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This image explains why Google Reader is the new Friendfeed #greader #ff #svpt

Google Reader is the New FriendFeed

 

This picture tries to show what features are the same on Google Reader and Friendfeed.

Maybe this can help all FriendFeed users to switch to the New Friendfeed: Google Reader?

Please spread this as much as you can!

Follow me here on Google Reader!

Here is my Lifestream on Google Reader!


 

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27 comments
Aug 16, 2009
Svartling said...
Click on image for a bigger view
Aug 16, 2009
Svartling said...
It's important that everyone reads this guide to be able to comment on Google Reader: http://bit.ly/17E4u6 - It can be hard to understand how to do this, but we are here to help you :)
Aug 16, 2009
Svartling said...
....and I know that I misspelled "Shown" in the picture :)
Aug 16, 2009
Judd said...
real time is missing
Aug 16, 2009
Joe Dawson said...
We just need a Like view and the ability to view in Groups. It's a decent alternative to Friendfeed but it will always be a substitute to the web-based aggregator!
Aug 16, 2009
Svartling said...
Judd: Yes realtime is missing, but FriendFeed didn't have realtime in the beginning either.
Aug 16, 2009
Judd said...
True. I'm with you on using GReader in a FF way...
Aug 16, 2009
Svartling said...
Joe Dawson: a like view do exists, but it's not linked to in the left column. I think a web based aggregator is just what friendfeed is too plus social features just like the new Google Reader :)
Aug 16, 2009
Svartling said...
Great Judd. Do I subscribe to you already? Otherwise post your URL here & I will
Aug 16, 2009
Aug 16, 2009
Svartling said...
Thanks! Subscribed! If you subscribe me, don't forget to add me to a group under "Share Settings" so I can comment on your stuff.
Aug 16, 2009
Svartling said...
Wow! This post has been shared many times now! Thanks!
Aug 16, 2009
Ben Hanten said...
I'm liking GR more all the time. But the one thing that appears to be missing in the comparison between FriendFeed is there is no way to just add your thoughts or post a picture. Right? I mean doesn't everything have to posted on a website first?
Aug 16, 2009
Svartling said...
Ben: You can add pictures, videos & nearly anything you want in the Note box on Google Reader as embeds. The Note box is just like the message box on friendfeed.
Aug 16, 2009
Ben Hanten said...
Awesome!  Thanks.
Aug 16, 2009
Svartling said...
Ben: No problem :)
Aug 17, 2009
krz9000 said...
the strange thing is that if you create a rss-feed bundle that you want to share..that it lets you not add the "shared items"-feed. means we have to subscribe to the users "shared items" and to the "bundle" and that for every user and then we still have to put these users in contact-groups to enable them to commen on our own stuff....a little bit too much work to become mainstream if you ask me
Aug 17, 2009
Svartling said...
@krz9000 the "Add to group bug" will probably be fixed soon because Google know about it. You don't have to use the feed bundles. You can use Google Reader as you use to do but you can be social too by using those views I showed you in the screenshot
Aug 17, 2009
krz9000 said...
yeah but without the bundles...only shared items that have been discovered inside google reader will be commented on....to have a proper friendfeed replacement...people will have to create rss-bundles of their stuff (youtube favs, last.fm loves,....)
Aug 17, 2009
Svartling said...
@krz9000 Yes if you want to use GReader as an aggregator fo your own stream a bundle is the best thing to do, but why? Seriously, GReader is filled with all the feeds you want. Hit "Share" and it will be available in your Stream (shared items). You can also use the bookmarklet for adding items to your stream, you can create notes with rich media contnent directly from the Note Box on GReader.
Aug 17, 2009
krz9000 said...
ya but if i favorite a video in youtube...in friendfeed it just showes up to my followers.....with google reader i would have to add my youtube favorites rss feed into reader and manually click share on each favorite...not...so...cool
Aug 17, 2009
Svartling said...
@krz9000 Yes but only if you MUST have it in your Shared Items. Your followers can subscribe to your feeds and read them anyway. They maybe share your stuff, comments on it or "Like" it. If you want to use Google Reader as a lifestream service, then a feed bundle is the best solution, yes.
Aug 19, 2009
Andy C said...
OK - I desperately trying to wean myself off FriendFeed in favour of Google Reader as I spend more time in GR.

However, there's only one catch and it's Catch-22.

You need to add people to a group so they can comment on your shared items.

I have done this for all my small number of Followers but a number of people keep getting dropped from the group. I keep adding them, they get dropped - ad infinitum.

Is this a bug ? Is there any known workaround ? Unfollow, re-follow, use another dummy group ?

Also, is there a Google Group/Forum where we can provide such feedback ?

Thanks in advance - Andy

Aug 19, 2009
Svartling said...
Andy C: Yes it's a bug & Google has been informed of it, but you don't have to care about it so much because once added they seem to be there still, even if it doesn't look like it. Although, if you want you can unfollow and refollow them who pops out. This seems to work. We have creates two open Google Docs that we together writes feature requests, guides, tips and more. We have sent those docs to the Google Reader devs. So now they see what we writes there. Isnt that cool?
Aug 19, 2009
Andy C said...
Thanks for the prompt and reassuring response. It will be interesting to see if/how/what/when Google decide to proceed with the 'social' features of GR.

There's obviously (IMHO) some potential overlap with Wave and I just hope they don't view it as duplicated or wasted effort and view it as a useful development.

Whether the FB/FF acquisition accelerates or helps that effort will be interesting to see.

Aug 19, 2009
Svartling said...
Andy C: I think Google Reader already is a great Social Network with the features that already is there. We can use it as a coversation tool, aggregator, sharing, bookmarking and a lot more. We that already using it are happy using it. Of course it would be cool if Google would take our docs and develop it further with our requests, and I think that maybe Google Wave can be integrated with Google Reader. Who knows what this will led to?

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