Facebook has acquired a live feed delivering website – Friendfeed. This seems to be a specific attack to provide some kind of competition to the exploding Twitter popularity and Twitter rage that has come over netizens.
FriendFeed also has a powerhouse team of ex-Googlers who maybe capable of scaling up this technology and create innovations challenging enough to compete Twitter. It seems that Facebook has invested in a technology that is already existent than re-developing one themselves. It has been a more cost-effective method of tackling the micro-blogging giant.
All FriendFeed employees automatically join the Facebook umbrella. FriendFeed currently has 12 employees. Whereas, the four founders of FriendFeed will be holding senior roles in Facebook’s engineering and Production teams.
The four founders are Taylor, Buchheit, Jim Norris and Sanjeev Singh in October 2007. These men played key roles at Google for products like Gmail and Google Maps. FYI, Buchheit the Google engineer behind Gmail and the man behind Google’s core motto – “Do No Evil”.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO said,
“Since I first tried FriendFeed, I’ve admired their team for creating such 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.”
This definitely seems to me a media to wage war against Twitter.