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Just in time for the U.S. election, FriendFeed -- the "life-streaming" aggregator run by former Google engineers Paul "Gmail" Buchheit and Bret Taylor -- has launched a real-time view that looks more than a little bit like Twitter, or like Twitter would if it had an auto-update feature (which it used to at one point,…

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As lots of people are reporting this morning (and as TechCrunch speculated a couple of weeks ago) AOL has bought the "lifestream aggregator" known as Socialthing, which came out of Colorado-based venture capital outfit TechStars. It's an interesting move by a company that has so much else wrong with it, but at the size of…

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So, Facebook is launching a new feature that allows users to comment on their friends' "mini-feed" items, according to several sources -- including the press release that arrived in my email box this morning. As Caroline explains at CNet, the mini-feed is what updates your friends when you change your status, upload a new profile…

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The debate over fragmentation of blog comments has been around for awhile -- I've written about it, and so have people like Louis Gray and MG Siegler and others -- and I don't think it's going away any time soon. Some argue that having comments at places like FriendFeed (or Shyftr, or a number of…

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Is Twitter losing it?

by Mathew on May 28, 2008 · 13 comments

Hugh McLeod's latest GapingVoid cartoon probably sums up what many Twitter users have been thinking of late. The service, which hasn't exactly been known for its reliable uptime, has been effectively crippled for almost a week now, with no ability to page back through previous messages and no support for using it through instant messaging.…

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