I must preface this post with the fact that I love the concept of FriendFeed, bringing all my online world together, hence why I jumped on ages ago. Jimmy Wales also named me “more famous that scobleizer” a couple of months back thanks to a conversation I had with him on FriendFeed AND I do & will continue to use the service…
There has been SO MUCH NOISE about Facebook buying FriendFeed which makes FriendFeed seem like a fantastic service. However, since I’ve been using it I’ve realised it’s fairly useless in a real & practical way; i.e. if I removed my account today, my life wouldn’t be any different.
So here are the three reasons why I think Friend Feed sucks:
- It’s cluttered
The fact that everything is in one place makes it noisy, confusing and cluttered
- It’s soul-less
There’s hardly any dialogue between users (or you can’t see it), which is WHY we use social media
- It doesn’t drive traffic
Twitter drives 20-30% of traffic to my blog & in the last 30 days Friend Feed has delivered 1 visitor
If you do like FriendFeed, tell me why & how I can use it differently to realise it’s awesomeness.
If you haven’t tried it, maybe give it a go.
Here’s my profile http://friendfeed.com/simontsmall/
And here’s FriendFeed’s biggest advocate and international nerd superstar, Scobleizer, on FriendFeed: http://friendfeed.com/scobleizer. Clearly he’s doing something I’m not.