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
- The focus on “link” keeps out much of the noise
- It is extremely easy to filter through articles and
- 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:
- Sign up for a (free) friendfeed account
- Add a “share on friendfeed” bookmarketlet to your browser.
- 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.