Monday’s Gillmor Gang finally convinced me that FriendFeed is the way to go to aggregate my online activities. I’m “aharden” on FriendFeed, just like I am here and on my preferred services moving forward.
Which services do I prefer? They’re the ones I’ll link to FriendFeed. I may still use a service like ping.fm to update my status/microblog in multiple locations, but only one of those places (right now it’s identi.ca) will be in my FriendFeed.
A few changes as a result of this:
- No more daily link posting here. My del.icio.us links are in my FriendFeed.
- No more Yahoo! Pipes on my homepage (which is still being rebuilt — slowly) – I’ll embed FriendFeed.
- I’m going to start using my last.fm account more to see what kind of data will flow out of it.
- This may be the tool that gets me out of Bloglines and into Google Reader. We’ll see. I think some of the data flows I watch in Bloglines will be obviated by what I’ll end up watching in FriendFeed.
I think FriendFeed is probably doing the best job of both aggregating content and stimulating conversation around it. I haven’t used it much, but I’ve heard a lot about it.
The only portion of my social graph that I mined when joining FriendFeed was my Gmail contacts. I plan to ease myself into the FriendFeed pool by being careful about who I choose to follow.