Application of the Week: FriendFeed
Tuesday, July 1st, 2008
FriendFeed is the new one stop shop for all your social networking updates and news. FriendFeed automatically imports shared stuff from sites across the web, so if your friend favorites a video on YouTube, you get a link and a thumbnail of the video in your feed. And if your friend likes a news story on Digg, you get a link in your feed. FriendFeed makes all the sites you already use a little more social.
FriendFeed is a service which, instead of layering a meta-network on top of all your other social networks, will create a news feed incorporating them all much like the facebook news feed or plaxo pulse. For social network users this service isn´t difficult to adopt.
The four founders were all team members at Google and helped to launch such products as Google Maps, Adsense, GMail and Google Groups. They’ve brought their expertise to a slightly different area: social network aggregation. Related services:
Robert Scoble interviewed the founders – check out this video: