FriendFeed update. Paul Buchheit wrote me and said he's been very sick the past few days. That might explain why he hasn't engaged the way we want. He also offered to do an interview with me to discuss the future of FriendFeed and what they are doing at Facebook soon. We're working that out, hopefully soon (but might not be until November sometime)
After 6 months of complete silence, an Apple employee posted a couple of messages yesterday to the ZFS mailing list on macosforge.org. This is good news since it means that a Mac OS X implementation isn't quite dead yet.
I'd like to reiterate my call for Facebook to open source the Friendfeed codebase (as AOL did when it bought Netscape). A federated OpenFriendfeed is the best for users - and fits Facebook's move toward an open social platform. I'll pay to run a server. Would you?
One problem with creating private groups for Twitter feeds to simulate imaginary friends is the username Friendfeed suggests is the same as the private group name. If I forget to edit it, I'll in effect be squatting on that name. It's a problem if that Twitter user wants to join Friendfeed later.
The whole #amazonfail brouhaha actually is an example of why I push back on the whole Gillmor "supreme importance of realtime data flow" thing. I think giving people time to think before reacting isn't a bad thing. Less real time, more quality time.