The FriendFeed beta is beta no more, now the main site has been revamped and it is realtime updates for everybody. Naturally, the developers are excited, and actually has a nice overview post up:
While we’ve been testing this new feature, we’ve used FriendFeed groups to completely replace all our internal mailing lists. And we’ve loved it! It’s been easier to share screenshots and links, and we’ve loved being able to post and respond to all entries from the comfort of our email inboxes. Try it for yourself instead of a mailing list.
Comments and more on Techmeme,. What’s your take on the new FriendFeed?
With the power of the WordPress Community behind it, could TalkPress ignite the fire under forums?
WordPress.com has been an incredible success with millions of bloggers registering millions of blogs and having their chance to blog free, or for a small fee for some services. Blog topics range from personal and private to politics and raising social consciousness. Some WordPress.com blogs have become popular and even famous, such as Robert Scoble and icanhascheezburger.
As a hosting company, WordPress.com hosts some of the largest websites and blogs in the world including icanhascheezburger, CNN news sites including Political Ticker, the Dow Jones’ All Things D, GretaWire, Time’s The Page, People Magazine’s Style Watch, and more. These companies provide the revenue to keep the free blog hosting services rocking and prove that WordPress has the strength and capabilities to support serious demands from users and servers. read more
A friend on Plurk asked whether it is possible to use actual historical dates on your blog’s CMS (i.e. 4th of July 1776 for Independence Day). I did some digging and there are posts that address this question: read more
Do you personalize your blog? Personalization is a common theme in marketing, in a “Hi Firstname” way, but seldom outside of personal blogs, do people think about how they can personalize their content. read more
Currently, more than 60 percent of Twitter users fail to return the following month, or in other words, Twitter’s audience retention rate, or the percentage of a given month’s users who come back the following month, is currently about 40 percent. For most of the past 12 months, pre-Oprah, Twitter has languished below 30 percent retention.
In other words, Twitter isn’t sticky enough.
This is a real problem, and while many Twitter lovers might have seen Oprah entering the stage as something of a saviour, I hate to break it to you: She looks bored already. Last tweet was posted on Friday last week. That’s not the way to use Twitter. Still, the Oprah effect has given Twitter a huge boost, so they can certainly afford to attract less than 40% of the newcomers, right? More on Techmeme.
Envato still doesn’t seem to even consider slowing down, and the launch of the Creattica front page, which actually is an old thingy getting new love.
The new site is in fact a redesign and repurposing of our venerable FaveUp gallery that was in need of a bit of love and attention. So we’ve ported all the old content over to give the new site a flying start in its new super suit of Creattica awesomeness!
YouSayToo.com, the network that aims to allow blog owners to make additional revenue by linking up, has sent an email to its members as follows:
We would like to inform you that YouSayToo.com no longer accepts blogs with short feeds. All blogs with short feeds have been hidden and they won’t show up on public pages like Top24h. If your blog has a short feed you can set it to full and contact us so we could make your blog public again.
The only proviso seems to be that you review the new web site of UK fast food information portal Just-Eat.co.uk.
Most bloggers won’t turn down free stuff, so Just-Eat’s latest promotion could go down pretty well. They’re offering a £15 meal for those who sign up to the service and then blog or write about their experience (with a link, of course). read more