Paul Buchheit: Communicating with code
"Or maybe it's because it's too easy to overlook the messy details, or to get caught up in details that seem very important, but aren't. I also get very bored by endless debate." Code (and demo) is better than some slides... I agree.
"Consider spending less time talking, and more time prototyping, especially if you're not very good at talking or powerpoint. Your code can be a very persuasive argument. The other point is that it's important to make prototyping new ideas, especially bad ideas, as fast and easy as possible. ... Fortunately for Gmail, they've recently found a rather clever solution that enables the thousands of Google engineers to add new ui features: Gmail Labs. This is also where Google's "20% time" comes in -- if you want innovation, it's critical that people are able to work on ideas that are unapproved and generally thought to be stupid. The real value of "20%" is not the time, but rather the "license" it gives to work on things that "aren't important""
On the importance of prototyping as quickly as possible, especially if you're idea is a bad one: it can be taken to the backyard and shot ASAP <i>' Some people can sell their ideas with a brilliant speech or a slick powerpoint presentation. I can't '</i> via <a href="http://fishbowl.pastiche.org/2009/01/23/bad_ideas/">The Fishbowl - Charles Miller</a>
quick and dirty ってのは真の実力だよな・・・。
from haruki_zaemon (Simon Harris)
This is just an awesome post about the value of prototyping and has some great code
This is also where Google's "20% time" comes in -- if you want innovation, it's critical that people are able to work on ideas that are unapproved and generally thought to be stupid. The real value of "20%" is not the time, but rather the "license" it gives to work on things that "aren't important". (perhaps I should do a post on "20% time" at some point...)Top FriendFeed Tips for Twitter Users
Friendfeed and twitter tipsSocialWhois » Home Page
While the names of some new followers I get on Twitter or Friendfeed immediately ring a bell, with others, I have no idea who the person might be. Typically, I can make a “re-follow decision” within a few seconds by checking out their profile and clicking thru to whatever links they provide, but for those looking for another layer of detail, Socialwhois is a new service you might find somewhat useful. Much like a domain name whois, Socialwhois provides additional data for a username on Friendfeed or Twitter. By default, this appears to be done by trying to cross-reference the two sites – for example, before signing up, Socialwhois seemed to associate my Twitter username with several other accounts that are listed on my FriendFeed profile.How FriendFeed uses MySQL to store schema-less data - Bret Taylor's blog
Interesting article about MySQL scalability problems.HOW TO: Connect With the FriendFeed Community
why should I care about making new friends, and why FriendFeed? There are more things to do than just find cool websites and pictures; people are forging important friendships and using their relationships to do things like find jobs. FriendFeed is more community-based than almost any other social media website, so if you’re looking for another tool to expand your network in a meaningful way, don’t ignore FriendFeed.Friend Deck: An aggregator for friendfeed.
FriendDeck is a FriendFeed news and social media aggregator. FriendDeck can perform many functions including: * Track the topics you are interested in as they occur; * Aggregate social feeds of people you are interested in; * Participate in conversations on events as they occur.
Friendfeed aggregator app. Web and Desktop via AIR.HowFriendFeedUsesMySqlToStoreSchemaLessData - FriendFeed では MySQL を使いどのようにスキーマレスのデータを保存しているのか
昨日のの邦訳5 Startup Tips From the Father of Gmail and FriendFeed
great article here! Google, twitter, social networking, and of course my favorite topic- entrepreneurship
1. Launch a scaled-back version 2. Notice sluggish competitors 3. You don’t need virality if your product is good 4. Follow your passion 5. Sometimes you have to go off on your ownFriendFeed
yes. Me like new Friendfeed. might entice me back. RT @Zee: New Friendfeed is up! http://is.gd/1V0m [from http://twitter.com/PaulSweeney/statuses/1463427696]The Man Who Made Gmail Says Real-Time Conversation is What's Next - ReadWriteWeb
"The open, realtime discussions that occur on FriendFeed," he says, "are going to become a major new communication medium on the same level as email, IM and blogging." ... even more the *distributed* discussions via Twitter, me thinks.
"Paul Buchheit built the first version of Gmail in one day. Then, he built the first prototype of Google's contextual advertising service, Adsense, in one day as well."
