- 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!