like 11 months ago, I see you have almost doubled your rate. lets make a graph for everybody now, :) - ۳۰ مرغ Loves Y'ALLLLL
Quick, someone write a greasemonkey script to inline some google charts! (tap-tap-tap...wut? don't look at me ;) - Micah
Thanks, Joe. And you thank you, Mahmood :) - Micah
Thanks, Glen! Your comments in the ratio have gone up too. - Micah
1.70 (it was 1.41 on Jan 8) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
WorldofHiglet, thank you :) The comments are strong in this one. - Micah
0.64 (2,589/4,051) - Chieze Okoye
0.58 - Thomas Page
Chieze and Thomas - thank you! - Micah
*bumpage* - Micah
So, Micah, we never did find out what you were doing with this info.... - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
0.27 (5637/20234) - I only see a couple people lower than me. - John (bird whisperer)
4.06 (747/184) - Jan Ole Peek
WoH, World Domination. - Micah
Rene, John and Jan - thank you, all three! :) - Micah
0.97 (6,694/6,929) - NOT THE CRICKET
Thank you J., Jimminy and آقای تلخک :) - Micah
2.23 - Paola Bonomo
0.71 (8,200/11,551) updated - Michael Fidler
0.03 (284 / 10378)! - Daniel Rowley
Thanks Paola, Michael, Artemko, J. and Daniel! - Micah
*thanks Christopher thoroughly* - Micah
14.86 (1442/97) I'm going the wrong way!! - Chris Myles
1.77 (11831/6622) - Micah
0.56 (2059/3703) - Joel Webber
0.89 (1,766/1,986) - chrisofspades
Thanks, Joel and Chris! - Micah
In 4 days it will be 1 year since my first recorded stat here. My comments/like were almost a 1:1 ratio then. Now comments are almost double likes for me. - Micah
jamar78, same trend for you, it looks. :) - Micah
1.00 a year later. {edit -- screwed it up the first time. not telling what I did.} - Jim: with more caffeine!
Thanks, Jim! - Micah
.52 this year. - LB sad.
Thank you, Laura =) - Micah
75,415 comments/1,286 likes = 58.64 - i wish the auto inserted comments didn't get counted... the true number is probably much much close ot my number of likes - Chris Heath
1.09 (11910/10953) - Bren
1.97%. thanks again micah, this has been a great metric to measure my first year here on ff. As the year went (this being the first record of me being here that i've found): , 6.43%:1.25%:1.97% - chaz2b
Chris, Bren, thank you. And chaz2b, thank you too - glad it's a special marker for you. :) - Micah
1.79 (13620/7618) - Micah from iPhone
0.91 - Bruce Lewis
0.13 - Morton Fox
1.69 now (1.70 on Nov 10th and 1.41 on Jan 8, 2009) - - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
0.23 - Mark H
Thanks Bruce, Morton, Higlet, Brent and Mark! - Micah from iPhone
How is this thread doing in the longest-lived-ff-comment-thresds-ever contest? - j1m
5.76 right now - Kevin L
0.53 - Rodfather
j1m, I wonder how many threads over a year old are regularly updated by an asoetment of users. - Micah from iPhone
Kevin, Cecily and Rodfather - thanks! - Micah from iPhone
1.49 (2,222/1488) - DB, Lil LB's Dad
"I must not ask Micah questions" written out a bajillion times.... :) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
LOL @Higlet - Correct. (but Brent, you can also ask the Mathematics Dept of West Bohemian University in Pilsen, Czech http://www.fav.zcu.cz/en... [via http://maisonbisson.com/blog... ]) - Micah
0.32 (2011/6291) Looks like I need to comment more. =) - Beau Liening
Thank you, Beau. And, by stating you want to comment more you're already helping the cause :) - Micah
2.09329564 (10366:4952) I don't think that I'm the norm here - See-ming Lee 李思明 SML
*bump* - It's that time again, folks. - Micah
1.71 (16,017/9,357) - Micah
0.91 (13,933/15,222) - NOT THE CRICKET
2.66 - Marissa
1.48 (2,469/1,669) - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Thanks, Jimminy, Marissa and Daryl. :) - Micah
1.21 - Jenny
Thanks, Jenny! - Micah
1.10 (4874/4448) - DGentry
2.13(7957/3734) - Melanie Reed
Thank you, Denton, Glen and Melanie! - Micah
63.58 (97,534/1,534) -- interesting that my last three digits are the same there, eh? (note, i already posted a month or two ago when i first saw this thread) - Chris Heath
Thanks, Chris! - Micah
0.87 (3770/4312), so I'm either getting more commenty or less likey. [0.74 (1970/2667) was what I previously reported back in June] - Blank of Two Blanks
Thanks Scott, pea and T. Brent. - Micah
Brent, interesting. Look forward to more commentary. :) - Micah
1433/1161 = 1.23 - cdogzilla | downgraded
1.19 (5132/4316) - Ruchira S. Datta
Thank you, cdogzilla and Ruchira! - Micah
0.94(15045/15978) 0.83, (28.August.2009); 0.97, (11.Nov.2009); 0.91, (17.April.2010); 0.94, (11.May.2010). - NOT THE CRICKET
1.65 (18,070 / 10,970) - Micah
*bump* It's that time again, folks. - Micah
1.05 (1710/1625) - cdogzilla | downgraded
1.66 here. Chattyites 4ever! - Lo
Thanks cdogzilla and Lo! - Micah
Last year my comments were around 7000 and likes around 2500, for a ratio of 2.80. I consciously chose to do more liking over the last year. As of today my comments number 10,782 and likes number 7,666, for a ratio of 1.41. - Stephen Mack
Jason, Stephen - cool. Thanks for keeping updated here. :) - Micah
Thanks, RG - Micah
1.03. Micah you've made over 18000 comments since you first posted this. - chrisofspades
0.76 (3,624/4,766) Egad that's only .1 improvement since 2009-01-08 :-P but at least it's moving in the right direction. - ɐ ɯıʞ sıɹɥɔ
3.25 No wonder I always had to stand in the hall in school for talking ;-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Still right at 1:1. W00t. - Jim: with more caffeine!
