on Mar 27th, 2009Moffe – My own friendfeed emulator.
I started using friendfeed recently and have been using ff to post links and other interesting artifacts I find on the net. The ease with which I can post links from ff not only increased my posts on ff, and indirectly on twitter, but also the frustration of my friends. Now instead of going directly to the link I share, they now had to go to friendfeed and then after another click go the address that I had shared.
I used friendfeed because I wanted to start a conversation based on the items I shared. But, again like all social media sites, my ability to get the conversation started depended directly on the number of people who were using friendfeed. So, I sat down to fix the problem myself and after one nights work, Moffe was born.
For the unitiated moffe stands for My Own FriendFeed Emulator. It gives the same features that friendfeed provides and also provides an easy way for people to leave comments on the items I share. Plus, the link that I shared, is federated directly into the page. The outcome is that now people can leave comments on items I share plus see the page all with one click. I have also incorporated canned comments for that restless user who doesn’t have time to write in comments. Plus, I get to monitor moffe on this cool dashboard.
In essence, its a microsharing service which lets me keep my content on my site and not rely on other services like friendfeed ,twitblogs etc. Thanks to Easy on the Slaw for giving me the twitter wrapper in PHP.