Gaming, Technology, Social Media, and Fun
In: geek27 Mar 2008
Google Reader is green with envy.
Well, at least in my house it is. Why? I’ve been using FriendFeed as my primary source of news and information for the past two weeks. Google Reader used to dominate my information consumption until I found FriendFeed. I would scour my list of RSS feeds and “share” the ones that I found to be interesting. Periodically, I would also “star” a story in Google Reader to come back and read later.
I’ve since adapted to FriendFeed and have been using the data filtering combined with “likes” and comments. Since I have an RSS feed for my “likes”, I still can share with friends the interesting stories I find, but now I can also include from many different types of sources and not just blogs. I can share a funny Tweet I saw on Twitter, I can share a hilarious Flickr photo, I can share a great comment I saw from Disqus, and also share Google reader shared items from others! This is all done while maintaining a conversation within FriendFeed.
Now with all this, I did have a void. None of the people I follow on FriendFeed are avid gamers (if they are, they don’t share much information about it) so I needs my gaming news. To fill this void, I simply added “Imaginary friends” to FriendFeed for some of my favorite gaming websites. This video shows the process:
Now that this is done, I can now see my favorite gaming news alongside the thousands of great links that comes across various social networks including Twitter, Pownce, Jaiku, del.icio.us, Google Reader shared items, etc. Now that FriendFeed has released an API for the world to use, I don’t know if my return to Google Reader will be anytime soon, if at all.
We shall see.
Post written by Bwana