1.15 (14662/12739) - Bren
chrisofspades, crazy isn't it. :) - Micah
kima, tortoise wins and all that ;) Thanks, Shannon. Jim, you have maintained balanced in the force you have. Thanks, Bren. - Micah
2.33 :( my new yr's resolution was to "like" more, imma not doing sucha good job, :( - chaz2b
Thanks, Mark, and chaz, you'll get there. :) - Micah
1.61 (20,661 / 12,818) - Micah
*BUMP* - It's that time again. THANKS! - Micah
1.76 (15,652/8,886) - Jenny
Thanks, Jenny and hollyrai! - Micah
Thank you, Glen. - Micah
0.77 - Steven Perez
0.31 (14566/47299) - John (bird whisperer)
John, you're a 'liking' fool! :D - Jenny
Apparently I'm the human version of FALOB - John (bird whisperer)
Ha! (and thanks, John) - Micah
Double ha! - Jenny
Thank you Steven. - Micah
2.28 - Jesse Stay
1.66 (updated) - Eric - Poppa Large
Thanks Scott, Jesse, Eric and holly! - Micah
58,144/3,749=15.509, basically due to multiple feed imports. - Daniel Mietchen
*BUMP* - Micah
1.60 (22,066/13,819) - Micah
:) @Jason. - Micah
0.69 - Absentee
0.76 - Steven Perez
slightly off of my usual this time: 1.01 - Jim: with more caffeine!
Thanks James, Steven and Jim "STAY-ON-TAR-GET" Jannotti. :) - Micah
.98(20,405/20,834) - NOT THE CRICKET
1.36 (20684/15224) - Bren from iPhone
Thank you, Jimminy, Greg and Bren! - Micah
1.88 (21954/11691) Chatty Cathy, apparently. - Jenny
11289/9010 = 1.25 (wonder if some comments are from imported feeds) - Mike Chelen
Thanks Jenny and Mike. :) - Micah
Sorry - Micah .... but the math is just too complicated :) - Charlie Anzman
Charlie, I'm make it simple. I'll do the talking, you drive the get-away car—we'll split it even: 80/20. - Micah
Damn, More Homework. - Brent - Yes I am
including this comment (119,119C/1677L) ... 71.03 - Chris Heath
1.21 - Joe Bonner
1.56 (24,076/15,472) - Micah
*BUMP* - it's that time again. Also, I passed 24K comments recently. - Micah
Thanks, Micahel. - Micah
113,457 comments / 166,887 likes = .68 - RAPatton
2.02 (31627/15675) I need to start liking more and shut the hell up. - Jenny
1:1.618, of course. - Josh Haley from iPhone
2.60 - Jack&Cleo
I was waiting for that from you, Mr. Haley. - Lisa L. Seifert from Android
Those are some heavy hitter numbers there, RAPatton. Thanks. :) - Micah
I've been on FF for a long time, Michah, because I am really, really old. - RAPatton
LOL Josh. These aren't the maths you looking for. [lateral hand wave] - Micah
Jenny, do not take your own advice; not advisable. - Micah
Thanks, Jack & Cleo. - Micah
RAPatton, you're not old—you triple-comment-excerpt every bookmarklet post :)) - Micah
Cristo, this post is an ancient relic. Handle with care. - Micah
0.13 - Morton Fox
Okay, Micah. <----I had to resist the urge not to post that because I know it's going to up my comment count. ;) - Jenny
But how many of those primordial, high interest posts are still active. Uh huh. :) - Micah
Thanks, Morton. BTW, when you posted in February, it was exactly 0.13 also. - Micah
Jenny, resistance is futile; embrace the rising tide of comments. - Micah
Comments are more difficult and time consuming than Likes. I'd be happy about a high comment:likes ratio except that many are surely imported from feeds, while every Like is manual. - Mike Chelen
it has changed to 2.2256 now as Sep, 6 2010.Labor Day. :) I added the date for future references. - ۳۰ مرغ Loves Y'ALLLLL
