FriendFeed - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Page 1 of 2FriendFeedFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaFriendFeed is a real-time feed aggregator that FriendFeedconsolidates the updates from social media and socialnetworking websites, social bookmarking websites,blogs and micro-blogging updates, as well as anyother type of RSS/ Atom feed. It is possible to use URL friendfeed.comthis stream of information to create customized feedsto share, as well as originate new posts-discussions, Type of site Social aggregator(and comment) with friends. Available English, Persian, German, Spanish,The goal of FriendFeed according to their website is language(s) French, Japanese, Russian,to make content on the Web more relevant and useful Simplified Chinese, Turkish, Italianby using existing social networks as a tool for Owner Facebook Inc.discovering interesting information. Users can be anindividual, business or organization. Bloggers writing Created by Bret Taylor, Jim Norris, Paulabout FriendFeed have said that this service Buchheit and Sanjeev Singhaddresses the shortcomings of social media serviceswhich exclusively facilitate tracking of their own Launched October 2007members social media activities on that particular Alexa rank 735social media service, whereas FriendFeed providesthe facility to track these activities (such as posting Current Onlineon blogs, Twitter and Flickr) across a broad range of statusdifferent social networks. Some bloggers areconcerned about readers commenting on their postsinside FriendFeed instead of on their blogs, resulting in fewer page views for the blogger.The founders are all former Google Inc. employees who were involved in the launch of services such asGmail and Google Maps. They include Paul Buchheit, Jim Norris, Sanjeev Singh and Bret Taylor.Venture capital agency Benchmark Capital is involved with the investment funding.FriendFeed is based in Mountain View, California and had on average one million monthly visitors.Employees of FriendFeed created the Simple Update Protocol to reduce the load put on sites byaggregators such as theirs.On August 10, 2009, Facebook Inc. agreed to acquire FriendFeed. FriendFeed was bought for $15million in cash, and $32.5 million in Facebook stock.Supported servicesA user can configure their FriendFeed account to aggregate content from the following services:Blogging Books Status Video Miscellaneous Ameba Goodreads Brightkite 12seconds Custom RSS/Atom Baidu Space LibraryThing Facebook Dailymotion http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FriendFeed 10/27/2011
FriendFeed - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Page 2 of 2 Blogger Gmail/Google Joost Amazon.com Tumblr News Talk Seesmic LinkedIn LiveJournal identi.ca Smotri Netflix Skyrock Digg Plurk Vimeo Netvibes Google Twitter YouTube PolyvoreBookmarking Reader Picasa SlideShare Meneame Music tipjoy Delicious Mixx Comments Upcoming Diigo Reddit iLike Wakoopa Furl Last.fm Backtype Yelp Hatena Photos Pandora Disqus Ma.gnolia Intense Mister Wong Flickr Debate StumbleUpon Fotolog Twine Photobucket Google Picasa Bookmarks SmugMug ZooomrReferences 1. ^ "friendfeed.com - Traffic Details from Alexa". Alexa Internet, Inc. http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/friendfeed.com. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 2. ^ "FriendFeed FAQ". http://friendfeed.com/about/help. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 3. ^ "AT&T and Verizon Wireless Offer New Services for Friends" September 9th, 2008 New York Times, retrieved September 11th, 2008 4. ^ FriendFeed launch cover on VentureBeat, October 1, 2007 5. ^ "Just How Much is the Conversation Worth?" CenterNetworks.com, July 3, 2008 6. ^ http://www.facebook.com/press/releases.php?p=116581 Facebook Press Release 7. ^ http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/08/10/the-cost-of-friendfeed-roughly-50-million-in-cash-and-stock/ Techcrunch Sale PriceExternal links FriendFeed FriendFeed Is This Years Twitter, But Why? Friendfeed.com raises $5m VC FriendFeed: All The Numbers That Matter (infographic)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FriendFeed 10/27/2011
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