What’s going on between Twitter and FriendFeed?
Twitter has been experiencing a lot of downtime lately, which lead to heavy users seeking alternative conversational spaces. FriendFeed lets you comment within your friends’ lifestreams, much like online discussion boards back in the ’90s. Both services are extremely different, but the certain high profile users are now touting FriendFeed as a Twitter killer. I think it’s all bollocks. Twitter abstracts (in 140 characters) our lives into digestible chunks, while FriendFeed is way too complicated (and noisy) for regular netizens to humanly withstand. If anything, FriendFeed works best as a discovery lifestream.
I think its the most inappropriate paradigm, but here’s the ongoing debate between which is better:
- The Inquisitor: It’s Time For FriendFeed To Kill Twitter
- TechCrunch: FriendFeed Still Has a Lot of Killing to Do
- WinExtra: FriendFeed won’t kill Twitter but Twitter might