IN HONOUR OF DERRICK'S 100,000th LIKE: http://friendfeed.com/micahwi... - Micah
1.54 (25,102/16,257) - Micah
Thanks, Alex. - Micah
2.29.... 26 HR, 89 RBI - .LAG liked that
.15 on March 21, 2009. Now .19. - Alix May
Thanks, MarkJ, .LAG and Alix! :) - Micah
Thank you, Deepak! - Micah
1.47 (24757/16749) - Bren
I make a lot of comments but no one like me, so I guess the ratio is infinite or undefined. - Sue - Friendfeed is best
1.45 (29653/20444) *BUMP* - Micah
1.22 (31900/26233) - holly #ravingfangirl
.59 (58,923/99,251) - Scoble, Alex Scoble
6.61 (2825/427 )... I'm a wee bit chatty - Shannon - GlassMistress
I had exactly a 2:1 ratio as previously reported [Aug 30, '09], now I am at: 1.7241:1 ratio. 6,067 comments to 3,519 likes. - Joe
0.79 as of 6 Jan 2011. - John E. Bredehoft
my brain hurts - Morgan
Two years later and my ratio has climbed from 3.4 to 4.675. I've got a lot to say, apparently. - Kevin Fox
Funnily, I didn't notice until after leaving that comment that when I reported my stat in 2009 I also followed it up with "I've got stuff to say." I didn't say it was *new* stuff... - Kevin Fox
1.000 (27093/27080) - NOT THE CRICKET
I've had an improvement since the last few times this has come up. I was .49 or close to it, now I'm running a .57 ratio - Bluesun 2600
1.68 (55826/33281) - Jenny
81.1 - rising consistently - Chris Heath
I think this is the oldest thread I see that still gets new comments added. - Sue - Friendfeed is best
*BUMP* - Micah
1.40 (32175/22968) - Micah
I dunno, I'm not good with math - sofarsoShawn
0.35 ... Apparently I'm not very talkative. - John (bird whisperer)
Thanks, John and Shawn. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
1.459 (33067/22667) - Bren from iPhone
looks familiar... - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
2.6 (wow, this thread is like my yearly checkup; thanks micah and friendfeed, 3+years and going strong [6.4%, 2.33%]) - chaz2b
1.02 (38,615, 37,927) 9/27/11 - NOT THE CRICKET
1.29 (36,959 / 28,580) - Micah
Thanks, Jimminy, Bren, WoH, and chaz2b. :) - Micah
.46 now. :) - LB sad.
Thank you, LB. - Micah
0.33 (34741/105115) - John (bird whisperer)
Thanks John. Gracias, caj. - Micah
1.57 (24,460/15,624). It was 1.12 the day after the OP. - Tinfoil 2.0
The likes dim and comms brim. - Micah
2.91; 6.43% (@ 2yrs ago) 2.33% (@ 1yr ago). for history's sake, this thread was started shortly after i found friendfeed, or friendfeed found me, so it holds a special place in my heart. thanks for keeping it around mr micah - chaz2b
You're certainly welcome, chaz2b. In some way it feels like a living heirloom to me. :) - Micah
*BUMP* - Micah
1.25 (40,008/31,895) - Micah
1.15 - Kristin
5.12 - Julian
3 (2.991) (and now the list has become too lengthy for me to track my progress, ;) [dumb me, i have a post not 10 lines ago in history, from 090711 2.91; 6.43% (@ 2yrs ago) 2.33% (@ 1yr ago) ;) ] - chaz2b
.79 - Shevonne
24 072 / 35 095 = 0.685909674 - AJ Batac
0,77 (before and after this comment) - loi
2.65 (69,814 comments/26,281 likes) - Spidra Webster
1.51 = 28,196/18,717. Was 1.57 in Sept 2011 and 1.12 in Jan 2009. - Tinfoil 2.0
*BUMP* - Micah
0.174 (6966/40022) - Not much of a talker. - Kevin Johnson
1.23 (41,476 / 33,845) - Micah
1.43 - Tamara J. B.
