20 ways to being a bigger friendfeed monster than Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki is on friendfeed but you can be a lot better at it than he is.

Just watch this video
where I show you the 20 key features of friendfeed and how to use them to be an aggregating social media monster!

Oh, and how do I know you can beat Guy? Because he has no likes and only has made four comments on friendfeed total. I know Guy and he will start using friendfeed by mid-year 2009 because he’ll start seeing the power then (he got on Twitter late, too, which he admitted to me in an interview we did with him). You have a chance to get into it before Guy learns all the tricks and becomes an unmatchable friendfeeding monster.

Sorry it’s a little blurry, I was using my flipcam. Maybe we’ll do this with our good cameras later in the week.

Here’s the list of 20 things we cover:

1. Why friendfeed?
2. Get inbound content with the aggregator.
3. Get inbound content via friends.
4. How friend-of-a-friend feature brings more inbound content.
5. Using the everyone tab to get more inbound content.
6. Using rooms to find inbound content.
7. Using “best of” feature to find more inbound content.
8. Using the “me” and “home” pages.
9. Using lists to do friend management.
10. Creating media in friendfeed.
11. Sharing media found on the web.
12. Creating media with email.
13. Deciding between Twitter and friendfeed.
14. Your outbound content, likes.
15. Your outbound content, comments.
16. Your outbound content, send to Twitter.
17. Your outbound content, your stuff.
18. Your outbound content, using rooms.
19. Using search.
20 Using real-time features.

Of course we’re talking about this video over on friendfeed. In two places, actually.

Comments

  1. Really cool video…it is ok I posted it on one of my blogs…I only have like 2 or 3 viewers on my urlpirates.com blog…I assume that is ok…if not let me know..

  2. Really cool video…it is ok I posted it on one of my blogs…I only have like 2 or 3 viewers on my urlpirates.com blog…I assume that is ok…if not let me know..

  3. Thanks Scobs! Very useful video to get started on FF. Definitely a bit complicated, but also seems logical and useful. Love the way you put a human voice to all the emerging technologies. Thx!

  4. Thanks Scobs! Very useful video to get started on FF. Definitely a bit complicated, but also seems logical and useful. Love the way you put a human voice to all the emerging technologies. Thx!

  5. Your timing is awesome. I made my first visit to friendfeed this weekend and was just wondering if it’s something I should add to my overcrowded sched. I have to be picky about where my time is spent so I don’t add sites/apps to my list to often.

    Thanks for the extra nudge

  6. Your timing is awesome. I made my first visit to friendfeed this weekend and was just wondering if it’s something I should add to my overcrowded sched. I have to be picky about where my time is spent so I don’t add sites/apps to my list to often.

    Thanks for the extra nudge

  7. Oh, btw, Guy K. is the BEAST from the East! Even if most of us had a 10 year head start, he would catch up in an hour… Aggregation is his “thang”? Look at AllTop afterall. :)

  8. Oh, btw, Guy K. is the BEAST from the East! Even if most of us had a 10 year head start, he would catch up in an hour… Aggregation is his “thang”? Look at AllTop afterall. :)

  9. Robert, The video was very informative but I am concerned, that with most complicated apps, people will choose simplicity over function.

    Friend Feed should choose one feature to separate itself from Twitter and then allow the other features to be discoverable in the user interface over time.

  10. Robert, The video was very informative but I am concerned, that with most complicated apps, people will choose simplicity over function.

    Friend Feed should choose one feature to separate itself from Twitter and then allow the other features to be discoverable in the user interface over time.

  11. Great points, feed the beast. Friendfeed is not a complicated application; some users look at FFand don’t see anything in it at all. FriendFeed already has intuitive features that users can use over time – as their adoption/adaption of this 20-way path to monsterdom becomes assimilated into their everyday life.

  12. Great points, feed the beast. Friendfeed is not a complicated application; some users look at FFand don’t see anything in it at all. FriendFeed already has intuitive features that users can use over time – as their adoption/adaption of this 20-way path to monsterdom becomes assimilated into their everyday life.

  13. Very useful and well-made presentation of an interesting tool. I have a modest suggestion (from my experience as a teacher): it could be useful for many to have a kind of summarizing this interesting material – think of slide show for example. It’s much easier to follow and exercise while using new application. But it is just a suggestion – thank you for investing your time in spreading useful knowledge!

  14. Very useful and well-made presentation of an interesting tool. I have a modest suggestion (from my experience as a teacher): it could be useful for many to have a kind of summarizing this interesting material – think of slide show for example. It’s much easier to follow and exercise while using new application. But it is just a suggestion – thank you for investing your time in spreading useful knowledge!

  15. I used to read this blog for insight into new technologies and trends in tech. Now all I see are ads for twitter, friendfeed and self affirmation. Enjoy

  16. I used to read this blog for insight into new technologies and trends in tech. Now all I see are ads for twitter, friendfeed and self affirmation. Enjoy

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  19. I really like FriendFeed, particularly because of how well it is built, but I simply haven’t found a way to “keep up” with it. Watching your video has been enlightening. Thanks for sharing!

    Oh, and doesn’t FF remind you of Facebook’s activity stream? Obviously Facebook is a “walled garden” but – API access aside – it is very similar.

