Well, it's pretty simple.
So, let's say I know someone from DC, and I want to follow them, and I know they are also on twitter, last.fm, have a blog, etc. but they don't have a friendfeed account, so I can't follow them there. On friendfeed, I set up an "imaginary friend" by making a new group and setting it to be private (my eyes only) and add all the services info so it pulls all that publicly accessible stuff into one page, but also pulls it into a category page I set up where I have all the rest of my DC friends (including ones that joined friendfeed), and pulls it into my home feed where all the stuff and people I am following are displayed.
It's pretty good for keeping up with people that won't join the service, that way you don't have to bounce between a million sites to keep up with what they are posting all over the web.
If you would like to try it out, I could help you, guide you along. Just join friendfeed, subscribe to me
, I'll subscribe back and then we can chat privately in real-time through a direct message (you won't be able to message me till I subscribe back).
Gotta warn you though...
- it is a social networking site, but you don't have to use it as such.
if you decide to subscribe to real friendfeed users...the culture is quite different than facebook
- much more community oriented (a lot like here)
- much more discussion oriented (a lot like here)
- full of quite intelligent geeky people with a wacky sense of humor (a lot like here)
- and it is an uncensored free speech zone, where people rarely mark stuff as NSFW and someone may post something you could find offensive, and your only recourse is to click the link to hide the item, unsubscribe from the person, or block them if the stuff is coming through the "friend of a friend" feature.
And this invitation is open to any DC member that wants my assistance, just let me know who you are so I subscribe back and put you on my DC list.