.15 on March 21, 2009, .19. on September 18, 2010, and .22 today (March 8, 2012). - Alix May
*BUMP* for Ross - Micah
2.83 - Ross Miller
1.97 on 2012-04-24 - ؛ patrick
0.99 (44,752, 45,200) 4/24/11 || 0.83, (?, ?), (28.August.2009); 0.97, (6,694, 6,929), (11.Nov.2009); 0.91, (13,933, 15,222), (17.April.2010); 0.94, (15,045, 15,978), (11.May.2010); .98, (20,405, 20,834), (03.August.2010); 1.00, (27,093, 27,080), (06.January.2011); 1.02, (38,615, 37,927), (27.September.2011); 0.99 (44,752, 45,200), (24.April.2012); - NOT THE CRICKET
0.90 - Uli
1.6 - AJ Batac
1.34 Did you finish all your profiling yet, Micah? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
1.22 (42,526 / 34,975) - Micah
Glad to see you here, Ross. Thanks for the updates everyone. WoH, the master plan is coming together nicely. - Micah
Excellent *steeples fingers* - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
*staples fingers* - John (bird whisperer)
Hmm, can you order finger-steeples on Amazon? - Micah
*readies the Band-Aids* - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Micah: I can sell you some, cheap. Just fax your credit card, SIN and maiden name to the usual number. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
My facsimile machine is in dry dock at the moment, but I'll pigeon over a small scroll with all the requisite datums. - Micah
Done and done. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
0.31 <-- about the same as usual - John (bird whisperer)
After the last 19+ hours, it's high time to log-in your stats again. - Micah
1.20 (45878 / 38084) - Micah
1.54 (32,913 comments / 21,412 likes) - Tinfoil 2.0
Thanks, Tinfoil. - Micah
Try dividing by zero and find out (http://friendfeed.com/micahwi... ) - Micah
1.04 (10778 / 10303) - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Thanks, DB. - Micah
Currently 0.3. - John (bird whisperer)
Thanks, John. - Micah
1.01 (47,240, 46,956) 9/13/12 || 0.83, (?, ?), (28.August.2009); 0.97, (6,694, 6,929), (11.Nov.2009); 0.91, (13,933, 15,222), (17.April.2010); 0.94, (15,045, 15,978), (11.May.2010); .98, (20,405, 20,834), (03.August.2010); 1.00, (27,093, 27,080), (06.January.2011); 1.02, (38,615, 37,927), (27.September.2011); 0.99 (44,752, 45,200), (24.April.2012); 1.01, (47,240, 46,956), (14.September.2012); - NOT THE CRICKET
Thanks, Jimminy and Zulema. - Micah
BUMP - in honor of Kevin's 8K comment threshold. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
.38 - March 15, 2013 - Jennifer Dittrich
0.279 (58096/208087) - John (bird whisperer)
0.172283 (8005/46464) - Kevin Johnson
0.75 (38,250 comments / 50,175 likes) (My entry above from 2 years ago said I had 10,782 comments and 7,666 likes for a ratio of 1.41. I've been busy, and my pattern seems to have changed.) - Stephen Mack
Thanks, Jennifer, John, Kevin and Stephen. :) - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
0.51 (6,883/13,438) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
5.72, though I deleted my first account, like, 3 years ago - Meg VMeg
1.03 (51,436, 50,018) 3/15/13 || 0.83, (?, ?), (28.August.2009); 0.97, (6,694, 6,929), (11.Nov.2009); 0.91, (13,933, 15,222), (17.April.2010); 0.94, (15,045, 15,978), (11.May.2010); .98, (20,405, 20,834), (03.August.2010); 1.00, (27,093, 27,080), (06.January.2011); 1.02, (38,615, 37,927), (27.September.2011); 0.99 (44,752, 45,200), (24.April.2012); 1.01, (47,240, 46,956), (14.September.2012); 1.03 (51,436, 50,018), (15.March.2013); - NOT THE CRICKET
.44. I guess I'm getting lazy. - LB sad.
2.22. I use YouFeed a lot, and liking takes an inordinate amount of time on the app.... - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
3.10 up from 2.83 a year ago. - Ross Miller
Thanks, Ross. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
BUMP - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
1.07 - Kristin
1.03 - Bren from iPhone
1.90 - FLEMING from Android
This thread is amazing. What a treasure trove of information - Bren from iPhone
0.62 (5077/8197) as of 4/29/13 - Betsy
2.49 today - Marissa
1.0591 Comments per like (16,230 / 15,324). - Joe
0.47 (10,057/21,354) - Zu from AOD
0.98 (48000/48933) - Bren
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Happy birthday to my beautiful son, Joaquin Valentino! He always has a smile on his face even through visits to the hospital with asthma (and some epic pouts). I love you!
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Happy Birthday! - Shevonne
Happy Birthday!!! - vicster: full-bodied
Happy birthday, Joaquin! - Friar Will
Happy Joaquin Day! - Lisa L. Seifert from Android
Thanks, everyone! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Happy birthday, Joaquin! - Tamara J. B.
