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Kevin Fox
My offer to Google Reader - http://fury.com/2011...
Alas, I feel Google is just cleaning out it's house. Wave: Gone.... Buzz: Gone.... Reader: Slow death... It's all about Google+ now. - Johnny
... - Louis Gray
I'm not say that's a good or a bad thing... just in the vacuum of information, perception is reality. - Johnny
Just reloaded Google Reader to get the new-and-destroyed look. This is going to take some getting used to. I hope they take you up on your offer. - Brian Johns
I would be extremely surprised if they took you up on your offer. - Me
please keep us posted on any responses from Google -- did you also email your offer? - Adriano
I hope they consider this offer... - Enrico L
I'd be a little surprised, but not extremely surprised. Google has smart people in upper management, and they're reading things like http://friendfeed.com/parisle... It would be an opportunity for Google to show how important UX is to them. Kevin's post is phrased in a way that Google could take the offer without embarrassing any individual -- "it had no full-time user experience resource". - Bruce Lewis
This little chrome extension allows you to still post to your GReader shared items, although I don't know for how much longer Google will tolerate it!....and it's certainly not sustainable. https://chrome.google.com/webstor... - Phil Ashman
Even if they don't allow for public subscribable circles they could at least meet us half way and allow us to have a public GReader circle that people can follow. It wouldn't have been hard for them to import our shared GReader items into this circle and addressed most of our complaints. Oh...and I hope they take you up on your offer! - Phil Ashman
Bret Taylor
FriendFeed accepts Facebook friend request - FriendFeed Blog - http://blog.friendfeed.com/2009...
FriendFeed accepts Facebook friend request - FriendFeed Blog
We've been acquired by Facebook! We are really excited about joining the Facebook team. (Note: FriendFeed will continue to operate - see the blog post for details) - Bret Taylor from Bookmarklet
Boom. - Louis Gray
Grr! - directeur
Woah... - Brandon Titus
Uh. Well, that's the end of that. - Akiva
Argh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Roberto Bonini
What does this mean for FriendFeed, Bret? - Kol Tregaskes
Lame. - Mark Trapp
great title bret. well played. - MG Siegler
Congrat! So, what does this mean to your team and to FF in general? - Dilip Dand
wahhhhhhhhhh - Myrna
maaaan - Jamie
wowow - Harry Wolff
congrats - brainno722 (Peter)
Nooooooooooooo - Mushin
Wait... seriously? - Ken Sheppardson
Congratulations to the friendfeed team. I know this is huge for y'all. Please don't let us spoil your parade as we weep. - Ordinarybug Heather
Seriously?!? ..... - sebastian☆rocket brother
oh boy. - Carlos Ayala
it was good while it lasted, Friendfeed. :( - holly #ravingfangirl
"FriendFeed.com will continue to operate normally for the time being. We're still figuring out our longer-term plans for the product with the Facebook team." Those are NOT encouraging things to read as a FF user. - Blank of Two Blanks
gratz - Ali
My heart is sinking as I type this. Please tell me that it isn't a late April Fool's joke. :( - Tyson Key
Big news! I second Kol & dilip's request for what this means for the team and FF's future. - Brandon Titus
So it IS true. - Hector
Nicely done Bret - Jennifer Van Grove
Congratulations btw, guys! - Kol Tregaskes
Sniff... not sure if I'm excited about this. But I have enormous respect for the FriendFeed team... so, I assume they believe in the move as more than an exit strategy. - Michael Leggett
Congrats, Bret. - Jordan Hofker
Congratulations, I suppose. A bit worried Facebook is going to ruin everything though. I'm not fond of Facebook, to say the least. - Morgaine LeFaye
Oh my... Hopefully FriendFeed won't vanish and good luck :) - Tarmo Aidantausta
Do we call it FaceFeed? FriendBook? - Tyson Key
Oh no.... - Ben Hanten
What does mean for us? - Rich from iPod
damn here it is... :( - Edgar Rodríguez
*waits for wall-to-wall ads and constant spambots* - Big Joe Silence
Congrats - Zoltan Szendro
I dont want FF to end - Fee501st
Wow - Shevonne
Ostregheta. - reloj
Congrats guys, in a bittersweet sort of way. - Hutch Carpenter
Oh no! - Erdinc YILMAZEL
I like Friendfeed and I do not like Facebook. Gratz to you guys though, I think. - Mark Sorrell
"Oh shit..." came to mind immediately. :( - Tyson Key
Scott, yep not encouraged by that comment. :-( - Kol Tregaskes
Congrats on the deal, best wishes to the FF'ers in helping facebook get it together! - Sean O'Connor
This could get exciting, especially concerning twitter :-P - Malte Steckmeister
Congrats for Friendfeed team, but I'm seriously worried for us :((((((((((( - Roberto
Congratulations... I'm sure this is pretty exciting for everyone at FriendFeed... We're all looking forward to where it takes you! - Nathan Chase
Wow - Rodfather
*Sobs* - Tyson Key
come on. Bret, facebook is so closed. so different from Friendfeed. besides that. Congrats to the team - Edgar Rodríguez
VERY disappointed. - Big Joe Silence
Booo. But, you know, congrats. - Chris Nixon
OMG WHAT HAVE YOU DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SH*T - Alp
Congrats for u guys... probably too bad for us ;-( - Laurent
God, I can see FB shutting down FF just like Six Apart shut down Pownce. - DarknessFalls
Good for you, don't know for all of us - CristianConti
Congrats! - Alix May
Coolest web 2.0 site I've ever seen & used. I hope things don't derail. Ads will be coming soon, which is fine, but.... then what 's next? Please no quizzes! - Ben Hanten
Who would have thought that after Facebook were shamelessly being "inspired" by FriendFeed, the inevitable would have happened? - Tyson Key
Congrats! - Moushumi Kabir
Congrats guys. :) - Meryn Stol
Congratulations. This is awesome for you and for Facebook. - Mike Sego
mommy? - Josh Haley
Hey guys, keep in mind that Facebook is blocked in workplaces across the nation. 250 million casual users commenting about last night's party does not intelligent conversation make. - Hector
Tragic. - Shannon
I really can't see how FB would buy FF only to shut it down. There are way too many innovations and features FF has that FB honestly needs. I'm looking forward. - Harry Wolff
congrats! - Jay from Cadmus
Congrats? Everybody who's saying Congrats doesn't know what he's saying. Go to hell. - zio bodhisattva
Yeah, quizzes are EVIL! - Tarmo Aidantausta
Oh, this does not make me happy. Not at all! I've stayed off of Facebook intentionally and FriendFeed is my favorite social network. This is like when the Red Sox traded Babe Ruth to the Yankees. :>( - Larry Hawes
i have stopped using FB for the most part and liked FF alot more. now FF will go the way of FB. screwed again. - Big Joe Silence
Berge Gazen beat your score in Mafia Wars - Berge Gazen
Feedface or Facefeed? - Fee501st
FUCK THAT ! [Anyways good job guys ^^] - TiTi
Enjoy your fat paychecks, guys. You've sold us out. - Akiva
Bravo Bret! Been following your successes ever since we had the opportunity to work together on the YellowPages.ca / Google Maps Canada deal. Congrats! - Sebastien
I wished it was Google or even Yahoo!, instead... - Tyson Key
i really hope ff stays as it is. fb is kinder carder while ff is a great tool. - jkkmobile
Not sure what to make of this. It could eiter be a big win or a huge fail. - dorn
It could have been Microsoft, which would have been worse for everyone. :( - Tyson Key
Can I take this opportunity to say I HATE facebook? - Alex Scrivener
seems the only ppl happy here are the ones in the biz or who stand to profit from the merger. - Big Joe Silence
I guess we should get ready to get poked by our supposed friends and have various shit thrown at us? Plus 5,000 requests by apps that nearly all suck. - Joey Gibson