The Man Who Made Gmail Says Real-Time Conversation is What's Next (The Future of FriendFeed) http://bit.ly/ZAjW4 [from http://twitter.com/marshallk/statuses/1671776888]ブログを書いている人が FriendFeed を始めるべき７つの理由 | Lifehacking.jp
ほほー、なるほど。本気で使えばかなりいい情報収集装置になるんだな。Facebook Acquires FriendFeed (Updated)
buying the little guy ... more annoyence from FB?
Facebook Acquires FriendFeed (Updated) by Jason Kincaid on August 10, 2009. Includes interview.
Presumably FriendFeed will end up being incorporated into FB interface? At this point details on the acquisition are still very sparse, but it’s clearly a good match. Over the last year or so, Facebook has “borrowed” quite a few features that FriendFeed popularized, including the ‘Like’ feature and an emphasis on real-time news updates
"Facebook has acquired FriendFeed, we’ve learned. We’re gathering details now. At this point details on the acquisition are still very sparse, but it’s clearly a good match. Over the last year or so, Facebook has “borrowed” quite a few features that FriendFeed popularized, including the ‘Like’ feature and an emphasis on real-time news updates."
Techcrunch: Facebook has acquired FriendFeed, we’ve learned. We’re gathering details now.Is a Perfect Storm Forming For Distributed Social Networking?
is the time right for distributed net as Dave Winer sugests? links to various tools that could be really useful
"Maybe it's better to host your own. That's the thinking coming from a growing number of early technology adopters as service after service goes down, sells out or otherwise frustrates the users who have published their content online only to see the tools they use become broken or less desirable." One word (camelCased): BuddyPress.Twitter to roll out commercial accounts this year | VentureBeat
Yes, Twitter will start earning some income this year.
RT @PRNewswire: Twitter to roll out commercial accounts this year | VentureBeat http://ow.ly/l8bU [from http://twitter.com/WayneNH/statuses/3516508953]The technology behind Tornado, FriendFeed's web server - Bret Taylor's blog
I'm sure IIS is just as good. Right?
Blog post announcing the release of the Tornado web server, based on Python and epoll, providing an asynchronous programming model for web apps. Comes with a web-app framework supporting 3rd-party authentication via Facebook Connect, Twitter, Google, FF, OAuth, and OpenID.Tornado Web Server
"open source version of the scalable, non-blocking web server and and tools that power FriendFeed"
Tornado is an open source version of the scalable, non-blocking web server and tools that power FriendFeed. The FriendFeed application is written using a web framework that looks a bit like web.py or Google's webapp, but with additional tools and optimizations to take advantage of the underlying non-blocking infrastructure.
Tornado is an open source version of the scalable, non-blocking web server and tools that power FriendFeed.Tornado Web Server Documentation
Era un po' che non mi emozionava una tecnologia...
"FriendFeed's web server is a relatively simple, non-blocking web server written in Python. [...] Tornado is an open source version of this web server and some of the tools we use most often at FriendFeed." can handle 8000 reqs/s
interesanteFacebook Developers | Facebook Developers News
Tornado: Facebook's Real-Time Web Framework for Python
Possible to build a site like FB.. using Tornado Cassandra, Hive (hadoop underneath) memcache, Scribe, Thrift.
Real-time updates have become an important aspect of the social Web that make it easier to share with friends. In March, we introduced a real-time News Feed to make the stream as relevant and engaging as possible for users. Similarly, FriendFeed, which we recently acquired, built their entire site to support real-time updates. It hasn't been easy to build and scale these features, so today we're open-sourcing a core piece of infrastructure called Tornado, which was originally developed by the FriendFeed team. Tornado is a relatively simple, non-blocking Web server framework written in Python, designed to handle thousands of simultaneous connections, making it ideal for real-time Web services. Tornado is a core piece of infrastructure that powers FriendFeed's real-time functionality, which we plan to actively maintain. While Tornado is similar to existing Web-frameworks in Python (Django, Google's webapp, web.py), it focuses on speed and handling large amounts of simultaneous traffic.
