The personal journal of Chris Brummel, who is currently evaluating his pizza-in-a-cup options.
Part of the reason for putting this blog together was to aggregate all the content on the various web services I’ve subscribed to. I’ve got accounts that I regularly use with Twitter, Last.fm, del.icio.us, and Flickr (which I promise to be a better steward). With all these, I have splintered friend groups that I have to manage individually through each service. The term “Web 2.0″ is (way too) often used to describe services like these that create their own internal networks. Some have said that “Web 3.0″ is the bridging of these networks.
OpenID and OpenSocial seem to be on the cusp of this concept. Another, FriendFeed, seems to be the “I-can’t-believe-that-I-didn’t-think-of-that” dead simple implementations of the concept. It is essentially the same as Facebook’s News Feed feature, but with the most popular web services instead of just Facebook’s features (They’ve got a Facebook app, too).Through this, you can create a feed of all your friend’s activities across the web without having to check a bajillion websites. So check out my feed. Now I can feel like I know you without having a real relationship! If they only had a desktop interface like Twitterific…
FriendFeed is currently a closed beta. Let me know if you want an invite.