The Scoble Top Tech Blogger/FriendFeed/Social Media List

This is my hand-picked list of the people who provide the most interesting tech blogging/tweeting/FriendFeeding. All of these point to FriendFeed. If you know someone who deserves to be on this list, please post their FriendFeed URL. Mine is: http://friendfeed.com/scobleizer

I watch this list very closely and put the best stuff from these people onto my FriendFeed “Like” and “Comment” feed here: http://friendfeed.com/scobleizer/discussion

I will also add a few notes here and there so you can understand how these people got on my list. They aren’t all techies. Jay Rosen, for instance, is a journalism professor, but he puts enough tech news that’s different from anyone else into my feed to have caught my eye.

This list is also being discussed over on FriendFeed.

Aaron Brazell Founder and lead editor of TechnoSailor.
Adam Lasnik Google search evangelist.
Alana Taylor She did the Twitter song, and brings me fun tech news.
Alan Lee Lead Developer/Designer of Witty twitter client.
Alex Albrecht One of the co-hosts of Diggnation.
Alex Williams Geek from Portland who hosts Podcast Hotels.
Allen Stern Founder of Center Networks, one of my favorite tech blogs.
Andrew Baron Founder of Rocketboom, which is still one of the best online video shows and led the way for a whole bunch of us.
Andru Edwards Founder of Gearlive, a consumer electronics site out of Seattle — lately he’s been breaking a lot of iPhone news.
Andy Beal Internet marketing consultant specializing in search engine marketing, online reputation management, and business blogging
Andy Ihnatko Technology journalist for Chicago Sun Times, among other things.
Anthony Citrano
Ars Technica. Great tech blog.
Atul Arora
Benjamin Golub Works as a dev on FriendFeed.
Ben Metcalfe Worked at BBC, now works at MySpace.
Benjamin Higginbotham
Beth Kanter
Bhaskar Roy Founder of Qik.
Bret Taylor Co-founder of FriendFeed.
Brian Shields Tech journalist for KRON-TV (San Francisco TV station).
Brian Solis Mr. PR.
Charlene Li Social networking analyst and expert.
charles cooper Tech journalist for CNET.
Charles Hudson Worked at Google and hosts Virtual Goods Summit.
Charlie Anzman Charlie Anzman is the founder of SEO and Tech Daily, a popular news and opinion blog.
Chris Brogan Everyone knows him in social media world.
Chris Messina Was a dev for Flock, major proponent of microformats.
Chris Nuttall Tech journalist for Financial Times.
Chris Saad Started the Data Portability.org.
Christopher Allen Entrepreneur, leader in iPhone dev camp.
Christopher Galtenberg site & tech lead of Gaia.com
Chuq Von Rospach Used to work at Apple.
Colide81 (James)
Corvida
Craig Eddy
Craig Newmark Founder of Craig’s List.
Chris Sacca Used to be an executive at Google, now does investing.
Cyndy Writes a good tech blog.
dan farber Runs CNet’s tech and blogger journalism. One of my favorite tech journalists, too.
Dan Fernandez Works at Microsoft on PopFly.
Daniel J. Pritchett He’s an SAP Business Intelligence solution developer building data warehousing solutions for a Fortune 100 manufacturer.
Danny O’Brien He is the International Outreach Coordinator for the EFF.
dannysullivan Search engine expert.
Dare Obasanjo Works at Microsoft as a dev.
Darren Barefoot A technologist, writer, marketer and miscellanist who lives in Vancouver, Canada.
dave mcclure Does a whole bunch of stuff, teaches a Facebook class at Stanford.
Dave Morin Runs Facebook’s developer platform.
Dave Zatz
Dave Taylor Runs “Ask Dave Taylor” website.
Dave Winer Brought us XML-RPC, RSS, and was the father of blogging, in my mind at least.
David Armano VP of Experience Design with Critical Mass
David Sifry Founder of Technorati and Offbeat Guides.
David Swain PR for Facebook.
david weinberger One of the authors of Cluetrain Manifesto, and smart dude.
debbie landa. Co-founder of Under the Radar, a conference for startups.
Deborah Micek She is a new media marketing strategist.
DeWitt Clinton Works at Google.
Dion Almaer He is the co-founder of Ajaxian.com, the leading source of the Ajax community.
Doc Searls One of the cofounders of Cluetrain Manifesto, and now a Harvard Berkman fellow (IE, smart guy).