Happy birthday! - Pete : Team Marina
Happy Birthday Joaquin! - MoTO: Team Marina
Thanks again, everyone! :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Michael McKean
RIP Michael. :( - EricaJoy
RIP. :( - iTad
RIP Michael :( My condolences to family and loved ones. - Penny
Condolences to your family. RIP. - AJ Batac
RIP Dear Michael - DanDan
Fly with the angels my friend - GRANDMAFORSCARLETT
condolences :( - Holden Page
OMG.. RIP, Michael. - Thierry R. Andriamirado
:( - Mil∂d
RIP. :-( - Kol Tregaskes
RIP Michael. - Mark Krynsky
Attended Michael's Trisagion Service tonight, will go to the funeral tomorrow. Family OK w photos, will post as memorial to Michael. - Norman Demetrios Fletcher
oh...we weren't ready for this - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
RIP Michael. This is so sad... I just learned about his passing yesterday. :-( - Jannifer @wordsforliving
Miss you, Michael. - vicster: full-bodied
Wish he could have seen us tonight. He just may have. - Josh Haley from iPhone
"when tomorrow starts without me....." My heart and prayers go to you, Michael and you're family. May you're family find peace and comfort in the days ahead. <3 - Lynda Dmoch
Happy Birthday. - Mike Nencetti
no more pain. - Big Joe Silence
RIP Michael. ;( ;( ;( - rowlikeagirl
Coming on one year. I hope that his family is doing okay, and am truly saddened that we couldn't interact with him this year. - NOT THE CRICKET
Wow, I can't believe it's been that long. - Lola Bean (Penguin) from iPod
:( I forgot to bump this on monday. :( - NOT THE CRICKET
:-( - Ashish
I only new him for a very short time here, but I miss him. - NOT THE CRICKET
Happy Birthday Michael. - Mike Nencetti
Happy Birthday Michael. nice to see your account is still here. - Mike Nencetti
On FB he kept turning up on "People You May Know" even a few months ago. Bittersweet to see him there. Happy Birthday to Michael. - vicster: full-bodied
DGentry
Jimminy: *beats code with ugly stick until it's pretty* CODE Y U NO PRETTY? Y U NO CLEAN AND SIMPLE? Y U HAVE TO BE MINE? - http://twitter.com/Jimminy...
Dagnabit, I can't find the +1 button for that comment. - DGentry
Ha! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
The fact that this popped up right after I realized the interface changes for FFTop20 were under a dev feature flag pretty much since then, makes me want to cry. Obviously, it wasn't clean and simple. - NOT THE CRICKET
AJ Batac
If you look close enough, you should see a van in this pic.
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Give me a hint. - Anika
Where , where ??? - Peter Dawson
It's hard to explain. I barely see it. - AJ Batac
Is it hiding behind the four-wheeled reflection of my last nightmare? - Slippy
heh - AJ Batac
It's like Russell Westbrook. It's there, but you seem to ignore it. (his teammates are there but he doesn't pass.) - AJ Batac
BUMP - AJ Batac
Eric - Poppa Large
Apparently a fiber cut has our @comcast Internet offline. :(
we were down for awhile. thankfully a modem reboot solved the problem. bad stuff on a Friday evening. - Kevin Johnson
The neighbor verified the issue, which is good because I cannot deal with calling a tech support line tonight. - Eric - Poppa Large from iPhone
I'm very glad ours wasn't a fibre cut. *whew* - Kevin Johnson
Still down, unless my WAN ip is supposed to be 192.168.100.20. - Eric - Poppa Large from iPhone
I'm guessing no. - Kevin Johnson
Victor Ganata
KY court upholds decision in penis removal case - Associated Press http://bigstory.ap.org/article...
That headline... - Anika
I know it's messed up, but the fact that "KY" and "upholds" are in the same sentence as "penis removal" made me guffaw. - Victor Ganata
NO SHRINKING FROM THE BIG STORY - Big Joe Silence
Chrome
No more silent extension installs - http://blog.chromium.org/2012...
No more silent extension installs
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Victor Ganata
Literacy privilege, or, why grammar nazis are dicks - Boing Boing http://boingboing.net/2012...
Literacy Privilege: How I Learned to Check Mine Instead of Making Fun of People’s Grammar on the Internet - Painting the Grey Area http://paintingthegreyarea.wordpress.com/2012... - Victor Ganata
"…being pedantic about the language skills of perfect strangers is kind of an asshole move." - Victor Ganata
"…the idea that there is only one right way of doing English – and everyone else is doing it wrong – is inherently flawed. And by 'flawed' I mean illogical, elitist and even oppressive. Judgements about what counts as 'right', 'good' and 'correct' in writing and grammar always – ALWAYS – align with characteristics of the dialects spoken by privileged, mostly wealthy, mostly white people." - Victor Ganata
"…when people study dialects in an objective, scientific way (which is what cunning linguists actually do), they find that low-prestige dialects, such as African-American Vernacular English or Cockney English, have fully-formed grammar rules of their own that make just as much sense as any others. They are perfectly valid and functional forms of communication used by millions of people. The only difference is that they don’t have people running around telling everyone else to do it their way." - Victor Ganata
The difference between a language and a dialect is a lot like the difference between a religion and a cult: privilege. - Victor Ganata
I think I'm sensitive to this because my dad, who is a physician and knows three languages, cannot write (at least, in English, and in contexts outside of medical documentaiton.) I'm not just talking about his illegible scrawl. If you ever read anything he wrote in non-technical English, you might not even realize that he is an intelligent, highly-educated person. - Victor Ganata
Sometimes it's overtly racist as well: I remember some argument here a couple of years ago, where it got heated, and one person kept on belittling the other person's grammar and spelling even AFTER it was pointed out the other person wasn't a native speaker of English. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Descrriptivism all the way. If you ever catch me correcting someone, slap me. I think English should evolve. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I don't know. That's one extreme of the spectrum, but as someone who is tasked as a professor with making sure that my students can communicate in writing according to prescribed language rules of scholarship, there's value in having folks understand and use the rules for prescribed professional language, too. Literacy relativism, much like cultural relativism, gets useless after awhile if the goal is communication that lasts over time, particular in terms of written communication. - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Sure, in a didactic setting, it makes sense to standardize communication, and to try to get everybody on board using the same language. A college classroom is, after all, a privileged space. But a random encounter on the Internet is a decidedly different context. - Victor Ganata
