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When I wrote a story about FriendFeed for the magazine last week, I mentioned that it would be easy enough for Facebook to simply copy FriendFeed and allow people to broadcast what they’re doing on other social media on their Facebook’s News feed.
And now Facebook has done just that. It definitely undercuts some of the appeal of FriendFeed. So the next question is what will the startup’s appeal come down to? The filters it adds? The demographic it targets now? Or Facebook fatigue, with people getting tired of going to Facebook? Services do live side by side, but FriendFeed’s appeal was to try to cut across those divides.