Twitter Vs FriendFeed

Twitter for the most part is annoying. The last thing I want to do all day is sit in front of my computer and use one of the eight million or so add-ons/programs/features of Twitter to follow my friends and what they are thinking/doing every last minute of their lives. E-mail works fine for communication, at least meaningful conversation. There are good uses for Twitter though. I thought it was a great tool for the conference. It was cool to see all the thoughts throughout the day be compiled real-time. The most useful thing I find for Twitter though is how it keeps track of my online activity. When I put up a new post it would auto-post to my Twitter account, and I saw the benefit of it instantly.

Then I stumbled across FriendFeed. FriendFeed is by far the type of aggregation tool that I would rather use. It compiles my Evernote Quotes, Google Shared Items, Tweets, Delicious Bookmarks, Flickr Images, Youtube Uploads, Facebook updated, LibraryThing Books etc. I love it because I don’t have to add yet another item to the list of things to do and update, it just knows and does it for me. Twitter is extra work, work that I don’t really care about doing. FriendFeed does the work for me and compiles what I want for me, and I don’t have to think about. Conveniently it auto-posts to my Twitter Account (which auto-posts to my Facebook Account) for me anyway.

This is really what I needed. Twitter in no way helps me sort anything, communicate anything worthwhile or adds anything to my life. Evernote sorts my quotes and keeps them organized and easily accessible, Library thing my books, Flickr my images, Youtube my videos, Delicious my bookmarks, Google posts and resources. Twitter didn’t really do anything for me besides give me yet another way to tell everyone about everything I’m doing but didn’t really add anything new to my online experience.

So I guess I’ll keep my twitter account only because it is grabbing my feed from FriendFeed anyway.

One Comment

  • hey nathan,
    i was trying to comment on your previous post, but it won’t let me for some reason. it would be dumb to post it here, so i’ll try again later.

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