Facebook Takes Aim at Twitter, Buys FriendFeed

Anybody who was still wondering if Facebook had noticed the rapid rise of Twitter need wonder no more. Today, Facebook announced it’s buying FriendFeed, the news- and information-sharing service founded by four ex-Google engineers. The move is a blatant acknowledgment by the huge social networking service that Twitter, with at least 45.5 million unique visitors a month, has stolen a significant chunk of mindshare from Facebook lately.

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