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KTVU interviewed the guy leaving $$ around SF. He just wants to have fun & share his good fortune. It's awesome.
John Lilly
Wow, Bret promoted to CTO at Facebook - smart, great guy. Congrats!
Thanks, John :) - Bret Taylor
@Bret. Congratz Bret.. - Ozgur Demir
Bret, well deserved! You're perfect for the position. - Jesse Stay
Super happy for you - incredibly well deserved. But I still want to get you working on another startup! Want to find something to do together. Looking for board stuff for you, too. - John Lilly from email
Congrats, Bret! - Mark Trapp
Now to see if Bret can take that confusing Facebook interface and make it into something nice like, for example, friendfeed. - Sue - Friendfeed is best
The Facebook "Lite" version helped simplify the interface, hopefully some of those concepts will make it into the standard design. - Mike Chelen
TechCrunch called it the Friendfeedification of Facebook. That can only be a good thing. Congrats! - Eric - Final Countdown
Congratulations Bret! - Atul Arora
BT and FF did 'open' in the healthy, right, & honest way. Here's to bringing that positive force to a pretty unhealthy & confused company. Serious congratulations! Now... what would you do if you were CEO, Bret? That's what you need to do, starting today. - Christopher Galtenberg
Congrats, Bret! - Kol Tregaskes
Good on ya, Bret!! :) - Skye Miller
Congrats Bret! - Bojan Babic
Steven Perez
THIS JUST IN: 420 references made by people who are unaware of the double meaning are always funny, especially in a team meeting.
"and so we will blaze it, going forward." - Pete's Got To Go
*thinks to self: "Please, please let that be a marijuana reference and not a Hitler's birthday reference. Please…."* - Victor Ganata
Well, if the boss introduces "the new glorious 1000 year plan" that's a clue... - Pete's Got To Go
Sarah G.
Being an adult rules. Being an adult with a bunch of currency not worth exchanging at the airport rules even harder.
Being an adult rules. Being an adult with a bunch of currency not worth exchanging at the airport rules even harder.
ohhh...some of those are faves of mine i haven't had since the 90s! - Big Joe Silenced
Looking for stray euros from previous trips, leaving in the morning, and it is nice to have correct currency for coffee. - amelia arapoff
Bret Taylor
You can now get a daily or weekly email digest for anybody's feed on FriendFeed. You'll get a daily or weekly email with the most popular posts from that person's feed. To get the email, click the "Email/IM" link at the top of anyone's feed, and select the "Best of day" or "Best of week" email option.
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You can see all of your email settings at - Bret Taylor
Thanks Bret! :) - Matt Ruiz
Thanks to Kevin for doing a great design for what turned out to be a more complex set of UI options than we had originally anticipated, and thanks to Tudor for implementing the email backend. - Bret Taylor
Great! Thanks! Love FF! - Scott Monaco
I now get the FriendFeed Feedback posts as a Best of Day email so it doesn't fill up my feed, but I don't miss feedback. I also set up a "Best of Day" email for my "Technology people" friend list so I get a pretty good overview of tech news every day via email. - Bret Taylor
This is a really cool idea Bret, I wish you can make that an RSS feed option as well. I'd be much more likely to read summaries in RSS than in email. - manielse (Mark Nielsen)
Lovely. Thanks guys. - Mitchell Tsai
Casey: Thanks for the tip. What's the 7 before the "?" mean in the URL? The number of likes or replies needed to be included? - manielse (Mark Nielsen)
this is killer, the random influx of email during the day was kinda getting fail-ish. I love the daily digest. - Drew Lucas
Very cool! Any way to get archives of previous months? (especially helpful for those of us who leave the internet for weeks at a time...) - Mitchell Tsai
WOW. that's really helpful! - K.D.
