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Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Haynes Aug 4, 2008. 8 Replies

My FriendFeed

FriendFeed was shut down on April 9, 2015. We maintained the service since we joined Facebook in 2009, but the number of people using FriendFeed had been steadily declining and in the end, the community was just a fraction of what it once was. Given this, we decided that it was time to start winding things down.

We want to thank you all for being such a terrific and enthusiastic community. We're proud of what we built so many years ago, and we recognize that it would have never been possible without your support.

- The FriendFeed team

Dear FriendFeed community,

We wanted to let you know that FriendFeed will be shutting down soon. We've been maintaining the service since we joined Facebook five years ago, but the number of people using FriendFeed has been steadily declining and the community is now just a fraction of what it once was. Given this, we've decided that it's time to start winding things down.

Beginning today, we will no longer accept new signups. You will be able to view your posts, messages, and photos until April 9th. On April 9th, we'll be shutting down FriendFeed and it will no longer be available.

We want to thank you all for being such a terrific and enthusiastic community. We're proud of what we built so many years ago, and we recognize that it would have never been possible without your support.

- The FriendFeed team

Custom FriendFeed themes and a way to show them off

When we launched FriendFeed themes we mentioned some improvements we wanted to make, and here they are!

Choose how people see your FriendFeed profile

Starting today, people who visit your profile will see it in the theme you've chosen. If you'd prefer visitors not to see your theme, you can turn it off on your settings page. You can also choose themes for the groups that you're an admin for (looks like the So You Think You Can Dance admin wasted no time!).

If you'd rather not see other people's profiles, you can make that selection in your settings page.

Create your own themes

Of course, we know a lot of users were looking for even more ways to express themselves, so we've added an option that lets you create a custom theme by uploading a background image and choosing a few colors. We want to add more options in the future, but hopefully, this will give you some ideas for where to get started.

As always, let us know of any problems in the feedback group and show us your stuff in the themes group.

FriendFeed accepts Facebook friend request

We are happy to announce that Facebook has acquired FriendFeed. As my mom explained to me, when two companies love each other very much, they form a structured investment vehicle...

The FriendFeed team is extremely excited to become a part of the talented Facebook team. We've always been great admirers of Facebook, and our companies share a common vision. Now we have the opportunity to bring many of the innovations we've developed at FriendFeed to Facebook's 250 million users around the world and to work alongside Facebook's passionate engineers to create even more ways for you to easily share with your friends online.

What does this mean for my FriendFeed account? will continue to operate normally. We're still figuring out our longer-term plans for the product with the Facebook team. As usual, we will communicate openly about our plans as they develop — keep an eye on the FriendFeed News group for updates.

What about the FriendFeed API?

The FriendFeed API will also continue to operate normally. As above, we will let you know as we settle on our plan to more fully integrate with Facebook.

Check out the official press release for more information.

FriendFeed API v2: Out of beta, OAuth for installed applications

Two weeks ago, we launched version 2 of the FriendFeed API in beta. Since then, we've watched how developers have been using the API and collected a lot of their feedback. We've implemented some changes, and now, we're ready to remove the beta label!

In addition to removing the beta label, we also added support for using OAuth in applications installed on a user's desktop or device. The way it works is similar to Google's ClientLogin for Installed Applications; read all about it in our API documentation.

During the beta period, a number of developers took advantage of the new API to develop nifty applications. Some of the ones we found most interesting include:

And more are on the way! If you have feedback or thoughts on our API, let us know in the FriendFeed API group and be sure to join the developer mailing list.

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At 8:37pm on July 31, 2008, Brad Feaker said…
I would agree with you - if we do live in a 'brane it may be possible to measure other phenomenon from another 'brane. Michio Kaku discusses this possibility in his book 'The Physics of the Impossible' - I had forgotten that...
At 2:50pm on July 30, 2008, Brad Feaker said…
Good point about epistemology and ontology. - but then again I have no formal philosophical training...I just muddle by the best I can :-) Pardon my fuzzy thinking on that. But I am interested in if you believe that we can measure anything - let's call it physical - that lies outside the boundary of the universe (the known space-time continuum we apparently inhabit). Just curious...
At 12:40pm on July 30, 2008, Brad Feaker said…

I think we ran out of replies on the forum. Tho quote use the blockquote html tag...comes in handy. Interesting points in your last reply. And I agree with you on Smolin - I think that parts of M-Theory may indeed be testable at the LHC. And by observe I mean to see or measure with instruments etc... Thanks for the interesting discussion - If you want to continue just reply back to this and we can carry on :-)
At 5:27am on July 17, 2008, Kevin said…
I have not gone to one in Hamilton as yet, just the Toronto ones but I may try to in the winter. Dan is an ex JW and I have always been fascinated in that cult.
At 7:53pm on July 16, 2008, Kevin said…
Also a strong atheist here in Toronto. Perhaps you know of the atheist meetups in the Hamilton area run by Dan?
At 7:50pm on July 10, 2008, Becky said…
I wanted to reply to your message as I feel you have me all wrong (and I cant figure out how to PM you)

"You're ashamed that people are requesting evidence? You would have us take things on faith?

Be glad you haven't had to deal with con artists before."

Why, you make me sound like a fundie lol! I never said Faith... I hate that word, I really do. But when my money's concerned, I'm skeptical. When people are concerned, I'm trusting. It's just my nature. =D

Take care!!

At 7:53pm on July 8, 2008, Justin Trottier said…
Hi Mike,

If you are interested in getting involved in local freethought events and activites, please let me know. I would be happy to send you contact info for the McMaster Association of Secular Humanists. I can be reached at

At 2:37am on July 8, 2008, moJoe said…
Are you following me? :P

Reality Apologist and thesama are both here too. We're taking over.

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