duh - aybars badur
I HATE facebook - Pedram
this is simply awful. - Big Joe Silence
Painful. And apparently I completely misunderstood what FF was trying to accomplish both technically and as an organization. I guess Facebook must have dangled a pretty big bag of money in front of them. - Ken Sheppardson
FriendFeed is Dead! Long Live FriendFeed! :/ - Tyson Key
Facebook is going to acquire the web! - gigicogo
To me, FriendFeed is like Porsche and Facebook a Kia. I'm curious to see which will become which.. - Moushumi Kabir
Oh noes! - Burcu Dogan
Congrats Bret! - Robin Dindayal
I will reserve judgement, i don't like or use FB but if FF maintains it's current goodness i don't care who cuts the checks. - Steve C Team Marina
I hope this doesn't turn into an APP filled hunk of crap. I love FriendFeed, it was the untouched gem of microblogging. I don't want Mafia Wars invited in my FriendFeed!!! Congrats on the sale though. - Jay 'Farmington'
Where's the "dislike" option? - Gregor Morrill
+1 Gregor - Tyson Key
accipicchia che pessima notizia - massimo mantellini
I just realized this is like when K-mart bought Sears ... - DarknessFalls
/ponders the meaning of "FriendFeed.com will continue to operate normally for the time being." - Philipp Lenssen
And I will officially be leaving FriendFeed today. - Michael Forian
omg - John Mueller
@Philipp: until the new masters start flexing their muscles and bringing in their own people to enforce their own vision. - Big Joe Silence
I read the blog post and one statement stands out to me "FriendFeed.com will continue to operate normally for the time being." The time being. This is not just bad, I think it may be #FAIL - berchman
OMG! - Zac Bowling
big mistake :(( - emresezgin
Oh. Hell. No. - CannonGod
Oh My God! They Killed FriendFeed! - Tyson Key
It's a win/win! congrats all. - Alan Le
Congrats to you. - Evan Travers
Congratulations. I look forward to seeing what this new partnership means for users. - Aren Grimshaw
FF will surely be integrated into FB at some point? - Kol Tregaskes
damn Ken is spot on! +1000 Ken! - vijay
not good. - Jacque
Oh. My. Gosh. - Enrico L
Facebook obviously liked FriendFeed a long time ago. Why would they have copied so many features (feed item comments and the "Like" action, to name a couple) otherwise? It was only logical for this to happen eventually. Doesn't mean I like it, but acquisition is part of the game. I have the same feeling I did when SocialThing! was acquired by AOL, though. - dgw
"Relationship Status: It's complicated" comes to mind. ;) - Tyson Key
Wow, I finally sign up, and read this. This could end up being a very bad thing for FF fans: "Your FriendFeed friend just signed up on this poll, would you like to too?" - Brian Bommarito
sad... - Marvin
This will give FriedFeed the attention it deserves. Otherwise it would have been a geek thing forever. - Michael Netsch
aw, this sux!! Congrats to the Friendfeed team though! - acedanger
please don't merge logins!!! please - earlyadopter
They are deceived when they suffer themselves to be drawn after the image of things, without seeking for the true reason of them. - The Complex Days
I hope it works OK to you guys! - Rodrigo Jaroszewski
+1 Netsch - I still like FF more but this finally legitimizes FF to the mainstream. - Daniel J. Pritchett
Friend request una beata fava. Pecunia non olet. - Federico Bolsoman
Yeah, I really can't wait to see what value the Ashton Kutchers and Oprahs of the world have to add to FriendFeed. - Akiva
Please tell me this is a delayed April Fools' Day joke. - Rochelle
Facebook & FriendFeed: don't cross the lifestreams! D:< - CannonGod
I guess this means I'll have toget a facebook account after all.... Hope the API stays up and running.... - Roberto Bonini
"Were rich B!tch!" - Chappelle - adolfo foronda
What a bunch of greedy assholes. - zio bodhisattva
Does this mean that we'll be seeing an influx of webcam spammers, a la Twitter? Along with abolishment of the rooms feature, crappification of the search feature, and more "privacy features" that really just put more nails in the openness coffin? - Tyson Key
Some people will do whatever their friends request........ - Michael Muller
I really don't see why people would be anything but excited about this Facebook freindfeed deal. Great news as far as I am concerned. The Friend feed team is going to go over facebook and make it that much easier to connect, share... isn't that what the social web is about? - Kevin Murray
I know a lot of people who use Facebook and enjoy it and that's fair enough. It's just not my cup of tea. The chaps from Friendfeed will get rich and the technology will get absorbed in Facebook but I can't see Friendfeed continuing in anything like it's present form. - Paul Nash
Don't be so negative, something good might eventually come of this... - Tarmo Aidantausta
Congrats! I know you all must be crazy excited right now. - Michele Lorito-Chase
chance for FriendFeed to become more mainstream... congrats FriendFeed team! - Jeroen De Miranda
Nothing could make me happier than if they integrated the good tools from FriendFeed into Facebook, which is where all my friends are. So a big "yay!" from me. - Ian Betteridge
happy for you guys, but not for all of us - Flavio
congratulations. this is going to be interesting. - Dave Beckett
I think I preferred the non-mainstream version of FriendFeed... - Tyson Key
I'm turning on my black shirt, my black trouser, my black socks, my black shoes. Although I probably must be happy for you. - Ton Zijp
NASTY NASTY BAD BAD. But we'll see... - Daniel Morgan
Game over. - stark
Reminds me so much of Last.fm fall... - Marcos
Facebook is like a giant who listens to nobody. Please keep your attitude but I don't think you will be able to do so. - Burak "cyrus" Bayburtlu
Noooooooo...... - Sung W. Lim
yeahhh - Çağrı
I don't know, Like it? or dislike it? - Ömer Balamir
What happens to all the content that we've created and imported here, and the associated metadata? Will all that disappear into the ether? - Tyson Key
If the FriendFeed guys can make FaceBook useful and responsive again, this seems like a pretty positive step! - Robin Barooah
I have big loss of data concerns. See http://ff.im/6pHjo Is there any way to archive all my FriendFeed posts, likes, comments, and pictures (friendfeed-media.com) off-line? Can some Archive.org-like snapshots of FriendFeed be made (Once a month starting Sept 2009)? I'd like to see the cross-links between my posts & other people's posts, even in 2020. - - Mitchell Tsai
Mitchell: the FriendFeed site is not shutting down. Your data will not go away any time in the near term future - we are committed to our users. - Bret Taylor
I just overheard a coworker mention FriendFeed. This is how the world ends... - CannonGod
Then provide us with a way to easily make a back-up of all of our posts and all of the posts we have Liked and Commented on. - Akiva
Same question as Mitchel Tsai. How do I export my data? I don't want it to be handed off to Facebook. - zio bodhisattva
Near term future? - Kol Tregaskes
I don't see good things coming from this. Although I like Facebook, I liked Friendfeed more. Partly because of the environment and the smallness of it. That is now going to be ruined. So, 10-1 odds that Friendfeed will be no more within a year after it gets intergrated into Facebook? - Mathew™ aka Youngblood
I doubt it Robin. Bret can only give us assurances about the "near future." Here's what I think will happen. Just like Twitter acquired Rael Dornfest and his awesome web services, Stikkit and I Want Sandy vanished (and so did he), Facebook will acquire all the talent from Friendfeed, shut this service down and Facebook will continue to suck. - Jim: with more caffeine!
