New heuristic rule : blog for people, feeds for news.
I'm not sure I like FriendFeed ... even now. And after intense time on Twitter, I'm using it less.
To access people, I still want to go to blogs. I love my new pipes, but I want real, impersonal news on them : science, ecological disaster, cool nylon toys. Not my friends or blogreads saying what they do and think.
Not sure if this is a temporary thing, but it's the way that makes sense to me at the moment.