Guy Kawasaki's Alltop Launches Frienderati: The Top Friends From FriendFeed

If you want to know what the “top people on FriendFeed” are saying, you can now see their feeds on a new Alltop page called Frienderati. It is just a list of the top 100 or so names on FriendFeed (actually, only 94, for some reason), listed in alphabetical order by first name along with their five latest Twitters, blog posts, and other FriendFeed items. Or you could just subscribe to those same people on FriendFeed.

All the usual suspects are included on Frienderati. Mostly bloggers and other Web celebrities like Dave Winer, Loic Le Meur, Kevin Rose, and Guy Kawasaki (who is also one of the founders of Alltop and last week sold his other project, Truemors, to NowPublic). The site does not explain how someone gets on the list, but it appears to be the most followed individuals on FriendFeed. (Compare to this list on User21). There is a lot of overlap here with another Alltop site, Twitterati, which (you guessed it) shows the latest Tweets of the “top” people on Twitter (Kawasaki, Winer, Robert Scoble, etc.). Since most of the content on FriendFeed comes from Twitter anyway, Frienderati is really is pretty much the same thing, with a few different names.

Like other Alltop sites (which aggregate top feeds in other categories), this one is kind of a head-scratcher. There is no way to sort, so I guess you are expected to scroll through all 94 names to get what you are looking for. It would be helpful if the names at least appeared in order of their most recent entries, like on FriendFeed itself. Or you could just browse Friendarati to see which, if any, of the top names you might want to follow on your own. (Even though the point of FriendFeed is to follow what your real friends are saying—oh, never mind).

I like the name, though. It sounds like a cabal, and maybe it is. But I guess Top Friends was already taken.

Update: In an email, Kawasaki says the list is “based on all the other articles about the top people to follow plus our gut. Did we say it’s 100? We just tried to find about 100.” And he notes in a comment below that it is just meant to be a starting point for FriendFeed.

(Full list after the break):

Top FriendFeedsters According to Frienderati

Aaron Brazell – Lead Editor at Technosailor
Adam Ostrow – Editor-In-Chief at Mashable
Aliza Sherman – Author, Producer, Blogger
Allen Stern – Editor of CenterNetworks
Amber Mac – New Media Journalist
Andrew Chen – Entrepreneur
Andy Beard – Niche Marketing
Annie Boccio – Founder of Pixel Currents
Becky McCray – Small Town Entrepreneur
Ben Metcalfe – Social Media, Web2.0 Consultant
Beth Kanter – Social Media Consultant to Non-Profits
Brian Solis – Publisher
Burt Lum – Digital Ronin
Cathryn Hrudicka – Chief Imagination Officer
Cathy Brooks – Genetically Engineered Communicator
Chris Brogan – Social Media Expert
Chris Pirillo – Founder of L0ckergn0me
Christine Lu – Founder of the China Business Network
Corvida – Mass Media Student of
Dan Farber – Vice President at CNET Networks
Dave Winer – Entrepreneur, Software Developer, Social Media Expert
David Sifry – Founder Technorati
Don MacAskill – CEO of SmugMug
Emily Chang – Award-winning Web Designer, Technology Strategist
Eric Eldon – Reporter with VentureBeat
Eric Rice – New Media Producer, Writer
Erick Schonfeld – Co-Editor, TechCrunch
Erin Kotecki Vest – Queen of Spain, BlogHer, Huffington Post
Francine Hardaway – Entrepreneur, Mentor, Investor
Frederic Lardinois- PhD student, Web2.0 Writer
Gabe Rivera – Creator of Techmeme
Ginger Makela – Social Media Specialist
Guy Kawasaki – Author, Speaker, Online Magazine Editor of Alltop
Jason Kaneshiro – Writer at Webomatica
Jeff Jarvis – Writer, Consultant for New Media
Jeremiah Owyang – Sr. Analyst at Forrester Research
Jeremy Zawodny – Craigslist
Josh Quittner – Time Magazine’s Editor at Large
Justine Ezarik – New Media Connoisseur
Karen Padham Taylor – Product Manager at Google
Kathy Johnson – PR, Analysis, Results
Kent Newsom – Proprietor of
Kevin Rose – Founder of Digg
Kristen Nicole – Lead Writer for Mashable
Laura Fitton – Social Media Expert, Consultant
Leah Culver – Founder, Developer of Pownce
Leo Laporte – Author, Tech Broadcaster of TWiT Live
Loic Le Meur – Entrepreneur, Founder of Seesmic
Louis Gray – Corporate Technology Marketer
Maggie Fox – CEO of Social Media Group
Maki – Sole Writer of DOSHDOSH
Mari Smith – Relationship Marketing Consultant
Maria Reyes-McDavis – Social Media Diva
Mark “Rizzn” Hopkins – Associate Editor of Mashable
Mark Krynsky – Lifestream
Marshall Kirkpatrick – Lead Blogger at ReadWriteWeb
MG Siegler – Reporter at VentureBeat
Muhammad Saleem – Social Media Marketing Consultant
Nicole Simon – European New Media Specialist
Niniane – Google’s Engineer Manager
Paul Kedrosky – Investor, Writer, Entrepreneur
Pete Cashmore – Mashable
Philipp Lenssen – Google Blogoscoped
Rafe Needleman – Editor of Webware
Rebecca Briggs – Helping the World Heal from the Inside Out
Richard MacManus – Editor and publisher of ReadWriteWeb
Rob Diana – Regular Geek
Robert Scoble – Tech Evangelist
Roxanne Darling – Technology Trainer, Speaker
Ryan Ozawa – Father, Husband, and Web Geek
Sarah Lacy – Author
Sarah Perez – Blogger at ReadWriteWeb and Channel 10
Scott Beale – Publisher, Editor of Laughing Squid
Shannon Seery Gude – Geek Marketer
Stephanie Booth – Social Media Consultant
Steve Rubel – Digital Marketer
Steven Hodson – WinExtra
Susan Bratton – Podcast Publisher
Susan Reynolds – New Media Consultant
Tamar Weinberg – Lifehacker and Mashable
Tara Hunt – Online Marketing Professional
Thomas Hawk – CEO Zooomr Inc.
Tom Foremski – Founder Silicon Valley Watcher
Tony Hung – Blogger
Tris Hussey – Training Manager b5Media
Veronica Belmont- Host of Tekzilla on Rev3 and Qore on PSN
Wendy Piersall – CEO and Founder of Sparkplug