What’s in your FriendFeed Fave 5?
June 19, 2009 6 Comments
When FriendFeed recently introduced limited bios for members, they included the option to display 5 different services on your profile page. If you don’t select 5, they’ll assign 5 of your feeds to the page (assuming you have at least 5 feeds).
I hadn’t yet updated my five on FriendFeed, until today. I’ve got 14 different services piped into my FriendFeed account, so I had to decide which of them to display. My FriendFeed Fave 5 are shown in the graphic to the right.
It occurred to me that this is a lot like posting badges on a site, or stickers on your laptop. You’re telling the world what’s important to you. You’re making something of a statement.
Here are why I picked my Fave 5:
- LinkedIn: Professional network, quick read on my work and education
- Twitter: I’m active there, it’s where my Enterprise 2.0 and Innovation peeps are
- Blog: This is where it all springs from, I’m quite proud of this little blog
- Diigo: I bookmark fairly regularly, and I like Diigo’s features
- SlideShare: I have all of 4 documents up on SlideShare, but each of them took a lot of effort. One has over 3,000 views.
While I really enjoy my other feeds as well, I figured these were the 5 that best represented me. Out of curiosity, I checked several other folks on FriendFeed to see what was in their FriendFeed Fave 5. Here’s what I found:
Mark’s Fave 5 are Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, his blog and his Tumblr.
Anika’s Fave 5 are Twitter, her blog, Flickr, Goodreads and Last.fm
Steve’s Fave 5 are Facebook, Twitter, his blog, Flickr and Google Reader.
Mona likes turtles…her Fave 5 are Twitter, her blog, her ffffound account, Identi.ca and Brightkite.
Daniel’s Fave 5 are Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, his blog and his Twitter favorites.
Tina’s Fave 5 are her drop.io blog, her blog, her Tumblr, her Google Reader and her Google Talk.
Thomas Hawk’s Fave 5 are Twitter, his blog, Zooomr, Flickr and Netflix.
A Couple Observations
Observation #1: There’s a lot of commonality in this group, including me. We like Twitter and our blogs. Flickr, LinkedIn, Facebook and Google Reader also make appearances.
Observation #2: There’s something about the 5th position feed that really distinguishes each person. My 5th position feed is SlideShare. Thomas Hawk’s is Netflix. Tina’s is Google Talk. Daniel’s is his Twitter favorites. Mona’s is Brightkite. Steve is his Google Reader shares. Anika’s is Last.fm. Mark’s is his Tumblr account.
Perhaps we should pay attention to that 5th item to really understand a person.