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Inside//Out: FriendFeed

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FriendFeed stormed onto the social media scene a couple of weeks ago and has received a lot of buzz. To break it down into the simplest terms, FriendFeed allows users to create one RSS feed that combines all of their social media touch points. You can then subscribe to your friend's feeds and have one single feed that combines all of their feeds. In the end, you can consume a lot of information in one stream instead of going to 8-10 disparate places to do the same thing. You can add me here.

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Information overload is a real problem with social media, especially for those who are new to the space and could become easily overwhelmed. Services like this one are popping up to solve the information overload problem. The service is entirely opt-in so you follow who you like and you can remove somebody at any time.

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Key takeaways:

  • Information overload is a real problem as social media outlets grow daily
  • RSS is the technology that enables FriendFeed to scale and grow
  • RSS feeds can be combined, shared, redistributed and consumed in a number of helpful ways
  • FriendFeed allows users full control over who they follow and they can un-follow people at any time

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