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Just wait till OKCupid gets in the Uber game; nightmare complete.
Isn't location-based matchmaking via an app... Tinder? - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Not EVERYONE on tinder has a car. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Some people want love and a dependable pickup / drop-off all in one package. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Andrew C (✔)
Had fried zucchini sticks instead of onion rings because I'm trying to eat healthier.
seriously though. fried is the only way I can stand zucchini. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Andrew C (✔)
In hindsight, we should have pitched FF to our friends as "beautiful and ad free".
We still can. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Also, I think FF and Ello are both behind for not having native phone apps. FF, well, it was designed slightly before the smartphone era and acquired by FB before smartphones became so dominant. Ello, ... Ello feels like a boutique product that doesn't fit anyone but its own designers that well. - Andrew C (✔)
And of course FF now has one problem that Ello doesn't. Both may be ad-free, but I think the point of people who tried/are trying to move from FB to Ello is that they are fleeing FB, and well, FF is owned by FB. - Andrew C (✔)
One of the features that would be a good sell but is broken is the Twitter integration. In a fit of pique, I took my Twitter account off. When I tried to re-add it, it didn't work. I just realized it would be great if I had favorites coming in because Twitter's own interface makes it difficult to search through favorites (which I use like bookmarking). - Spidra Webster
Perhaps with a big enough uptick in traffic we could prompt FB to rebrand FF as FB's answer to Ello. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I think they would just shut it off if it got too busy. There is no hope that FB will revive FF. None. - Eric - It's My Thing
Coke still runs Diet Coke in addition to Coke Zero. (and also TAB in addition to Diet Coke... and Coke Zero.) Sometimes it pays to have multiple brands. Or see also Old Navy/Gap/Banana Republic. Or more relevant, FB and Instagram. - Andrew C (✔)
I can't believe we're still having a conversation about FF as an ongoing network maintained with new features. It's not going to happen! - Eric - It's My Thing
History has shown that nothing seems to be able to stop us. We've all been forgotten about, switched off, you name it. FF - still here! - Iain Baker
Listen, I love this place. You know that. But let's not fool ourselves. It's nice, but attempting to grow it won't change what has already happened and how we just keep on with the help on FB engineers in their spare time. Do I wish they could bring it back? Sure. But come on everyone. Let's be realistic. - Eric - It's My Thing
Not saying it's realistic. Just ping ponging off of the OP and Stephen's first comment. FF's state is well known and well established. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
We're the social media version of morse code - an unseen heartbeat. Yeah, we're archaic, but if we were ever silenced, we'd be missed. - Iain Baker
I think we'd miss us but I don't think anyone in the tech world would care. Just a small blurb on Mashable or some other news site when they finally pull the plug for good. That's it. Count on it. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I remember trying to get people of FF and they just didn't get it. They were already on FB and/or Twitter and just didn't get real-time, pulling in RSS, and now those features are pined for on other platforms. It's a testament of the forward looking people on this project that it's still standing and working as intended for the most part. - Eric - It's My Thing
Yeah I had similar experiences. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
It just clicks for some folks. Others not so much. I came here based upon a post by Jason Toney on back in the day. It took a little while to get my bearings. I didn't really hit FF hardcore until I was out of work about a year later. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
My experience with Ello so far is that there isn't much user content, one of the few comments I did make either never got posted even though it seemed to, it's not actually beautiful or even pleasant to look at -- even the Tumblr and FF feeds are better -- just overall, they launched wide access way too early. - Andrew C (✔)
Agreed. For photo posting, it's gorgeous. It has nothing else, though. Except active development. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Ah, well, I rarely do anything with photos. Probably why I'm not on Instagram. - Andrew C (✔)
Same here with Ello. How is this the next gen of social? It doesn't even work yet. - Eric - It's My Thing
Ello already has spam. But so does FF so.. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Happy Birthday, Iain Baker!
Happy birthday! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday! - Anne Bouey
Happy Birthday! - Jennifer Dittrich
Happy birthday! - John (bird whisperer)
Happy birthday! - Corinne L
Happy birthday, Iain! - Big Joe Silence
Happy Birthday music hero! - Steve C Team Marina
Happy happy! - Meg VMeg
Happy birthday Iain! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Happy Birthday, man. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Happy Birthday, Iain! - vicster: full-bodied
Happy happy! - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Happy birthday! - Stephen Mack
Hope you've had a great day! - LB put a spell on you. from Android
Happy birthday - Eric - It's My Thing
Happiest of birthdays! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Happy belated birthday! - Jenny H. from Android
Aw, thanks everyone! Had a wonderful day, party in the garden, with friends, family, food and wine until the wee small hours. All good x - Iain Baker
Victor Ganata
Oh God. Caffeine is having the exact opposite of the intended effect. Now what am I gonna do?
