New Ways of Sharing, Using FriendFeed & Diigo…

Like I always say “sharing is caring” and what better thing to share than your “great” findings and conversations on the web? Isn’t it wonderful to experience a less constipated mailbox not spammed by your friends’ links and jokes? While we all have become quite familiar with social networking and bookmarking tools such as Delicious and StumbleUpon the following services just kick it up a notch!

FriendFeed:

FriendFeed is a service that makes it easy to share with friends online. It offers a fun and interactive way to discover and discuss information among friends.”

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This is like your Facebook news feed, except bigger, better and searchable. You add a bunch of your disparate accounts on social networking diaspora, blogs, and internet presence and receive all your updates in one big news feed.

Why should I sign up?

  • Friend lists Group your friends together so that you minimize the clutter, further customize this view by hiding or unhiding certain elements such Hide all Twitter updates from certain users. This can be really helpful especially with services that lack or have a non existent filtering, yes I’m looking at you Twitter.
  • Groups – Are you interested in following a certain topic or allowing others to do so? Creating a group can be a powerful tool to siphon the discussions into a single stream. This is one of the most popular features since it allows you to let people recommend stuff you are interested in, it’s like that really cool friend that keeps on recommending the right stuff to you all the time… almost.
  • Advanced /Saved searches – Do you want to check out what others have said about Twitter in the past 24 hours on all of your services in 1-click? Made by 4 ex-Googlers you would expect exceptional search capabilities and FriendFeed will meet your expectations. Tweak your searches by defining which users or groups to search, on a certain service, or how liked or commented on the item is. It’s Twitter’s saved searches without the limitations, like not being able to search for a tweet that is older than 14 days, and with much space for tweaking your searches.

Why you shouldn’t bother with it?

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