A new way to keep up to date on everything…
What is FriendFeed?
FriendFeed is a service for people to keep up-to-date on the web pages, photos, videos and music that their friends and family are sharing. It offers a unique way to discover and discuss information among friends.
The goal of FriendFeed is to make content on the Web more relevant and useful for you by using your existing social network as a tool for discovering interesting information. You get a customized feed made up of the content that your friends shared - from news articles to family photos to interesting links and videos. And your friends get their customized feeds, full of the cool stuff that you've shared.
- Why should I use FriendFeed?
It's open: FriendFeed automatically imports shared stuff from sites across the web, making all the sites you already use a little more social.
It's flexible: FriendFeed requires as much effort as you want to put in. You can use it just as a way to see what your friends are up to - browsing and reading the stuff they share, or you can actively share your own items and leave comments and have discussions with your friends. There are also lots of ways to access and display your FriendFeed.
And it's easy to get started: There's nothing to install, and you can share stuff on your feed as soon as you sign up. Light-weight conversations naturally sprout up around shared items and you can even get introduced to interesting news from friends of your friends.
- How does FriendFeed work?
FriendFeed aggregates all of your activity from the sites you choose using web crawling technologies similar to those used by search engines. For most sites, all you need to provide FriendFeed is your username, and the FriendFeed crawler will automatically find and broadcast all of your public activity on that site. For other sites, or for services that contain private data and require special forms of authentication, FriendFeed takes advantage of the APIs provided by those sites to collect your activity.
By using an automated, crawl-based approach to finding the content you find interesting, our hope is that your FriendFeed experience will be completely "maintenance free" - you can help your friends and family discover what you're sharing without changing the way you already use your favorite web-based products.
- Does FriendFeed have a blog?
Yep, our blog is at http://blog.friendfeed.com/. Another thing you may want to check out is our FriendFeed News room, where we post the latest updates, blogs and news stories about FriendFeed.
- Does FriendFeed have an API?
Yes, we do. Our API enables you to do things such as develop a FriendFeed interface for a mobile phone, build a FriendFeed widget for your blog, or develop an application that makes it easy to post photos to your feed from your iPhone. Learn more.