I've mentioned FriendFeed here a few times, trying to get people to join.

What is FriendFeed? you ask (again). What it is, it's a great place to talk and to meet great people. As I commented elsewhere, "I came for the librarians, I stayed for the FriendFeeders."

Very high signal-to-noise ratio, friendly people, interesting conversation, and a true community that celebrates together births, marriages, and accomplishments, and helps one another through deaths, family crises, career bumps, and personal problems.

[Edit: In this comment, Stephen Francoeur explains another aspect of FriendFeed that make it great: enabling serendipity and social discovery.]

I've been very lucky to be a part of it for seven years and it has been my main online home for much of that time. Unfortunately, Facebook, which bought it in 2009, finally noticed it and announced it's going to shut it down next month.

It's been a very nostalgic and busy week at FriendFeed since the announcement. We're remembering the high points and low points of the past several years, and we're looking for a new home. I just hope we can find a way to stay together.


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