March 17, 2008

UPDATED: Elite Bloggers Joining FriendFeed In Droves

Update 2: Given how this is now seen as a reference point for the hot bloggers on FriendFeed, we're going to try and keep it updated. Added in this round includes folks like Allen Stern of CenterNetworks, Tris Hussey, Chris Pirillo and others...

Also See: Stephanie Booth of Climb to the Stars: FriendFeed Appeals to Women, Too!.

New adds are marked as *NEW*.

Update 1: Welcome visitors from TechMeme, Susan Mernit's Blog, Mark Evans, Scobleizer and The Last Podcast! I've added links for Jeremy Toeman, Susan Mernit, and Jeremiah Owyang.

Although it hasn't even been a month since FriendFeed opened up to the masses, and announced Series A financing of $5 million, momentum is definitely on the company's side. Garnering incredible media and blog coverage, FriendFeed has also been a magnet for a significant number of top tier "name brand" bloggers. And while not every one of these A-Listers is using the site to its fullest, their information is there for subscribing, letting you follow their daily Web activity.

I've taken the first step in capturing some of the most recognizable names out there in the blogosphere who have joined FriendFeed. Is it complete? By no means, and of course, making this "elite" list is subjective. So please, if you should be included here, or you know somebody on FriendFeed who should be here, please let me know, and I can update this list. Of course, while I'm not elite in any way, you can always find me on FriendFeed at

Adam Ostrow / Mashable

Allen Stern / Center Networks *NEW*

Andrew Chen / Futuristic Play

Andy Beard / Niche Marketing

Ben MetCalfe / Dot Ben

Brian Solis /

Chris Brogan /

Chris Pirillo / *NEW*

Corvida / SheGeeks

Dan Farber / ZDNet Between The Lines

Dave Winer /

David Sifry / Sifry's Alerts

Don MacAskill / SmugBlog *NEW*

Dosh Dosh (Maki) / *NEW*

EngTech / Internet Duct Tape

Eric Eldon / VentureBeat

Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch

Fred Oliveira / WeBreakStuff *NEW*

Fred Wilson / A VC

Frederic Lardinois / The Last Podcast

Gabe Rivera / TechMeme

Ian Kennedy / MyBlogLog

Ionut / Google Operating System

Jason Kaneshiro / Webomatica

Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine *NEW*

Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategist

Jeremy Toeman / Live Digitally

Jeremy Zawodny /

Josh Quittner / Fortune Magazine

Kent Newsome /

Kevin Rose / Digg

Kristen Nicole / Mashable *NEW*

Leo Laporte / Twit.TV *NEW*

Liz Gannes / GigaOm

Loic LeMeur /

Mark Hopkins / Mashable

Mark Krynsky / Lifestream Blog *NEW*

Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb

Mathew Ingram / Mathew

MG Siegler / ParisLemon

Michael Arrington / TechCrunch

Muhammad Saleem /

Nicole Simon / Cruel to be Kind *NEW*

Paul Kedrosky / Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed *NEW*

Pete Cashmore / Mashable

Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped

Rafe Needleman / WebWare

Rex Hammock /

Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb

Robert Scoble /

Scott Beale / The Laughing Squid

Stephanie Booth / Climb to the Stars *NEW*

Steve Rubel / MicroPersuasion

Steven Hodson / WinExtra

Susan Mernit / Susan Mernit's Blog

Tamar Weinberg / Techipedia *NEW*

Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Collection *NEW*

Tom Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher

Tony Hung / Deep Jive Interests

Tris Hussey / Maple Leaf 2.0 *NEW*

I keep hearing how FriendFeed might be under attack from new services like SocialThing, or that there are too many lifestreaming options out there. But if the above list is any indication, FriendFeed doesn't just have the very best feature set out there, but it also has the very best people out there, as those bloggers who know good Web services when they see them come in droves. If you're not on FriendFeed yet, you should be. And if you're on FriendFeed, be sure you add a good number of these folks.