Friendfeed & Twitter

As you know, I’m very active on twitter (my profile), if you haven’t already, read how I use Twitter. Yesterday, I lost 1000 followers, due to Twitter removing spammers “Twammers” most were bots that were publishing content to feed their websites or client sites —more from Cnet Yesterday, I was live tweeting the highlights from Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote, apparently very few tweets from others were being published, I, among a few others were the only ones able to publish. Also when I get to 10,000 Twitter followers, I’m going to give away some electronics that I’ve been reviewing, stating with a Nokia Wi-Fi tablet, so stay tuned there. On a side note, the head of our consulting department recently joined … Continue readingFriendfeed & Twitter

Herding Behavior on Friendfeed

I’ve been pretty quiet here on this blog for the last few days, and will continue to be. why? I’m seeing a shift in discussion over to Friendfeed, and will be sharing links of things that I see are interesting, engaging in conversations, and will “like” (indicating I find someone else’s content is interesting). While I’ll still continue to use tools like Twitter and my blog, I’ve noticed an increase in activity. Friendfeed contains many of the social behaviors all on one platform, aside from aggregating content (you can see all my tweets, flickr, digg, upcoming, blogs on one stream) you yourself can be a creator, critic, collector, joiner, or spectator. (learn more about these from this presentation) Similiar to … Continue readingHerding Behavior on Friendfeed

How Brands Will Use FriendFeed

While I’m not a Friendfeed zealot like respected Steve Rubel, I’m seeing an opportunity for Friendfeed to help corporations further their social media efforts. If you’re not familiar with the Social Media Press Release (SMPR), it’s a process/document that helps press releases to not only carry the traditional content (who what when where why and how) of a company announcement, but it also provides links and assets to social media: blogs, images, videos, tags, etc. [Currently, Social Media is disparate and fragmented, making the conversation difficult to track, find, and use. Although too early for it’s time, the Social Media Press Release, will reincarnate as Friendfeed] Alone, the social media press release isn’t an effective use of being in the … Continue readingHow Brands Will Use FriendFeed

TrendWatch: Comparing MicroMemes, Network Feeds, and MacroMemes

I want you to start thinking differently about how you get information. As you know from my postings, that trust is highest from our peers, we trust those that are like us, or our friends above all us. Information delivery is evolving, we’re starting to get information on the open wide web from our friends and contacts (although email has been a medium for a long time). TrendWatch: Anatomy of MicroMemes, Network Feeds, and MacroMemes: 1) Narrow: MicroMeme MicroMemes are highly focused and targeted, delivering the information to you that your network and friends thinks is important. A few days ago, I interviewed the founder of Friendfeed, an example of a MicroMeme. [MicroMeme: Information with your immediate network about what … Continue readingTrendWatch: Comparing MicroMemes, Network Feeds, and MacroMemes

What Friendfeed’s “MicroMeme” Means For You, Brands, and The Web

Bret Taylor, one of Friendfeed’s four founders After experimenting with Friendfeed (add me) on and off since March, and more heavily the last few weeks, I decided it was time to meet Founder Bret Taylor at Friendfeed’s airy headquarters in Mountain View for a formal analyst briefing. I don’t often blog about the companies that brief me, unless I see something of particular interest. Trends: As more social content is created, value is hard to find Many create their own content… Forrester’s Social Technographics indicate how people are using social technologies. You’ll quickly note that toggling the age ranges in nearly every geography that adoption of these tools is much higher among youth, although adults are also using these tools. … Continue readingWhat Friendfeed’s “MicroMeme” Means For You, Brands, and The Web