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Robert Scoble
I just posted why FriendFeed will go mainstream: http://scobleizer.com/2008...
Do you use Alert Thingy or any of the desktop apps for Friendfeed, or just keep the site open? - Patrick Jordan
I agree, FriendFeed will go mainstream if people start using more of these online services - Justin Yost
I just keep the site open and refresh a lot. - Robert Scoble
That was an awesome and relevant post! Thanks Rob! - Drew Lucas
I use twhirl for updates - Aura Mae from twhirl
I use twhirl, but it keeps moving the screen while I'm typing if there is an update. Hence these random bits of comment you get sometimes... - Rahsheen from twhirl
Using twhirl also. Just not enough screen space there, and things to roll off. Web page is easier. - Todd Jordan
Well said Robert, good article on why FriendFeed will go mainstream. - Mike Reynolds
FF is definitely gonna need a better interface if it IS going to be useable by non-geeks - Rahsheen
I was thinking the same thing, Jason. I don't think my mom would ever be able to handle FF, but I'm sure most geeks/social media addicts will love it and it will be a success - Rahsheen
my mom is not a good design test case i doubt anyone's mom is- the person who wants to be highly digitally connected, is. - Nathan Eckenrode
Robert, I know you didn't intend it, but your two part piece is a great friendfeed newbie tutorial. Thanks. Also, again don't know if it was intentional, but you forgot to include this friendfeed user: http://friendfeed.com/hillary ;-) - Robert Stevens
Robert Stevens that user needs to engage people with the tools as adults who vote not speakat them like children who must be contained. - Nathan Eckenrode
Well, my mom is a programmer and uses online communications to coordinate her team, so I guess she is not the most common "mom" example :) - Rahsheen from twhirl
Nathan Eckenrode absolutely right about that user needing to engage. Check her friendfeed page. Not a single subscription. - Robert Stevens
and not everyone's mom is theprototypical bumbler that frequently gets assigned t that architypical user group - Nathan Eckenrode
it does make a good friendfeed tutorial, but I don't think it's going mainstream without a serious interface improvement. Its ass ugly! - Justin Flood @justinflood from twhirl
It's not even that it's ugly, it's that it's not really useable. I think it was created to provide as much as possible, but with the understanding that someone would create decent filters/clients for it for regular consumption. - Rahsheen
I this that whether FF goes mainstream depends mostly on us. - funkyboy
@PatrickJordan - using Twhirl client. - Todd Jordan
Well said. Not entirely certain I agree or disagree with your thoughts, but either way you do present a compelling argument for FF. I think the number one reason that will hold back adoption of a mainstream FF is the benefit to the average user. Unless that is articulated so the *average user* can understand, they will not see the desire to attach themselves to another service. The question at this point is what can, or should, FF do to attract average users? - Scott Jarkoff
@ScottJarkoff - well, partnerships would help. When you sign up for a service, if that service had a check box to add that feed to Friendfeed, it'd be a done deal. - Todd Jordan
@Todd: Agreed. But that begs the question, how would such a partnership benefit the service you're signing up for? There has to be some mutual benefit to a partnership like that. The obvious benefit is for FF, but what does everyone else gain through such an arrangement? - Scott Jarkoff
Scott: I'm not so sure that FriendFeed should worry TOO much about that right now. Instead, make the system of great utility to advanced users like me and you. If they make it easy for me to get rid of the noise and present it to everyone else, then it'll take off. - Robert Scoble
Why FriendFeed WON'T Go Mainstream: 1.) in the mainstream, people don't want to be THIS informed. That's probably equally good for them, and good for those of us who do want to be this informed! 2.) Steve Case subscribed, friended some people and then...didn't engage at all. He's my go-to guy for what the mainstream will eat up like ice cream. - Robert Seidman
Robert: But how does such usage translate over to the average user? Just because us mega-geeks can use FF, and more importantly we can understand it, does not mean that the average user will comprehend why it is useful to them. _Something_ needs to bridge that gap, no? - Scott Jarkoff
Last night I tried to explain FriendFeed and even Twitter to my friend the cop. While he has a Facebook profile, He Just. Didn't. Get It. The harder I tried to explain, the more he just looked at me like I just landed from Venus. - Capn' One Eye - adrift
FF can't go mainstream and I said as much in my comment on your blog post, which is awaiting moderation I guess :(. Main point - I could never explain FF to any of my non techy friends...never - Jennifer Van Grove from twhirl
Alert Thingy helps with the interface 'issues'. I think it has really helped with adoption / holding onto users - John Duff from Alert Thingy
@Geoff Longman - we are from Venus! ;-) welcome to my planet! - Susan Beebe
No doubt FF will go mainstream. It must over come the too many sites back lash, but over time this is a winner. - Russellreno
@patrick I just keep it open, until Firefox crashes! - Prolific Programmer
#humdaybumpday "5. It is freaking fast and much more reliable than Twitter. Today I’ve been putting dozens of Tweets into Twitter and they show up in FriendFeed BEFORE I can refresh the page. It is amazingly fast at gathering new stuff from Twitter. I have not found any other service as reliably fast." So true! - Ahmet Yükseltürk
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Re: How to turn mind maps into eBooks and presentations instantly - http://www.christopherspenn.com/2012...
