Facebook has acquired FriendFeed

I’ve liked and used FriendFeed for a long time now, and I also enjoy using Facebook – mainly to stay in touch with family and friends.

So I was positively surprised to learn that Facebook acquired FriendFeed today. This has been confirmed on the FriendFeed Blog as well as in a Facebook press release.

This seems to be an excellent match, as Facebook has already “borrowed” quite a few features from FriendFeed and it seems that together these services can indeed achieve a lot more than as separate systems. Also, FriendFeed has been directly competing with Twitter in a lot of ways, so this acquisition furthers Facebook’s assault on Twitter. This will be very interesting to watch to see who comes out on top in the long-term.

More info can be found on TechMeme and TechCrunch