Monday Muse: Do You FriendFeed? #mondaymuse

friendfeedlogoSo here’s my “Monday Muse” question for us all today.

“FriendFeed” do you have it?  Do you use it?

I stumbled upon this site a while back and created a profile but only started using it last week.  I was getting dozens of “____ has subscribed to your friendfeed” emails and wasn’t sure what that meant or why.

Basically, “FriendFeed” allows you to aggragate your online activity into one, continuous stream.  For me, that’s more than a stream, that’s whitewater rapids!  (and all my local buddies who see me at church and say “man, you twitter WAY too much” sound out a hearty AMEN)

Thanks to my buddy Scott who sent me these tips for getting started and using FriendFeed.  In addition, I’ve discovered that it can be quitehandy to use.  I’ve installed the FriendFeed Desktop Notifier and setup my preferences so that:

  1. I get a popup notification when one of my “friends” posts something to their feed.
  2. I get an IM and email notification if someone comments on my feed so that I can engage in the discussion with them.
  3. I have the opportunity to use the FriendFeed interface to update my “stream” and cc: it to Twitter, if I so desire.
  4. I can setup multiple “categories” like TweetDeck (ie. all friends, church staff, blog buddies, etc) and setup my IM/Email/Desktop Notification preferences accordingly.

So for now, I’ve got the following useless information going into my FriendFeed:  (subscribe to it if you’d like!)

  • things that I manually type into FriendFeed
  • things that I “tweet” via my Twitter account @fmckinnon
  • Videos that I upload on YouTube
  • Songs and stations I’m playing from my Pandora.Com account.

I’ve recently subscribed to all my FaceBook friends who have a Friendfeed account.  It allows you to import friends from Yahoo, Twitter, FaceBook, etc.

So, do you use FriendFeed?  If so, how do you use it?

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