"Quite useful for someone like me. I tend to have wandering thoughts and mind mapping or pictures is easier for me to string thoughts together with than working down a blog post or presentation from top to bottom." - Todd Jordan
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Todd R. Jordan gave 4 stars to: Cyber Knights RPG Elite - http://www.amazon.com/review...
Todd R. Jordan reviewed: Cyber Knights RPG Elite by Trese Brothers Software Was looking for a Kindle Fire RPG, May 26, 2012 Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Cyber Knights RPG Elite (App) This is old school turn based RPG. It works in that respect. The graphics aren't modern, fancy, or even HD. They work though. It revisits those old school RPG games we played on the PC. Cyber Knights takes place in a cyber punk universe. You play a Cyber Knight in search of work and upgrades. I've just begun playing but it's already addictive. Biggest problem I ran into was learning the controls and understanding exhaustion. Find a bar quick, find work, and earn some coin. Avoid over doing the terminal hacking. Enjoy and looking forward to some upgrades in the future. Focus on content over graphics for sure. - Todd Jordan
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Re: Infuz Welcomes Erica Smith to the Team - http://blog.infuz.com/2012...
"Awesome! Congratulations Erica." - Todd Jordan
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Re: Infuz Welcomes Erica Smith to the Team - http://blog.infuz.com/culture...
"Awesome! Congratulations Erica." - Todd Jordan
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Re: 10 Ways Brands Can Work More Effectively with Top-Tier Bloggers - http://www.hightechdad.com/2012...
"These are great tips. I'm curious if bloggers on the other end are willing to hold up on them. Meaning. I believe most bloggers are so anxious for the reaching out part they undervalue themselves." - Todd Jordan
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Re: How Beth Kanter Redesigned Her Facebook Page Timeline - http://www.johnhaydon.com/2012...
"Now my mind is crackling with ideas. Thank both of you." - Todd Jordan
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Re: Fishing Season Starts Today - http://blog.incontextmultimedia.com/2012...
"Love it! And I thought for one brief moment you were going fishing for real. :)" - Todd Jordan
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Re: Comment and Win an iPad or a Samsung Galaxy Tablet - http://www.robynsonlineworld.com/2012...
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Re: Comment and Win an iPad or a Samsung Galaxy Tablet - http://www.robynsonlineworld.com/2012...
"I'm excited about this giveaway. Though I certainly don't need another iPad, I'd be glad to have one to pass along. The Samsung Galaxy is also a fun device. I've heard it's a solid device." - Todd Jordan
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Re: Talking Instagram on Fox2Now TV - http://www.rizzotees.com/blog...
"Love this bit. Gives a quick intro to what Instagram is and a couple of 'why use' answers." - Todd Jordan
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"The key is self responsibility. T has to want it as much you and the staff at school. Not saying it's easy but he needs to own it." - Todd Jordan
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Re: Sales from the Sales Lion and More - http://scrt.co/04marcu...
"The overview format works well for me. Including the full length videos on the same page is a plus. I'm not a fan of overview and then I have to click away to find the full content." - Todd Jordan
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Re: Sales from the Sales Lion and More - http://scrt.co/04marcu...
"Enjoyed this episode. (is that the right word?) Now I must buy a tee shirt. Also, I need to 'sell' my book which went live this past week. Re: when I write. Best when I have the ideas and a quiet house. When I'm off on the weekend and my wife is at work usually qualifies. Re: emails. HBW, Secret Show, etc. They all show as coming from Chris Brogan. I get them all jumbled though I love all the content. Now if I only had a BroganMedia.app.... Cheers, Todd" - Todd Jordan
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Re: A Splintered Mind: ADHD: Apple Reminder's Location Alerts To the Rescue - http://thesplinteredmind.blogspot.com/2012...
