My first experiences of FriendFeed
I have had an account on FriendFeed for a couple of weeks now but haven't used it other than linking it to the various accounts I have around the web, that was until a couple of days ago. I decided to start following people as I have done on Twitter and I have found the experience much more rewarding.
One of the first things I noticed after following a few notable figures, Robert Scoble, Michael Arrington and a few others was that it wasn't just there activity that was displayed on FriendFeed but the activity of there followers, this meant that the information displayed was much richer than I was expecting.
The other benefit of FriendFeed was the threaded nature of the posts; each post whether it be a photo, Twitter post or linked blog post also had comments and again these weren't just from the people I was following these were from anybody.
Robert Scoble has a post up describing why he things FriendFeed wont take of and also why it will; I agree with his first post, the friends I have online are all active users of Facebook but nothing else and I believe these people are typical of the average web user, they just don't understand or care about services such as Twitter, as far as there concerned email or a messenger service will suffice. And it not just Twitter, most people don't engage with these services, a few people might have Flickr accounts or even follow the odd blog but that will suffice for them.
I hope things do change and services like FriendFeed do become more main stream but I don't see it happening in the short term.