Same question as Mitchel Tsai. How do I export my data? I don't want anything to be handed off to Facebook. And I don't want to lose anything. - zio bodhisattva
Congrats obviously, but im not sure about the feeling,, different user groups which can not integrate but collide.. hope there wont be an huge integration in the future. - Yunus Tunak
I'm happy for FriendFeed! But, at the same time a bit worried about the future. Hope you guys convince FB to not be evil too. - Vishal Verma
Let's hope this is like Disney's acquisition of Pixar - wherein the Pixar guys ended up in control of the animation studio... - Robin Barooah from IM
Where the f*ck is this option to undo ? - Laurent
I seriously thought this was a joke. Looks like its not. I don't like it, sorry. - Michael Lynton
Does anyone want to start a bounty to purchase Facebook? ;) - Tyson Key
Congratulations! - John Craft
can't be, shouldn't be... - Kemal Y.
It is! Change is inevitable, my friends. - Bill Sodeman
Jim, I'm less cynical than you - the FriendFeed founders wouldn't do this just in order to become 'talent' at FaceBook. - Robin Barooah
I feel if I should be wearing a black arm band. But I guess when I think about it.............. - Kevin J Hatton
Oh No! I don't like this at all :( - Peter
I still think Apple will acquire Facebook, Twitter Friendfeed and Google Twitter. - Thomas Power
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! - Stephen Francoeur
My condolences to all Friendfeeders! RIP! - Evgeni Leshtanski
AAAAwwwful! - carolh
I can't believe it! damn! facebook tos will apply to friendfeed too? should i start to move to another service? why anyone would think that facebook public is friendfeed public?! damn! friedfeed was my favorite! I can't understand this move! they want to kill friendfeed or what? - paula simoes ☃
"I bet I can find 1.000.0000 people who dislike this deal."...Welcome to FriendBook. - Jacque
Well, huge congraulations to you and your team, you deserve every success. To be honest I had presumed this would happen sooner or later - the only business model cool little startups have is to hope they get bought by someone bigger for their brains and technology. I'm going to be in San Francisco in a couple of weeks and was going to stop by your office to bring you a cake and thank you for a great product - maybe I still will if you're still there and there's still a FriendFeed! - Alex Lomas
damn, damn, damn... - Kemal Y.
Grats Bret and the rest of FF. To all the naysayers... Lets see what happens before we start bitching.... - Rasmus Lauridsen
wow!! dazed and confused!! - Roberto Arancibia
I don't hate Facebook, but for sharing things Friendfeed is MUCH MUCH better! - Mathew™ aka Youngblood
I wonder if that Ben Darnell guy who *just* left the Google reader team knew about this beforehand? Wonder what he's thinking now? (http://friendfeed.com/friendf...) - Daniel J. Pritchett
Just great. I'm certainly not very happy about this. Let's just hope FB doesn't ruin FF. Ugh. - axolote
Who cares? Nothing's gonna change in our pitiful lifes. - bluretina
This ties in nicely with the fact that you soon will have the opportunity to make your Facebook profiles public and get followers there. - Michael Netsch
чатег номер два - старина хэнк
Congrats Bret! this is so great! many congrats!!! - Jason Pollock
Is it April 1st somewhere in the universe? - Robert Felty
#ROFLMAO Is there anything more important than money? It seems NOT #ROFLMAO - Lora Lufark
I don't mean to be negative but there's got to be a win-win logic to each merger&acquisiton. Audience high in only quantity is clearly not a win for friendfeed in the long term by considering its unique selling points. Let's wait and see who will benefit from friendfeed's death now. - ayca
Seriously, what is this? It's like Bret just announced that he's killed all your mothers or something. It could turn out good, it could turn out bad, but at the end of the day, who cares, it's just a website (I mean honestly, come on). I could see it going either way, but in the near term, this is a pretty big win for the FF team, so congrats guys. - Chieze Okoye
OMG! - keso
To be honest, my heart sank a little but I am happy to congratulate you and the team for building such a good brand. Well done. - Kevin J Hatton
Wow, I specifically use friendfeed b/c it is not facebook. Sounds great for the friendfeed team, but not necessarily for friendfeed users. - Evan Parker
Born to be sold, like in the old "new economy" era. Remember the late nineties? - Federico Bolsoman
Sudden desire to check out Strands again... but hey, kudos on the incoming $$ for FF team - Leslie Poston
This is wisdom. Bracing for Google Wave is a good idea............. - Kevin J Hatton
this is clearly a talent aquisition... why am i not excited about this? could it be because facebook has been blatantly stealing features from friendfeed shamelessly. Likes were clearly not an original facebook idea...realtime feeds is another i could go on... - Tate
While I'm sad, because I suspect this means the best things about FF will disappear or I'll be forced to use FB in some way, if the buyout was for some awesome amount of money, I can't say I blame 'em for taking an offer -- I would. - Andy Bakun
I came to FriendFeed because I don't like facebook. Now the question is, will facebook become more like friend feed? or will they just take friend feed and turn it into facebook? - Tom Ray
FF could be a good R&D arm for facebook. - Andy Bakun
Fucking morons. FriendFeed is doomed now. Think logically. Facebook has NO REASON to keep FriendFeed alive. It will simply take FF's best features, suck the life of out of it, then trash FF. Way to go, FirnedFeed, damn. - Jeremy Buff
Big Fail! - onurc
This announcement should have been held off until the plans for Friendfeed were known. Regardless, this is *bad* for FF users. Best case: it continues on, but with stagnated feature development. Worst case: it's gone. - tollie williams
wtf ?! - Umut Balkan
I need to install "super PUKE" application ! - Bart LePoole
FFail. - rowlikeagirl
I don't want my FF feed on Facebook :( I use both, but maintain both profiles separate - Leandro Ardissone ⍨
Sigh... Happy for the team if this is what they want, but baffled by the move. The users that are going to leave because of this will make FF a graveyard and the users it gains, well... Hello spam? Sorry, but I don't like it. - Vince DeGeorge from iPhone
JEREMY+++++1 - AlpB.
