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Facebook buys FriendFeed

Facebook announced today that it has acquired FriendFeed, a social networking type site that allows groups of people to create customized feeds of friend's content - basically, sort of like a social RSS feed.

According to compete.com, FriendFeed has a tiny amount of users compared to Facebook's dominant presence. (Here's a cool chart comparing Facebook, Twitter, and FriendFeed.)

Picture 3 Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says he admires the Friendfeed team for creating a "simple" and "elegant" service for people to share information.

"As this shows, our culture continues to make Facebook a place where the best engineers come to build things quickly that lots of people will use," he said in a press release.

A note on FriendFeed's blog says the site will continue to operate as normal until they decide how to integrate into Facebook. Founded by four former Google employees, the company has just 12 employees. Facebook was mum on the price.


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