I'm gonna agree with Warmaiden - there is value to a standard form of written communication that is understandable by the majority of speaker/literate people in the society. That being said, while I may make fun of grammar issues on signs (where more than one person, presumably, has looked it over) and in published works, I'm not about to poke fun at random strangers on the Internet. My... more... - WebGoddess
Absolutely to the two comments immediately above mine :) - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
The other thing is that, even in the setting of higher education, every discipline has their own language conventions, and while there's overlap, it doesn't necessarily make sense to apply the conventions of, say, literary criticism to a physics paper, or vice-versa. I guess, as someone who grew up in a multilingual environment amidst multiple dialects requiring code-switching, I feel... more... - Victor Ganata
Literacy Privilege, Part 2: But Wait… You’re an English Teacher - Painting the Grey Area http://paintingthegreyarea.wordpress.com/2012... - Victor Ganata
"I absolutely do believe there is a time and place to teach people about grammar and spelling – I should hope so, otherwise I’d have to fire myself, and that would suck because I really love my job. It is entirely possible for me to take a neutral, non-judgemental view of language and yet still realize that my students will benefit most from learning widely-accepted conventions that will give them the best chance at success in our society." - Victor Ganata
I'm going to admit, I have trouble taking anyone too seriously if they're complaining about language privilege while simultaneously tacking "nazi" onto their nickname for the type of person they're complaining about. (This is directed more at Doctorow, since the author is using other terms.) - Jennifer Dittrich
"There are probably situations where it’s appropriate to let someone know, for example, that their meaning isn’t clear, or they’ve made an unintentionally embarrassing pun. The important thing, in my mind, is the intent: Is this about reaching out with sincerity to help someone? Or is it about showing off superior knowledge, silencing someone, or taking a cheap shot for laughs?" - Victor Ganata
If you ever see me unsolicitedly correcting someone's grammar or spelling, it's almost certain that I'm intentionally being a dick to them :D - Victor Ganata
I only go after people I know IRL, and even then it's rare when I do. But trust me, if someone is having a discussion with me and they say "Your stupid", I will come at them with both barrels. - Hookuh Tinypants
Literacy Privilege, Part 3: A Few Final Points Before I Let This Topic Die - Painting the Grey Area http://paintingthegreyarea.wordpress.com/2012... - Victor Ganata
"3(b). So what are you saying, then? Be nice to people. Think about where they might be coming from. Understand that you might not know anything at all about their background. Realize that you very probably don’t know everything there is to know about the English language. Consider that mistakes are not the end of the world. Understand that flippant comments by a stranger on the Internet are not going to 'fix' a person’s language skills." - Victor Ganata
"Consider the context, and whether making a correction is appropriate. If it is appropriate, consider that a polite and reasonable tone is a lot more likely to get you what you want than a douchebaggy rant. Think about how you respond to sneering criticism. Think about whether other people are likely to respond any differently. Realize that derailing a discussion to argue about grammar is going to annoy a lot of other readers." - Victor Ganata
"Consider your true intentions. Consider that other people will read your response, and it will in turn influence how they respond to others. Consider that you contribute to a culture on the Internet (and everywhere else in your life). It is up to you to decide what you want that culture to look like. Use your voice accordingly." - Victor Ganata
Among friends, I've only corrected someone's grammar when a friend fired a douchey comment first. - Jed
Stephen's point makes me want to remind people of the ax/ask split: Both were correct for a very long time, and relatively recently (in English's history) did "ask" become the dominant (read:prestige) form. So when people get upset about people saying "ax", it's hard for me not to assume there's more going on. http://thehackensack.blogspot.com/2009... - kendrak
It reverts back to "ax" by the year 3000, if the documentary "Futurama" is to be trusted. http://blog.urbanbohemian.com/2008... - Amit Patel
What a fantastic and surprising article! Thanks for posting this, Victor. I have definitely been guilty of correcting people in the past (almost always because they pissed me off) and it's not something I want to continue in the future. I will continue to correct spelling and grammar in the papers and reports I have to edit or peer review, but I am long over this notion that there is... more... - Jenny H.
You correct me daily, boo :-P - Eivind
One of the smartest guys I've ever known was a terrible speller. He was a native English speaker, well read and and had the advantage of a high education, but he absolutely didn't care about his spelling or what people thought. He'd often misspell the same words in different ways. I kind of admired his creativity. :) - Ken Morley
From what I understand, that's pretty much how spelling worked before the days of the printing press :D - Victor Ganata
This just in: Language is meant to evolve. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news... - Ken Morley
I wonder if I could get a job just documenting Taglish. Of course, Filipino could just become Taglish: English vocabulary with Tagalog syntax and orthography. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - Victor Ganata
Steven Perez
MUTTS by Patrick McDonnell | December 13, 2012 #muttscomics http://muttscomics.com/strip...
