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  1. I’m not sure of the value of subscribing to this feed if all it contains is a link to content elsewhere.

    If you have some key learnings couldn’t they be included in your post? It looks like you’ve got around 9-10 points – most of which are sentence or two long… perfect size to include in the body of the post.

    No big deal – just trying to work out whether this feed is the right place to subscribe to your output? Perhaps there is no “one” right place anymore?

  2. I’m not sure of the value of subscribing to this feed if all it contains is a link to content elsewhere.

    If you have some key learnings couldn’t they be included in your post? It looks like you’ve got around 9-10 points – most of which are sentence or two long… perfect size to include in the body of the post.

    No big deal – just trying to work out whether this feed is the right place to subscribe to your output? Perhaps there is no “one” right place anymore?

  3. Scoble, do you ever make a post anymore wherein you don’t put a link to Friendfeed? If people didn’t know better they might think you have some type of vested interest in the venture. With sporadic posts, and when they do happen they invariably make a reference to Friendfeed. So, what’s the continued value of this blog? (And please be so kind as to answer the question rather than get defensive and tell us to either not subscribe because we aren’t smart, or that we should walk in your shoes, or start our own blog.)

  4. Scoble, do you ever make a post anymore wherein you don’t put a link to Friendfeed? If people didn’t know better they might think you have some type of vested interest in the venture. With sporadic posts, and when they do happen they invariably make a reference to Friendfeed. So, what’s the continued value of this blog? (And please be so kind as to answer the question rather than get defensive and tell us to either not subscribe because we aren’t smart, or that we should walk in your shoes, or start our own blog.)

  5. This is the first time I realize there is interesting conversation happening on FriendFeed. Due to some unknown reason, all I saw was noise over there.

    Regarding PodTech… Your aftermath comments do show that you cared about the company and you are pissed nobody listened to you. In other words, the company lost a truly valuable person when you left.

  6. This is the first time I realize there is interesting conversation happening on FriendFeed. Due to some unknown reason, all I saw was noise over there.

    Regarding PodTech… Your aftermath comments do show that you cared about the company and you are pissed nobody listened to you. In other words, the company lost a truly valuable person when you left.

  7. Hi Robert- I’m a relatively new subscriber to your blog and do enjoy your commentaries/interviews/insights. That said, I have to agree with the comments above about your use of FriendFeed in a blog post. In essence, you’ve created a blog post that doesn’t contain any of the actual substance other than (1) telling us that your prior employer was sold and (2) letting us know that the *real* content lives elsewhere.

    In this post and a few others I’ve noticed, it’s almost feels like your using your blog as just a teaser page to promote another site (akin to a gateway pages hosted by domain name speculators or link aggregators in order to sell traffic to the legit content owners).

    Not saying that’s your underlying intent here, but it comes across that way to a newbie reader of your blog.

    Bottom line for me is this: while I’m interested in FriendFeed and Twitter based on all the mentions I’ve heard about it from you and other bloggers, I’m not yet ready to become a user (I’m hemorrhaging enough of my time with my various homepages, RSS feeds and social networking accounts).

    If the message to me and other non-FriendFeed-users is that we have to be willing subscribe to your favorite channel-du-jour to hear what you have to say, you should say that explicitly in your blog and let us know that you are phasing it out as a primary communications channel — in which case, I and others can unsubscribe in favor of other blogs that are planning to stay active.

    Also I’d second the comments above that a response with your perspective/explanation on this would be appreciated…

  8. Hi Robert- I’m a relatively new subscriber to your blog and do enjoy your commentaries/interviews/insights. That said, I have to agree with the comments above about your use of FriendFeed in a blog post. In essence, you’ve created a blog post that doesn’t contain any of the actual substance other than (1) telling us that your prior employer was sold and (2) letting us know that the *real* content lives elsewhere.

    In this post and a few others I’ve noticed, it’s almost feels like your using your blog as just a teaser page to promote another site (akin to a gateway pages hosted by domain name speculators or link aggregators in order to sell traffic to the legit content owners).

    Not saying that’s your underlying intent here, but it comes across that way to a newbie reader of your blog.

    Bottom line for me is this: while I’m interested in FriendFeed and Twitter based on all the mentions I’ve heard about it from you and other bloggers, I’m not yet ready to become a user (I’m hemorrhaging enough of my time with my various homepages, RSS feeds and social networking accounts).

    If the message to me and other non-FriendFeed-users is that we have to be willing subscribe to your favorite channel-du-jour to hear what you have to say, you should say that explicitly in your blog and let us know that you are phasing it out as a primary communications channel — in which case, I and others can unsubscribe in favor of other blogs that are planning to stay active.

    Also I’d second the comments above that a response with your perspective/explanation on this would be appreciated…

  9. BobH: I find that FriendFeed is an interesting thing that’s happening right now. It’s where a ton of influential people are having really interesting conversations. It’s gotten a lot of my time, yes. Will I be here too? Yes, more so coming up as I come out of a blogging slump.

    Duncan: sorry, why can’t you view it? Are you trying to do that from your work account? Can you get Twhirl or some other client that will let you look at FF? I’d rather not repost it here because it contains a ton of back and forth with other people who were involved.

  10. BobH: I find that FriendFeed is an interesting thing that’s happening right now. It’s where a ton of influential people are having really interesting conversations. It’s gotten a lot of my time, yes. Will I be here too? Yes, more so coming up as I come out of a blogging slump.

    Duncan: sorry, why can’t you view it? Are you trying to do that from your work account? Can you get Twhirl or some other client that will let you look at FF? I’d rather not repost it here because it contains a ton of back and forth with other people who were involved.