Don Dodge Works at Microsoft in M&A group.
Don MacAskill CEO/founder of SmugMug.
Duncan Riley Founder of Inquisitor, one of my favorite tech blogs.
Dwight Silverman Tech journalist for Houston Chronicle.
Ed Bott. Long-time Microsoft expert (wrote big books about Windows).
engadget. If you are into gadgets you probably visit here a lot.
Erhan Erdogan Writer/Analyst at Webrazzi
Erica Baker. IT field technician who works at Google.
Eric Eldon tech journalist for Venture Beat.
Eric @ CS Techcast
Eric Rice The guy who first gave me a tour around Second Life and he hasn’t lived it down since. (He answers: Ugh, I’m on the list as Second Life-related and that’s the last f***ing thing I’m paying attention to. I’m about 42 steps beyond that and constantly have to PR my way out of it. New urbanism, game design/development, AI/AGI, augmented reality, architecture, cybernetics and such. Design, media, art, and fiction.)
Erin Kotecki Vest. Political blogger, but covers tech too.
Evan Williams. Guy who started Blogger and Twitter.
Francine Hardaway smart entrepreneur and investor.
Fred Wilson famous VC in tech industry.
Gabe Rivera Runs TechMeme.
GigaOm. One of my favorite tech bloggers.
Glen Campbell Was lead tech for Yahoo.
Hacker News.
Harry McCracken Writes “Technologizer” but used to be a tech journalist at PC World.
Hutch Carpenter One of my favorite tech bloggers.
J Phil Glockner
James Kendrick Tablets and gadgets and more.
James Urquhart
Jason Falls
Jay Rosen Journalism professor, but who keeps me up to date on tech advances in that field.
(jeff)isageek He’s a geek, what else do you need to know?
Jeff Jarvis One of the leading political bloggers, but brings tech into things often.
Jennifer Leggio Social media; security research; analyst relations; market share reporting and competitive analysis; crisis management and ZDNet blogger.
Jeremiah Owyang Social Media analyst for Forrester.
Jeremy Toeman One of the smartest marketers around. Launched BugLabs and got the CEO on CNBC’s Donny Deutsch’s show.
Jesse Stay Develops apps for Facebook/Twitter, etc.
Jessica Guynn Tech journalist for Los Angeles Times.
Joe Wilcox Tech blogger for CNET.
John Furrier Entrepreneur, was my boss for a couple of years at PodTech.
John McCrea. Heads up marketing at Plaxo who got me in trouble with Facebook.
Joi Ito CEO of Creative Commons, among other things (Japanese VC).
Joshua Dilworth
Josh Bancroft. Most interesting blogger at Intel.
joshua schachter Founder of Del.icio.us.
Justin Korn
kamla bhatt
Kara Swisher. Runs the D Conference with Walt Mossberg and generally beats me to all the good stories.
Karim Always has a fun comment.
Karsten Januszewski One of the smartest devs I worked with at Microsoft.
Keith Teare Investor in Silicon Valley.
Ken Camp
Leo Laporte runs this week in tech, my favorite tech podcast.
l0ckergn0me Chris Pirillo, founder of Gnomedex conference and Lockergnome newsletter/blogs.
laura “@pistachio” fitton One of my favorite Twitterers.
Laurel Papworth
Liz Gannes She writes for GigaOm, covering the new video market.
Loic Le Meur. Runs the Le Web conference in Paris, France and is founder/CEO of Seesmic.
Long Zheng Student in Australia and gives good insights often.
Layne Heiny. The smart one in the Tablet PC family (he teaches, and all three of the Heiny’s are whip smart).
Lora Heiny She works on Tablet PC team at Microsoft.
Loren Heiny Builds software for Tablet PCs.
Louis Gray The guy who got me into FriendFeed.
Marc Canter founder of Macromind, which later became Macromedia. Now founder of Broadband Mechanics and is one of the leading thinkers on the Web.
Mark “Rizzn” Hopkins Tech blogger at Mashable.
Mark Krynsky Web producer for X PRIZE Foundation and author of Lifestream Blog.”
Mark Trapp One of my favorite FriendFeeders.
Make Magazine The best magazine for people who want to do it yourself.
Marshall Kirkpatrick One of my favorite tech bloggers.
Mashable One of the most famous tech blogs.
mathew ingram Writes one of my favorite tech blogs.
Matt Cutts Google’s most famous blogger.
Mediabistro.com Covers intersection of media and technology.
MG Siegler Good video blog.