Looks like a great addition for those who are not embedded on the site. Nice intro. - Louis Gray
Cool! - Josh Haley
Ahsan: it is somewhat random right now when the emails are sent, but we built in the backend capability to control what time they are sent, and we plan on exposing that control to users in the future. Right now, it is kind of random - sorry! - Bret Taylor
Cool! can i get a daily or weekly email digest for the "Saved searches"? - 0M0M from email
This will be incredibly useful. Thanks to all involved in the design and execution. - Kathy Fitch
Nice addition! - Michael Fidler
But what exactly is "Best"? Is it anything that has a certain number of likes/comments? - Laura Norvig
@Bret LOL THAT WAS MY PROJECT! I will release it tomorrow. But you've also did it and killed my friendfeed application **sigh** But mine has multi-reporting weekly-daily-monthly at the same time and adjustable entry count! - Alp
@Bret please consolidate me or I won't code new apps with you api! :-) - Alp
Alp: we were not trying to withhold data. Later today the documentation will be updated to reflect the ability to obtain "Best of" for users. The feed id will be USERNAME/summary/N (similar to "Best of" for lists) - Benjamin Golub
Hi Ben, that is pretty funny, I tried that URL earlier today to see if it has been secretly released :) - Paul Kinlan
Bret: While Twitter struggle to keep their fail whale under control, you guys are developing stuff like this. Amazing - Thanks! - Jim Connolly
awesome feature, this will be highly useful for my corporate group ideas / content sharing; projects, etc.... THANK YOU :) - Susan Beebe
Great work. I especially like that it works on lists too. - Meryn Stol
my inbox might say different, but I like that :-) - Dobromir Hadzhiev
Wow, this is really neat! And it links into the idea I expressed earlier, re: reducing signup friction / enabling limited guest privileges. Imagine if I could embed one of my FF rooms on my personal web site, and enable people to subscribe to that feed by e-mail with just a couple of clicks... rather than saying "you can get e-mail notifications but you have to sign up for Friendfeed first." "sign up" -- though admirably lightweight on FF -- is still a huge barrier. - Adam Lasnik
is there a love button cause I dont like this option I LOVE this option..great work guys - (jeff)isageek
Three options I would like (1) Can I select "top 100" instead of "top 30"? (2) Could I select both "best of day" and "best of week"? (3) How about older timeperiods? I'd love to get an e-mail with stuff from last week or Mar 2009? Start & end dates? Anything to help me read FriendFeed off-line would be great since I spend long periods off-line at festivals (especially during summer time) or overseas. - Awesome job guys! - Mitchell Tsai
So this works on groups too, cool! But we still cannot see Best of for groups on the site on friends lists. :-( I have several friends lists that include just groups and when I select to view the best of the page it's empty (even though if I got to the individual best of for those groups there are entries there). - Kol Tregaskes
does anyone know of a web service that can do this? (I'm thinking weekly email updates of my favorite feeds/people) I don't think there's anything like friendfeed .. - Franc, a rememberer
That's a cool feature - Xitong Liu
Emails no longer get sent except for Subscriptions. The last non-sub email I recieved was July 15th, 2011. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
I still get them. - AJ Batac
I get these every day. - Me
I still get it - AJ Batac
*jealous* I no longer get anything but subscription emails. - Bruce Lewis
Following US Politics that way ever since and the emails always went through: so happy this never went off course and kept a valuable record of these threads. - Zu from AOD
unutmadık :) - alperyz
Thanks for sharing!! - Keith Kesier
That's So CAJ!
holly #ravingfangirl
holly #ravingfangirl
stolen from FB (sorry/thanks, steve)
Actually, that is double sided sex tape if I am identifying the dispenser correctly... - Ross Miller
Dude. - Joe
indeed, yellow is doublesided. how's a doublesided 69 work? *ponders* - t-ra needs this place
something to think about... - John (bird whisperer)
It's a sticky situation for sure. - Micah
^^^ Micah! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Sarah G.
My sister's car reads her text messages & basically I want to send her every profanity I can think of. As is the obvious use of this tech.
One of my siblings needs a car that does this. So I can do that. - ellbeecee
I don't have siblings, but now I know what to encourage my best friend to get. *cackles madly* - Jennifer Dittrich
Is it going to pronounce it all in that midwestern middle-aged robotic female GPS device kinda way? Then yes. - Joe
I sent her a ಠ_ಠ to see what it says. - Sarah G.
