I first heard about FriendFeed from one of Brett's blog posts. I thought, "that sounds cool!" Later, Will invited me, and again I thought "cool!" Today I got an email saying that Will and Bill had commented on my feed. Cool! How did they do that?
Five minutes later, after I found my "Friend Feed" and added it to Google Reader, I had my answer. I was also immediately annoyed.
- My "Friends Feed," which is the one I assume is supposed to make my life easier by aggregating everything my friends do into one feed, includes things I did as well instead of just things my friends did. I don't need to be reminded of everything I do on the web. I was there after all. FriendFeed really needs to let me filter out stuff I don't care about.
- I really don't like micro-blogs. They're boring. Not all of my friends subscribe to this notion, however. Beacuse of this, while reading my "Friends Feed," I am constantly interrupted with boring micro-blog turds. FriendFeed needs to let me filter out services I don't care about.
- I really don't like bookmark feeds. People bookmark all sorts of things, and the bookmark itself contains no content, which by my definition, makes them completely uninteresting to read about in my feed reader. FriendFeed really really needs to let me filter out services I don't care about.