Facebook has become the new kid on the block for me already, first it was blogging, then it was bookmarking, then it was the tweeting darling, and now I’m knee deep into Facebook…infact now I can do most of everything in Facebook, it’s my social network and productivity dashboard.
Absolutely love that you can tag people when you write a note, it can be become a distributed discussion, and it’s also like a way of trackbacks, as you may want that person to know you are mentioning them in that note, or even more you are explicitly tagging them as you want them to reply (as the note is about them).
They could write a new note and tag you, or just go to your wall and leave a comment, or even message you, lots of ways to communicate all with their own purpose…this tag feature is missing in Posted Items.
I blogged about a similar thing not long ago.
Since I re-syndicate my feed in my notes stream I’d like to filter this stream to just see my written notes or just see my imported notes, or perhaps even set it this way. Same goes when I look at notes from all my friends, since some of them re-syndicate their feeds I’m doubling up as I’m reading their feeds in my RSS Reader.
Reading your Friends notes stream kind of reminds me of an RSS Reader, only you can’t mark read/unread…there is also a feed module to read people’s blog feeds that don’t re-syndicate in their notes or people who don’t use Facebook….after all this is a startpage social network.
Since you can’t mark read/unread, and you don’t want to miss anything you still have the option to subscribe to the RSS feed of your friends notes stream or posted items stream or even visit a friend to just get their notes or Posted items feed.
You can subscribe to this feed in the Facebook 3rd party RSS module I mentioned before, but this still lacks mark read/unread (unlike Netvibes and PageFlakes), so you will have to use your regular RSS Reader.
Anyway, since I’ve been in Facebook for the last hour I’ve noticed a friend commented on my wall, I wouldn’t of known this if I didn’t check my wall. Same goes with friends that leave comments on your notes and posted items or tag you in their notes or photos…you just got to look around to see the lastest.
More time passed and I opened my email later on and noticed these notifications of friends interacting with me…feels a bit odd that I leave Facebook and then find about new stuff in my email which happened while I was in Facebook, so then I go back to Facebook.
Couldn’t the Facebook Inbox have a notification stream (and even a pop-up), I mean I don’t want to live in Facebook, but that’s probably the idea…heck, when there’s a Gmail module I can write and receive emails in Facebook.
Whether you live in Facebook or email, that is the question?
NOTE: I just joined the RSSbook group (RSS feeds module) in Facebook, and posted a new topic, I wonder how I’ll know if someone replies, no doubt I’ll get an email notification, but what about an Inbox notification in Facebook.
Actually…the Minifeed module documents stuff you do in Facebook, so maybe we need a Minime module to document stuff people do to me, as well as Inbox notifications.