Raw vs. Polished

Eric Berlin writes about the differences between Friendfeed and TechMeme.

Therefore, perhaps we can say that Techmeme aggregates what’s important about tech and Internet news and easily provides links to surrounding conversations. It’s really a new kind of online newspaper, and a pretty terrific one. And Friendfeed is an aggregator of lots of stuff, of what people are reading and writing and sharing and looking at and listening to.

Friendfeed is the modern version of a newswire while TechMeme is a constantly updated newspaper. If you have the time to scan through the real-time updates of everyone’s lifestream, FriendFeed is going to get you the news faster. If you’d rather let the editorial algorithms do the heavy lifting, TechMeme is the way to go.

Which do you prefer and why?

One Reply to “Raw vs. Polished”

  1. As I mention in my piece (and thanks for the link/quote !), I’m really enjoying a combination of both services right now. In fact, I’m starting to think of techmeme-twitter-friendfeed as a powerful way to get a tremendous jump on what’s going on while also allowing for easy/fun/addictive ways to connect and interact.

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