starting point for ressources about Tornado python based webserver and toolsHOW TO: Take Advantage of FriendFeed's Unique Features
Summary: Learn how to use GNU Wget and cURL to send status updates to Twitter and FriendFeed without the use of a Twitter desktop application, and follow feeds from both Twitter and FriendFeed right from the Linux® command line. This article was updated on 31 Oct 2008 to correct a coding error in the wget command under "Adding a tweet using GNU Wget and cURL." --Ed.Keep Your WordPress Blog Fresh With Content From Twitter and FriendFeed
Keep Your WordPress Blog Fresh With Content From Twitter and FriendFeed
The Wordpress plugin pulls recent content from Twitter or FriendFeed.CubeTree Launches As A Facebook + FriendFeed + Twitter For Enterprise
CubeTree places a large emphasis on the micro-updates, just like Twitter. The rationale behind this is that there are often things people maybe want others to know, but don’t want to send out an email to everyone in the company, as Fubini notes. With status updates, employees can give passive updates to coworkers which show up in their stream throughout the day. But that’s not all that goes into the feed, like FriendFeed (and now Facebook), CubeTree can import elements from other social services such as Google Reader shared items, TripIt trips, Salesforce data and others. And just like FriendFeed (and again, now Facebook), anyone can now comment on these items in the feed.
CubeTree’s new enterprise collaboration suite, which is opening to the public tomorrow, has a familiar look: It looks like a cross between Facebook and FriendFeed (more-so before they were both recently redesigned). And that familiarity is part of the idea to getting this to work on the enterprise level. As with other social networks, there are two main components to CubeTree: The Feed and the Profile. But on CubeTree’s feed, instead of seeing updates from everyone in your social graph, you see updates from coworkers. And on your profile page, rather than highlighting pictures or videos of yourself, there is an emphasis on information and documents.Working the Social: Twitter and FriendFeed - 6/15/2009 - Library Journal
Information overload is so five years ago, but the problem it describes is all too real. Fortunately, there's hope yet for the savvy librarian: Twitter and FriendFeed turn information dissemination on its head, using friends and subscribers as a filter for the best, most credible, and most engaging information out there. As Clay Shirky said at the Web 2.0 Expo keynote in January, the problem isn't “information overload. It's filter failure.” Like other social media sites, Twitter and FriendFeed are excellent personal and professional social outlets, connecting users to friends and colleagues regardless of boring problems like geography. But they also connect users to the content those friends and colleagues share, clueing them into their network's likes and dislikes and jacking them in to the editorial decisions those in their network make about the stories and content that matter to them most. The best part? Everything about these services is eminently customizable...
This was helpful pulling my web 2.0 stuff together, but I think I have a more complete solution soon! #test
see the 20 ways for librarians to use twitter (at the bottom)Paul Buchheit: Overnight success takes a long time
title says it all
Il fondatore di Friendfeed parla delle prospettive del suo prodotto e della ricetta per un'applicazione di successo.
My expectation is that big success takes years, and there aren't many counter-examples (other than YouTube, and they didn't actually get to the point of making piles of money just yet). Facebook grew very fast, but it's almost 5 years old at this point. Larry and Sergey started working on Google in 1996 -- when I started there in 1999, few people had heard of it yet.FriendFeed Is In Danger Of Becoming The Coolest App No One Uses
Reading: Friendfeed is in danger of becoming the coolest app that no one uses http://tinyurl.com/de3ao9 [from http://twitter.com/ErikNYC/statuses/1471115840]
http://tinyurl.com/de3ao9 [from http://twitter.com/doktordab/statuses/1472301884]
RT @TechCrunch: FriendFeed Is In Danger Of Becoming The Coolest App No One Uses http://tr.im/imfp [from http://twitter.com/peterto/statuses/1467550396]
FriendFeed is in danger of becoming the coolest application that no one uses.
e fact is that FriendFeed may just be too complicated for the average user to quickly understand.
FriendFeed Is In Danger Of Becoming The Coolest App No One Uses http://ff.im/-1Y9U2 [from http://twitter.com/web2sil/statuses/1468873461]
Growth at Twitter, FriendFeed’s primary competitor, continues unchecked. According to Comscore the site is growing at approximately 33% a month and attracted just under 10 million unique worldwide visitors in February. It had just 1.2 million in February 2008. More importantly, every time I turn on the news, it seems the talking heads are pushing their Twitter account as their online identity. That kind of mainstream attention is driving users by the boatload. Meanwhile, competitor FriendFeed, despite a continuous stream of innovative new features, is languishing. It has just 637,000 monthly uniques according to Comscore, or about 6.4% of Twitter’s flow.How to Use Friendfeed as a Collaborative Business Tool | chrisbrogan.com
The social media aggregation software, Friendfeed has much more value than one might originally think. The tool lets you add several disparate parts of your social web use into one spot (it collects your blog, your Flickr account, your upcoming.org event list, your bookmarks, etc).
