UnFriendFeed: TechMeme

Heh, I just had to write something about the FriendFeed Food Fight. Heck, everyone else is doing it and it seems to be working very well as a gaming mechanism for TechMeme, even if the words are getting pretty darn unfriendly there.

Me? I’m loving FriendFeed even more as more people try it out. It’s amazing, when Duncan Riley says something really, really, really, really sucks, tons of people feel compelled to try it out. I think every entrepreneur will now want Duncan to call their product names. Certainly having a food fight over a product makes that product much more interesting.

It almost makes me wish he’d say that I really, really, really, really, really suck as a blogger. Bring it on Duncan! I need the traffic! Heheh.

Anyway, now you can follow almost everything I do (hopefully really soon now FastCompany.tv will be on FriendFeed, and then my domination of FriendFeed will be complete!)

18 thoughts on “UnFriendFeed: TechMeme

  1. Oh, ok, if Duncan Riley said it sucked, now I can see why you have to fan it. Hell, I’ll fan it with you now, you should have explained… See Twitter doesn’t capture everthing nuance…

  2. Oh, ok, if Duncan Riley said it sucked, now I can see why you have to fan it. Hell, I’ll fan it with you now, you should have explained… See Twitter doesn’t capture everthing nuance…

  3. Personally, the most interesting things about FriendFeed is the recommendation engine and the stats. Both are much more useful than any other feature any other aggregator has. I just wish I could search all the friend’s feeds I subscribe to.

  4. Personally, the most interesting things about FriendFeed is the recommendation engine and the stats. Both are much more useful than any other feature any other aggregator has. I just wish I could search all the friend’s feeds I subscribe to.

  5. I’ve just sorta skimmed over the “food-fight” articles, to me it’s a waste of time. But the thing that occurs to me about FriendFeed?

    It’s getting popular because it just works!

    Feed aggregating sorted by time seems like such an easy problem, but it’s actually quite complex. I’ve been so un-impressed with Tumblr that I actually have my own Google AJAX feed API inspired “life-stream” written in javascript.

  6. I’ve just sorta skimmed over the “food-fight” articles, to me it’s a waste of time. But the thing that occurs to me about FriendFeed?

    It’s getting popular because it just works!

    Feed aggregating sorted by time seems like such an easy problem, but it’s actually quite complex. I’ve been so un-impressed with Tumblr that I actually have my own Google AJAX feed API inspired “life-stream” written in javascript.

  7. Hey Robert/Scoble (do people call you by first or last name? I would think last name?),

    Anyways, I was wondering if you’d be interested in talking to someone doing a similar concept, but from a completely different approach… with some very awesome secret projects up it’s sleeve?

    We’d/I’d love to talk to you, and at least get a feel for your thoughts on some of our ideas, even if we don’t get one of the famous Scobleizer endorsements. ;-)

    Hope to hear from you,
    –Kyle Brady
    brady.kyle@int-ind.com
    408-538-1503

  8. Hey Robert/Scoble (do people call you by first or last name? I would think last name?),

    Anyways, I was wondering if you’d be interested in talking to someone doing a similar concept, but from a completely different approach… with some very awesome secret projects up it’s sleeve?

    We’d/I’d love to talk to you, and at least get a feel for your thoughts on some of our ideas, even if we don’t get one of the famous Scobleizer endorsements. ;-)

    Hope to hear from you,
    –Kyle Brady
    brady.kyle@int-ind.com
    408-538-1503

  9. I have no problem with someone trying out FriendFeed (including all the features, such as comment/like) for a while (more than a day) and then saying that it’s not the be-all and end-all of social networking.

    As you know, Duncan Riley delivered his judgement after one day’s worth of trying the service out. And some (such as Louis Gray) argue that he didn’t try it out – as of today, he’s only commented on one item and hasn’t liked anything. Perhaps FriendFeed needs to introduce a “hate” feature… :)

    I’m hoping that Riley truly tries it out, then revisits his comments after a week or two. If, after that time, he still feels that FriendFeed isn’t all that great, I could respect that.

  10. I have no problem with someone trying out FriendFeed (including all the features, such as comment/like) for a while (more than a day) and then saying that it’s not the be-all and end-all of social networking.

    As you know, Duncan Riley delivered his judgement after one day’s worth of trying the service out. And some (such as Louis Gray) argue that he didn’t try it out – as of today, he’s only commented on one item and hasn’t liked anything. Perhaps FriendFeed needs to introduce a “hate” feature… :)

    I’m hoping that Riley truly tries it out, then revisits his comments after a week or two. If, after that time, he still feels that FriendFeed isn’t all that great, I could respect that.

  11. agreed. friendfeed is an interesting idea. dunno how big it will be but it’s still early. imho, duncan riley’s out of control with this personal invective bs. if that’s the level of discourse one can expect from a techcrunch writer, they’re going to bleed readers fast.

  12. agreed. friendfeed is an interesting idea. dunno how big it will be but it’s still early. imho, duncan riley’s out of control with this personal invective bs. if that’s the level of discourse one can expect from a techcrunch writer, they’re going to bleed readers fast.

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