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Google’s Access to Twitter’s Firehose Expired, Caused Realtime Search ‘Mysteriously’ Disappeared

Eariler in the day, diTii reported that Google’s realtime search is no more avialable. Well as it turns out the reason behind the mysterious disappearnce was, “on July 2nd Google’s access to Twitter’s special firehose expired and it pulled the feature in order to rethink its strategy.”

Bing, …

Paul Buchheit “Chrome OS will Killed or Merge with Android” – “Google ChromeOS Means Losing Control of Data,” Warns GNU Founder Richard Stallman

Google’s new cloud computing ChromeOS looks like a plan “to push people into careless computing” by forcing them to store their data in the cloud rather than on machines directly under their control, warns Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation and creator of the operating system GNU.

“I think that marketers …

Google show “popular links” in real-time search results

Google tweaked its real-time search tools including: Twitter, Friendfeed and public Facebook status updates. “Now when you Google for any popular keyword and refine your search results to either “recent” or “updates,” the search engine will show a list of web pages frequently linked from messages posted on services like Twitter, Google Buzz, FriendFeed etc. …

FriendFeed email bug allowed impersonation

A big vulnerability with FriendFeed email function is reported, that allowed anyone to post a message as anyone (impersonation) else on FriendFeed. For e.g. someone posted this pretending to be FriendFeed co-founder Bret Taylor. When it was spotted, FriendFeed quickly shut down email posting till they look into the issue.

FriendFeed custom themes Launched

FriendFeed added an option that lets you create a custom theme by uploading a background image and choosing a few colors. Now, people who visit your profile’ll see it in the theme you’ve chosen. If you’d prefer visitors not to see your theme, you can turn it off on your …

Facebook acquired FriendFeed sharing service

Facebook announced of acquiring FriendFeed, the innovative service for sharing online. As part of the agreement, all FriendFeed employees will join Facebook and FriendFeed’s four founders’ll hold senior roles on Facebook’s engineering and product teams. “Facebook and FriendFeed share a common vision of giving people tools to share …

FriendFeed allows recommending subscriptions using “Recommend Friends” feature

FriendFeed added a new “Recommend Friends” feature, that allows you to recommend subscriptions of friend’s feeds to anyone who’s subscribed to your feed. When you send friend recommendations, your friend’ll get an email with all of your recommendations, including a link to subscribe to all your recommendations with a …

FriendFeed API adds ‘Real-time, OAuth, file attachments’ and more features

FriendFeed Social media aggregator released version 2 of FriendFeed API with number of compelling new features:

-Real-time APIs – utilize long polling to get feeds in real-time, including search!
-Flexible sharing options – Direct message users. Share to multiple feeds.
-File attachments – Attach images, pdfs, spreadsheets, etc.

Sobees Silverlight 3 social desktop aggregator for Twitter, Facebook and more

sobees integrates a large number of Internet services. sobees automatically pulls information from friends on different social networks together with news, photos, videos, and other data from the Web. sobees is an integrated application and all services are aggregated in a similar way in configurable modules. Nice UI with some great features like …

FriendFeed real-time search with embeddable widget

Now, when you enter a search query on FriendFeed, you would see real-time updates stream at the top of your screen. You don’t need to constantly click refresh to immediately see what people are saying about a particular topic, as FriendFeed’s real-time search keep searching across FriendFeed, including imported services …

Share PDF & other files on FriendFeed

FriendFeed ‘ve added the capability to share files; now you can easily attach any file, such as a PDF or a spreadsheet, to your FriendFeed post. To share files on friendfeed.com, simply click the “Files” link underneath the post box and select which files you …

FeedBurner adds FriendFeed subscribers to RSS count

Did you notice an increase in your RSS count? This may have some contribution to do with FeedBurner adding FriendFeed to their RSS count. So if you’ve 200 people subscribed to you on FriendFeed, and you’ve added your blog as a service on FriendFeed, now you can …

Kim Kardashian added 35,000 friends; Joins FriendFeed

Kim Kardashian joined FriendFeed, and then immediately added 35,000 users as friends of which only around 350 people subscribed to her. She did this with FriendFeed’s new one-click Twitter login functionality that allows you to sign up for FriendFeed using your Twitter name and transfer your information over via OAuth …