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Fried Eggs might be Officially Fried

A relatively new Twitter-like site called Fried Eggs might soon be encountering new problems.

Fried Eggs is a progressive type of Twitter where you can embed videos, extend your ‘ tweets ‘ , or as they call it ‘ cracking ‘. It looks like Twitter but with a lot more functionality.

Now Twitter is rolling out a ‘ new ‘ Twitter. Where you will be able to do the same things:

Twitter has always been about getting a lot in a little. The constraint of 140 characters drives conciseness and lets you quickly discover and share what’s happening. Yet, we’ve learned something since starting Twitter—life doesn’t always fit into 140 characters or less.

Now, it’s easy to see embedded photos and videos directly on Twitter, thanks to partnerships with DailyBooth, DeviantART, Etsy, Flickr, Justin.TV, Kickstarter, Kiva, Photozou, Plixi, Twitgoo, TwitPic, TwitVid, USTREAM, Vimeo, yfrog, and YouTube.

When you click a Tweet, the details pane shows additional information related to the author or subject. Depending on the Tweet’s content, you may see: replies, other Tweets by that user, a map of where a geotagged Tweet was sent from, and more.

Twitter Blog: A Better Twitter

The things that separated Fried Eggs from Twitter, and the very things that made it more functional than Twitter, and made it unique…are no more, or soon will be.

The site that tried to become, just got up and left. There seems to be little hope left for Fried Eggs, unless they can come up with something even more functional and unique.

But…

I think they’ve just been scrambled…poached…griddled…and ‘ fried ‘.

( credit to @Butterose who informed me of this development )

6 Responses to Fried Eggs might be Officially Fried

  1. admin September 16, 2010 at 6:13 am

    @Tony, I still can’t access my Fried Eggs account, still not getting the password reset e-mail.

    I’ve written several posts on the stupidity of and the problems I have encountered with Twitter, so I am by no means a fan of Twitter. At first I thought Twitter was stupid, a fancy chat room, and I never liked chat rooms. Then I gave it a go…not to educate people, not to market, not to copy n’ paste famous quotes, or uplifting sermons from the Mount, but rather just as a ‘ kick ‘, to have a bit o’ fun, and do a little promos for my sites.
    I’m pretty sure I was the only person at the time talking about spankings, butts, hot tubs, and rubber duckies. 😀

    You could be right that this could be the beginning of the end for Twitter…it’s a possibility. Not to say it would die…MySpace is far from being dead, although everyone now talks about Facebook. But clearly, one of the major reasons Twitter is popular ( aside from the celeb endorsements ) is it’s simplicity. Adding more functionality could alienate it’s core members. Not likely, but possible.

    Fried Eggs is a great concept…I’m a member myself ( although I can’t , and haven’t been able to access, my account for weeks )…the only problems I see with Fried Eggs are:
    1. it looks too much like Twitter, so it hasn’t, and likely won’t be able to, secure it’s own identity enough to be seen as an alternative to Twitter by most Twitter and Twitter-type users
    2. it needs an ‘ all ‘ tab…which was, in my opinion, one of the major mistakes Twitter made. When I joined Twitter you could see everyone’s ‘ tweets ‘ through the all tab….then they discarded the feature. Sure you can access the Fried Eggs front page, and you can access other ‘ tweets ‘ on Twitter by searching hash tags, but both options are more of an inconvenience than a help.

    Blip, where my online DJ Station is ( http://blip.fm/TheTAZZone ) not only has the ‘ all blips ‘ tab, but you can also narrow your search with hash tags, genre, specific artist, etc…so if I’m looking for classic rockers it’s easy to find them. Click click and there they are.

  2. Butterose September 16, 2010 at 4:36 am

    Twitter’s plan for the future appears to be moving away from social media to an information/broadcast medium. It’s a direction that might, in the long run, benefit Fried Eggs. Those who are social will need a place to go to remain social. Otherwise, accounts like mine and others that I can name, will get lost in all that broadcasting.

  3. tony berkman September 16, 2010 at 12:10 am

    meant Twitters move 😉 is Facebook 500 mil user envy.

  4. tony berkman September 16, 2010 at 12:10 am

    are you joking

     have you seen the New Twitter video. Only good part is the Fried Egg Shaped Like a Bird 🙂
    They think this is going to be an “easier….experience.” Looks like you’re going to need a degree and a user’s manual. Are they kidding? Theyre moving from the simplest, most useful platform on the web and attempting to integrate all the 3rd party apps — I hope we have a choice to eliminatet functionality.
    http://twitter.com/newtwitter
    Is it me, or was this video all over the place with strange and uninspired music? Have you ever seen a Fried Egg fly? You’re about to.

    NOW it’s ideal.  When you post your vidoes from your iPhone on friedeggs they’ll end up ON  Facebook and Twitter plus your posts will be whatever length they want.

    FriedEgg’s move is called Facebook envy.  They see the future and it isn’t bright.

     

  5. admin September 15, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Hi John,

    I can definitely appreciate the work that went into Fried Eggs, from personal experience with my own sites, so absolutely I hope it has enough support to stick around. But I don’t see it coming anywhere as close to previous expectations with Twitter’s new functionality.

    Eg

  6. John Sullivan September 15, 2010 at 10:25 am

    that is why it’s good to be original 🙂
    And I never like to see any site gets smashed but this is the internet
    and people will go with sites that do the most for them when it’s all said and done
    Nice post wasn’t nice to read it as I know Blogcatalog has done much to promote it
    hopefully it will have a nice niche following etc
    Cheers
    Stumbled

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