Wow! - felix
Jeremy +1 - batuhan
so what's next? where should we go? - Flavio
It's been fun here. - Capn' One Eye - adrift
Dang, and just as I was starting to get used to how FF works. FF is useful on it's own. I hope this only improves FF's system, rather than having it disappear into Facebook's wake. - Don Faulkner
furthermore they are 2 different things: I follow a lot of people here that are not in my facebook list, which is for IRL friends! - Flavio
I don't know where to go next either. I had just settled down to make imaginary friends for all my non-FF tweeps, etc. now, I'm not sure if I should bother. - Don Faulkner from IM
I hope friendfeed continues to operate normally but it does not look good. - Ashish
integrate best features of ff to fb, then try to innovate in fb if possible, then kill ff... that's it, cheers, all the best. grrrr... - Kemal Y.
niczak has good points. FF & FB aren't exactly competitors, but they aren't orthogonal either. Let's hope FB's smart enough to see the difference and improve both platforms. - Don Faulkner from IM
Nicholas: The upside for Facebook is they just bought an engineering team that's built many of the feature's Facebook's going to need to stay competitive. The upside for FriendFeed's engineering team is $$$ and the ability to build system for a wider audience. FriendFeed's user base is small enough that it'll either get absorbed into Facebook or move on, and FF will become a footnote on the Internet timeline. - Ken Sheppardson
first tr.im (heard about it yesterday), now this. I wasn't a heavy tr.im user (yet), but sad to see it go, even if I think url shortening is silly. - Don Faulkner from IM
As FB said they're interested in the people and not in the site, what if the community will keep running FF without its current staff? - Flavio
Congratulations! - Sam Grover
rutgerblom, I don't expect they do either, thus my angst over this. - Don Faulkner from IM
if there's a team willing to do it and money, and if we accept some ads as everywhere else, we could make a new FF without FB - Flavio
I have worked hard in avoiding signing up for FB. Does this mean I now automatically will be on FB by virtue of my FF account? - Tony Vota from iPhone
I'll have to go with Flavio's position too. Given this news (plus tr.im and who knows who's next), I'd tend to favor community supported or federated services for things like this in the future. - Don Faulkner from IM
I am purposely not on facebook because I don't really want to talk to people I have not talked to in 20 years. - Andy Bakun
Congrat Bret!! :)) - Cihan Cepni
trouble is (from my perspective), that the philosophies of the two platforms are at odds. FB wants to bring people to the site and keep them there, while FF is a hub, bringing people in and then sending them back out. (That's part of why it's hard for the newcomer to understand, IMHO.) - Don Faulkner from IM
This almost confirms FF will disappear: http://www.techcrunch.com/2009... - Kol Tregaskes
Does this mean I can throw someone a sheep on FriendFeed now? - Pinksy
I sure hope so, Rutger. I glad for their success too. I just hope there's a next best thing out there for us. - Don Faulkner from IM
Congrats all. Nice work, in spite of any naysaying out there. Keep up the innovation. - Tomas Remotigue
lame. - andy brudtkuhl
post the picture to failblog... - Kemal Y.
Quote «Taylor and Cox say that the Friendfeed product will live on independently, and eventually Friendfeed will be merged into Facebook. But the Friendfeed team is not being kept whole. Some employees will now report to Cox, others to engineering head Mike Schroepfer. In my opinion that means, long term, the Friendfeed product itself is unlikely to be a big priority.¶ But Facebook is... more... - Philipp Lenssen
+1 Kol for the techcrunch article! - Don Faulkner from IM
techcrunch: "Cox agreed, noting that Facebook is focused on being a platform and a service, and not just a destination site." I certainly hope so! - Don Faulkner from IM
Brilliant move by both Facebook and friendfeed. Congratulations!!! I have theories of what they have planned, but I doubt you would verify any of them. This is going to go so well with their SocialTV which they have been developing. I'm so happy for you! - Michael Fidler
Really saddened by this news. - Doug Beeferman
Noooooooooooooooooooooo! - Zulkarnain K.
I don't see what's so bad about it since no one knows right now what the outcome will be, everyone is just making assumptions that could possibly be wrong..... Might help just sitting back and seeing what happens first before complaining. - ChaCha Fance
Nooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrghh! I´ve resisted getting a facebook acct for so long... - ɯɥøq sɐɯoɥʇ
I wonder how the discussion over on facebook would compare to this? - Don Faulkner from IM
Drat! - Gee Ekachai
Congrats, FF! I'm approaching the situation with cautious optimism. A lot of my friends only share stuff via the Facebook wall/feed, so if Facebook is able to make their feed more like the FF feed (i.e. good, instead of sucktacular) through this acquisition, it's mostly a win for me in the end. - Brian Chang
/me pokes Rutger. (just getting in practice. ;) - Don Faulkner from IM
Where will we go for the FFunderCats, bacon memes, and angry artists fighting over photo reshares now? ;) - Tyson Key
@josh: do you think FB will throw away all the crap people use? various quiz, pick 5 and so on? - Flavio
@jc: our data will not go away in the near future. what will be in few months? in a year? - Flavio
Let's see if you can do a bit better than just not being evil this time around. - Tim Tyler
Wooohooo!!, seems like we are being sent back to "good" old Facebook. Congrats Bret!! - DanDan
Looks like I'm going to repeat the same thing many others did. My first reaction was "Oh my..." I have refused to join Facebook due to its philosophy while I have been with FriendFeed from the beginning for its. I'm sad and somewhat apprehensive. - Sean Leather
Hmm. Interesting. - Ralf Becker
Add me to the fearful group. - beersage
Please say that facebook.com will be shutting down, and the combined company will still be called FriendFeed... I bet it won't happen, though. - Tyson Key
"Regarding FB/FF - Here's how it's [probably] going to work. You will most likely have an account merge, all of the services FriendFeed supports will now be aggregated on Facebook, and all of your FriendFeed friends will be in a "list" on Facebook. The FF Groups will become Facebook Groups. The FF lists will become Facebook Lists." http://ff.im/6pNxq - Ozgur Uckan
Nothing like an early retirement payout :) - Owen Greaves
Congrat Bret - Nimaa
Panic attack. Congratulations, however! :) - Die Karmata
Congratulations Bret. For me this merger makes a lot of sense. Facebook will provide the "quantity" of users, which friendfeed deserves :). - Karthick R
FriendFeed + Facebook... Oh noes FriendFace is coming (http://www.youtube.com/watch...)! Now sorry for that link, and seriously, thanks for your work, guys. Please don't let the spirit of FriendFeed to be blown away =) - Anton
hey, that is great guys! interested to see how you integrate. - Brian Walsh
Mind blown. Never expected this. I'm also disappointed, yet optimistic at the same time. - Angus Burton
Kinda curious to see how this will all pan out...although i wouldnt want the friendfeed stuff just integrated into facebook. I feel like im among a group of people who i genuinely share interests with here...dont want to lost that. - Cass
Best case: Facebook will continue to support and develop FriendFeed. Worst case: this is great news for Amplifeeder. - David Gaw
aieeeeeeeeeee - Richard Akerman
Well done, well deserved, I hope FB's means and infrastructures empower your guys to even better things. But if quizzes appear in "my" friendfeed, evil things will haunt you and your descendents for 3 generations. - Iphigenie
:( - Eph Zero
Well done Bret! - Alemsah Ozturk
♪ ♪ This is the end.... beautiful friends ♪ ♪ - All for design
Well, I don't see the point of sticking around here if I have accounts in both and this is going to get swallowed whole into Facebook anyways. Put simply, goodbye. - Micah Collard
It was fun while it lasted. - Mr. Gunn
NNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! This place will be just like twitter... - count
Congrats to the FF team - you've built a wonderful product! - Michael Nielsen
Whattttttttttttttttttttt??? - Nibi
friendfeed is a beautiful product, only god knows what facebrook will do to it. Hopefully the ability to upload files (such as mp3s) will not be removed. Zuck is a tool. - Nibi
Congratulations. I'm sorry to say that I don't plan to move with you. - Lars Juhl Jensen
I don't like this.... - Zekeriya Pehlivan
"Like" to follow this thread. Not because I like what happened. I'm horrified. FF could disappear now. - Kamilah Reed (K. Gill)
Same here, Kamilah. - Tyson Key
If FriendFeed had invented the "don't like" button, today would have been the day to press it. - Vishal Verma
and I just bought BuddyFeed for my iPhone this weekend. :( - Don Faulkner from IM
Oh, joy, Facebook's privacy policy is upon us! - Joris
WTF?? NOOOOO!!! Why do such good things have to be ruined by greed? Screw Facebook, and goodbye Friendfeed. - Jason R. Hunter
congratulations! - Loic Le Meur
Facebook is lucky to have such a talented group of people ... Congratulations FriendFeed! - Rob Kurrus
doesn't look like a bad joke, better be for the good then, but... Well congrats anyway guys, you did something AWESOME now let's see where Mark takes it - Dobromir Hadzhiev
That's too bad. Liked the openness if FriendFeed, and the lack crap that is on Facebook. Once FriendFeed dies, it will be Twitter only. - Mike D.
