Social Network Aggregation: Bringing People Together

Paul Buchheit and Bret Taylor, the geniuses behind Gmail and Google Maps, started a social networking aggregator called FriendFeed seven months ago and it seems as if this new concept is finally starting to catch on. FriendFeed is one of the first major efforts to break down the walls between Facebook, MySpace, You Tube, Flickr and others. With the startup's service, subscribers can pull together on one Web page everything their friends and colleagues are doing on more than 30 Web sites. The goal is to organize the Web's information in valuable ways, a bit like Google does. But instead of using search, FriendFeed uses people you know to uncover valuable information.

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