Facebook Becomes Friends With FriendFeed
The acquisition provides Facebook with an opportunity to expand into real-time search. Because of its ability to conduct real-time search, FriendFeed has been described as a rival to Twitter. You may recall that Facebook attempted to buy Twitter last year but the deal never materialized.
FriendFeed was founded by four former Google employees in October 2007. The four founders of FriendFeed will be placed in senior roles on Facebook's engineering and product teams. Other employees of FriendFeed will join the Facebook team.