Robert Scoble
Half Life of an Online Conversation getting shorter: and some good things that are lengthening them.
Hmm, is that in any way due to intrinsic limits set by services like Twitter, coupled with it's popularity? Will watch - Mo Kargas
haha i'm in realtime :D - Mil∂d
Captured forever! :-) - Robert Scoble
I think it's called ADD. - Ken Sheppardson
Great video Robert - I completely agree, and is the reason I prefer ff over twitter. Would be very helpful if ff could aggregate all related posts in some way to ensure you can get the whole conversation as well. With more information though, we need better filters. - Alistair (alpinefolk)
You know, what really gets me is how we've come to call anything that happens "News". It's not. When my friend's cat does something stupid, that's not "news". My reaction to a new cell phone isn't "news". - Ken Sheppardson
There are, what, 6Bil people on earth right now? Let's say half of them are asleep, half of those that are awake are bent over in a field somewhere or in a factory where they can't hear the person next to them, that leaves, like, 1Bil people making "news" at any given moment. I'd hate to see what your feed looks like, Robert, once they all have iPhones and microblogging accounts. - Ken Sheppardson
Interesting to note this Twitter post is drawing more conversation than the post exclusive to FF. Also draws in more voices to this thread. - Kevykev
KevyKev: yeah, that is interesting. Especially since this one doesn't have a graphic associated with it. The FriendFeed-to-Twitter feature is definitely bringing people over to FriendFeed. - Robert Scoble
Even if we can lengthen the conversation, who is doing that? For example how much time do you spend on current topics vs. older? - Rob McMurtrie
Isn't half-life a personal thing?! depends on how fast you process your feeds. +1 to FF's threads increasing half-life part. - Shivanand Velmurugan
Shivanand: nope. Conversations aren't controlled by one person and I've been watching this for a while. The amount of time we, as a community, give to any one issue is getting shorter and shorter. - Robert Scoble