Do you read a newspaper?

I'm enjoying FriendFeed and the 'shared items' on Google Reader. To be honest I don't have many FF friends. But I value the input of those that I do. Facebook suddenly seems genuinely inane and self-obsessed where previously I only thought it was (just shouldn't-be-seen photos, dumb games, and amusing status updates)... now I see it clearly. As if through a dark glass (? never understood that bit)... basically

Anyway - my point is that FriendFeed & Reader is very much like an online version of sitting around a table with some good friends who are more intelligent than you, with coffee, danish pastries, a light breeze and some quality newspapers. Every now and then someone will look up and say, "Did you know.." before reading out an article or offering some elegant piece of analysis, and you will either lap it up or quite ignore them and carry on reading. Enriched by their input.

No my life is never like that either - but that's how I see FF. It's F'ing fab. I feel enriched.