Lostmoya on Swurl

June 21, 2008

Ah, the endless search for that perfect web 2.0 application which will aggregate all my online content once and for all and let me get on with my bleeding life for a change instead of searching endlessly for that perfect web 2.0 app… etc.

Where was I?

Oh yeah, Swurl!

It says it’s in beta at the top of the page, so it’s clear we’re firmly in web 2.0 territory before we even start. Swurl claims to make your life easier by bringing together all your online stuff in one place, kind of like Friendfeed.

In fact, there’s really not a lot of difference between the two that I can discern after a brief play-around with Swurl over the last half hour. Swurl does appear slicker, particularly when it comes to adding friends: it automagically finds all the friends from the services you add (e.g. twitter, youtube, del.icio.us) and sticks their updates in a separate tab. Whereas on Friendfeed you have to find and follow friends using that service.

Bizarrely, Swurl even accepts Friendfeed as a source for your consolidated online presence, which probably makes it some kind of meta-meta-mashup. My head’s hurting…

Anyway, here’s my Swurl profile if you want to check me out or whatever it is you kids do these days.

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4 Responses to “Lostmoya on Swurl”


  1. Thanks for trying out Swurl!

    One of the reasons we’ve been working hard on Swurl is not just the friend feed aggregation (which you are right, is similar to FriendFeed), but that I wanted a place that had all MY content in an easy to find location, in a slick format. So while FriendFeed does a great job of bringing massive amounts of data together and allows for information discovery, Swurl is a little more self-centered.

    Thanks again, and let us know if there is anything you think would make Swurl even better.

  2. lostmoya Says:

    Thanks for commenting Jonathan.

    I get your point about the user-centric focus, and it certainly does seem to do that well. I’m going to keep on trying it out for the time being.


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