Facebook Buys FriendFeed

August 12, 2009 at 12:54 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
This is a bad deal! I have accounts on Facebook, FriendFeed and Twitter. On a scale of 1-10, I rate them 8, 5, and 2, respectively. I don’t want lowly ‘2’ buying average ‘5’ so it can wipe out the very useful ‘8’. Bummer!
clipped from www.pcworld.com

FriendFeed Buy Helps Facebook Compete With Google and Twitter

Facebook announced yesterday that it is purchasing rival social media entity FriendFeed. FriendFeed has been more of a niche social media destination, never having grown to the size of a Facebook or Twitter, but it provides a more Twitter-like stream of status updates and real-time search capabilities for Facebook. The combination of Facebook with FriendFeed functionality puts Facebook in a position to compete directly with Twitter and Google.

The FriendFeed purchase provides Facebook with the technology to incorporate more real-time status updates, and gives it a leading real-time search capability.

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