I have been playing around with the next flavour of the month friendfeed. For the uninitiated, friend feed allows users to aggregiate all the social media feeds into one place, see my friend feed here friendfeed.com/trevorginn. Friendfeed has the following difference to other aggregator sites (or certainly plaxo and facebook)
- The friend feed can be made publically available so a logon is not required
- Other users can comment on items in the feeds
There is no denying that this is a very user friendly tool but I can’t help thinking that it is not all that different from other sites which aggregiate feeds such as Facebook and Plaxo and also pretty easy to emulate. Will it be the twodogs* of the social network market, popular until everyone else bought out exactly the same thing.
* a popular alcopop which faded from view when everyone else realised that it was easy to mix neat ethanol with fizzy pop and sell it to teenagers.