Congrats, but concerned that FriendFeed and its tools may disappear. Merging the tools with Facebook seems impossible. - Mike Reynolds
So, what does the acquisition of FriendFeed by Facebook mean to us, users of both websites: Can I make a friend request from FriendFeed, and be approved for both, on one click - Reyna Carlos
Exciting news guys. I am actually looking forward to your collaboration with / work for FB. No matter what people may or may not like about FB, it does succeed in reaching a more "diverse" audience compared to most other Web 2.0/social web companies. Paired with your team's excellence in realizing features that succeed in pleasing the geekiest of Web 2.0 affine individuals, I think you are steering towards exciting waters :) - Mustafa K. Isik
*heart sinks* actually a bit of shock - I think that Facebook will leave Friendfeed as-is but I don't think there is hope for future innovation in Friendfeed since their best superstar team members will be pulled onto 'more important' Facebook issues... - Pon
:-) + :-( very happy for the team, huge achievement, hoping to see export of innovation but not a shut down of this unique community and location - Majento
Congratulations, and best wishes for your future together! :-) - Ruchira S. Datta
Wow, I was beginning to use Friendfeed as my defacto social site...Facebook is more for real life friends. They'll just take what makes Friendfeed great, add it to Facebook and slowly kill this site. - Manuel Mas
What is the big deal? I think it'll make FF bigger and better. You should be happy about that! - orionstarr
Somebody has to got pay for it. - orionstarr
I am disappointed. I don't want to have to go to Facebook to do what i do here. I can not imagine they will port over all the features we enjoy here. We lose a lot for only a slight benefit to Facebook. - Robert
It could be worse, myspace could've bought them lol... - orionstarr
Awful news for users but congratulations to you guys. Ideally, FB will run FF as a distinct service but I'm not hopeful. I don't want the diversity and noise that facebook brings - people doing quizzes on which movie star they resemble and playing silly games. I also wanted to keep my day to day social activity distinct from the targeted information and discussion I use FF for. - Rajit
Only just started taking a serious look at FF after hearing acquisition by FB. Sounds like I'm laggard rather than a leader in use of web 2.0 - ManojRanaweera
I think how Pon said it is what I'm feeling: *heart sinks*. - Andy Bakun
Congratulations, i am really happy for you guys!! :) - Mona Nomura
I'm not a Facebook fan, but can't begrudge the FF gang their chance to reap the rewards for all their hard work. However, it would be a shame if FB ruins the good thing we all have going here. - Ken Morley
Congrats to the FF team... I hope the service doesn't disappear into a fold of light and heat. - Brandon
if all the things that make FF great are brought to FB then I'll be happy to use it - Mike Chelen
The community won't be there. Been on FB longer than any other, don't have nearly the relationship or sense of community there that I do here or on Twitter. - Karoli
Karoli: that is due to the effectiveness of the FF platform and interface, which help to join conversations and find interesting people more so than FB does - Mike Chelen
Mike: I suspect that FB wants FF for the search possibilities, not the community-building aspects. But we'll see. - Karoli
i guess congrats are in order, but I'm going to now go and remove everything I have that feeds into FF, and I have to ask -- do I have any rights over my archive? I have a private feed, and I have no interest in offering up my lifestream to the FaceBook data-miners. I hope the FF folks get what they hope for out of the deal, but my FriendFeed experience has been effectively killed. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I just learned about the FF acquisition by Facebook - WOW~! Congratulations Bret, Paul and FF team!! holy cow ........Mooooooooo! Where's the FF Acquisition Party? :) - Susan Beebe
Friendfeed after Facebook http://ff.im/6q5EY - Ozgur Uckan
Wow thats cool! - AbZ from Nambu
RT @alirizaesin FriendFeed, R.I.P. Home tweet home!.. - Ozgur Uckan
Congrats to facebook. Now, Twitter is the best. - miocaro
Congratulations to the FriendFeed guys on the Facebook Acquisition. Not a big fan of Facebook, so I hope my favorite Uber Aggregator, Realtime Social, Microblogging site of awesomeness is not entirely absorbed into the Facebook infrastructure. I wait with baited breath to hear what "normally for the time being" means ;). - Tom Horn
Can I now have comments propagate in both directions as far as Facebook/Friendfeed is concerned? - Piaw Na
*checks date*. Damn .. not April 1st, must be for real. While I'm happy for the FF team, since I guess this is what they wanted (congrats guys!), I can't help but think this is the beginning of the end for a great service and a vibrant community. There are reasons I don't spend any time on Facebook and do spend lots of time on FF, and some kind of "FF integrated into Facebook" just won't cut it. I hope this service will live on for at least a few more years. - Andrew Perry
Gratz to the FF team but as a user I'm not completely happy. In short, I like the FF team/product much more than I like the FB team/product. Best of luck to all. - timepilot
Все, блядь, пиздец! - вторник, дважды хорошо
WOW - very happy for all of you :-) - Kishore Balakrishnan
Bret, congrats on the acquisition. You guys put in a lot of hard work to create this community. I just hope you learned the mistakes Pownce made, Jaiku etc, and ensured that you didn't sell out your community, but that you helped it evolve into something as great as this into something better. Good luck in future endeavors! - Mike Lewis
Yay for you guys, I mean that seriously, I 'like' what this means for you personally, but -1000000 cool points for doing it with FB. Sad day. - Threepwood
Karoli: FF search is so useful because it is integrated with all the other great features that help to find relevant content. if FB wants to have a similar capability, they must also develop the underlying architecture. - Mike Chelen from IM
Sadness - yasin
Gimme my OPML export - Sriks7
Money is the root of all evil - Shakeel Mahate
shakeel, the reasons for friendfeed to join facebook are probably about other things besides money, since many of the FF staff left high-paying jobs to join in the first place - Mike Chelen from IM
Congrats, team! It's bittersweet, though. - Anne Bouey
So now we will have FriendFeed blocked at work too. Darn. - Mark Scrimshire
"Your data will not go away any time in the near term future" is not exactly inspiring for the long term for those of us who came here to escape Facebook for a) it's walled garden and b) privacy concerns. Nice for the Founders to make a pile of cash but for the many of us, it feels like we got sold down the river. Sad. - Sally Church
