Facebook to Become ‘Huffington Post of Your Social Life’

August 16, 2009

(ChattahBox)—In an intriguing piece in Sunday’s Washington Post, the recent acquisition of FriendFeed by Facebook is analyzed, concluding that Facebook is on track to dominate social media, by forming a one-stop social aggregation portal, similar to Huffington Post.

FriendFeed is a program popular with social media power users, which consolidates all social media activity, such as Twitter, Digg, Flickr and Facebook into one easy to use application. And now it’s soon to become a vital part of the Facebook experience.

Chadwick Matlin, writing for the Post, notes that the purchase of FriendFeed is a natural evolution of Facebook, as it seeks to dominate users’ Internet activity.

A Twitter app already exists that coordinates tweets with status messages on Facebook and the Facebook app named, Facebook Connect, enable users to use their Facebook login when engaging in other Internet activities, such as commenting.

Together with Facebook Connect and now FriendFeed, Facebook is poised to control a significant portion of your Internet activity.

“FriendFeed is going to become the companion to Facebook Connect; Facebook Connect pipes Facebook out to other sites, while FriendFeed’s technology pipes other sites in,” according to Matlin.

“I think this is about social aggregation. Facebook bought FriendFeed so it could become the Huffington Post of your social life,” added Matlin.

In other words, Facebook wants to “…own you.”


Comments

16 Responses to “Facebook to Become ‘Huffington Post of Your Social Life’”

  1. Harold on August 16th, 2009 3:50 pm

    The Huffington Post is a douche bag rag of a site. Facebook is becoming more of a community or town hall environment. There is nothing friendly about the control freak Huffington Post.

  2. Grant Shepard on August 16th, 2009 4:09 pm

    As a longtime subscriber to Huffington Post, I am at a loss to understand “Harold’s” comment (above). “Douche bag?” Nothing friendly?” “Control freak?” I’ve seen none of it.

  3. Robert on August 16th, 2009 4:20 pm

    Facebook is pointless and boring. Absolutely no redeeming qualities at all… just crap.

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  5. Maud on August 16th, 2009 4:43 pm

    What an incredibly asinine thing for Chadwick to say! Who is this Chadwick fellow and why should we listen to his vapid opinions anyway?

    He’s obviously exhibit “Q” that the so-called mainstream media are just leftist shills for the democrat party if he thinks the Huffington Post is any sort of metaphor for ordinary life. How pathetic.

  6. Teddy Pedersen on August 16th, 2009 4:53 pm

    What is Facebook? What is Huffington Post?

  7. patia on August 16th, 2009 4:56 pm

    The very instant Facebook becomes like that hate filled Huffington Post consider me GONE.

  8. Vincent on August 16th, 2009 5:02 pm

    Robert, that’s only because you don’t have friends to communicate with on there. Get some of them first and maybe you’ll understand it’s point a little better then, hm?

  9. Beto on August 16th, 2009 5:07 pm

    @Robert Cuz you have no friends.

  10. Brad on August 16th, 2009 5:17 pm

    i was so surprised:
    “TLC blurs Jon Gosselin’s Ed Hardy logo shirts. There go the free clothes!”
    whoever thought

    well just speak your mind and keep it to yourself

  11. Jim on August 16th, 2009 5:24 pm

    Heh. Everyone I know who actually has a real life doesn’t waste any of it on inane egocentric timesuckers like Twitter and Facebook.

  12. phillip nelson on August 16th, 2009 5:36 pm

    FB has to become a lot more friendly from a user interface point of view, before it gets much beyond pointless and boring. They could start by reading some of the UI books like ‘Please Don’t Make Me Think’ (I have no financial interest in this book).

  13. Motorsheep on August 16th, 2009 5:57 pm

    Is there an app out there that will give me back the 25 seconds I spent reading this pointless non-sequiter of an ‘article’? I mean, it’s nifty that the author knows how to use keywords to gain readers to what would otherwise be a mercifully invisible stub, but there seems to be no other point to this except to echo a dubiously flawed statement by someone at HuffPo wanting to be compared to Facebook… unless the author got some kind of advertising revenue for this I hardly see why this waste of text even exists…

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