FriendFeed takes stalking to a new level

Or maybe it’s just me. :-) Like most of us I spent a lot of time checking out new sites and online tools.  Some of them like, twine, zigtag, and brightkite, I play with for a while then drop for one reason or another.  Others stick with me, likeFriendFeed.  I know it’s been around awhile, but I just started playing with it.  There is a lot I like about it, but sometimes it makes me uneasy.  I feel like I’m spying on all these people, I mean I can see their blogposts, del.icio.us bookmarks, Flickr favorites, books they plan to read from Goodreads or Librarything.  Granted I’m probably their friend in all those places anyway and already have access to that information, but now I don’t even have to look for it, FriendFeed brings it right to me (even emails it to me if I want)  Of course there is also the obvious fact that they created the FriendFeed account for just this reason.  But still I feel a bit like a stalker.  Does anyone else feel this way or is it just me?

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2 comments for “FriendFeed takes stalking to a new level

  1. May 29, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Love your post! No, I don’t feel like I’m stalking using FF. :) I actually find FF a tad overwhelming, seeing all the stuff about all your friends. Way too much information in the feeds for me to keep track of on everyone! And for some reason, my own FF doesn’t always update automatically, I have to go in and manually update some parts of my feed, particularly my delicious links.

  2. May 29, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    I find it overwhelming when I’m looking at all my friends, but I like the ability to just look at one person and see what they’ve been up to.

    I haven’t checked to see if it’s updating my feeds correcty, off to check that out!

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