MUTTS by Patrick McDonnell | December 13, 2012 #muttscomics http://muttscomics.com/strip.aspx?m=12&d=13&y=12
Paul Buchheit
Lighting our Christmas tree... on fire! - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Lighting our Christmas tree... on fire!
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Fun! Who are the voices on the video? - Bruce Lewis
Burning tree! - Maggie
:) - Middle Vin
Micah
HOW AM I FFRIENDS WITH YOU SINCE AT LEAST 2009 HOW DOES THAT HHAPPEN?
Bumped nostalgia posts have a pitbull grip. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Only 2009? N00b. - Akiva
I said at least. #d00d - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Sept 2008 for me. :) - Tamara J. B.
Early 2008 sometime, not even sure anymore. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
April '08 "Happy FriendFeeding, Bret and Jim" ...somewhat after the initial "ooh, scoble, shiny" diaspora from Twitter - Tinfoil 2.0
Jessie
"Question: someone asked this already but seriously what is the deal with these people who act like their characters are sentient beings beyond their control?? as the curator of the nanowrimo forums do you have any psychological insight into this? it's baffling. and like two steps away from those proto-schizos who think anime characters are real and connected to their souls or whatever" - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"Answer: I guess when your characters are all ripoffs or archetypes you learned about on TVTropes you don’t feel in control of them" - Jessie
I can understand developing a character and getting unexpected ideas for the plot from them as you get more familiar with the character, but at a certain point you do have to say "No, I'm sorry, that does not happen in my story because it doesn't make sense." Regardless of how much you think your character *wants* it to happen. - Jessie
There's been a lot of discussion about this. John Gardner (who taught me more about writing than everyone else combined) claimed that one time he was completely halted in the writing of a story for quite awhile because he simply did not know whether a character at a party would choose red or white wine (or maybe it was a choice of hors d'oeuvres). Then, one day, it hit him and he was... more... - Akiva
It's one of the many, many reasons why I loathe NaNoWriMo. You're not allowed that sort of thing. - Akiva
Granted, but I suspect the Nanowrimo people writing about this are not at that level of craftsmanship. Based on the novel synopses posted there, I suspect they're still writing a lot of Mary Sues. - Jessie
I suspect that you're right. - Akiva
I've often wondered about this too. The few times I've questioned people who seem to hold similar opinions I've been told it's part of the "process" which, frankly, sounds a lot like bullshit. These people tend to not like that suggestion ;) - Soup in a TARDIS
I totally get the Mary Sue phase of fiction writing. I think it's something everyone has to go through in order to get somewhere better. But it seems like some of these Nano posters are writing Mary Sues and thinking they're Anna Kareninas. Writing 50,000 words worth of Mary Sues and nonsensical plot devices might give you some insight into the writing process, but there's a hell of a lot more to writing than just getting the words down. - Jessie
The way I see it is that a proper writer doesn't need NaNoWriMo. - Akiva
Most NaNo people I know feel NaNo is ONLY about the word count. I'd like to think that claim is based in the notion that NaNo allows writers to realize novel-length works are "doable" and that the one month challenge is meant to illustrate that anyone can manage the sheer word total hurdle so that, at least, should not be a barrier to those who want to "really" write a novel.... more... - Soup in a TARDIS
I'd be tempted to ask those people not how many they've written, but how many they've gone back and revised, whether or not they were intended for eventual publication. I can understand doing Nanowrimo on your first novel if it's *just* getting over the word hurdle, but if all your "novels" were written during Nano then you really aren't progressing as a writer. - Jessie
Over the years, I think in an attempt to make it more inclusive they've tried to shift and 'soften' the original intent of NaNoWriMo which was to write 50,000 words over 30 days at all costs. But I still strongly believe that not only is it a stupid and pointless goal, it's also a cruel one. People who are trying to become writers who hop on the NaNo bandwagon are setting themselves up... more... - Akiva
I am a proper writer (though published articles, not novels) who uses NaNoWriMo as simply something stupid to do with my talent. I don't take it seriously. Instead I use it to clear the junk out of my attic. I don't run around thinking that what I craft in those 30 days is anything worth publishing or sharing with anyone. But I also don't run around thinking that everyone else participating in NaNo is an idiot for it. Every author has their own methods for how they approach writing. - Hookuh Tinypants
Not sure if your comment's directed toward me specifically but I don't think a writer has to be published to be proper. Hell, Dan Brown's published and he's entirely rubbish. I've also not typed that people who participate in NaNoWriMo are idiots. I do, however, think that NaNoWriMo is idiotic. - Akiva
I don't think that anyone is suggesting that everyone participating in NaNo is an idiot. I know many professional fiction authors are big advocates of it and several claim to participate as well. In the instances that I'm referencing (which is about a very specific group of people I personally know) there seems to be something of a missing-the-forest-for-the-trees sort of situation.... more... - Soup in a TARDIS
I've wanted to do NaNo for several years now, but the scheduling hasn't worked out. I think it would be a good tool for me as long as I could find the time to storyboard all the necessary elements in advance, because for me personally I can't write without a roadmap. I think it's great that there are serious writers who use NaNo as a tool and there are serious writers who feel NaNo... more... - Jessie
Very well put. - Akiva
Yeah, if I were a better writer I would have put that at the beginning instead of +16 comments in. XD - Jessie
Hey, it's all part of the 'process' which apparently SOME people think is bullshit. [side-eyes Soup] - Akiva
Micah
Will Higgins™
tchiseen on TIL that in the Bible, God sent two bears to murder 42 children because they had mocked a man for being bald. - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"You're an idiot." - Will Higgins™
LB sad.
