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.

75 thoughts on “20 ways to being a bigger friendfeed monster than Guy Kawasaki

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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?

  6. 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?

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

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