The social media aggregation software, Friendfeed has much more value than one might originally think. The tool lets you add several disparate parts of your social web use into one spot (it collects your blog, your Flickr account, your upcoming.org event list, your bookmarks, etc). Most people use this as a way to share a more enriched experience with friends and colleagues. But I think there’s a business opportunity in using the tool for collaborative business. Remember, Friendfeed can collect your status information, your presence, media from several sources, your bookmarks. There are many ways to use that. Here’s one set of use cases to consider for that purpose.
The social media aggregation software, Friendfeed has much more value than one might originally think. The tool lets you add several disparate parts of yourUsers Over 55 Quitting Facebook: The Baby Boom Times Over?
For a campaign for tutoring
Note to @Mashable: Baby boomers start at age 45, not just ovr 55 set (focus of yr "Baby Boom" quitting FB article) http://bit.ly/EpCZ4 [from http://twitter.com/markivey/statuses/1940778411]
Users Over 55 Quitting Facebook: The Baby Boom Times Over? http://bit.ly/13D1D5 [from http://twitter.com/digital_capital/statuses/1941662067]
stats on FB demographics7 Desktop Applications for FriendFeed - Mashable
After having done two FriendFeed (FriendFeed) lists – the top 10 Web applications for FriendFeed and 7 essential GreaseMonkey scripts for FriendFeed – we thought we’d do one more to round out the collection. Here are 7 popular desktop applications for FriendFeed that will let you comment or like an item without leaving your application window, update to FriendFeed and Twitter (Twitter), and much more. Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.
Here are 7 popular desktop applications for FriendFeed that will let you comment or like an item without leaving your application window, update to FriendFeed and Twitter (Twitter reviews), and much more.
7 Desktop Applications for FriendFeed, http://digg.com/d1au5p [from http://twitter.com/NewAgeNetworker/statuses/1670703283]9 Ways to Lifestream or Build your own! | theWPresser
If you made your own and want to show it off leave a comment with the url…
Tutoriales para construir paginas lifestreamingIs Real-time the Future of the Web?
Minutes are not fast enough for our information-hungry society anymore. If it takes you several minutes to break a story, you may be out of luck – Twitter probably has already broken the story and thousands of people are already discussing its ramifications. But there are some major disadvantages to the real-time evolution. With faster information, we have less filters and checks to be sure it’s correct. Rumors about swine flu or any other noteworthy story, can be spread and retweeted without a proper fact check. And some deeper stories require research and dedication that only journalists and other professionals can provide. Social media is even moving toward’s real-time information. Facebook’s redesign is meant to bring the information stream into focus. Friendfeed now updates in real-time. And there are several Twitterapplications that auto-update as well.
post date 05/09/09 by Ben Parr on RRW.
Globe Information ImageIt’s clear that the Web has altered how we as a society consume information. Not only has Internet communication made information more accessible, but social media has made it easier to organize, filter, and most of all, create. Yet with innovations like TwitterTwitterTwitter and microblogging, we’re reaching a point where the flow of information has become so heavy that the only way to really keep track of it is via real-time web tools. With FriendFeedFriendFeedFriendFeed recently switching over to a real-time interface and demand for faster information, is real-time the future of the web? Can we as a society keep up with an ever-increasing amount of information? Or will we have to find better alternatives to filter out the information so only the most important stuff reaches us first?
It's clear that the Web has altered how we as a society consume information. Not only has Internet communication made information more accessible, but social
It’s clear that the Web has altered how we as a society consume information. Not only has Internet communication made information more accessible, but social media has made it easier to organize, filter, and most of all, create. Yet with innovations like Twitter (Twitter reviews) and microblogging, we’re reaching a point where the flow of information has become so heavy that the only way to really keep track of it is via real-time web tools.New FriendFeed: Simpler, Faster, Better (Maybe Too Fast)
ble to see a demoIs it time to reconsider Google Buzz vs Facebook or Twitter? — Scobleizer
Buzz 101 - Good vs Bad
RT @maxgrinev: Is it time to reconsider Google Buzz vs Facebook or Twitter? http://j.mp/dpBba2