Damn. Time to taper off coffee, reset, then build again? - Stephen Mack
I once saw in cartoons how hiking your eyelids up with toothpicks can work.... - Spidra Webster
It's National Coffee Day. Perhaps coffee itself is taking a holiday. - Spidra Webster
Maybe you need to sleep more, Victor. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
LOL, yeah, probably. - Victor Ganata
Call it a day. Try again tomorrow. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
There comes a point where caffeine will not work any more and you just need to get some sleep. So, have a cup of coffee and go take a 20 minute nap. You'll wake up just as that cup of coffee will be ready to kick in, and it will work better. - April Russo
April knows - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
diminishing returns demands a detox on some scale to re-acquire efficacy. or something. - Big Joe Silence
water. When caffiene stops working, drink water. I find carboated water extra helpful/ - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Make a deposit at the sleep bank so you can keep hitting dat coffee ATM. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
LOL I love how we're giving lifestyle/health advice to a doctor. - Spidra Webster
He's constantly telling us how sleep-deprived he is, so... - Andrew C (✔)
Clearly time for an intervention. - Spidra Webster
You know what most interventions are sorely missing? Coffee breaks. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Meg VMeg
Love it when the user survey doesn't load.
It's like they can read my mind. Very satisfied by not having to take your survey! - Meg VMeg
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
It's Monday and raining. I woke up around 6-ish and decided to stay up, get dressed (in outside clothes), and go somewhere as practice for getting back to regular living hours again (maybe, someday). Walked down to the corner store for a few things. Point of the story is, I successfully talked to people in a nice way before I had any coffee in me.
on a rainy Monday morning just after sun-up, I might add. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Teach us your ways ;) - Pete : Team Marina
I'm still recovering from the shock myself. Perhaps after I've had some coffee, I can reflect on what made this phenomenon possible. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
We are not worthy - MoTO: Team Marina
also the outing reminded me that the crossing guard on my corner is wonderful. don't know her name yet, but I can tell she's a lovely person by the way she always says hello to me, even though I have nothing to do with getting kids to or from the school down the street. I see her once in awhile on the other end of the school day; totally forgot that kids would be going to school around now bc I'm never out at this hour. So I got to see her and exchange comments about a rainy Monday morning. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
There has to be a certain amount of awesome in one's person to want to be a crossing guard, IMO. They sure don't do it for the $$ - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Nine's crossing guard was awesome. She gave all the kids candy canes on St Nicholas' Day.One day my mom was out walking and stepped off the curb in front of "Ms Gert" and she yelled "Hey! Susannah's Nana! Wait until I cross you! She knew Susannah's name AND her Nana. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
When Susannah started first grade, Ms Gert said "I remember you from when you carried her to the pediatrician in the Snugli." - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
m9m, I rode past the school bus on my way home a minute ago and smiled remembering your crossing guard story. thanks for sharing! I can totally see that happening in Bawlmur. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Andrew C (✔)
Sometimes I see old people smoking and think "if only they'd started a decade earlier, I could be renting their apartment now."
Ex-UPS employee accused of trading stolen $160,000 diamond for $20 worth of pot  - NY Daily News -
"Fired UPS employee Walter Earl Morrison, 20, has been accused of stealing a valuable diamond from a UPS cargo plane and swapping the gem, which was valued at $160,000, for $20 worth of marijuana, according to KNXV. Walter Earl Morrison, 20, has since been fired and the diamond has been delivered to its rightful owner. Authorities said Morrison swiped the stone at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix and hid the package under his shirt. He then supposedly traded the expensive rock for pot before he was caught. A UPS spokesperson told KNXV that the diamond has been recovered and given to the intended recipient," - Jessie from Bookmarklet
Photoset: thecutestofthecute: BREAKING NEWS!! DOGS IN PAJAMAS I REPEAT, DOGS!! IN. PAJAMAS!!
Sarah G.
Btw, I got the trader joe pumpkin spice flavored pumpkin seeds last week - no I know, I hate me too - and they are AMAZING. Uh. Mae. Zing.
