To be honest I was a little lukewarm on FriendFeed. And I still don’t use it much to interact with my readers. I think in a lot of cases it only works if you’re one of the uber-popular like Robert Scoble or Mike Arrington and you have a lot of commenters which generates a lot of discussion. But I’ve been using the search feature for a couple of weeks and have found it’s an incredibly valuable way to find and interact with people using Adobe technology.
Specifically, I use it to track mentions of Adobe AIR. I get blog posts, twitter messages, events, and anything in between. It not only lets me talk to people who find bugs or have specific platform questions, but it gives me almost instant feedback when a new AIR application generates a lot of interest. I start seeing blog posts, stumbleupons, and digg links.
I realize this doesn’t scale and that the FriendFeed crowd is on the very early side of early adopters. But I think early adopters demand a lot from their technology and so they provide some good insight. This way I can collect that feedback and solicit more which will hopefully make it back into the engineering team at Adobe. If you haven’t signed up with FriendFeed yet, I encourage you to do so. It’s pretty low maintenance to add your blog, twitterstream and whatever else to the FriendFeed account. And it’ll make your stuff easy for me to find.Tweet