I’ve been using FriendFeed off and on since last Fall. I go through phases with it, using it intently for a couple days, then forgetting to check it. Very much like my Twitter use.
One thing I like about FriendFeed is that it exposes content to a much wider audience, via network effects, e.g. people like VoyagerFan5761 would probably never have stumbled into AppsLab without cross-pollination thanks to FriendFeed.
Commenting on FriendFeed opens the conversation normally reserved to your blog readers to others in the extended network. However, the conversation becomes fragmented as some people comment on FriendFeed and others comment directly on the blog post.
A few months ago, Glenn Slaven (thanks!) wrote a WordPress plugin to unite the comments in a single view, and I’ve finally got it installed and running here on our little blog. You’ll see it right above the Disqus comments section of the post page.
Alas, there’s not a huge amount of commentary on our posts, but here’s an example of what FriendFeed activity looks like:
I think there’s a lag time between publishing here and publishing the entry to FriendFeed. So, it may take a bit for the plugin to show for a new post, like this one.
If you’re using FriendFeed, your comments will appear on the correct post here, as will any replies made on FriendFeed. If you’re not using FriendFeed, give it a whirl. It’s a nice way to aggregate information, engage in conversation and discover new content.
Plus, its uptime would make Michael Krigsman proud 🙂