Saturday, September 20, 2008

FriendFeed and blogging less

I just wrote a rather long blog post on this summary of the Boston KM forum. After writing it, I decided that I really didn't add much value to the original. So I deep-sixed the post, and just shared it on FriendFeed with a comment.

I'm doing this much more of late. It's running something like 10:1-- things that I would have blogged about previously that I am now posting to FF with a comment. I've done this same thing previously using Twitter, but FriendFeed is a much better place for this type of sharing. Its superior filtering makes it worth the price of admission.

It's just a matter of time before I quit blogging completely and go all FriendFeed all the time. What am I waiting on? I'm waiting for more of you to start using FriendFeed. :) You can follow me here:


DairyScienceMark said...

Rafe talks about this migration and the confusion it creates for him at

He has an interesting challenge:

"So this is my challenge to the Web 2.0 community: Solve the personal content and community problem. Take the multi-publishing chops of, the aggregation features of Friendfeed, the republishing capability of Twitterfeed (with more functions, please), and the discussion aggregation of Disqus, and put it all together into one simple, easy-to-maintain product that acts as a hub for publishing, reading, and community in all these services. And while you're at it, make sure you don't steal traffic or community from the services you're front-ending; they all have personalities we want to keep alive.
Or should I drop it all and just write e-mail newsletters instead?"

Being someone who's trying to lead a group of individuals who think they are on the 'cutting edge' because they publish an e-mail newsletter is a challenge.

How does one lead people who need to 'leapfrog' out of that little pond?

Kevin Gamble said...

I read this when he first posted it and did understand the dilemma. I pretty much only post in FriendFeed,, and my blog. I pipe to Twitter with no guilt as I actively read Twitter through FriendFeed, and comment and post to Twitter through I used for a while and posted to several places, but basically decided if I wasn't going to actively participate in a community (read and comment) that it was rude to post in them.

I could very easily give up my blog, twitter, and and do it all in FriendFeed. I would prefer to do it that way. The only reason I do not is that I have significant networks of people that I don't want to leave behind. I don't, however, think it's as complex as Rafe outlines. (See my post about information overload on FriendFeed. :))

I'm not sure how you get adoption of these tools. I think you just have to show people how it can solve significant problems for them and make their lives easier. One at a time? Leading by example (being the ball), showing them how one at a time and so on and so on and so on... ????