FriendFeed

FriendFeed was a real-time feed aggregator that consolidated updates from social media and social networking websites, social bookmarking websites, blogs and microblogging updates, as well as any type of RSS/Atom feed.wikipedia
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FriendFeed was a real-time feed aggregator that consolidated updates from social media and social networking websites, social bookmarking websites, blogs and microblogging updates, as well as any type of RSS/Atom feed.
Among the most notable services are Twitter, Tumblr, FriendFeed, Plurk, Jaiku and identi.ca.

Bret Taylor

It was created by Bret Taylor, Jim Norris, Paul Buchheit and Sanjeev Singh.
Taylor left Google in June 2007 to join venture capital firm Benchmark Capital as an entrepreneur-in-residence, where he and Jim Norris, another former Google employee, created the social network web site FriendFeed.

Tornado (web server)

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Friendfeed was built on top of Tornado.
It was developed for use by FriendFeed; the company was acquired by Facebook in 2009 and Tornado was open-sourced soon after.

Simple Update Protocol

Employees of FriendFeed created the Simple Update Protocol to reduce the load put on sites by aggregators such as theirs.
Simple Update Protocol, or SUP, was a protocol developed by FriendFeed to simplify and speed up RSS and Atom.

Paul Buchheit

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It was created by Bret Taylor, Jim Norris, Paul Buchheit and Sanjeev Singh.
Leaving Google in 2006, Buchheit started FriendFeed, which was launched in 2007 and was acquired by Facebook in 2009 in a private transaction.

Social networking service

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FriendFeed was a real-time feed aggregator that consolidated updates from social media and social networking websites, social bookmarking websites, blogs and microblogging updates, as well as any type of RSS/Atom feed.
Buchheit, Paul (founder of FriendFeed). An essay on the features that seem to define the social network aspect of a product.

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* Locker, an open source alternative that aimed to provide a similar, but more ambitious service.
FriendFeed

News aggregator

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FriendFeed was a real-time feed aggregator that consolidated updates from social media and social networking websites, social bookmarking websites, blogs and microblogging updates, as well as any type of RSS/Atom feed.

Social media

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FriendFeed was a real-time feed aggregator that consolidated updates from social media and social networking websites, social bookmarking websites, blogs and microblogging updates, as well as any type of RSS/Atom feed.

Social bookmarking

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FriendFeed was a real-time feed aggregator that consolidated updates from social media and social networking websites, social bookmarking websites, blogs and microblogging updates, as well as any type of RSS/Atom feed.

RSS

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FriendFeed was a real-time feed aggregator that consolidated updates from social media and social networking websites, social bookmarking websites, blogs and microblogging updates, as well as any type of RSS/Atom feed.

Atom (Web standard)

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FriendFeed was a real-time feed aggregator that consolidated updates from social media and social networking websites, social bookmarking websites, blogs and microblogging updates, as well as any type of RSS/Atom feed.

Blog

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Bloggers writing about FriendFeed said that this service addresses the shortcomings of social media services which exclusively facilitate tracking of their own members' social media activities on that particular social media service, whereas FriendFeed provided the facility to track these activities (such as posting on blogs, Twitter, and Flickr) across a broad range of different social networks.

Twitter

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Bloggers writing about FriendFeed said that this service addresses the shortcomings of social media services which exclusively facilitate tracking of their own members' social media activities on that particular social media service, whereas FriendFeed provided the facility to track these activities (such as posting on blogs, Twitter, and Flickr) across a broad range of different social networks.

Flickr

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Bloggers writing about FriendFeed said that this service addresses the shortcomings of social media services which exclusively facilitate tracking of their own members' social media activities on that particular social media service, whereas FriendFeed provided the facility to track these activities (such as posting on blogs, Twitter, and Flickr) across a broad range of different social networks.

Google

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The founders were all former Google employees who were involved in the launch of services such as Gmail and Google Maps.

Gmail

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The founders were all former Google employees who were involved in the launch of services such as Gmail and Google Maps.

Google Maps

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The founders were all former Google employees who were involved in the launch of services such as Gmail and Google Maps.

Venture capital

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Along with the latter two founders, venture capital agency Benchmark Capital was involved with the investment funding.

Benchmark (venture capital firm)

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Along with the latter two founders, venture capital agency Benchmark Capital was involved with the investment funding.

Mountain View, California

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FriendFeed was based in Mountain View, California, and had on average one million monthly visitors.

Facebook

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On August 10, 2009, Facebook agreed to acquire FriendFeed.