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Many Uses Of Friendfeed


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This presentation was given as an Ignite presentation at the April 2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference. Explains how Friendfeed can help nonprofits listen, broadcast, collaborate, and converse. It's a floor wax AND a whipped topping.

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  • Friendfeed has been innovating right and left over the last few months. You can now actually upload and share files directly in Friendfeed, which makes it an incredible tool for in-house collaboration, or for disseminating music or publications to your audience.
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  • Most of the screenshots on this slide are before the beta which Friendfeed launched at the end of April, 2009. Many many features have changed and been added. While it is now more difficult to discern all of the features, they are really flexible and extend the use cases even more than the basics presented here.
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Many Uses Of Friendfeed

  1. 2. What is Lifestreaming? <ul><li>Social bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Microblogs (like Twitter) </li></ul>All feeding into one place
  2. 3. Lifestreaming is based on RSS
  3. 4. The Many Uses of Friendfeed <ul><li>Listening </li></ul><ul><li>Broadcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborating </li></ul><ul><li>Conversing </li></ul>
  4. 5. Listening <ul><li>to other nonprofit professionals </li></ul><ul><li>to your stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>to news within your domain </li></ul>
  5. 9. Listen to your stakeholders <ul><li>Add the following to a private room: </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter search on your org’s name </li></ul><ul><li>Google blog search on your org’s name </li></ul><ul><li>Google news alert on your org’s name </li></ul>
  6. 10. <ul><li>Bring the most important blogs , Google news alerts , Twitter-ers , and other sources specific to your domain all into one place. </li></ul><ul><li>Scan that news quickly. </li></ul>Listen to news within your domain
  7. 11. Listen to news within your domain As many sources as you want Even users without account can see if you want them to
  8. 14. Broadcasting
  9. 15. We bring our Friendfeed stuff directly into this page of our website
  10. 16. Collaborating Only invited room members can see
  11. 17. Tap the Hive Mind Conversing
  12. 18. Do it because it’s fast, and you can’t afford not to
  13. 19. Real Time! <ul><li> </li></ul>
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