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Kol Tregaskes
I have a Page too but don't use it yet: I only have 20 fans. ;-) #whatsyoururl - Kol Tregaskes ...but watch out for the tumbleweeds rolling across my profile. - Trent Olson *sobbing quietly over here in my corner* - Ordinarybug Heather
I will have a little cry later................ - Kevin J Hatton
i have one but have used it less and less as FB has sucked more and more. i now log in a few times a month at most. - Big Joe Silenced
Thanks everyone! - Kol Tregaskes
Now I'm glad I got my vanity URL for FB. However I'm not about to go crazy friending y'all just yet as I hate the interface. - Kenton Haha. I was just going to ask when you were going to start this. - Mark Krynsky
iphigenie, just like my ff id :D - Iphigenie
I didnt really want to add everyone i know on friendfeed to my facebook, i like to keep them seperate as much as i can. but you know what, fuck it add a note saying you;re from friendfeed if you add me, then i can group everyone up :) - Simon Wicks .. edit: ditto what Simon said above - add a friendfeed or FF note in the message if you do add me - Wang Yip [EDIT: I only intend to had people to FB that I have subscribed to and/or interacted with here on FF.] - Kristin of Two Everything
Simon, I thought that a while ago, then just added everyone too. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Just added you Kol :) - Simon Wicks
OK, you've all convinced me and as Simon requested, please note FF in the request. - Kenton
Thanks, Simon. I've not started going through these yet. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
I'm only going to add the people i actually talk to on here. I have a lot less people on my follow list than you, so its a bit easier for me :) - Simon Wicks
Remember, guys. According to FB, you're only allowed 5000 friends. Spend them wisely. - James Myatt
Hehe. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes - Wes Hoogenboom from iPhone
If anyone of you are Gtalk'ers, check out the list here: - Kol Tregaskes
/glemak on most services - mike "glemak" dunn
As if we weren't before? Were they really that many people here who didn't also have a FB account, even if they didn't list it in their profile? I've been with FB since 2004 - LANjackal
here. i am your fan now :D - Iphigenie
Thanks all. - Kol Tregaskes
Helen, yep. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Well, with this news it is pushing me to start using my real name for web services and to kill (or at least slowly stop using) the tomit persona that I have used for many years. Find me here... - Ronald S - but no hearts or flowers please..:-) - Julia Ault - someone else done stoled my name before I could. Jeepers! - Tsali - A dude man - may as well change my "have met" Facebook policy! - Andrew Roche
I could never agree to their TOS. The fun of working for paranoid folks. - Neal Krummell
I was already a facebook user... - Cass
ugh.. I hate doing this... - Tim Hoeck
Well - Kol, your Posterous sharing post earlier today was more fun. - Eric Johnson
Ummmm the Facebook UI obviously won't be static, dude. They'll be making changes as the assimilation proceeds - LANjackal from IM
People who complain about FF+FB are like people who complain every time the FB home page changes. Even if it's better, they complain... - Gus
never spend any time there... not worth time... - Valeria Maltoni
I hate Facebook... - Oscar Mota
My company has one if you want to be a fan of a small web design and marketing firm :) - Justin Rains
FB gets no link love from me - FFing Enigma - not like I use it much anyway... - Grant Bierman
I'm on Facebook, but I don't have a name in my profile URL (yet; I'm still new...). But if you want it, it's -- if you friend me, tell me you're from FF. - Dennis Jernberg
I don't freaking have one because I never wanted to sign up for Facebook. :P Now I find out that through no fault of my own I'm technically a Facebook user? GAH. - Cheryl Jones
if u want facebook ███ - Sefa Karapinar
Keep 'em coming, I'll add you all later today. :-) - Kol Tregaskes I wasn't going to do this, but I'm going to indulge and see if I can make FB work like Scoble thinks it can. - James Myatt
LOL I knew you would do this :) - Parvez Halim
Update: My profile may not have a name-type URL yet, but here's the short way to get there: - Dennis Jernberg
"Like" only because I'll have to find you guys somewhere :( - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill) i knew this was coming, this is why i got my url with my FF nickname.:-) - Özhan Yiğitler i hope they write a proper friendfeed friend importer - Chris Hofmann +1 Chris, I'd hate to lose all the friends i've made here :(((( - Iain Baker I hope they (FB) don't screw it up too much... - Barry Owens Is there a simple way to add say the entire list above? - Gilbert Harding - most updates autoimported from Flickr though - Michael Bravo
