Alltop Launches Frienderati to Help You Find FriendFeed Friends

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Using AllTop’s new Frienderati page might help you find Becky McCray, a small town business professional who focuses on how the web can help out small business owners, especially those in rural areas. You might learn from browsing Frienderati that Becky sees things differently than others. And because it’s a feed from FriendFeed, you’ll see what she posts for pictures, how she uses Twitter, and whatever else she’s attached to the service to track.

She’s one of a whole gaggle of interesting people you might add as friends in FriendFeed once you peruse Guy Kawasaki’s new Alltop page, Frienderati.

Why do I like the project? Because it’s a way to help new folks coming onto the web to see things in a simple interface before they choose to go deeper. Have you looked at the project? What do you think?

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  • http://qwidget.com/blog mike

    i like it too. i’m a fan of alltop despite what Michael Arrington says…Not everyone who is interested in what is said in the blogosphere has the time to dive in deep enough to discover everything themselves. alltop is a great way for newbies to quickly get a snapshot of what is going on.

  • http://qwidget.com/blog mike

    i like it too. i’m a fan of alltop despite what Michael Arrington says…Not everyone who is interested in what is said in the blogosphere has the time to dive in deep enough to discover everything themselves. alltop is a great way for newbies to quickly get a snapshot of what is going on.

  • http://www.sheysmith.com Shey

    I think it’s a bad way to help new folks find friends because probably half the people on that list don’t participate FriendFeed at all or have minimal usage — including yourself. They have FriendFeed setup to pull in their activities from others sites, but there’s little to no participation from many of them (not all).

    How many times do we have to tell folks to participate in communities if you want to get value? The value isn’t in the content they are sharing, it’s found by interacting with the community and sharing opinions and starting discussions.

    Nothing personal Chris — you have some of the best Social Media content on the web today. I’m just making a point.

  • http://www.sheysmith.com Shey

    I think it’s a bad way to help new folks find friends because probably half the people on that list don’t participate FriendFeed at all or have minimal usage — including yourself. They have FriendFeed setup to pull in their activities from others sites, but there’s little to no participation from many of them (not all).

    How many times do we have to tell folks to participate in communities if you want to get value? The value isn’t in the content they are sharing, it’s found by interacting with the community and sharing opinions and starting discussions.

    Nothing personal Chris — you have some of the best Social Media content on the web today. I’m just making a point.

  • http://chrisbrogan.com chrisbrogan

    I certainly am not a power user of FriendFeed, but I dip into it every day. I read a lot. I don’t comment a lot.

    But a great point, Shey. Maybe these folks all use it to differing degrees. : )

  • http://chrisbrogan.com chrisbrogan

    I certainly am not a power user of FriendFeed, but I dip into it every day. I read a lot. I don’t comment a lot.

    But a great point, Shey. Maybe these folks all use it to differing degrees. : )

  • http://www.sheysmith.com Shey

    Thanks Chris. Just to clarify — I’m not saying that you HAVE to comment and like stuff in FriendFeed — you can just read or use it anyway you want to. But I wouldn’t recommend following someone that only pulls in shared content.

    Chances are there are others around who are having discussions around that same content — which is where I believe the value is.

  • http://www.sheysmith.com Shey

    Thanks Chris. Just to clarify — I’m not saying that you HAVE to comment and like stuff in FriendFeed — you can just read or use it anyway you want to. But I wouldn’t recommend following someone that only pulls in shared content.

    Chances are there are others around who are having discussions around that same content — which is where I believe the value is.

  • LEMills

    Chris, it’s nice to see the inclusion of my favorite e-mail expert in that list….

    I’m heartened by the collaborative comments on FriendFeed (which usually aren’t conversations, per se, but rather acknowledgments of others’ thoughts). There’s a listening that’s happening there, and it’s refreshing.

  • Linda

    Chris, it’s nice to see the inclusion of my favorite e-mail expert in that list….

    I’m heartened by the collaborative comments on FriendFeed (which usually aren’t conversations, per se, but rather acknowledgments of others’ thoughts). There’s a listening that’s happening there, and it’s refreshing.

  • http://www.freebeer.com.au Bret Treasure

    ‘Why do I like the project? Because they publicise my feed and those of all the normal suspects’. Couldn’t find anyone new or with a sense of humour. Just too straight for me…

  • http://www.freebeer.com.au Bret Treasure

    ‘Why do I like the project? Because they publicise my feed and those of all the normal suspects’. Couldn’t find anyone new or with a sense of humour. Just too straight for me…

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  • http://iancheung.wordpress.com ian cheung

    I refresh a couple alltop tabs (science and socialmedia) at least once a day. Apart from my favorite sites, I like to ‘scan’ alltop’s headings to find articles of interest on sites that don’t usually offer me enough to subscribe to. funny thing is I end up “removing” the sites I like most and use alltop for the “others” portion of my surfing. However, that said, I have also discovered “new” sites that have graduated to “frequents” because of alltop.

    so I guess you can say I’m a fan.

  • http://iancheung.wordpress.com ian cheung

    I refresh a couple alltop tabs (science and socialmedia) at least once a day. Apart from my favorite sites, I like to ‘scan’ alltop’s headings to find articles of interest on sites that don’t usually offer me enough to subscribe to. funny thing is I end up “removing” the sites I like most and use alltop for the “others” portion of my surfing. However, that said, I have also discovered “new” sites that have graduated to “frequents” because of alltop.

    so I guess you can say I’m a fan.

  • http://www.renownpromo.blogspot.com Rebekah Lovell

    Hi Chris,
    Feeding off Becky’s position-internet marketing for small town business is a very interesting phenomenon. I grew up in a small town with four stop lights and everyone knows everyone. Social media marketing may not be the best vehicle to expanding a business in a rural area because of the already intertwined community. However, if the business is something of a tourist attraction, or something that people drive a pretty good distance for, then it would be more than useful. The college town i went to school in is such an example. I worked at a small business there that customers would drive almost an hour for. Social networking would greatly benefit such a business to drive its commuting customers to spend more, come more often, etc. What do you think?
    Rebekah

  • http://www.renownpromo.blogspot.com Rebekah Lovell

    Hi Chris,
    Feeding off Becky’s position-internet marketing for small town business is a very interesting phenomenon. I grew up in a small town with four stop lights and everyone knows everyone. Social media marketing may not be the best vehicle to expanding a business in a rural area because of the already intertwined community. However, if the business is something of a tourist attraction, or something that people drive a pretty good distance for, then it would be more than useful. The college town i went to school in is such an example. I worked at a small business there that customers would drive almost an hour for. Social networking would greatly benefit such a business to drive its commuting customers to spend more, come more often, etc. What do you think?
    Rebekah

  • http://adjustafresh.com Sco

    I really dislike the UI of this page. The uninitiated would likely ask: What am I looking at? Who are these people? What does this have to do with FriendFeed?

    I think FriendFeed already does a nice job of suggesting other users it’s members may be interested in. And using either the FF interface, or an app like Alert Thingy makes the content easier to consume that this Alltop mess which I cannot search or sort.

  • http://adjustafresh.com Sco

    I really dislike the UI of this page. The uninitiated would likely ask: What am I looking at? Who are these people? What does this have to do with FriendFeed?

    I think FriendFeed already does a nice job of suggesting other users it’s members may be interested in. And using either the FF interface, or an app like Alert Thingy makes the content easier to consume that this Alltop mess which I cannot search or sort.

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