Talking with myself on the porch

A few days ago, I decided to experiment by using a room on friendfeed in much the same way that I used to use del.icio.us… Which is to say that I’ve began bookmarking (or in this case “sharing with a room”) articles that I find interesting.

In many ways, I’ve been treating the porch on friendfeed like my own tumblelog.

Here’s what I’ve learned… It works!

Sharing things into a room on friendfeed is an easy way to track articles, videos, podcasts, etc. and I’ve already used the room for reference a number of times in the past week or so to “re-share” articles with others.

But here’s what else I’ve learned… It could be better!

The real fun in friendfeed could come is a group of people all treated one room like a group microblog… The beauty of this system over others (like twitter or tumblr) is that

  1. The focus on “link” keeps out much of the noise
  2. It is extremely easy to filter through articles and
  3. It has threaded comments making it easy to follow conversations.

Anyway, I don’t mind being alone on the porch, but I also wouldn’t mind some company. If you’re interested, here’s how you can take part:

  1. Sign up for a (free) friendfeed account
  2. Add a “share on friendfeed” bookmarketlet to your browser.
  3. Share anything and everything you find interesting with the room called the “porch”. But note that the porch is a place for discovery, not self-promotion, so it’s not a great place to link back to your own articles.

It is also worth noting that I purposely made sure the room did not have a “real estate” theme because much of the stuff I find interesting on the web is not real estate related! Go figure! If you’re up for a bit of painless adventure, then feel free to join me by sharing a story or two (or three or more) on the porch.

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Dustin Luther

Current lead up the team managing Brand and Influencer Engagement programs for Dun & Bradstreet. You can find me on Twitter (@tyr) or LinkedIn (DustinLuther)

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