What Do You Want Out of Social Media?

Scoble just published a post (Has/How/Why tech blogging has failed you), which sums up how a lot of people feel about blogging in general. Like Scoble, we should question why we are blogging and if it is taking us where we want to go.

Before I read Scoble’s latest post I was contemplating this question:

What do I want from blogging and social media?

And this is the answer:

I want to meet interesting people, engage in interesting conversation, and share interesting stuff with them…

And it’d be nice to make some money in the process, but money isn’t the goal.

Friendfeed will help me reach my social media goals. The more I use it the more I love it.

Take a look at my feed on friendfeed and you will see how useful it is. You can see my Reddits, Diggs, Stumbles, Tweets, Bookmarks, and blog posts all in one spot. You can comment on them and vote for them with the “like” button. You can follow some of the top social media mavens like Muhammad Saleem, Zaibatsu and Jon Phillips and see what’s hot before it breaks. And you can do this without checking a hundred different websites or feeds.

Right now I am trying to find a way to implement friendfeed on my blog, but I think it is going to take a redesign.

I haven’t figured it all out yet, but I know enough to endorse it and encourage you to join friendfeed. Let’s build a bigger community.

(Hat Tip to Robert Scoble and Paul Buchheit)

3 thoughts on “What Do You Want Out of Social Media?”

  1. Nice points steve.. I like the idea of using friendfeed but somehow I tend to stick to twitter only. Not that friendfeed isn’t cool but somehow I can’t come out of twitter thingy at all.

    Maybe I’ll go ahead and put more efforts in checking friendfeed…

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