LOL :D - Victor Ganata
My phone reads my text messages to me, and it just completely skips over unrecognized symbols. :( - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I'd send: "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. [laughs] Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like [coughs] tears in rain. Time to die." - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
if it would do THAT with Rutgers voice I'd buy it right now... - WarLord
showing this to people at work. - Mike Nencetti
Yeah, I sent it to my husband. He was dealing with shit before he even got to work today. - Melly
I've also liked "There's no "i" in team, but there's an "m" and an "e," and that's good enough for "me." - Jennifer Dittrich
Jennifer beat me to it. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I'm going to steal this. - Victor Ganata
Bret Taylor
FriendFeed Blog: Ben Darnell joins FriendFeed: Ben++! -
FriendFeed Blog: Ben Darnell joins FriendFeed: Ben++!
Welcome, Ben! - Kevin Fox
Right on! Congrats, Ben. - Micah
Congrats Ben! Also, congrats to FF you are lucky to have him! - Jason Shellen
Data storage and scalability rock. :) - Louis Gray
Congrats, Ben! :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Yeah Ben!!! - Rachel Lea Fox
so i finally get my answer to this :) - MG Siegler
Yeah, sorry I couldn't respond to that one before. :-) - Kevin Fox
well i be darned .... we now can rejoice, since fast paced additions to already good product are surely fastly coming about off the feedpipe ... it'l be a hectic season of finest upgrades ... I'm sure they'l start with keyboard shortcutze. ... I mean Google Reader rules on that. Intelligent to the extreme., on the other hand - are we sleeping? .. not even "/" ??.. and that... more... - pb:
Congrats Ben! Totally agree with Jason. Our latest project wouldn't have become feasible without Ben -- I'm just so glad we managed to get a fraction of his time before he left! :) - Simon
Congratulations, Ben! You're joining an awesome team. - Anne Bouey
Woohoo! Another Googler :) - Tim Hoeck
Congrats, you are now a "big company"! ;)))) - K.D.
That's not my picture! They got the picture wrong! In fact, I didn't get the letter of hire either. :( Oh, Hi there, Ben...if that's your real name. ;) - Josh Haley
Good luck Ben! With you our preferred service will go more interesting - Roberto from fftogo
you're building a friendfeed army there :-) - Dobromir Hadzhiev
Congrats - Özkan Altuner
Nice, any former Google Reader-er is a friend of mine. - Mike Reynolds
gratz Ben! - timepilot
Welcome Bret! - Michael_techie
So, Facebook...? - Daniel J. Pritchett
Poor Ben Darnell. The last to enter are always the first to leave in mergers. - beersage
Hiring new staff while in secret acquisition talks, not exactly classy guys. I hope Ben knew what he was getting into - Glenn Slaven
Why on earth does he use the Duck Hunt theme? - Vezquex
I don't know.. but it is awesome! :) - Tim Hoeck
Wow, looks like somebody bumped this! - Kevin Fox
I think there were a bunch of spam comments made to some 2009-era posts by FF employees. For some reason even after the spam is nuked, the post stays bumped. - Stephen Mack
Yes, I blocked a spammer that was bumping old posts about FF themes and what not. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Well, let's see this as an opportunity to raise a virtual glass to Ben and FriendFeed-that-was! - Kevin Fox
It probably had something to do with the Tornado 2.2 release. I noticed Ben was the one who posted about the release on HN earlier. Edit: Or it could have just been a spammer. *shrugs* - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
I don't think it had anything to do with the tornado release - a spammer bumped a bunch of Bret's old posts today. - Ben Darnell
Here, let me save future spammers some time: Hello my name is ____ and I am an attractive young ____ _____ and I would like to contact with you so that together you and I can ___ with ____ while _____ in a highly ____ manner. Please to be responding as soon as is practical. Without your help, the _____ in U.S. dollars will go unclaimed, and the herbal ______ remedy will wither and die. Yours in all urgent seriousness, _____. - Stephen Mack
:D, Stephen! - Anne Bouey
Awesome Photo :) - Adi Prcike
Which shows up more, this pic or the Asian gentlemen on the beach? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
bret neler oluyor dostum? kardeşi kardeşe kırdıracaksın canım ülkemde!!! işinin başına dön lütfen.. - Aynebilim Aşevi
testa di cazzo se arcasca tutto te veniamo a cercà e non saremo teneri come i musulmani - Francesco M.
kime dedin onu francesco? - Aynebilim Aşevi
Bence de Friendfeede sahip çıksın artık... - Koleksiyoner Ali
Welcome, Ben! - Kevin Fox Ya puedes canjearlos por 3 Códigos Standard y transformarlos en $90 US. - Caca Machado
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( 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 ( - Selina Love
Louis Gray
Matthew is the world's happiest A's fan tonight. He and I went to our first game together, just the two of us, and the A's won 4-1 in extra innings on a 3-run homer. Matthew got his picture taken with the mascot, and with two of Oakland's finest. He even scored a used game ball! Smiles from ear to ear.
