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FriendFeed – a photo, message and image-sharing website created by former Googlers in 2007 and scooped up by Facebook two years later – has signed its own death warrant. The firm said in a blog post on Monday that the service, which has been "maintained" ever since Mark Zuckerberg's company acquired FriendFeed, would be axed …

  1. Def Silver badge

    Hmm, looks like Google Wave couldn't even make friends with other social networking sites.

    Is there *anyone* outside of Google and Facebook who has ever heard of FriendFeed?

    1. Captain DaFt

      Well, I heard of it back when Facebook bought it, but that's it.

      I just thought that Facebook had absorbed the good bits and killed the rest, since I never heard of it again until now.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Is there *anyone* outside of Google and Facebook who has ever heard of FriendFeed?

      I knew it existed because of this project.

  2. Andy Non Silver badge

    I was just thinking the same thing "FriendFeed" never heard of it.

  3. phil dude

    I.T. Crowd should be told...

    Let Jen know...


    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: I.T. Crowd should be told...

      Friendface, surely?

  4. Aslan

    Not Facebook, but Facebook

    First in the event of a major service shutdown the maintainer should need to keep things online for 30 days and provide export in a standards friendly way. Second, originally the service wasn't Google or Facebook. Facebook users weren't going to use it because it wasn't Facebook and once it was purchased by Facebook non Facebook users who weren't noobs weren't going to touch it either. I think this put the site in a rather impossible position. It's really annoying to see web giants buy and destroy interesting companies.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    laughing all the way to the bank

    made a relatively useless/redundant "service" that collapses due to lack of interest, still the creators made more money in that period of time than most of the entire world will ever earn in their lifetimes.

    No stinky bubbles here, that's the jacuzzi, honest!

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