Could Friendfeed Become Your Best Friend?

Real Estate Agent with Century 21 South Island Realty


If social networking services are your friends, Friendfeed might just end up becoming your best friend. To understand why that might be, you need to know a bit about what Friendfeed is, and does:


  • First, at it’s core, Friendfeed is a place online where you can bring together all of your blogging and micro-blogging and social networking activity in one, single place. Let’s say you are active on several social networking services, such as Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. With a Friendfeed account, you can select the services you wish to incorporate into your online persona, and once done - presto - each and every one of your posts in those services is listed in chronological order (and in real time) on your Friendfeed page.
Whatever social networking services you currently use, Friendfeed likely has you covered, with 59 services currently available to choose from. And it isn’t limited to social networks. You can register your Active Rain rss feed, or any other rss feed, so posts there show up, in real time, in your Friendfeed.
  • Second, you can become a friend of others, and when you do, all of their social networking activities will show up on your Friendfeed.
  • Third, other Friendfeed subscribers can become your friend, and that means they can follow your social networking activities on their Friendfeeds.
  • Fourth, you can comment on or ‘like’ any post of any of your friends that shows up in your Friendfeed. And guess what - they can comment on or ‘like’ your posts on their Friendfeed too! 
  • Fifth, when one of your friends comments on or ‘likes’ one of your posts in their Friendfeed, your post now appears on the feed of all of that persons friends! And so on it goes.

Do you see how this has the potential to dramatically extend the reach of your Active Rain activity to help build your brand?

This only scratches the surface of Friendfeed's capabilities. Nevertheless, I hope it's motivation enough to get you started with this exciting service. And when you subscribe, please let me know so your posts can show up in my Friendfeed!



Comments (5)

Keith McMullin
Port Aransas Realty - Port Aransas, TX
Port Aransas Real Estate


What a coincidence...I just signed up with Friendfeed yesterday.  It looks like a great way to pull all the social networking activities together in one place.  Of course, my AR feed was the first thing I submitted.  Have a great weekend. Keith

Dec 19, 2008 09:44 AM
Goodbye Active Rain
Out of Real Estate


Very cool!  Thank you for the information.

Dec 19, 2008 09:52 AM
Denise Shockey
RE/MAX Aerospace Realty - Cocoa Beach, FL
Cocoa Beach, Brevard County Florida Real Estate

Hi Duncan, sounds like another great opportunity!  Things are happening so fast, and Friendfeed looks like a great way to make it manageable and capitalize on everything at the same time.  Thanks.  

Dec 19, 2008 10:33 AM
Keisha Hosea-
KASI Homes - Chino Hills, CA
Real Estate Solutions For Real People

This social networking can keep you busy all day. Wow!

Dec 19, 2008 11:20 AM
Duncan Boan
Century 21 South Island Realty - Victoria, BC

Here is a great post from a FriendFeed expert detailing why and how to connect on FriendFeed. Hope you find it useful.


Feb 28, 2009 05:19 AM