I bet Mr 13 would like those. - sglassme
He would! - Sarah G. from iPhone
Mr 45 wondered out loud at a soccer game why they don't sell unshelled sunflower seeds, and Mr 13 explained that they did, and then explained all of the reasons in the shell sunflower seeds are superior. - sglassme
He's delightful - Sarah G. from iPhone
Wait. How do you flavor pumpkin seeds with pumpkin? Isn't that kind of like apple-flavored apple pie? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Pumpkin seeds just taste like beige without seasoning. - Sarah G. from iPhone
Mmmm. Beige without seasoning. :P - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Ello is optimized for Android Chrome the same way Val Kilmer is optimized for a Top Secret! prequel.
BTW, my analogy generator broken after spitting out this gem. RIP, ol' friend. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Your analogy generator broke? That's like when ... when... it's like... DAMN - Stephen Mack
LOL - Jenny H. from Android
I can't explain my rage at not being able to scroll the page to see what I'm typing in the gotdamn box to make a post. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
^ Yup. - Micah
Gli insetti sono un po' meh - GM from Android
le noci sono a casa loro, azzeccatissime - Neurom
Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books - Mic -
Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books - Mic
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It's no secret that reading is good for you. Just six minutes of reading is enough to reduce stress by 68%, and numerous studies have shown that reading keeps your brain functioning effectively as you age. One study even found that elderly individuals who read regularly are 2.5 times less likely to develop Alzheimer's than their peers. But not all forms of reading are created equal. - Mahdi
I love to read actual books, I could not have good good feeling with laptop, kindle, eBook reader or any sort of electric devices for reading purpose. - Mahdi
9 Ways Sharing Your Bed Is Ruining Your Sleep (And How To Fix It) -
9 Ways Sharing Your Bed Is Ruining Your Sleep (And How To Fix It)
9 Ways Sharing Your Bed Is Ruining Your Sleep (And How To Fix It)
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Whoa. With the exception of the last one (animals do not belong in a bedroom), all of those are exactly our problems even with the same genders. - Anika
I have no experience to sleep in double queen size bed but, I am sure I cam sleep very deeply and overcome all of the problems mentioned at this article :) - Mahdi
I have a King bed. One dog and up to four cats share the space. I sleep very sound as does my spouse. Will say I have a coverlet to protect the human side of the sheets. I go to sleep with the lights and TV on so when he comes to bed I do not wake up. - Janet from FFHound!
We need more Brussels sprouts. #fact
طرحش خوبه ، منتها پدر آدم در میاد تا بتونه درستش کنه :) - Dr.RoHo from Android
Oh my gosh, that is so cute. I might need one of those someday. - joey
یه جوریه من چرا اصلا خوشم نیومد ازش پس ! - Viva Vida
دکتر روحو خیلی هم راحته درست کردنش ... - Mahdi
با ابزار و امکانات شما راحته ، با ابزار و امکانات ما متاسفانه سخته - Dr.RoHo
Joey, You can buy them from Etsy following the above link :) - Mahdi
S.E.L.F.I.E. Mirror - iStrategy Labs Selfie Mirror - House Beautiful -
S.E.L.F.I.E. Mirror - iStrategy Labs Selfie Mirror - House Beautiful
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This would be great fun at a party - WarLord
S.E.L.F.I.E. storm is coming :) - Mahdi
Brent Schaus
Late #SaturdayFF -- I saw "The Double Life of Veronique" for the first (and only time) in a small indie theatre in southern Ontario in 1992. I fell in love with the film, and it's star: Irène Jacob. Both the film and Jacob enraptured me. For years, if asked, I'd list my favourite films and this one would be near the top. -
Late #SaturdayFF -- I saw "The Double Life of Veronique" for the first (and only time) in a small indie theatre in southern Ontario in 1992. I fell in love with the film, and it's star: Irène Jacob. Both the film and Jacob enraptured me. For years, if asked, I'd list my favourite films and this one would be near the top.