"Solid review sir. I've been anxious to find such an app and this sounds like it doesn't quite make the mark. Location aware though is very cool. I'd love to have that on my Android phone, and even in my car if they could do that. Sure, GPS if fine if I'm lost but it doesn't help me where I'm at. I'll have to find a like app for Android, else it won't be much use on the iPad. Thanks for going into detail and giving us a real world walk through. Cheers, Todd" - Todd Jordan
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Todd R. Jordan gave 5 stars to: The Essential Paul Simon - http://www.amazon.com/review...
Todd R. Jordan reviewed: The Essential Paul Simon Paul Simon | Format: MP3 Download Paul Simon Essentials, January 28, 2012 This review is from: The Essential Paul Simon (MP3 Download) Contains Paul Simon's best tracks. If you're looking for his pop hits, this is it. Included as well is a slew of other favorites though not all so upbeat. The songs don't form a scheme as laid out on the album. Listen in any order. - Todd Jordan
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Re: Two Anniversaries of Note - http://www.rizzotees.com/blog...
"Cheers to both of those events. I'm sadly one who didn't listen back when. Ha. Looking forward to helping you celebrate in person." - Todd Jordan
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Re: Young & Free St. Louis - Blog - Getting Free or Discounted Stuff by Trading Your Time & Skills - http://www.youngfreestlouis.com/blog...
"I've not bartered for anything directly. Now I've used my good looks and charm on occasion.  Sounds like a good deal if you've got something to trade. It's a skill I've never worked on." - Todd Jordan
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Re: Not starting over, just starting smarter - http://www.lynetteradio.com/2011...
"You Lynette, are much more ambitious than me. Best wishes on the year ahead. Concentrate on doing vs over planning. Make it happen." - Todd Jordan
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Re: Looking Back at 2011 - http://www.cc-chapman.com/2011...
"You've done your part for sure. The three words you chose have played out in 2011.  Your traveling and speaking blow me away.  Boundless energy and excitement shines through. Okay, enough flattery.  Here's to a year ahead of fun, excitement, growth, and more. Cheers, Todd @tojosan" - Todd Jordan
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Re: Red Kite Moments – Why Your Business Needs More Courage - http://socialmediaforsmartpeople.com/red-kit...
"Good to read this as the new year approaches. Businesses, and more so the individuals within, need to move off of the machine for a minute and focus on the who and why and not the $. Glad you shared thi. Cheers, Todd" - Todd Jordan
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Re: Regardless Of Your Belief, Merry Christmas - http://www.socialmediaexplorer.com/social-...
"Good job Jason! Merry Christmas." - Todd Jordan
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"We've got a couple of these broken traditions. Oldest son and his wife, they always give our younger son one of those manly body wash/shampoo sets. He's picky about that stuff. We're collecting a stash of these. Ha." - Todd Jordan
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Re: Time Stops For No One - http://mompoppow.com/time-st...
"Good thinking. We often want to only do what's perfect, forgetting what's needed. Cheers, Todd" - Todd Jordan
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Re: Warm Spam: The Worst Social Media Recipe, Ever. - http://www.unmarketing.com/2011...
"Well said. It's a burden that it needs said again and again. Cheers and Happy Holidays. Todd tojosan" - Todd Jordan
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"Go. Live big. Flinch into it!" - Todd Jordan
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Re: XBox Kinect Bundle Giveaway - http://jessicagottlieb.com/2011...
"The Kinect is a must have as well as the Jawbone speaker." - Todd Jordan
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Re: Floors, Contractors, And Customer Service…Oh My. - http://www.brasstackthinking.com/2011...
"Glad you were able to get someone int that did it right. I have a low trust level now with big box hardware stores. Found better to get independent contractor." - Todd Jordan
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Re: Social Media Bullying by So-Called Professional Photographers - http://socialposer.com/social-...
"This to me is obviously parody. I'm clueless at to the target though. Likely she is a pro photographer making a goof on those looking to get into the field. IMHO being a professional photographer isn't just about the best camera/tools, or being the most skilled. Being a professional includes working with clients, delivering what's promised, and setting clear expectations. I've met 'pro' photographers than can barely get any of those areas right. This video does nothing to move folks forward, or encourage those gone pro to share what they've learned. Maybe everyone can avoiding feeding the troll and she'll go away." - Todd Jordan
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Re: Kit-A-Day Giveaway: Learn to Solder Badge Kit - http://blog.makezine.com/archive...
"Tis wou D be my first soldering iron. I'm in." - Todd Jordan
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