Friendica is a powerful tool, not only for social networking; but also for a variety of other purposes. The usage I would like to discuss today is content aggregation.
There are many ways to aggregate content on the web; but Friendica has something that none of the others have. Friendica not only allows you to aggregate content; but it also allows you to integrate that content with social networking content from a variety of sources. Generally aggregators only aggregate RSS feeds; but Friendica has been customized to handle a variety of different kinds of content, not just RSS feeds.
This means you can look at all of the latest posts from your favorite websites, via their RSS feeds, while also seeing the latest from your social networks (Friendica, Twitter, Identica, Youtube, Facebook, etc). This is a valuable tool for efficiently keeping up with the flow of information from websites you follow and social networks that you are part of.
The process of integrating the content from websites you want to follow, is similar to how you might add a contact to your social network. In fact, on Friendica, the posts from websites you follow, appear in the same way as post from your social networks.
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