I just read the news about Facebook acquiring FriendFeed. Many are already shouting "game changer", but not really. Facebook already has the huge networking, but it does make some ground on the folks at Twitter as a microblogging or communication tool. I talked a while back about FriendFeed’s new look and feel making it seem much like the already popular Twitter.
Now it has a war chest behind it to become bigger better and more usable I hope. We are already hearing about the demise of blogs for Life Streaming, and this moves into that game as well. I hope to get a better feel for the implications behind this. Good luck to Facebook and congrats to the guys at FriendFeed.
We will see if this becomes a game changer, but for now I think that it strengthens rather than changes things. To be sure, Facebook is becoming a player that now Google needs to be careful of in the long run. Twitter needs to catch up if they want to keep up.
The press release from Facebook will be looked at quite a bit.