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His hoodie is awesome - Tamara, #TeamMarina
Current plan: I'm going back again tonight and bringing Sarah. Twins mean that daddy gets to go twice! - Louis Gray
Steven Perez
Bluesun 2600
Saving a buck, until you try to use the iron on your clothes! - amelia arapoff
Ross Miller
No, I was NOT just blasting Call Me Maybe with my windows down through some sektchy looking neighborhood in West Oakland. That definitely did not just happen. Well, ok, maybe it did and maybe it was awesome. And maybe you should call me...
Stephen Mack
That didn't take long.
I guess I'm back... :) - Stephen Mack
\(^_^)/ - Eivind
(The obsessive pedant in me wanted to use the ACTUAL quote, which is, "You are too much for me Ennis, you sonofawhoreson bitch! I wish I knew how to quit you." -- but that didn't seem as appropriate.) - Stephen Mack
w00t! - Jenny H.
or it is totally appropriate. depends on the situ. - Mary Carmen
YAY!!!! (Love the graphic, too!) - Spidra Webster
*big hugs* - Anne Bouey
Thanks all. Good to be back. Need to get a cowboy hat. - Stephen Mack
MC, yeah, you're probably right. :) - Stephen Mack
Love this photo - amelia arapoff
welcome back, mr mack - chaz2b
Yay! Welcome back. :-) - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
*hugs* Welcome! - LB needs a break.
:) - Georgia
Thanks all! Great to be back even if I wasn't gone long. Amelia, it's a great photo but it's just the movie poster from Brokeback Mountain -- -- all I did was add the text. - Stephen Mack
LOL Welcome back! - Harold Cabezas from Android
Lammert Dijkstra
Steven Perez
2 Oct 2007: "Bret Taylor invites you to try out FriendFeed"
Checked out the scene back then; reminded me Hoth - empty and vast. Ignored the email until June 2008. And that's when all hell broke loose. - Steven Perez
Even funnier: found my first "Your FriendFeed activity" email. Posters back then included Mona Nomura, Mark Wilson, Nice Robot, Steve Isaacs, Anthony Citrano, Amber Spence, Bren, Carmen, Tad and Lindsay. Can't believe it's been four years. - Steven Perez
And there's some guy named Dendroica on my early lists. Wonder if he still hands around here. - Steven Perez
I don't know. I haven't seen him. - John (bird whisperer)
Just as well. He was seriously into birds. He was worse that that cilantro guy. - Steven Perez
weirdos, both of them. - MoTO Boychick Devil
Oh, look. An argument between Robert Scoble and someone else. Those were the days. - Steven Perez
I missed this invite. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
hunter walk
Asking for permission is often just you subconsciously looking for someone to tell you 'no' - just do it
It's easier to demand forgiveness than it is to ask for permission. - Kevin Fox
"Hi Hunter!" / "Huh? Who are you? What are you doing on my couch? Leave at once or I'm calling the cops!" / "Well, I *was* going to ask you if it was okay to crash at your place and eat your food (nice hummus, by the way), but you said to just do it, so..." - Stephen Mack
Dan Hsiao
Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz: The 7 Most Powerful People In Tech You've Never Heard Of
Love to see Bret in the news. - amelia arapoff
Tudor Bosman
"Scientists are also sexy, let's not forget that." - Tudor Bosman from Bookmarklet
Old but still great. - Tudor Bosman
Let's not forget that scientists are sexy :) - Eivind
Good one. - amelia arapoff
Tudor Bosman
Sleeping on Daddy
Awww...she is so precious! - Anne Bouey
cutie! - Rachel Lea Fox
Oh my gosh, this is making me disgustingly clucky! - Melly
So adorable! - Bret Taylor
beautiful shot. - Drew
Awesome. You should keep her! - Louis Gray
now i want to go hug my kids. they're asleep, tho. - Big Joe Silenced
It's the most wonderful thing in the world to have a baby sleeping on you, isn't it? :-) - Ordinarybug Heather
Brings back memories of sleeping on Mommy!!!!! - Susan Talsma
So lovely :* - Nedaッ
that is sooooo sweet! - Kelly W.