michael arrington/TechCrunch The Techcrunch feed, which is my favorite tech blog, according to FriendFeed.
Michael Krigsman Enterprise blogger I like a lot.
Michael Wesch A cultural anthropologist and media ecologist exploring the impacts of new media on human interaction at Kansas State University (made the famous Web 2.0 video).
mike “glemak” dunn
Mike Butcher/TechCrunch UK
Mike Cannon-Brookes CEO of Atlassian.
Mike Cassidy
Mike Doeff
Mike Fruchter One of my favorite FriendFeeders.
MikeAmundsen Longtime developer, I’ve been following him since mid 1990s.
Mitchell Tsai Out of 19,000 following me on FriendFeed he’s my biggest fan.
Molly E. Holzschlag She helped form Web Standards Project now works at Microsoft.
nateridder. Web application developer, database administrator, project manager, and product manager in a wide variety of business applications.
Niall Kennedy. Operates StartupSearch.org, an analyst site for web technology startup
Nick O’Neill Facebook expert.
Nir Ben Yona Lawyer and Internet saavy
noah kagan Used to work at Facebook, now runs a variety of conferences in tech industry.
Nova Spivack Founder of Twine, semantic bookmarking service (among other things).
Omar Shahine Works on Microsoft’s Hotmail team.
Ontario Emperor
Orli Yakuel
Ouriel. Writes TechCrunch France and Israel.
Patphelan CEO of MaxRoam in Ireland.
Paul Buchheit Co-founder of FriendFeed.
paul mooney I have been meeting him at tech conferences for past few years.
Paul Stamatiou Skribit Co-Founder known for his prowess with all things tech.
Paul Thurrott Microsoft journalist.
Pete Blackshaw Worked at Procter and Gamble and is the most interesting marketing guy out there.
Pete Steege Works at Seagate.
Peter Semmelhack Founder of BugLabs, one of my favorite consumer electronics products of 2007.
Rachel Clarke Web marketing expert in UK.
Rafe Needleman Founder of Web Ware and one of the best tech journalists out there.
Rebecca MacKinnon Worked for CNN in China, started Global Voices online.
Richard Binhammer Marketer at Dell.
Richard MacManus of Read/Write Web.
Rob Bushway Writes about Tablet PCs and Netbooks.
Rob Diana
Robert Hof Tech journalist at BusinessWeek.
Robert Sanzalone
Rodney Rumford Writes one of the best Facebook blogs out there, now starting a new company.
Roger Kondrat Writes for TechWinter a European Social Media and Mobile blog.
Ryan Block Used to run Engadget.
Sanjeev Singh. Dev who works at FriendFeed.
Sarah Perez
Scott Beale Founder of Laughing Squid.
ScottBourne Co-host of This Week in Photography, works at Photrade now.
Sean Alexander Microsoft guy in the Entertainment & Devices Division at Microsoft. Worked on many digital media efforts including Silverlight, Media Center, and Windows XP.
sean percival I met him when he was a dev at Mahalo.
seth goldstein
Shel Israel My former partner in crime (we wrote Naked Conversations together).
slashdot The famous tech blog.
Steve Broback I worked for him back in late 90s, now he runs a variety of blogs and conferences.
steve clayton Works at Microsoft in UK.
Steve Garfield. Video blogging expert.
Steve Gillmor Runs Gillmor Gang.
Steve Lacey Used to be a dev on Flight Sim team at Microsoft now is doing some weird stuff at Google that no one understands.
Steve Outing Journalist/entrepreneur at intersection of media & Internet
Steve Rubel VP of Edelman, but I knew him back when he was merely a blogger.
Steven Hodson
Stowe Boyd Social media expert.
Stupid Blogger (aka Tina)
susan mernit I met her when she worked at Yahoo, always shows up in interesting places.
Susan Scrupski
Svetlana Gladkova Writes a great tech blog.
Tamar Weinberg
Terry Heaton
Thomas Hawk My favorite Flickr-famous photographer.
Thomas Vander Wal
Tim O’Reilly The guy who coined term “Web 2.0.” One of the smartest people in tech, runs O’Reilly Publishing.
Todd Cochrane
Tom Foremski Tech journalist at Silicon Valley Watcher.
Tom Merritt
Veronica Belmont Co-host of Revision3′s tech-centric show, Tekzilla, and Qore on the PlayStation Network
Warner Crocker Tablet PC freak.
Werner Vogels CTO of Amazon.
Woody Pewitt Was an old school VB programmer that I’ve known since early 90s.
Yaron Samid
Zee from WeDoCreative
zefrank Funny. Enough said.
Zoli Erdos
~C4Chaos

