Monday, June 23, 2008

25. Friend Feed

By now we've explored so many Web2.0 accounts, you and your friends have accounts on Twitter, Flickr, a blog, Facebook, YouTube and a lot more. So how do you keep up with all your friends accounts without spending half your day by going to all these sites to check in? FriendFeed!


Users sign up for an account from FriendFeed, add in the services they'd like to share then friends can create an account and subscribe to their feed. It's that easy! You can see when they upload pictures to Flickr, add a new book to LibraryThing, bookmark a new site on del.icio.us, start listening to a new station on Pandora or Lastfm and 30 other sites.

Check out MRRL's feed patrons who want to keep up with MRRL's happenings can do so in one place. You can even have the Feed digest sent to your email each day.

This can be a great time management tool. You can even great Imaginary Friends to follow the feeds of friends who haven't signed up for FriendFeed.

Like many sites there are some great privacy settings, your feed doesn't have to be public.

If you're interested My Feed.

14 comments:

eyeoh said...

With all the various services most of us are part of online, one-stop shopping for access to the content we are creating is almost a necessity. There seems to be no end to the feeding frenzy. It reminds me of needing a password-protected database for all my passwords!

Nikki B said...

I like that the feed can be private. And the library having friendfeed is an excellent idea. Now people can see what all actually goes on at the library and have one spot where they can go to see all of that

Francesca said...

Friend Feeds:
I think I’d have to be really smitten with someone to want to follow all of one person’s postings on various sites/accounts – maybe if I was a stalker, or investigating someone, … well ok maybe if my husband posted on several different accounts throughout the day I’d want to see what he was thinking (except it could be really dry engineering posts). You folks are really good at the neat combos of these different applications (eg. creating an imaginary friend for someone).

sexybeast said...

I would like to stalk, I mean see what eyeoh does when on-line. I wouldn't want to follow one person's actions through out the day. Following the library might be alright. even though that would be boring too.

Marion said...

Bobbi your dog looks soooo sweet. I heard your comment to Robin the other day about a fake candy bar, but was running late so wasn't able to go back and see what your talking about. Now that I see you photos.... Zero is a great candy bar if you like white chocolate.

Marion said...

I think the twentysomethings and teens would love this. One place to check in on all your pals and see if you want to go to another account. The library's account is a good idea too for the same reason. Patrons can see what's available and I bet most of them would be surprised how much stuff goes on here in a day.

moonbeam said...

This will make things so much easier. I usually don't have a lot of time to search everyones pages to see what they are up to, so this will be a quick way to keep up.

betterlate said...

I guess i just don't have enough time in any given day to set this up now. Maybe when all the kids are grown and gone! (I do not believe that most of my friends have the time to post either so I would have no one to share things with!)

justme said...

I quess if I had different social accounts set up with friends it would would be a good way to access everyone at the same time.

Heather said...

How great that I now only have to stop in at one place to keep up with all my different accounts!

I Don't Know How She Does It! said...

This seems like a very useful tool for streamlining your friend info on a daily basis. It is pretty overwhelming to check a variety of accounts ---- often times I just don't bother. It's just too much! The name of the game is time management, which is an issue for most of us. It seem like the Tech people designing these tools really get that/

leslie said...

As I don't really have lots of accounts to keep track of, I don't think I'll sign up for this. However, I just emailed it to my daughter, who probably will find it useful. I liked the list of all the other applications it worked with, some of which we have learned about!

newbie said...

All this makes me feel very dull. I just don't have enough friends really into this sort of thing to follow on any regular sort of basis. Maybe I need to go find more friends.

watersc said...

Quite frankly, I'm not sure anyone else needs to know all the stuff that I do online. I already feel like I'm public enough what with a Facebook account and all that. I have difficulty seeing myself being that terribly interested in my friend's web adventures either. I can see how it would be useful on the institutional level though.