Notifications on friends interacting with my profile
In an earlier Facebook post I wrote that whenever someone interacts with my space, I get an email notification, and unfortunately this email doesn’t contain the content, I have to visit Facebook…this is still the case.
But the one thing that has changed is that I can now get an RSS feed for my notifications, what this means is I can choose to stop receiving these Facebook notifications that flood my inbox (Matt asked you a question, Sue commented on your photo, Rob added you as a friend…arghhh), and just subscribe to the feed instead.
Now that it’s in RSS, I can even convert my notification into IM, SMS, etc…I can choose the delivery.
If Fuser would also do this for my other social networks, my email inbox would be free, I could just go to Fuser to see the latest interactions people have with me in my web 2.0 world.
No more inbox with 50 new emails, like: this person is following you on Twitter, this person commented on your Facebook photo, this person asked you a question on Yedda, etc…
The other thing Fuser is getting into is being able to interact back…now this is interesting, there are many lifestream/friendstream services, but this is more than just aggregation and presentation; being able to interact and action things is even more centralised.
I mentioned in a post the other day that you can interact with a friend via a footer link on a blog post or feedflare, or even 3rd party web posting apps…and you can interact with friends via SMS.
You can post notes, photo’s and video’s to your own profile by email:
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
I posted a while back on using Facebook without going to the website.
All that is missing for me is posting Status updates via email eg. firstname.lastname@example.org
This is why I love TwitterMail for Twitter, I can tweet an update from my mobile phone email, and I can send a friends update request (which emails me back the last 20 posts from my friends), it will also email replies made to me without me having to request these (as soon as a reply is made to me on Twitter, TwitterMail emails me)
NOTE: EmailTwitter even does sending and retrieving direct messages by email
Anyway, I’d like this functionality on Facebook.
Notifications on one friends activity
Subscribe to the RSS of a friends Notes (visit your friends profile to do this)
Subscribe to the RSS of a friends Posted Items (visit your friends profile to do this)
Friends status lacks an RSS feed
Mini feed lacks an RSS feed
Notifications on all your friends activity
Subscribe to the RSS of all your friends Notes (via your user space)
Subscribe to the RSS of all your friends Posted Items (via your user space)
Subscribe to the RSS of all your friends Status (via your user space)
News feed lacks an RSS feed
This post is an update on what I have already covered in these 2 posts:
Facebook : notifications and posting
How to use Facebook without going to their website