Comments

  1. Ooh, 7 Davids on the list. I was getting excited for a moment. Maybe next year after the book and the lecture tour… I recognise about 60% of names, which is great – will concentrate on finding out more about the 40%.

    And get Chris Saad on that list – or those Amsterdam pictures get an airing!

    Thanks for this Robert.

  2. Ooh, 7 Davids on the list. I was getting excited for a moment. Maybe next year after the book and the lecture tour… I recognise about 60% of names, which is great – will concentrate on finding out more about the 40%.

    And get Chris Saad on that list – or those Amsterdam pictures get an airing!

    Thanks for this Robert.

  3. Robert ….

    This is a great list! As you were telling us at your BlogWorld session, others’ Twitter/FriendFeed experiences weren’t as rich as yours because they didn’t know who to “friend” … By following any and all of these super people, you can learn much and get involved.

    Thanks, Karen

  4. Robert ….

    This is a great list! As you were telling us at your BlogWorld session, others’ Twitter/FriendFeed experiences weren’t as rich as yours because they didn’t know who to “friend” … By following any and all of these super people, you can learn much and get involved.

    Thanks, Karen

  5. Thank you, Robert, for not including me on this list. Social media is a small, small part of marketing or PR and those that practice it by itself, tend to be in a bubble that will disappear very, very soon.

  6. Thank you, Robert, for not including me on this list. Social media is a small, small part of marketing or PR and those that practice it by itself, tend to be in a bubble that will disappear very, very soon.

  7. good list for social media and tech, a little light on folks who actually “make” real things – if there’s a “web 3.0″ coming i think it will be more about electrons meeting atoms than just facebook apps.

  8. good list for social media and tech, a little light on folks who actually “make” real things – if there’s a “web 3.0″ coming i think it will be more about electrons meeting atoms than just facebook apps.

  9. Robert,

    You realize each of these people have just been added to every PR spam list on the planet….way to blow up their spot :-)

  10. Robert,

    You realize each of these people have just been added to every PR spam list on the planet….way to blow up their spot :-)

  11. Missed it by just a few letters. There is the last name and the first initial .. twice … does that count ? Heeheh. I’d rather see my siblings’ names on that list than mine any day! Good list Robert.

  12. Missed it by just a few letters. There is the last name and the first initial .. twice … does that count ? Heeheh. I’d rather see my siblings’ names on that list than mine any day! Good list Robert.

  13. Robert – Please add me: MSCE: plus Security & Messaging; also certified Project Manager (PMP). Currently, I am the Manager over IT Integration and IT Project Management for Nelnet Enrollment Solutions (NNI) – includes Petersons.com, CUnet.com, CollegeandUniversity.net ($10M IT budget) – techie since youth – TRS80 baby just like you! VP of IT for PMIRochester.org. Founder of Rochester Social Media Club. Also highly technical wine enthusiast!

    Thanks!

    Susan Beebe
    http://FriendFeed.com/susanbeebe

  14. Robert – Please add me: MSCE: plus Security & Messaging; also certified Project Manager (PMP). Currently, I am the Manager over IT Integration and IT Project Management for Nelnet Enrollment Solutions (NNI) – includes Petersons.com, CUnet.com, CollegeandUniversity.net ($10M IT budget) – techie since youth – TRS80 baby just like you! VP of IT for PMIRochester.org. Founder of Rochester Social Media Club. Also highly technical wine enthusiast!

    Thanks!

    Susan Beebe
    http://FriendFeed.com/susanbeebe

  15. Wow, this is my first honor in the soc-media space. Cheers, Robert, for the gracious inclusion…

    My very brief bio is: site & tech lead of Gaia.com, a conscious social network of 225,000. We’re extremely excited about a fresh site revamp, to be released next week! Stop by anytime — many of you will feel quite at home there.

    I’ll keep the friendfeed hot, too, promise.

  16. Wow, this is my first honor in the soc-media space. Cheers, Robert, for the gracious inclusion…

    My very brief bio is: site & tech lead of Gaia.com, a conscious social network of 225,000. We’re extremely excited about a fresh site revamp, to be released next week! Stop by anytime — many of you will feel quite at home there.

    I’ll keep the friendfeed hot, too, promise.

  17. I don’t see the point of this post. I’m not even a geek and even I know about a third of these already. The ones I don’t know, I’m not interested in learning about. I have only so much time a day.

    Besides, I’ve already befriended you, and since you’re friends of everybody else, I already see their FF stuff. Why go directly? It will just increase the noise even more.

    Am I missing something here? Is this just a “I need to link to popular people because the neglect of my blog is hurting my Google juice,” or is there a real value here that I’m not understanding??

  18. I don’t see the point of this post. I’m not even a geek and even I know about a third of these already. The ones I don’t know, I’m not interested in learning about. I have only so much time a day.

    Besides, I’ve already befriended you, and since you’re friends of everybody else, I already see their FF stuff. Why go directly? It will just increase the noise even more.

    Am I missing something here? Is this just a “I need to link to popular people because the neglect of my blog is hurting my Google juice,” or is there a real value here that I’m not understanding??

  19. Robert,

    Thanks for including mediabistro.com. Our primary content from FriendFeed comes from our Twitter (@mediabistro). We’re working on developing Twitter and FriendFeed into major conversion hubs for our visitors (also Get Satisfaction).

