Googler Mihai Parparita announces that Google Reader now sends real-time updates to FriendFeed when you share items using the Pubsubhubb protocol.
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Popular feed aggregation web site FriendFeed was already the perfect tool to aggregate your online social life, but now the site pushes out every update in real-time.
FriendFeed introduces a new feature on their beta site: a "Pause" button "fake following" mode, which lets you follow someone without seeing their updates. In a similar vein, productivity guy Merlin Mann proposes that all social networks build in a "Pause" button, which would protect you temporarily from a stream of unwanted updates for a certain amount of time without de-friending folks. Along with a "Pause" button for social networking, we also want a "Snooze" button for email, tasks, and reminders.
Firefox with Greasemonkey: The FriendFeed by Service Greasemonkey script does just what it sounds like, filtering results in your FriendFeed by service. The one pervasive concern lodged against FriendFeed when we reviewed it earlier this week is that FriendFeed introduces too much overflow with its all-in-one stream. With the FriendFeed by Service script installed, you can filter your feeds by service so you can see at a glance, for example, what music your friends are into on Last.fm or what bookmarks they made in Del.icio.us. FriendFeed by Service is free, requires Firefox with Greasemonkey.