cacarr: updates for FB have progressed rapidly in the past, count how many months since new features such as api calls and site redesigns have have been implemented - Mike Chelen from IM
Congratulation to the FF team! You guys deserves this. I just hope that Facebook does not change the directions of FF. - Vinko
congrats, I'm happy for friendfeed... - amelia arapoff
Congrats you guys, well deserved. - Shey
I hope this means better integration: liking here will auto-like on fb and such :D if that's the case, I won't mind the ads *wink* *wink* - Franc, a rememberer
Franc, cant stand facebook ads in their current format, hope they will be fixed eventually :P - Mike Chelen from IM
Grats, dont spend it all in one place..... - Robert Higgins
congrads. I think it will be good for BOTH companies. - Logan Lindquist
boo. - kelly
The Borg has struck. Alas. Prepare to be assimilated. (Will FB add my FF subscriptions to my FB friends list?) - Dennis Jernberg
Boo - Amit Morson
Now that you guys have $$$ you should swap out the not so very pleasing default avatar! - See-ming Lee 李思明 SML
BOO! Hiss! Mondays really do suck. - Dale
Congratulations to all the FriendFeed team. I hope you'll be able to keep the FriendFeed spirit up at Facebook. Kudos for all the great work you've been doing. - Paul Papadimitriou
Congrats and good luck.. - Can Koklu
Thanks for all the fish. Saving the so long... for now. - abacab
Goodbye FF, it was wonderful.. - Francesco Cugurra
I use FriendFeed and Facebook so it would be awesome to see FF features in Facebook. Congratulations! - krzychukula from IM
judging by the nearly 600 comments as i type this, including my own earlier one, FF could use a Don't Like button as well. or would, if we were going to be using it much longer. - kelly
Nice, i like to wish you all the best for your new job (and it's really hard, i know). I'm happy, but... don't let die FF!! - fabio
Hope FriendFeed remains open. Love the spirit of FF - Bernaldo Barrena
Seriously, what a coincidence! Just on Saturday I claimed to be both twitter- and facebook-free. I loved FF product and personally helped to bring at least a dozen of my friends into the community. I'll stick around for a while though. - вторник, дважды хорошо
This deal makes sense, now fb developers do not need to figure out how ff does it because they can just ask! Congrats facebook and ff! - Garin Kilpatrick
I suppose Facebook had to do it, with Twitter and Google Wave as competitor... - Alexander Kruel
Congratulations Friendfeed :D - paniaguai
Ok. I'll quit friendfeed, so. Goodbye. Ciao - valerio fiandra from iPhone
I am noticing a lot of people going to re-esumate their lifestream.fm account now! - Flavio
I don't think FB acquiring FF is bad. But I don't think it's good either. We'll see. :-) In the meantime, keep up the good work! - Alexander Gieg
How long until ex-FriendFeed employees start jumping ship from Facebook? I wonder... - Tyson Key
Thomas Power still believes that Facebook/FF/Linkedin (2010) will be acquired by Apple (2011) and this is a transitional acquisition in the SN market cycle. The world is shifting to Mac, iTunes, iPhones and FB own the next generation. Apple have $29bn of cash on deposit price is not an issue. Google must jump for twitter while MS fiddle in the sticks with Yahoo. BillG will be back at the MS helm 2012. - Penny Power
:( Happy for FF people, sad for the service. Was going to move from fb to ff this week.. - Martynas
congrats! - Ronald
thts good!so i can workin both in my Fb online next - Arini dewi muchtaram
Flavio: never heard of lifestream.fm before, but I'm going to go check it out. I'll reiterate, though, that I'm now shy of any service like this, since it can disappear just as it's getting good. I heard about sweetcron.com last night (via http://ff.im/6pR2w). Maybe it's time to move from centralized to distributed again. - Don Faulkner
Just finished setting up my lifestream.fm at http://lifestream.fm/dfaulkner. Lifestream does what it says, and no more. FF's search blows lifestream away. FF is more flexible about adding source feeds, but lifestream does fine without the flexibility I suppose. FF still wins, or would, if I thought it would be sticking around. :P - Don Faulkner
good for you, bad for us - Zachary Earl Strader
I also hate facebook, not because of their silly quizzes and pokes, but because I suspect they would like to maintain massive user base as the determining factor in choosing a social network. I would love to switch to orkut as I use so many other google services, but I can't because nobody else does. That should not be my criteria.... I thought friendfeed would try to make social networks work together. - Ru Viljoen
I don't understand why everyone is so negative about the situation? - orionstarr
@orionstarr - it's like Starbucks buying your neighborhood coffee shop and saying it still cares about the customers. You know it's just not going to be the same as what you've come to love. - Robin Barooah
Presumably FF will go on the back burner - and the team will try and "fix" Facebook. - Tim Tyler
sad, sad, sad. - scott willeke
Congratulations! That's huge. I hope all is well. - Juan Bruce
bad bad bad - kakilang
bye bye friendfeed! - Jonathan Crossland
Why-eee!!! ??? What next? - Wayne Lewis
I've watched Facebook morph from a relatively organised and well implemented social networking tool into the hulking mess it is now - and I really, really hope that a similar thing doesn't happen here with the inevitable changes this will bring about. - Leslie Moore
Come on guys, out with the long-term game plan, this is tedious. - Andrew Eglinton
NOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, I mean Cool. - sofarsoShawn
Teach Facebook how to be FriendFeed. Let the small but fast teach the big but slow. Don't forget what Paul says - don’t be evil. - whatidiscover
Friendfeed is not as huge as Facebook but you're doing such terrible work on it. Friendfeed is facing so many many problems these days though facebook doesn't seem to have one. Why? - Sing for Absolution
Never commented on this post. 2.5 years later, from a purely selfish persepective, the best thing that ever happened. It allowed me to drop out of the "Which social network is best", Scobilian crap and get down to the main reason I'm here... to communicate with my friends and share experiences. - Johnny
Funny. Two years later to the day, Rochelle took me to court to sign our temporary divorce papers. The day after my birthday in both cases. Huzzah! - Akiva
There's nothing new under the sun. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
i never believe in spell casting, until when i was was tempted to try it. i and my husband have been having a lot of problem living together, he will always not make me happy because he have fallen in love with another lady outside our relationship, i tried my best to make sure that my husband leave this woman but the more i talk to him the more he makes me fell sad, so my marriage is... more... - Mccart Brenda
Robert Scoble
Want me to refollow you after the great unfollowing? You better be listed on http://wefollow.com/twitter...
