Facebook gobbles up Hot potato!

2nd generation Social Network – Facebook (I consider Friendster to be first generation) is acquiring a tiny little start up which only tracks what you are doing at this moment ….. I wonder if this is FB’s way to hedge against growing popularity of Twitter by building some in house tools and resources in case Twitter becomes too hard to deal with …..or a precursor to launching their own micro blogging feature that is not so tightly intertwined with FB site?

Regardless – activity and stream have become such an important aspect of online and virtual communities – proving that being in the know and sharing are such important aspects of your existence! Gone are the days when you call or visit someone to find out what they are up to, I guess!!!!!



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