Thank you everyone. I've added you all but feel free to say no, I know some people keep FB for personal friends only. :-) - Kol Tregaskes - LANjackal from IM
lol I think this is wrong haha don't mind me I'm being silly - Franc, a rememberer - I would really like to have FriendFeed friends there so Facebook could possibly be more bearable. - Jannifer @wordsforliving
Jannifer, that link takes me to the home page. - Kol Tregaskes
It does? try looking for Jannifer Stoddard - Jannifer @wordsforliving
Yeah, I've had a few of those from the list above, not sure what's going on there. OK, will do. :-) - Kol Tregaskes And I love new peeps! ^_^ - Carlton Hackett
I do not use it much LOL I just post to it from other sites so to fill up my friends stream, I do get messages and some status in text. Anyone who really wants to add me, use the facebook link on my profile. :o) - David Gross you won't see much since I got the privacy settings on max in Facebook. Just another reason why I think Facebook is completely different from friendfeed. I hope they keep friendfeed running because I use both services in diametrically diverse ways. - David Rodriguez
Thank you. - Kol Tregaskes I just posted asking for the same thing =) You rawk Kol - Brodie Beta Will be weird to integrate you folks with Grandma. - timedalkat
Cool, Brodie. :-) Thanks everyone! - Kol Tregaskes
Hey, FB is for real life friends :-). Not for random web strangers :-P? - Richard A.
Mine is and I am from Argentina (BA) - Daniel Alejandro Severo but I don't use it very much - Alfonso Pace from iPhone (I can remember if I commented on this already. I don't see "You" on the list, but I'm tired. So, hopefully, I didn't. If I did, oh well. - Kimber Scott
Thanks all! - Kol Tregaskes
. . . amy_beer. I think. I've never used it. No, I'm pretty sure. - Amy℠
Amy, it's not that. - Kol Tregaskes
I spend an inordinate amount of time there... - - Bette Cooper I hv a FF list in FB, pls. mention FF to populate it. - Wins Fern
mine is david.grosz - David Gross from email
Thank you all! - Kol Tregaskes
How do you get Mine is a somewhat longer Url... - TrafficBug
TrafficBug: You can get your custom Facebook URL here: - guruvan (Rob Nelson) - looks like you can change it only once. Confucious say: "Choose your name well...." :I - Rob Schieber
Thank you. - Kol Tregaskes
I do like your photography page. I am a fan now. - Faraz Mullick
Isn't there a FB friend limit? - Araceli
There is, Araceli, although it was several thousand people, if I remember correctly. - Tyson Key
5,000. - Kol Tregaskes
I'm just loving the new Facebook beta. :D - Faraz Mullick
i sent a request (please please please by my friend), ;) - chaz2b
I always thought that FriendFeed was the new Facebook. ;) - Tyson Key
Facebook is the new FriendFeed. ;) - guruvan (Rob Nelson)
Thanks Rob, I had forgotten my username for I always used my email address to login - I found there is a settings > username > change thing that lets you change your username once and then you get a url! - TrafficBug
I am thinking about just using my Public Page more. Keep my regular profile for family and coworker data. Follow me here if you want more of the type of posts I do here of Friendfeed. - Ronald S
nooooooooooooooooooooooo! - Tsali - A dude man from IM
I raise your bump with a "Hide" - LANjackal - I use it to aggregate and share links on Internet music, open content and social media. - David Holmes
I would like you follow you all wherever you are moving to or are right now. Can you please add your profile here and share to others so we can gather everyone's URLs in one place above? - Kol Tregaskes
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List your pages here: #whatsyoururl - Kol Tregaskes
I like SU much more than Digg or Delicious. - Flavio
+Flavio mine is ... SU could be more - Franc, a rememberer
Thanks guys. I would add you but because of SU's stupid restrictions (do they still have these!?) I cannot add any more people, tsch. :-( I'm remembering why I got put off SU. - Kol Tregaskes
haven't used it for quite a while, still ... ... didn't really use it for more than channel surfing, though - immaterial
I don't use it as much as I used to, but here it is: - Seth Greenblatt but like others here i don't use it much these days - Nathan Rein - do not use it much any longer. - Kevin Mohr don't really use it anymore. And yes, it has stupid restrictions... - diego morelli
Let's see if SU allows me to add people today. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks, Kim and everyone. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
I just friended you on StumbleUpon. - Kimber Scott
Never used it. - Michael Fidler from BuddyFeed - k00pa
I have also got about 130k visitors to my site. Using this page - k00pa
"Stumbleupon has been temporarily disabled, because you have used it too much." on that link, k00pa. - Kol Tregaskes I really like stumbleupon, but pretty sporadic - Alistair (alpinefolk) Use it, primarily for Kind of fun, useful. - Jason Nunnelley