    Thanks for the support!

    -Seamus
    community manager
    mediabistro.com

  20. Robert,

    Thanks for including mediabistro.com. Our primary content from FriendFeed comes from our Twitter (@mediabistro). We’re working on developing Twitter and FriendFeed into major conversion hubs for our visitors (also Get Satisfaction).

    Thanks for the support!

    -Seamus
    community manager
    mediabistro.com

  21. Bummer… Not on the list. Oh well… Maybe I’ll have to work on things so I can be on it on the next run.

    Not that anyone would want to read my blog at chernow.org/blog (oh God I sound like Dvorak) ’cause I don’t write much interesting stuff.

  22. Bummer… Not on the list. Oh well… Maybe I’ll have to work on things so I can be on it on the next run.

    Not that anyone would want to read my blog at chernow.org/blog (oh God I sound like Dvorak) ’cause I don’t write much interesting stuff.

  23. This makes me wonder if there should be more lists put out (by more people) on other fields like finance, education, marketing, publishing/media, or just lists of interesting people to read who have nothing to do with an industry.

    Personally though, I find that the folks with fewer subscribers (rather than the “big” names) often post the most candid, personal, thoughtful & imaginative Tweets. They are also more likely to respond back and engage in a conversation. The Twitterers with 2K+ followers either have to live on Twitter to keep up with their messages or are so selective in what they read that other users don’t even know whether they are receiving responses to questions they pose.

    And if it’s not reciprocal, then it really isn’t a social network, is it? It’s a pyramid, a hierarchy, with a few lateral connections. Then a Tweetstream becomes an online journal by someone who’s sharing their thoughts with not a lot of interest in reading the ideas of others.

    There are many different ways & reasons to use the technology, it’s just not worth my time to be just a listener instead of a conversation partner. In other words, if someone has too many followers to respond back to them, why don’t I just read their blog instead of following them on Twitter? It’s the same result, a monologue that is disguised as a conversation.

    This doesn’t go across the board, some popular Twitterers are eager to interact, it’s just a tendency I see a lot.

  24. This makes me wonder if there should be more lists put out (by more people) on other fields like finance, education, marketing, publishing/media, or just lists of interesting people to read who have nothing to do with an industry.

    Personally though, I find that the folks with fewer subscribers (rather than the “big” names) often post the most candid, personal, thoughtful & imaginative Tweets. They are also more likely to respond back and engage in a conversation. The Twitterers with 2K+ followers either have to live on Twitter to keep up with their messages or are so selective in what they read that other users don’t even know whether they are receiving responses to questions they pose.

    And if it’s not reciprocal, then it really isn’t a social network, is it? It’s a pyramid, a hierarchy, with a few lateral connections. Then a Tweetstream becomes an online journal by someone who’s sharing their thoughts with not a lot of interest in reading the ideas of others.

    There are many different ways & reasons to use the technology, it’s just not worth my time to be just a listener instead of a conversation partner. In other words, if someone has too many followers to respond back to them, why don’t I just read their blog instead of following them on Twitter? It’s the same result, a monologue that is disguised as a conversation.

    This doesn’t go across the board, some popular Twitterers are eager to interact, it’s just a tendency I see a lot.

  25. The sociodemographics of this list are quite confusing. Some examples (of course highly exaggerated to make the point):

    - There’s no tech but in the US and there’s no tech in the US but on the west coast
    - If you’re cleaning toilets at Facebook (blogging about cockroaches), your chances of getting on the list are twice as high as if you were a highly praised tech blogger working at CERN
    - Asian guys only matter if they work in the valley. Damn, I’d wish those new gadgets didn’t come from Asia all the time.
    - African guys only matter if they are running for president. OK, maybe there’s some truth in this. Oh, forgot about the OLPC initiative. Thus: African children matter too, but only if we can spam them with our tech trash and make them addicted to our proprietary technology they’ll have to purchase once they want the real stuff instead of trash.
    - Indians? In tech? You’re kidding! Get me my daily Chicken Masala and STFU.
    - As I don’t know about any really exclusive tech news bloggers living outside of the social media WASP bubble, let’s just publish my list and hope the crowds will subscribe to them too. Like this, they’ll drown in the very same news I read and lose their competitive advantages
    - Err… the web is all about the long tail[TM], you say? Didn’t know and don’t care. I focus on short tails, i.e. the guys we all know.
    - Multi what? Multilingual? What’s that? If news aren’t in English, they’re unnews. Yes, I just coined a new term. Sorry, I was wrong, someone was faster.

