The tubes are still a flutter with the ongoing FriendFeed vs Twitter debate. As only an industry as egotistical as ours could do, the focus has now shifted to the amount of followers and subscriptions. Comparing the two services, some power users have noticed their FriendFeed network is building out much faster than it did on Twitter. Allen has a nice video up, it breaks down why they are seeing such high conversion of followers.
Let’s also not forget that when people like Calacanis or Scoble simply use the site they gain followers. All it takes is one of their many followers to “Like” or comment one of their postings. In some cases when they do this FriendFeed will broadcast their entry out to their friends as well. You see this in the form of “_____ (a friend of _____) posted…”. This feature alone drives tons of new subscriptions in a very viral fashion.
Oh and enjoy the new Deep Twit above, this one is titled “Fail Bird”.
Update: Just found Scoble’s post on participation, check out the stats he provided.