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10 Ways to Get More Out of Friendfeed  (View post)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, February 26, 2008
13 years ago4,860 views

[Edit: Replaced tip #8 with another one. Email me if you're interested in former tip #8, I didn't like it too much as it could inspire spammers.]

Alex Ksikes [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Friendfeed is neat but it also seems to be very very geeky. Even with all the buzz and stuff, I am unsure it is really going to work in the long run.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

To add to the tips:

A FriendFeed API
friendfeed.corank.com/api.html

A people count bookmarklet:
blogoscoped.com/files/friendfe ...

Bilal [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I took a look on this site, now i can say that the idea may succeed, but the site looks like one of Google services. i imagine that when they left Google their hands were not empty. Such things should be copyrighted. isn't it?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Bilal, is Google a chicken laying eggs in the form of Kevin Fox, Paul Buchheit and others – or are Kevin Fox, Paul Buchheit and others chicken who left the company and are naturally continuing to lay eggs?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

You can't trademark simplicity.

Bilal [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

[put at-character here]Phillipp:
I think they was not laying the same eggs before joining Google. It is evident they profited from their experience therein but they must not reproduce the same codes they worked on there. if you create one thing you also can do it two times so they must create a different style for their new site.

[put at-character here]Ionut Alex. Chitu:
It is not simplicity, it is Google style. links, colors, graphics ... of course i am ok such thing must not be registered but i think some ethics must be respected. this is similar to what did bill gates with Steve jobs.
  

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

> this is similar to what did bill gates with Steve jobs.

... which was similar to what Steve Jobs did to the guys over at Xerox PARC ...

Bilal [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Not exactly but yes it is. what i meant is that they could make something completely new. Indeed, I like this style and i will be happy if all the web looks like that ;)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Very cool: Friendfeed made their code revisions change log public, so you can get an insight into their updates on a daily basis:

changelog.friendfeed.com

blog.friendfeed.com/2008/02/fr ...

JK [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Just a comment that friendfeed is similar to recently released secondbrain.com

Daltonsbriefs [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Trying it for the first time today, seems a lot like Plaxo Pulse to me

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Another tip, also posted on FriendFeed: in replacement of line breaks, which currently aren't workin in comments, you can type ¶. (The character ↵ could communicate something similar but is a bit hard to make out in smaller font sizes.)

Kristen Forbriger [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

It sounds to me like what you're suggesting is using FriendFeed as an RSS reader that moves in real-time. Personally, I can hardly get to all the feeds in my reader (Bloglines), so it seems impossible to follow them in real-time.

Otherwise, great tips! Still playing with it myself, and these will be helpful in deciding whether or not to stick with it.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

But that's the nice thing about FriendFeed: you won't end up with "unread" messages, so keeping up seems easier.

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