FriendFeed really has potential, and can provide some great stuff to read, however, it can also provide a huge amount of noise. Maybe it's just me, but when I had about 40 friends on FriendFeed, I found the application almost completely unusable. It was generating hundreds of items to read a day, much more than I could keep up with. So, I started deleting "Friends" and made a new rule for myself that I will only subscribe to people I have actually met and talked to more than once.Today, FriendFeed has released a new feature that will address this problem. They are now providing a summary view for the day, the week, and the month. This summary seems to be made of the most discussed and liked items among your group of friends, so it's totally personalized for you. I really like this new feature, but I wish that I could just subscribe to the feed of the summary instead of my entire stream. Actually, what I really want is the ability to subscribe to summarized results for some of my friends, and full streams for others.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
New summary feature from FriendFeed
Posted By Allen at 4:06 AM
FriendFeed has been innovating at a pretty rapid clip lately. It's indicative of a small, close knit, really smart team. Today they have released a feature that might change my mind about the service in general. I'm sure that I'm not an average web user. Most of my friends have several services setup in FriendFeed, and there are several hundred posts a day to wade through if I have more than a couple of friends setup in the service. A few weeks ago I talked about the fact that there was just too much noise in my FriendFeed and I was declaring attention bankruptcy. Specifically I said: