I’m still curating a lifestream over at FriendFeed; most of the stuff I want to share with you is over there. As I said last summer, it’s a lot easier to do than blogging and it enables me to share lots of interesting stuff with you – along with a quick comment or brief discussion – without the “work” of writing a cogent, thoughtful, formatted article about each one. And you don’t have to sign up to see people’s feeds. But you might want to, because then you can comment, discuss, and share stuff with me (and the rest of us over there.) A short refresher: FriendFeed lets you to funnel all your social media stuff (your Twitter updates, your Facebook status, your flickR photos, your blog, LiveJournal, Amazon wish lists, etc. etc.) – through one single stream that everyone can see, comment upon, share, and enjoy. It’s great.
The Cosmic Tap will continue to be my personal outlet, so don’t unsubscribe and don’t go away. It’s just slowing down because FF lets me to do most of the things that motivated me to blog in the first place. I also am now contributing to the Huffington Post, so the newsy stuff is likely to end up there.
FriendFeed is growing rapidly and getting better by the day. Today, they launched a new feature which enables truly real-time streaming. See cNet’s coverage of the redesign. Many people will like this – but many will find real-time overwhelming (and you don’t have to turn it on.) Also: there are plenty of filters to help you manage the “flow” in case you end up with too many friends, feeds, etc. But it does rock. Give it a shot.