    Take it with a grain of salt. Or two or three or a ton. My critique doesn’t apply to this list only (in fact, Robert is one of the more open-minded guys in tech journalism). I’m just someone worried about group thinking tendencies that may lead to big bubbles. You know, like that at Wall St. that just exploded.
    I’d say, it’s time to diversify. The US are on the best way to vacuity, if they keep producing bubbles.

  26. The sociodemographics of this list are quite confusing. Some examples (of course highly exaggerated to make the point):

    - There’s no tech but in the US and there’s no tech in the US but on the west coast
    - If you’re cleaning toilets at Facebook (blogging about cockroaches), your chances of getting on the list are twice as high as if you were a highly praised tech blogger working at CERN
    - Asian guys only matter if they work in the valley. Damn, I’d wish those new gadgets didn’t come from Asia all the time.
    - African guys only matter if they are running for president. OK, maybe there’s some truth in this. Oh, forgot about the OLPC initiative. Thus: African children matter too, but only if we can spam them with our tech trash and make them addicted to our proprietary technology they’ll have to purchase once they want the real stuff instead of trash.
    - Indians? In tech? You’re kidding! Get me my daily Chicken Masala and STFU.
    - As I don’t know about any really exclusive tech news bloggers living outside of the social media WASP bubble, let’s just publish my list and hope the crowds will subscribe to them too. Like this, they’ll drown in the very same news I read and lose their competitive advantages
    - Err… the web is all about the long tail[TM], you say? Didn’t know and don’t care. I focus on short tails, i.e. the guys we all know.
    - Multi what? Multilingual? What’s that? If news aren’t in English, they’re unnews. Yes, I just coined a new term. Sorry, I was wrong, someone was faster.

    Take it with a grain of salt. Or two or three or a ton. My critique doesn’t apply to this list only (in fact, Robert is one of the more open-minded guys in tech journalism). I’m just someone worried about group thinking tendencies that may lead to big bubbles. You know, like that at Wall St. that just exploded.
    I’d say, it’s time to diversify. The US are on the best way to vacuity, if they keep producing bubbles.

  27. Wow, really chuffed to have made your list, Robert. Thanks!

    BTW: I don’t technically work for MySpace, they’re one of my clients who I love working with and helping succeed in new areas.

  28. Wow, really chuffed to have made your list, Robert. Thanks!

    BTW: I don’t technically work for MySpace, they’re one of my clients who I love working with and helping succeed in new areas.

  29. Aaron: I already subscribed to you, but I think I left you off because you mostly twitter and don’t add a lot of original content into the system. I’ll watch you for a while longer.

  30. Aaron: I already subscribed to you, but I think I left you off because you mostly twitter and don’t add a lot of original content into the system. I’ll watch you for a while longer.

  31. Pico: I specifically didn’t add Mona or my brother (both of whom are far more active on FriendFeed than I am) because they are hi-flow people and don’t focus on tech very much.

  32. Pico: I specifically didn’t add Mona or my brother (both of whom are far more active on FriendFeed than I am) because they are hi-flow people and don’t focus on tech very much.

  33. [...] Scoble recently published a list of his favorite tech/socialmedia types on FriendFeed. Its not a bad list, actually its a pretty good resource. Overall I found about 3 new people to follow, names I knew but had yet to make a connection with on FriendFeed. As expected with something like this a few folks are up in arms. Personally I wouldn’t take it so seriously. Take what you can from the list and carry on. [...]

  34. how soon we forget who our friends are when we have tens of thousands of them…. good list Robert, pretty close to a full dance card but missing one or two more I believe…

  35. how soon we forget who our friends are when we have tens of thousands of them…. good list Robert, pretty close to a full dance card but missing one or two more I believe…

  36. @scobleizer That’s a fair deal. FWIW, the main reason I don’t add “original” content into the system is because I blog on our Mzinga platform and when I first tried to link it up, Friendfeed wouldn’t accept the feed. This dings me for my “WE Show” podcasts too since those are also embedded into our platform as posts.

    I was able to add my utterli stream (I do a 2 min podcast every morning) so you’ll start to see a little more original activity from me. If I can’t get our platform RSS-ed into FF soon, I might spin up a Word Press blog and start cross-posting.

    Thanks!
    Aaron | @astrout

  37. @scobleizer That’s a fair deal. FWIW, the main reason I don’t add “original” content into the system is because I blog on our Mzinga platform and when I first tried to link it up, Friendfeed wouldn’t accept the feed. This dings me for my “WE Show” podcasts too since those are also embedded into our platform as posts.

    I was able to add my utterli stream (I do a 2 min podcast every morning) so you’ll start to see a little more original activity from me. If I can’t get our platform RSS-ed into FF soon, I might spin up a Word Press blog and start cross-posting.

