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Facebook Acquiring Friendfeed – What Does It Mean?

August 11, 2009

Robert Scoble has a very interesting and thoughtful post on Facebook acquiring Friendfeed and what it means.

I blogged yesterday that this marriage was the end of Twitter.  Scoble thinks it's a shot at Google with Twitter being "collateral damage".  Bottom line is this acquistion is about search – not necessarily social networking. 

Why?  Easy.  Google makes its gobs of money from search.  Facebook, make pretty much no money and has very limited search capabilities.  Friendfeed has a pretty good real time search engine. 

If Facebook can create a search function that users want/can use (i.e. real time search), Facebook will make money – the goal of every business.  

Read Scoble's blog post here.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 8, 2009 1:04 am

    Hey good stuff…keep up the good work! 🙂

  2. September 9, 2009 12:31 pm

    I’m so glad I found this site…Keep up the good work

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