In the previous installment of this “Why Social Works” series, I reviewed how the social news sites worked and why they were successful. Where social news was about finding content around the internet and sharing it with people, lifestreaming and microblogging are about sharing information about you. These types of applications are not focused on… Read More Why Social Works Part II: The Ego
FriendFeed announced that they are now enabling their users to post their updates to Twitter. Overall, the idea could flood Twitter with a lot of out of context information. Granted, this is not any different than most of the content on Twitter, but now people could be getting comments on other FriendFeed posts in their… Read More FriendFeed the New Twitter Client
I will admit that i am now addicted to Twitter. I need to be able to see what is going on. I see blog updates and shared links quicker on Twitter than anywhere else. So, I always have some twitter application open. Lately, I have been seeing more “automated” information appear in the guise of… Read More Twitter Integration or Noise?
As I watched FriendFeed and Twitter scroll by with updates about social media, lifestreaming and the mainstream, I realized something. I think the “early adopters” are wrong. For lack of a better option, I am lumping myself in this group as well. As usual, Louis Gray has a fantastic post about lifestreaming and participation. Today,… Read More Facebook and YahooBuzz: The Power Couple