Yawn. - Steve Council
Ha ha, your new twitter is not on the list. It is not in your friendfeed either. - RetiredTeacherD
Robert, I like you but I'm not going to beg or audition for a follow. Either you like what I do or you don't. If you expect me to perform a trick for you, I'm a tree and you're a misplaced bark. - Akiva
The problem with WeFollow is that it has different levels of specificity. So someone can be classified under Python, Ruby on Rails, Google, Development, or whatever which technically is Tech but those other tags are more helpful. - Eric Florenzano
?! Don't let popularity burn you. - Enrico L
If you want to read what I post, follow. If not, don't. One nice thing about not being internet famous is that those who do follow me are more likely to be genuine, folks I'd enjoy talking to in person. - Jack&Cleo
What is the value of wefollow? The site doesn't explain what it does. - Brent Logan
Robert I am @ wefollow, but I am under photography, socialmedia sigh is that okay? - polou/indigo_bow
Good points on wefollow Eric Florenzano - wefollow also limits to 3 choices. I have far more interests than 3. I program, develop, build automated machines, but I do not want to be known as that. I like being a people person for people. I am a tech person for the machines. - RetiredTeacherD
My thoughts are very similar to Akiva's on the matter. - Jonathan Hardesty
Robert: I thought you were only going to follow those followed by @notsecretscoble? - Angus Burton from iPhone
I don't think Robert followed me on Twitter anyway, no huge loss. He finds me when necessary...LOL - Rahsheen
And I will go to sleep tonight not really giving a shit that he's not following me. Actually, I don't know that he ever has. Never cared to check. O.o - Lola Bean (Penguin)
1UP Akiva and Penguin. I simply do not care. - Rochelle
You are a trip Scoble but I agree with your thinking here. I had also arrived at those same conclusions about followers & DM's. I remember first knowing you back in 96 or so when beta testing the Winnov Videum Cam Traveler. I found that thing in a box. Still a GREAT camera by the way. Have fun - Robert Anderson
Robert I like your stuff but I must agree with Akiva. I'm not going to register in wefollow under "tech". There are 32M people in that list. I'd like to be followed because I share interesting content and enjoy conversation but I'm not going to jump through some sort of hoop. - Keith - @tsudo
Most of us are glad you are mass unfollowing on twitter so it will be useful for you but this is a bit much - Keith - @tsudo
Robert: Please tell me which of your accounts I should follow. I'm confused. Cause it's who you follow that counts right? - Andrew Smith from fftogo
Andrew: follow @scobleizer or just follow me here, since that's the best place to follow me. - Robert Scoble
Akiva: anyone cool doesn't need to worry. I am already following you here. - Robert Scoble
It would be more interesting to just create a new account and start updating that and ignore the old account, and see how long it took for people to find you on the new one. - Andy Bakun
And FriendFeed's where the real action's at! - Akiva
thanx Robert @ least I'm not a bore, but irregular in shape lol - polou/indigo_bow
I'm on wefollow, it's good. But why is it important for people to be on it for you to follow them? - jjprojects
Robert: why do you care if someone is on wefollow? - Nick in Manila
Robert: @scobleizer make a deal - I have enjoyed the brief interaction, I will follow you if you follow me - Geer
not a fan of the wefollow, but i'll always keep my eye on your streams. - MikeAmundsen
I think wefollow is a useful starting point, but I'd be hesitant to use it as my gatekeeper, unless I was focused on celebrities and social media people. - Ho John Lee
I'm #46 under Tech... But why is that a determinant? - Mark Davidson
Wefollow only lets you enter 3 categories at a time. Some of us fit in more than 3 categories. I don't think wefollow is particularly helpful in guiding people. - Cathryn Hrudicka
Mark: because I'm mostly interested in geeks. It was my way of signaling to the world that I wouldn't be following non-geeks unless I had a good reason to. It was my way of causing a conversation. Wefollow is interesting, by the way. I wish I had other ways to look at the database than just numbers of followers. - Robert Scoble
The 15,000th "tech" member, by the way, has 53 followers. I found that on page 600: http://wefollow.com/twitter... - Robert Scoble
I am not listed there because I don't want to spam Twitter with the Wefollow nonsense. - Louis Gray
So is the thought that you will sync Twitter to wefollow all the time so it becomes your master list and everything else is pruned? - Todd Hoff
Holden, you don't have to, thanks to lists. - Louis Gray
Holden: no. Because FriendFeed has groups. If I get tired of who i have followed I'll just open up a new group and start clean. - Robert Scoble
The following count on http://twitter.com/Scobleizer couldn't keep up with the big unfollow (currently showing 79,249). This reminds me how YouTube used to miss the view count :-) - Majento
Ohai! I've been following you on Twitter for 2.5 years, on a protected account on which I only follow 5 people (hyperbole). So, yah, we may not have met yet IRL, but I noticed the drop in my follower count, immediately, and I feel like I've lost a friend. While I AM listed on wefollow on my public account, I am most probably listed under categories that do not apply to you. I respect... more... - Yvette
Yvette: I am following you here, so no worries. - Robert Scoble
I know. Isn't it funny how something so simple and non-personal can create an emotional response? I feel like clinging to your pant leg! It's utterly irrational and un-called-for. (And unnecessary.) Please do your thing. Don't mind me. :-) - Yvette
re: #wefollow: on the first try got this: " Error 503 Service Unavailable Guru Meditation: XID: 166617335" this is truly a new age web ;) whether 3.0 or 2010. - jacek
I wish you could search for people on wefollow, not just under tags, so you could see what tags certain people have used. Unless people have a lot of followers, it's hard to find them. Not all interesting people have a lot of followers. - jjprojects
I wish Wefollow allowed more than 3 tags. I am listed under podcaster there, the other two are also important to me professionally as is tech, but I could only pick 3. Oh well, I may have to re-think one of my tags. - Louis Trapani
Wefollow does seem to be a limited implementation of a good idea. A hierarchy would be good, too: what is #web as opposed to #webdeveloper? Isn't one really a subset of the other? Perhaps tagging yourself with #webdeveloper automatically puts you in #web as well, but it doesn't say that. - James
how can i find myself on their lists? and what is their ranking algo? - Chris Heath
but then, you follow people according to their tags and not for their content :) - Apostolos Tsompanopoulos from twhirl
I just didn't want to send the wefollow spam message back to twitter; so I won't be on there. Oh well. - Phil Crissman
+1 Mark Essel - FriendFeed messaging is much better than Twitter DM - Stuart Miniman
It may be more fun for you if you just follow people you find interesting. - Citronella still FFing
I'm on WeFollow but not under Tech. Photography and Social Media yes, but not under Tech. Best of luck with the Unfollowing. - Jim Goldstein
I've been putting it off, but I've been thinking about doing this, on a much smaller scale, of course ;) - Jason Preston
Yup - Ronald S from iPhone
OK, I'm listed there under tech, but also other categories. One can be a geek and still tweet about other things, like the arts, science, health care, good causes, etc. I'd like to see more "geeks" expand their horizons and follow people who have multiple interests and tweet about them. Certainly some geeks are multi-faceted and find the applications of technology in all areas of life... more... - Cathryn Hrudicka
How many tweeps are you looking to refollow? - Justin Hileman
I find the sentences "anyone cool doesn't need to worry" and " I'm mostly interested in geeks" to be somewhat contradictory. ; ) I'm not sure what people mean by WeFollow spam, it just sends out one message when you select the tags to be listed under. - Liz
wefollow is a joke - it's a pumper of the default list that's all. - Allen Stern
I am listed - have been for a long time - but do not see any real value. I work as a project manager. Friendfeed and Twitter still needs more people from my profession to be competitive to other forums I use. I wish more folks from PMI would join Friendfeed. - Frode Stenstrøm
Jeremy Zawodny
I wish to ban "Experts Exchange" from all my Google Search results. Always.