    Thanks!
    Aaron | @astrout

  38. Great list – thanks for compiling! I’ve got some people to add to watch now!

    BTW – Long Zheng is a college student in Australia. Last I knew he doesn’t work for Microsoft. Although they should hire him! He is awesome!

    Betsy Weber

  39. Great list – thanks for compiling! I’ve got some people to add to watch now!

    BTW – Long Zheng is a college student in Australia. Last I knew he doesn’t work for Microsoft. Although they should hire him! He is awesome!

    Betsy Weber

  40. I’d be all offended, except I know you left me off because you’re jealous that I’m a bigger Maryam Scoble fan ;)

    No seriously – great list. I don’t use my FF nearly enough to come close to this list. And I’m still deciding if I think I should or shouldn’t remedy that.

  41. I’d be all offended, except I know you left me off because you’re jealous that I’m a bigger Maryam Scoble fan ;)

    No seriously – great list. I don’t use my FF nearly enough to come close to this list. And I’m still deciding if I think I should or shouldn’t remedy that.

  42. Interesting!
    I’d love to see who would be on your creatives list. Very good array here but didn’t see too many in the other sectors that play ball side by side and double dip into the tech scene.

  43. Interesting!
    I’d love to see who would be on your creatives list. Very good array here but didn’t see too many in the other sectors that play ball side by side and double dip into the tech scene.

  44. You the man! Thanks so much for the info. I’m a new blogger & you sir are the man who introduced me to FriendFeed. My FF badge is now happily perched on my sidebar.

  45. You the man! Thanks so much for the info. I’m a new blogger & you sir are the man who introduced me to FriendFeed. My FF badge is now happily perched on my sidebar.

  46. Thanks Scoble for putting me on the list. This was totally unexpected. I had heard you were making a list but I thought I would be the least likely to end up on this list. So this morning when I saw the story on Techmeme and then started to look at the list to see if I knew anyone I was shocked to see my name there. :O)

  47. Thanks Scoble for putting me on the list. This was totally unexpected. I had heard you were making a list but I thought I would be the least likely to end up on this list. So this morning when I saw the story on Techmeme and then started to look at the list to see if I knew anyone I was shocked to see my name there. :O)

  48. Robert ~ Thank you for compiling this list of individuals! It is fun to click the links and discover interesting people and content. I will probably end up following some of them, not all of them, so I can learn something new; and it will take me a while to got through the process of “click => read => discover => follow => read => learn => interact”, but I appreciate you taking the time to offer this list as an organized resource.

    One observation/comment: I read the comments and feelings that your blog post, more specifically ‘The List’ evoked. It is sad to see the reactions of those that didn’t make it to the list and think they deserved to be included for many reasons: (Here’s to you!)

    Merit – This list provides a pad in the back, a recognition gift for people that are doing good things in Robert’s opinion. The list doesn’t take away a thing from your efforts and merits, not even half of an ounce; be happy that someone is going out of his way to give unsolicited gifts of recognition. Next time it might be you, if bitterness doesn’t consume you before.

    Pseudo-friendship – If your friendship with Robert is simply based on the possibility that he will write about you, include your link or mention you in a list… it is time to rethink your intention vs. impact. No one wins with that kind of ‘friendship’.

    Robert doesn’t know about you, yet – Or perhaps he will never come across the glorious practice of thousand of people in the world. Rather than pretend to be “the one that knows everything Robert doesn’t” and proceeds to point out all the possible flaws that you can think about; share new names, make a list of your own, complement, build upon. You’ll feel better.

    WHAT COMES AROUND GOES AROUND, so…
    Be positive – always. And don’t worry! Is unnecessary. Of course the list is not all inclusive; but is better that Robert created it than not.

    Peace!

  49. Robert ~ Thank you for compiling this list of individuals! It is fun to click the links and discover interesting people and content. I will probably end up following some of them, not all of them, so I can learn something new; and it will take me a while to got through the process of “click => read => discover => follow => read => learn => interact”, but I appreciate you taking the time to offer this list as an organized resource.

    One observation/comment: I read the comments and feelings that your blog post, more specifically ‘The List’ evoked. It is sad to see the reactions of those that didn’t make it to the list and think they deserved to be included for many reasons: (Here’s to you!)

    Merit – This list provides a pad in the back, a recognition gift for people that are doing good things in Robert’s opinion. The list doesn’t take away a thing from your efforts and merits, not even half of an ounce; be happy that someone is going out of his way to give unsolicited gifts of recognition. Next time it might be you, if bitterness doesn’t consume you before.

    Pseudo-friendship – If your friendship with Robert is simply based on the possibility that he will write about you, include your link or mention you in a list… it is time to rethink your intention vs. impact. No one wins with that kind of ‘friendship’.

