Monday, March 29, 2010

Deleted FriendFeed account

I just deleted my FriendFeed account.  When FriendFeed first came out, it was a great service to aggregate my online activity into a single feed.  I used this feature to aggregate my activity and post it to twitter and facebook.

I never really used the collaborative or social features of FriendFeed, mainly only a small subset of my social circle actually uses FriendFeed.

Now that pretty much any site, that I want to share activity from, supports Facebook or Twitter directly, there is less of a need to use FriendFeed.  In addition, sharing directly with Facebook from each site allows me to specify different permissions for each activity type.  For example, I can have my Netflix activity shared with my friends, and I can have my YouTube activity shared with everyone.  When using FriendFeed, I can only set the permission for all activity that is share via FriendFeed.

2 comments:

  1. What would you use to put WordPress blog posts into twitter -- I suppose there's a WP plugin for this but I haven't looked? That's basically my only use of FF now, other than checking in periodically to see if anything has happened.

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  2. The Twitter Tools plugin works very well for posting to Twitter when you make a new post. Though, it doesn't work that well for showing your twitter feed in the sidebar of you blog

    http://alexking.org/projects/wordpress

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