There's a greasemonkey script to at least remove the link from the results page - Topbit
The greasemonkey script mentioned earlier: http://userscripts.org/scripts... - Aral Balkan
the link: http://userscripts.org/scripts... And there are others there - Topbit
Google needs FriendFeed filters :) - Susan Beebe
Don't you mean Expert Sex Change? - Jim Norris
I tend to include -experts-exchange.com if I'm googling for anything technical. I shouldn't have to do that. - Mark Trapp
Would be nice to get the ability to get rid of all paid service. - Tyler (Chacha)
Stack Overflow is the best alternative. - Rich
If you click on the cache link in Google, the "paid" answers are cached at the bottom of the page-- no signup required. :) - Jeremy Felt
Yeah the cache trick is nice but isn't that a violation of Google's TOS? providing different results to the crawler? - Bill Pennington from twhirl
Interesting... if you open the link (non-cached) in a new tab, the answers don't show, but if you follow the link through google in the same tab, the answers do show at the bottom. Weird. - Jeremy Felt
The answers are generally way, way on the bottom and only visible if you visit the thread from Google's search results. Frustrating: yes, but there is also a lot of good information in there... - John Mueller
I'm not alone. I'd like to bad about.com too. - Paul Grav
«Interesting... if you open the link (non-cached) in a new tab, the answers don't show, but if you follow the link through google in the same tab, the answers do show at the bottom.» This is even officially allowed by Google these days, it's called "first click free" (others might call it "sort of cloaking"). - Philipp Lenssen
I feel the same way about anything from Associated Content. - EricaJoy
CustomizeGoogle extension for Firefox (or something similar) allows user to define filters for search to make it more usable. - Daniel Schildt
Go ahead and allow the results to Experts Exchange to show, and when you get there use this script on the page. http://draconislabs.net/upload... If you need to, save a copy of the info in case you need it later. - April Russo from NoiseRiver
Amen - Shey
Jeremy, set up a Firefox Quicksearch bookmark for Google searches and just exclude the bad domain there, using the following string in the Properties/Location field: http://www.google.com/search... -inurl%3Aexperts-exchange.com - Erik Dafforn
Sorry, that truncated the URL. After .com, add /search?q=%s -inurl%3Aexperts-exchange.com - Erik Dafforn
I was able to use info from EE only recently. I would just scroll down to see the answer. Even after they'd done something to prevent that, I would still hit a link that allowed me to scroll down and read what I needed. - MiniMage
Totaly true. Everytime I search for JEE stuff this freaking pages pops up ... - Marius QúådflÌÊg
am I the only who can kick off *wrong* (in my opinion) links in Google output? http://www.google.com/support... - непростые коротышки
add "-expertsexchange.com" to your search query? just a thought. - Dossy Shiobara
@dossy sometimes you have a dream to have it as permanent filter, preferably with feedback to original website that they are classified as morons by 10.000.000.000 users :) - непростые коротышки
@Jeremy, just as a hack I made you a Custom Search Engine called 'All But Experts-Exchange'. Compare the results of [http://www.google.com/cse...] with [http://www.google.com/search...]. You can access the CSE here: http://www.google.com/coop.... - DeWitt Clinton
A better solution would be for us to enable something per-site with SearchWiki [http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008...]. I actually thought we could already, let me look again. - DeWitt Clinton
How do you configure a Custom Search Engine to exclude specific sites? - Paul Grav
@Paul - once you've set up a CSE, follow the link that says "[Edit this search engine]" and look at the left-hand column under Control Panel for a link that says "Sites". Find the section called "Excluded sites" and then "Add Site". I think our user experience here could be better. The Custom Search Engines are incredibly powerful, but not nearly as discoverable as they could be. - DeWitt Clinton
DeWitt, thanks for the reminder about CSE. It's an incredibly cool feature. - Jason Wehmhoener
Include this in your query site:-expertsexchange.com - FFing Enigma
totally agree, I hate those wankers - Toby Graham
@Jason - thanks! Custom Search Engines are perhaps my favorite power feature that Google offers. Come to Google I/O and I'll show off something neat with them. - DeWitt Clinton
There should really be a search experiment to do this. Exclude the follow sites from your results. SearchWiki doesn't do it AFAIK. I've thought about suggesting the search experiment at work but never got around to it. I think I shall today. - EricaJoy
me too... hate experts exchange - mikepk
Erica: Google *does* offer a way to do this in your query. Try searching for YourKeyWord site:-siteIhate.com site:-OtherSiteIHate.com The "-" verbiage is how you tell the engine to *not* return results from those sites. Conversely, you could search "keyword site:MyFavoriteResource.com" to only return results from your intended target. - FFing Enigma
Scroll to the bottom works for me. And sometimes there's good answers. I think it's ridiculous that I have to scroll to the bottom but... for me it's not worth adding yet another extension or greasemonkey script. - Robert DeBord
Haven't seen it in the comments, but you can always use the SaerchWiki Labs feature to remove any unnecessary results from view. I think you can go as far as 'ban' a domain. - Zu from AOD
firefox addon which applies custom css styles to some websites will be very useful for EE. to show only questions and answer. hide all other crap from pages.. - Turkey banned Bloggum :(
How to have an answer to a question, in 110 comments. I love it when we help someone figure out something, FF exists with that underlying community feature: help. 9) - Zu from AOD
Jason, it has nothing to do with being ugly. It has to do with them cluttering my search results with information that's behind a paywall. - Matthew Gifford
It's a good thing they put that hyphen in there, "Expert Sexchange" is obviously not their business model! - Ryan
Google's results have, IMO, been degrading over the years and EE is just one of the problems. - Michael McKean
They are a PITA, show up everywhere but only display 1/2 of what you are looking for, very bothersome. - Allen Harkleroad
+1 the same. I really hate them - shuvalov
experts exchange sucks - leonardobag
I hate them too. - Enrico L
Enrico L
Lets finally drop IE6!! - http://digg.com/microso...
"IE still sucks!" - Enrico L
Enrico L
Lets finally drop IE6!! - http://digg.com/microso...
"Let's wear t-shirts with the text "Firefox is the new sexy"." - Enrico L
Enrico L
15 Awful Mistakes Made by Designers in the Music &038; Apparel Industry - 2 of 3&|&GoMediaZine - http://www.stumbleupon.com/demo...
15 Awful Mistakes Made by Designers in the Music &038; Apparel Industry - 2 of 3&|&GoMediaZine
Very great article. - Enrico L
Enrico L
15 Awful Mistakes Made by Designers in the Music &038; Apparel Industry - 2 of 3&|&GoMediaZine - http://www.gomediazine.com/industr...
15 Awful Mistakes Made by Designers in the Music &038; Apparel Industry - 2 of 3&|&GoMediaZine
Very great article. - Enrico L
Enrico L
How to find drivers for Unknown Devices - instant fundas - http://www.stumbleupon.com/demo...
How to find drivers for Unknown Devices - instant fundas
It's very useful - Enrico L
Enrico L
How to find drivers for Unknown Devices - instant fundas - http://www.instantfundas.com/2008...
How to find drivers for Unknown Devices - instant fundas
It's very useful - Enrico L
Enrico L
Its... SHOWTIME! - Fotolog - http://www.stumbleupon.com/demo...
Its... SHOWTIME! - Fotolog
I made this image and I love it. - Enrico L
Enrico L
Its... SHOWTIME! - Fotolog - http://www.fotolog.com/zimmund...
Its... SHOWTIME! - Fotolog
I made this image and I love it. - Enrico L
Enrico L
Confirmed: Mac OS 10.6 Is Snow Leopard - http://digg.com/apple...
"You're right, my mistake!" - Enrico L
Enrico L
Confirmed: Mac OS 10.6 Is Snow Leopard - http://digg.com/apple...
"There are plenty of fishes in the sea. OS 11 will be named 'Dolphin'." - Enrico L
Enrico L
Enrico L
Paint using canvas! - Enrico L
Enrico L
Google Reader adds a feature to share with notes - http://digg.com/softwar...
"If this is integrated in GMail, it would be great. A whole communication platform. Also, it would be nice if you can discuss privately an article with someone through the read interface..." - Enrico L
Enrico L
5 Important Security Apps for Linux, Mac, and Windows - http://digg.com/securit...
"Is safer to run a computer in a dark alley of the city, naked and yelling you hate everybody; rather than using AVG at home. It's the worst antivirus I used ever!" - Enrico L
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