    Robert doesn’t know about you, yet – Or perhaps he will never come across the glorious practice of thousand of people in the world. Rather than pretend to be “the one that knows everything Robert doesn’t” and proceeds to point out all the possible flaws that you can think about; share new names, make a list of your own, complement, build upon. You’ll feel better.

    WHAT COMES AROUND GOES AROUND, so…
    Be positive – always. And don’t worry! Is unnecessary. Of course the list is not all inclusive; but is better that Robert created it than not.

    Peace!

  50. Wow, thanks, Robert. I’m very honored. And scared. Now I feel like I have to do a lot better than I am now. Which I guess is a good thing about lists like this.

  51. Wow, thanks, Robert. I’m very honored. And scared. Now I feel like I have to do a lot better than I am now. Which I guess is a good thing about lists like this.

  52. Ari: Blogging is how you do longer posts. Twitter only lets you do 140 characters. FriendFeed? 288. That’s not long enough to teach something in depth. That’s where blogging comes in. Anyone who only tweets is superficial.

  53. Ari: Blogging is how you do longer posts. Twitter only lets you do 140 characters. FriendFeed? 288. That’s not long enough to teach something in depth. That’s where blogging comes in. Anyone who only tweets is superficial.

  54. pfffffffffffffffffffffffft*

    well at least i made da comment section*

    sigh………….

    Shuffles off to Buffalo to recite Stuart Smalley Daily Affirmations************

    I’m BIG enuf, I’M STRONG ENUF + GOSH DARN IT PEOPLE LOVE ME!!

    ;)) Peace Folks + Vote Obama! + watch Michael Moore’s Slacker Uprising*

  55. pfffffffffffffffffffffffft*

    well at least i made da comment section*

    sigh………….

    Shuffles off to Buffalo to recite Stuart Smalley Daily Affirmations************

    I’m BIG enuf, I’M STRONG ENUF + GOSH DARN IT PEOPLE LOVE ME!!

    ;)) Peace Folks + Vote Obama! + watch Michael Moore’s Slacker Uprising*

  56. Robert: By your logic that FriendFeed’s character limit of 288 does not provide enough depth as one’s blog, then why aren’t you linking everyone above to their blogs?

    Or, should I infer that you find value in the “superficiality” of less depth?

  57. Robert: By your logic that FriendFeed’s character limit of 288 does not provide enough depth as one’s blog, then why aren’t you linking everyone above to their blogs?

    Or, should I infer that you find value in the “superficiality” of less depth?

  58. I totally, absolutely, completely agree that “someone who only tweets is superficial.”

    Sure, 140 characters is a great way to concisely share bits of information. But, how can short info-bursts replace writing logically composed thoughts and arguments?

    Fact: blogging is hard and twittering is easy. Although both are useful, confusing or equating their value for substantive communication is a mistake.

  59. I totally, absolutely, completely agree that “someone who only tweets is superficial.”

    Sure, 140 characters is a great way to concisely share bits of information. But, how can short info-bursts replace writing logically composed thoughts and arguments?

    Fact: blogging is hard and twittering is easy. Although both are useful, confusing or equating their value for substantive communication is a mistake.

  60. The power of Scoble. I was amazed when my FriendFeed suddenly picked up activity. A couple minutes of research (and/or just my daily blog reading) and I found this post. Thanks for the mention, and I’m quite impressed with the Scoble effect! Much like the Diff Effect, but far, far cooler and more engaging.

  61. The power of Scoble. I was amazed when my FriendFeed suddenly picked up activity. A couple minutes of research (and/or just my daily blog reading) and I found this post. Thanks for the mention, and I’m quite impressed with the Scoble effect! Much like the Diff Effect, but far, far cooler and more engaging.

  62. Robert: Thanks for taking the time to compile this list of folks, and was thrilled to that RichardatDell made your list.

    I’ll be using this list to flesh out my subscription on FriendFeed.

    Thanks again.

  63. Robert: Thanks for taking the time to compile this list of folks, and was thrilled to that RichardatDell made your list.

    I’ll be using this list to flesh out my subscription on FriendFeed.

    Thanks again.

  64. Robert – Thanks for including me on your list. Enjoy your blog and all your shares/discussions on Friendfeed.

  65. Robert – Thanks for including me on your list. Enjoy your blog and all your shares/discussions on Friendfeed.

  66. how can anyone have time to read or follow so many people is beyond me? I work from home on my own schedule and I still can’t keep up with 30 or so feeds i already subscribe to… There is too much NOISE…

  67. how can anyone have time to read or follow so many people is beyond me? I work from home on my own schedule and I still can’t keep up with 30 or so feeds i already subscribe to… There is too much NOISE…

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