Early Adopters: Attention Is Migrating to FriendFeed
April 27, 2008 11 Comments
To that end, there are important updates about FriendFeed.
FriendFeed has been out for a few months as this cool app that lets you look at what your friends are doing across social media. If you were to stop there, it sounds nice, but somewhat useless to everyday activities. “Yeah, I check it every so often to see what my friends are up to.”
But, it is so much more. FriendFeed is emerging as the one lifestream platform to rule them all. The ability to see and interact across a range of services is proving addictive. And it may inadvertently disrupt a few other services along the way.
Four recent comments show that a trend is emerging. People are consuming updates from their social apps not directly from the apps themselves, but primarily from FriendFeed. FriendFeed is starting to get the lion’s share of attention and page views, to the detriment of other services.
Here are the quotes.
Robert Scoble tweeted about his declining use of Google Reader due to FriendFeed:
FriendFeed has replaced much of what made RSS cool to me. I’m still reading Google Reader, but less.
Thomas Hawk messaged on FriendFeed about his declining use of Flickr due to FriendFeed:
I find that I’m going to Flickr’s most recent photos from my contacts much less than I used to and going to friendfeed to view my contacts and imaginary contacts flickr photos much more.
Steven Hodson commented about potentially leaving Twitter altogether due to FriendFeed:
FriendFeed as for me it is a much better resource than Twitter will every be. It has gotten to the point where even now I’m seriously thinking of moving strictly to FF.
Jason Kaneshiro blogged about his declining use of Google Reader, due to FriendFeed
FriendFeed is replacing Google Reader as my information aggregator / filter.
If you’re trendspotting, you’d do worse than to look at the comments of those four to see where the early adopters are moving.
Finally, the compete.com graph below shows March 2008 had a huge spike in visitors to friendfeed.com:
How about you? Are you feeling it?
See this item on FriendFeed: http://friendfeed.com/e/0b9e5d3f-e644-6105-5e28-7b4a95e1b34a