I still use it, but not as often as I used to - Kate
Thanks, everyone. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
I'd join up again, but I used it on firefox, I now use chrome.. so I would.. IF I knew it worked out ok.. seems it never works out..also had a few post stumbled and got hardly anything from it. - Rob Sellen :o)
I'm still using Stumbleupon although not daily, I noticed that Facebook removed the service from profile Settings yesterday, when did that occur? - Joe Dawson but I use it more for these days - Keith - @tsudo - I definitely still use it! Are we adding each other as contacts then? I was also thinking of creating a FF room for Stumbleupon users. - Jannifer @wordsforliving - I may add you guys, maybe with a network it could be more useful - Marcos
Added as many as it let me today... I never used it much, but I'd like to if there is some interaction. - Kimber Scott
Keep 'em coming, I'll add you all later today. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Thank you everyone! - Kol Tregaskes
had to sneak in there - andy brudtkuhl
Kol - what's yours? - andy brudtkuhl
Andy, see the title. ;-) - Kol Tregaskes
Thank you you two. - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks, Tyson. - Kol Tregaskes
No problem, Kol. - Tyson Key
I started stumbling back in 2003, is my main profile. It used to be small and friendly and fun. Started to like it less when they sold the service. Then Soup came around. Still using it, but mostly to keep in touch with fellow Stumblers. - Morgaine LeFaye
I would like you follow you all wherever you are moving to or are right now. Can you please add your profile here and share to others so we can gather everyone's URLs in one place above? - Kol Tregaskes
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Re: A Photo Essay on Friendship and Criticism -
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Re: Indian Housewives and Their Maids -
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Re: Indian Housewives and Their Maids -
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Re: Social Media Makes Brands Care More About Their Brand Than Their Customers -
"Thanks, Rolypoly. You seem to share the same optimism and vision @manuscrypts has :) See discussion below. The reverse engineering can indeed work, if there were any concern behind it, which I think doesn't exist. Actual sentiment of customers is just not something that "top brass" is concerned about any more." - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
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Re: Social Media Makes Brands Care More About Their Brand Than Their Customers -
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Re: Social Media Makes Brands Care More About Their Brand Than Their Customers -
"I must thank you again for providing insight from "the other side". I do not see any point where we disagree. As you say, the crying child gets the milk. The intention is simply to stop children's amplified crying on social media, not to ensure that all children are being fed well. When resources are finite, utilize them in the best manner possible to salvage the brand. If you envision an evolutionary necessity that all this will ultimately result in treating the disease, I am happy, but alas, I do not share your optimism. I do not think brands intend to address the disease, all they will forever worry about is the symptoms." - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
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Re: Social Media Makes Brands Care More About Their Brand Than Their Customers -
"Thank you Manu, for reading the post and sharing your perspectives. Because you are 'on the other side', your thoughts on this are precious and I am grateful. "deal with customers who feel entitled to a real time solution only because they're on social media" Isn't this precisely symptomatic of the theme of my post? Customers are entitled to solutions (to problems which shouldn't have existed in the first place) whether they are or are not on social media is the point of my post. However, brands perceive it otherwise, as your comment seems to acknowledge. "when social begins to prove itself as an early warning system/dipstick of a common problem, and processes are set up to identify, escalate and solve issues" As described in my post, social media need not serve as an early warning system, a simple DB query would do the job. The company need not resort to social media to act as an early warning system, the early warning system can and should be in-house. "the intent of the brand is..." - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
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Re: Social Media Makes Brands Care More About Their Brand Than Their Customers -
"Thanks, Abhinav, couldn't have said it better! I have no clue to why such logical, simple questions have no answers :)" - Mahendra (SkepticGeek)
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