(Join in!) Hashtags I love:
## - Micah
[#IseeyouMicah] - LB sad.
x_x - Derrick
#goEmilygo - you guys were such an awesome support for us! xxx - Melly - #TeamMarina
#YesLisa I may have just come up with this one but it WILL be my favorite once y'all get with the program... :D - Lisa L. Seifert from Android
#sorrymeme - u know u <3 it! - Confessions Account from fftogo
This is like the ultimate search thread. :) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
#SRSLY - Bren from iPhone
Parfe
anaaaaaaam tipe bak :) - Lilly Chapulton
Gremlin kafası :> - Parfe
^hah çok yaşa, dün arkadaşa didiydim 2-3 haftalık yavru kediler gremline benziyor diye. - hydra headed monkey
mini yoda ahahahaha - Lilly Chapulton
ahahah, kara yoda. - Parfe
hahahahahaha karamiyo diye kısaltıp zipleyebiliriz o zaman - Lilly Chapulton
benimki de böleydi minikken ablası, ama büyüyünce şöle oldu psikopat gibi: http://ff.im/Ol1tI - Lilly Chapulton
Büyümüş hali: http://ff.im/LVRw0 - Parfe
ahahaha kuru incir! - Lilly Chapulton
Meyve seviyor sıpa. - Parfe
benim gülten hatun da karpuz ve elmaya bayılıyor. - Lilly Chapulton
Üzüm, muz ve incir :) - Parfe
benimkiler de karpuz ve üzüm delisi. yarım karpuzu kes koy akşam sabaha kabuğu kalıyor. - simyacı
Karpuza denk gelmedik sanırım hiç :) - Parfe
Tanıştırayım? Bir animede esas kızı oynuyor. - Parfe
Orihime Inoue - Parfe
mavi derken ..:| :p - Zıkkım
Louis Gray
Even a grumpy little Cristo can enjoy a Chromebook commercial like this one. http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Even a grumpy little Cristo can enjoy a Chromebook commercial like this one. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEoaw95BLcI
Play
Heather Piwowar
RT @bengoldacre: Second tweet for this historic editorial. BMJ insist that all data for trials they publish must now be accessible. http://www.bmj.com/content...
Mr. Gunn
RT @noahWG: For @naturemagazine, when it comes to support for research and the environment, a vote for Obama is a vote for science: http://www.nature.com/news...
Laura Norvig
Pumpkin carved. OMG, Halloween is exhausting.
Now, who's crafty? How the heck am I going to get feathers on a shirt without a hot glue gun? I have two long feather boas and a green shirt that somehow I am supposed to make look like a bird. - Laura Norvig
Rebuild shirt out of duck tape? Overlap so sticky side is mostly out? Elmer's glue will work for a bit but you'll shed and it's water soluble if anyone spills. - Hedgehog
Sewing. Feather boas have a string interior. Locate that and stitch it to the shirt in strategic places. This is by hand sewing, not machine sewing. - Spidra Webster
Jeffy says tie strips of the feather boa to a string or wire and then use binder clips to clip it to his sleeve and collar. I was thinking glue strands of boa to a thin strip of cardboard and duct tape the whole thing to the sleeves. - Laura Norvig
Spidra, I can't sew for shit. I think I have some needles - not sure where the thread is ... - Laura Norvig
This kind isn't very exacting so as long as you can go up & down and tie a knot, you're good. - Spidra Webster
that might be the thing to do, actually. I just dread sewing in general ... - Laura Norvig
There's very little that can go wrong in this case. You're not sewing in a tailored way. You're not sewing for the good looks of the stitches. You're just trying to hold one object to another object. And hand sewing can be unpicked and redone far more easily than machine sewing so even if you make a mistake, it's easier to fix. - Spidra Webster
I found a travel sewing kit! Let's get this party started. I need something good to watch while I labor ... - Laura Norvig
Cristo, I do have some Duco cement but I'm not sure how that would work with fabric. - Laura Norvig
^^ate too much glue as a child^^ - Laura Norvig
First you start with a horse... This is a good site to learn which glues to use for what materials: http://www.thistothat.com/ - Spidra Webster
Hmm. That was a fun two hours. At least I only stuck myself with a needle once or twice, gently. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
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