  20. I really like FriendFeed, particularly because of how well it is built, but I simply haven’t found a way to “keep up” with it. Watching your video has been enlightening. Thanks for sharing!

    Oh, and doesn’t FF remind you of Facebook’s activity stream? Obviously Facebook is a “walled garden” but – API access aside – it is very similar.

  21. A great post, especially since I followed the link to the Guy Kawasaki interview. I’ve used only one FriendFeed application: sharing links to articles I’ve read in Firefox. Can’t wait to set it up for full capacity use.

  22. A great post, especially since I followed the link to the Guy Kawasaki interview. I’ve used only one FriendFeed application: sharing links to articles I’ve read in Firefox. Can’t wait to set it up for full capacity use.

  23. To Mr. Robert Scoble,

    Thank You!

    Thank you for making the video and providing the location for the discussion.

    I am studying and learning from the FriendFeed (FF) 20-video and the “sucks” discussion.

    I have to go over and over it to fully understand it.
    (A small price to pay for knowledge)

    Again, “Thank You” for giving it to us.

    Pat OMahony,
    patrick.omahony@gmail.com or pomahony2.

    P.S.
    May I suggest that you use more care in the “title” of your discussion.
    1. The word “sucks” may be offensive to some people.
    2. The title implies that you think FF sucks.
    (I know, I know!. You do not – “other people” said that!)
    3. Maybe keep the title generic “What people say about FF”.

    End

  24. To Mr. Robert Scoble,

    Thank You!

    Thank you for making the video and providing the location for the discussion.

    I am studying and learning from the FriendFeed (FF) 20-video and the “sucks” discussion.

    I have to go over and over it to fully understand it.
    (A small price to pay for knowledge)

    Again, “Thank You” for giving it to us.

    Pat OMahony,
    patrick.omahony@gmail.com or pomahony2.

    P.S.
    May I suggest that you use more care in the “title” of your discussion.
    1. The word “sucks” may be offensive to some people.
    2. The title implies that you think FF sucks.
    (I know, I know!. You do not – “other people” said that!)
    3. Maybe keep the title generic “What people say about FF”.

    End

  25. Hope you’re right about FF, as I’m looking into it lately. These tips will definitely come in hand. Thanks!

    **-2008 End of Year Blog Marathon- You are my 46th stop in an 8 hour posting extravaganza! A link to your site will be posted at Stomped Monster!** Follow my marathon live at Twitter: DIY_Rain

  26. Hope you’re right about FF, as I’m looking into it lately. These tips will definitely come in hand. Thanks!

    **-2008 End of Year Blog Marathon- You are my 46th stop in an 8 hour posting extravaganza! A link to your site will be posted at Stomped Monster!** Follow my marathon live at Twitter: DIY_Rain

  27. Finally watched this. Very informative, and many seeds for inspiration. We would like to think it all comes back to Tim’s definition of the Web as a Platform. Then going back to Blank’s 4 Steps to The Epiphany, that it is about building something that people value, that they express a need for.

    The disruptive services you have been covering are all great examples of this. There are many services yet to unleash the potential of the Mobile as a platform, one that raises the Web’s overall reach. The platform that was the Web has evolved to a higher plane as it merges with the phone, and the explosion was triggered by Apple with the iphone, right?

  28. Finally watched this. Very informative, and many seeds for inspiration. We would like to think it all comes back to Tim’s definition of the Web as a Platform. Then going back to Blank’s 4 Steps to The Epiphany, that it is about building something that people value, that they express a need for.

    The disruptive services you have been covering are all great examples of this. There are many services yet to unleash the potential of the Mobile as a platform, one that raises the Web’s overall reach. The platform that was the Web has evolved to a higher plane as it merges with the phone, and the explosion was triggered by Apple with the iphone, right?

  29. I VERY MUCH appreciate this video. it’s jus they type of thing that helps me understand a tool quicker so that i can get to using it more effectively. I’ve been on FF for a few months now and have all my social sites pulled in as well as things being pushed out to Twitter, but i’m still strugglin’ with how to best make use of this and where to spend my time. I spend most time in Twitter via TweetDeck because it make mose logical sense to me and i’ve built a bit of a personal ‘flow’ that works for me. If i can get FF down like i’ve got TweetDeck down i’ll be on my way :)

    thanks man!


    http://twitter.com/franswaa

  30. I VERY MUCH appreciate this video. it’s jus they type of thing that helps me understand a tool quicker so that i can get to using it more effectively. I’ve been on FF for a few months now and have all my social sites pulled in as well as things being pushed out to Twitter, but i’m still strugglin’ with how to best make use of this and where to spend my time. I spend most time in Twitter via TweetDeck because it make mose logical sense to me and i’ve built a bit of a personal ‘flow’ that works for me. If i can get FF down like i’ve got TweetDeck down i’ll be on my way :)

    thanks man!


    http://twitter.com/franswaa

  31. I have been waiting for something like this. Video was excellent on explaining how to get started with FF. FF had be stifled but now Im ready to tackle it.

  32. I have been waiting for something like this. Video was excellent on explaining how to get started with FF. FF had be stifled but now Im ready to tackle it.