Don’t you feel sometimes like your brain is running out of storage space? Myself, I am very forgetful. I always seek new tools to extend my brain.
FriendFeed is a fantastic social networking site. It lets you integrate all of your activities from all over the Web into a single flow. You can browse mine. Unfortunately, it has failed to attract attention. Worse: many of its features have been copied by Facebook.
Instead of trying to compete with Facebook and Twitter, FriendFeed should offer lifestreaming: an indexed and exhaustive record of everything you have done, for all times. In effect, FriendFeed should be an external-memory extension to your brain.
Note: This blog post was inspired by a chat with my colleague and social-networking researcher Sébastien Paquet.