+ - Ali Oz
what a tiny and cute baby that is! - grizabella
Welcome to the big leagues.
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Wowzer! What do you suppose that weighs per foot? - Shannon - GlassMistress
I've seen my dad handle those. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
On the other end you might find something like this: - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
That was about a foot section of '750' service cable - about 1.5 to 2 pounds/foot. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Tudor Bosman
WoH: Professor MOTHRA
RT @CoyoteSings: Why is it that if I defend gay people, I must *be* gay? If I defend the environment, do you also think I'm a tree? Fine. I'm a gay tree.
That's a good one. - Yolanda
GAY TREE GAY TREE! - Eric - Final Countdown
I have wood? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I'm a gay tree too! WOOHOO!!! - Lo from Android
Y'all so knotty! - That's So CAJ!
LOL..that a good t-shirt for the gay pride !! - Peter Dawson
Yes. It is. Someone make it so. :D - Hookuh Tinypants
I'm a gay tree also! - amelia arapoff
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Hey, Facebook finally rolled out a feature I actually like: you can now edit your own comments. It's so FriendFeed 2009...
i still won't use FB, tho. - Big Joe Silenced
Tom Stocky
Being a Google Autocompleter -
Being a Google Autocompleter
Why don't they outsource this to pigeons?? - Amit Patel
Omg! They are hiring: - Burcu Dogan
I'm done. - Derrick from Bookmarklet
Yes. Yes, I think this wins. - laura x
it's cuz of that hat! - sofarsoShawn
!!!!! OH MY GOD I REMEMBER THAT HAT. We were over a mile away from the podium, but I could see that hat. It was, in fact, the only thing I actually saw that day. - Lo
<3 - Melissa
Joel Webber
RT @brada: Overheard at work: "We care about two things: speed and quality. And the quality we care about is speed"
Ordinarybug Heather
You know, it’s easy to have a War on Drugs or a War on Poverty. These are never really won or lost, but you can point to all the things you’re busy doing, and say “We’re winning! We’re great! Look what we’re doing! Yay, us!” The truth of the matter is, in the US, we wage War on the Poor. We lock people up for being homeless. Oh, we call it... -
You know, it’s easy to have a War on Drugs or a War on Poverty.  These are never really won or lost, but you can point to all the things you’re busy doing, and say “We’re winning! We’re great! Look what we’re doing!  Yay, us!”
The truth of the matter is, in the US, we wage War on the Poor. 
We lock people up for being homeless.  Oh, we call it different things, like loitering or trespassing or illegal camping, but we know the truth.  We want those lazy bums out of our sight, whether they’re “properly” housed in shelters or locked up in jail.
We blame the poor for not just pulling themselves up by their bootstraps like our Great-Great-Uncle John did 100 years ago.  We blame poor people for their poor nutrition, their poor education, their poor health, their poor fashion sense.  And all the while, we’re terrified that we’ll become just like them.
We laugh at those who beg for money.  At best, we pass them, assiduously avoiding eye contact.  We point to the nice shoes they’re wearing, even though we don’t know where those very nice shoes came from.  For all we know, our next-door neighbor donated them to a thrift store or to a church clothing closet last week!  But we know it’s okay; it’s what they deserve for trying to get something for nothing.
We diss on the unemployed, too.  Even though every one of us knows someone who has lost his or her job due to recession-related layoffs, we still blame them.  “You wouldn’t have gotten laid off if you weren’t _____.”  Just fill in the blank: lazy, unmotivated, drunk all the time, constantly challenging the boss, making mistakes, late, going to doctor’s appointments, whatever.  Even when we’ve been in the same place before, we still do it.  We may even mean to help them, but we just never get around to it, do we?  And forget about extending unemployment benefits!  Why should you get something for nothing, when I have to work hard for my money?
This cartoon is so very true, so very revealing, and so utterly sad.  May God have mercy on our immortal souls.  God knows we sure don’t deserve it.
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