"The Double Life of Véronique (French: La double vie de Véronique, Polish: Podwójne życie Weroniki) is a 1991 French and Polish-language drama film directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski and starring Irène Jacob. Written by Kieślowski and Krzysztof Piesiewicz, the film explores the themes of identity, love, and human intuition through the characters of Weronika, a Polish choir soprano, and her double, Véronique, a French music teacher. The two women do not know each other, and yet they share a mysterious and emotional bond that transcends language and geography. The film is notable for Sławomir Idziak's innovative cinematography and Zbigniew Preisner's haunting operatic score. The film was Kieślowski's first to be produced partly outside his native Poland.[1] The Double Life of Véronique won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury and the FIPRESCI Prize at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival for Krzysztof Kieslowski, and the Best Actress Award for Irène Jacob." - Brent Schaus from Bookmarklet
I just finished watching it for the first time in 22 years. - Brent Schaus
I was much more open to the film's mysteries, then. I was a pronounced atheist, at the time, but would joke that my weekly trips to that indie cinerma were my trips to Mass. - Brent Schaus
That's when i really discovered European film. However, I also saw Reservoir Dogs there. I just read that many saw Tarantino's triumph at Cannes with Pulp Fiction as a definitive looking-away from the poetic-art-cinema tradition (embodied by Kieslowski). I was enamored by Pulp Fiction, too, when it came out. As time goes on, though, I think it's films like "The Double Life of Veronique" that will stay with me. The poetic-art-cinema tradition. - Brent Schaus
Kieslowski said of the film: "The realm of superstitions, fortune-telling, presentiments, intuition, dreams, all this is the inner life of a human being, and all this is the hardest thing to film." - Brent Schaus
Stephen Mack
My grandmother was an artist. I remember clearly her looking at a poster my brother Phil and I made and teaching us about hues and pointing out that yellow hits the eye differently and is harder to read.
In other news: I cannot read this book to my kids with a straight face. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Lol! So funny! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
When guys call other guys whipped. Dudes, you're perpetuating stereotypes and you know better.
Seriously, I've seen it so much on social media and it's shitty. - Jed from iPhone
Anne Bouey
We went from 70°F to this in less than an hour!
Not really complaining! We desperately need the rain. - Anne Bouey
I saw this post and thought about you - Rodfather
I was driving at the start and all the cars pulled to the side because suddenly we were driving unprepared on icy roads! The hail was so large that I'm afraid to check my car for dents. - Anne Bouey
Wow scary - Rodfather
Oh wow, I didn't notice the hail in the thumbnail 'til you mentioned it. Yikes. - Spidra Webster
Driving back from Monterey earlier I saw across the bay all those clouds around Santa Cruz. It didn't hit Watsonville but read there was hail in Aptos which is right next door. - Rodfather from Android
And you are not in Colorado? - Julian
Julian, this is in Napa, CA although we did experience similar events when we lived in CO (both with hail and with snow!). - Anne Bouey
I got the severe weather alert for Napa on the radio and was so surprised. Clear skies here in the South Bay. Hope you and your car are okay, Anne. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Woah. Woah - Amit Patel
It's been quite a day here. We started with a 2.5 aftershock and ended with this! - Anne Bouey
Crazy! I'm also a little jealous :-) - Amit Patel
From the Napa Valley Register: "The skies above Napa turned furious during rush hour Friday evening, pelting the area with heavy rain, marble-size hail stones and claps of thunder. In some west Napa areas, the hail piled up two inches deep, creating a Sierra winter landscape that prompted motorists to slow to a crawl or pull over. When they felt safe, some got out of their cars to take... more... - Anne Bouey
I miss 70, but it looks like we'll have a beautiful, hail free 60+ day :) - Morgan Fugel from Android
;-P - Anne Bouey
Monique Judge
*screams* RT @MissZindzi: I apologize in advance
*screams* RT @MissZindzi: I apologize in advance
Michael W. May
Anne Bouey
High-flying CEO quits after daughter writes list of 22 milestones he missed - -
High-flying CEO quits after daughter writes list of 22 milestones he missed -
"The head of a $2 trillion investment fund has revealed he quit his job after his 10-year-old daughter wrote him a note listing 22 special moments in her life he had missed. California-based Mohamed El-Erian shocked the financial world when he announced his resignation as chief executive of PIMCO in January 2014. Mr El-Erian, who made $100 million 2011 alone, said in a recent essay for Worth that his wife and daughter were at the heart of his decision to quit." - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Wow. - Joe
Just like Urban Meyer. But then he un-quit. - Marie
I think he received a wake-up call - Mo Kargas
Andrew C (✔)
RT @charstarlene: But you were so mean in the imaginary conversation I just had
Bluesun 2600
RT @depresseddarth: Mind = Blown
RT @depresseddarth: Mind = Blown
Bunu açıklar mısınız arkafaşlar.. olay ne? - Arfin Kiriloğlu from Android
Stephan #TeamMarina
Something went /horribly/ wrong.
I like the sense of drama. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
"Ello, we just shit the bed!" - Big Joe Silence
The blind smiley almost makes it look like they don't really care. :) - Stephan #TeamMarina
Canadian Postal Worker's Apology for Non-Delivery: 'Bear at the Door'
Canadian Postal Worker's Apology for Non-Delivery: 'Bear at the Door'
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