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Facebook Lite goes live, isn't quite fully baked yet

The folks over at Facebook decided their social network's user interface needed to lose some weight. So, after a few weeks on a treadmill, Facebook Lite is now available for public preview. This new fat-free version of Facebook looks to put Twitter in its sights as far as simplicity is concerned; it's more straight-to-the-point and less "just in case you're interested." On the inside, Facebook ...

FriendFeed debuts custom themes

In a quick post on their blog, FriendFeed announced that in addition to the themes already available to users, they would now be supporting custom themes. Options have been added to let users upload a background image and choose colors for text, links, and more for their profile page. They also plan to add more functionality and customization options in the future but wanted to give users a ta...

Facebook-FriendFeed marriage guarantees future of social media d**ch*bags

What do you get when you take a gaggle of enthusiastic, early-adopting online marketers and introduce them to one of the world's largest directories of job-seeking college students? We're about to find out, now that Facebook is acquiring FriendFeed. The move should mean improved versions of the real-time status and conversation features that Facebook was already moving toward, but that's not all F...

Facebook acquires FriendFeed

I was going to title this blog post with something funny like "FriendFeed accepts Facebook friend request." But FriendFeed beat me to the punch by using the headline in the official announcement on the FriendFeed blog. So here's the deal. Facebook has acquired FriendFeed, a site that few people have heard about, but which social networking nerds love. FriendFeed basically lets you keep track of...

FriendFeed introduces file sharing

Sharing pictures on FriendFeed is nothing new, but now it's just as easy to share other file types on the popular social network. You can either upload a file on the FriendFeed website, or email it as an attachment to share@friendfeed.com. The feature is intended for stuff like PDFs and spreadsheets, but you can also upload music files like mp3s and m4as. Mp3s are playable and downloadable on t...

Feedstats gives you stats on your FriendFeed usage

Although there's no doubt that Twitter is the current reigning social status update king of the hill, upstart FriendFeed is certainly a more than viable alternative. FriendFeed does everything Twitter can do and much, much more right out of the box, aggregating all of your feeds (including your Twitter stream) into a single unified online presence. If you're already using FriendFeed, you might be...

FriendFeed beta adds real-time updates

Social networking, life-streaming, and micro-blogging service FriendFeed has rolled out a new beta interface, which you can access by navigating to beta.friendfeed.com. The service still lets you link your Twitter, Facebook, LInkedIn, and other social networking accounts so that you can share all of your social media updates with your FriendFeed contacts who can then comment on them. But the new...

FriendFeed Notifier brings real-time updates to the desktop

Sometimes it seems that we're so plugged in to Twitter here @downloadsquad -- rather, at Download Squad -- that we don't even know FriendFeed exists. Not true! In fact, I noticed that FriendFeed just released an official desktop notifier, built on Adobe AIR. It's pretty rough so far, but a lot of users are commenting with feature requests and improvements. The main issue people have with the notif...

Google Reader adds comments, risks wrath of web publishers

Google Reader has added a new feature that makes reading RSS feeds a more social experience: You can leave comments on other users' shared items. In other words, if your friend clicks the share button next to a blog post or news item in Google Reader, it will show up in your Friends' shared items section along with any comment they've left. Now you can also comment on their comment. If multiple ...

YackTrack shows you all the places people are commenting

First, there were blog comments. But then there were Twitter, FriendFeed, Disqus, Google BlogSearch, and a host of other ways people could attach feedback to a particular URL. YackTrack is a service that aims to help you see all of these different types of comments in the same place. Just enter a URL, and it will return every comment on that URL that it can find across multiple services. YackTrac...

AlertThingy 2 adds support for Facebook, Flickr, more services

When AlertThingy launched in April of 2008, the Adobe AIR-based application was a desktop client for social networking/micro-blogging service FriendFeed. The developers eventually added support for Twitter, which started an arms race between AlertThingy and Twhirl, a Twitter client that added support for FriendFeed. Now AlertThingy has been updated to version two, and it supports the following s...

Twhirl adds Identi.ca support

Adobe AIR-based microblogging client Twhirl already supported Twitter, Friendfeed and Seesmic, and now its coverage of the world of mini-updates gets even broader with the addition of Identi.ca. Identi.ca is something like a less-popular open-source version of Twitter. This is a big deal for the Identi.ca folks, because Twhirl may actually be better-known than their service. Along with potentiall...

Download Squad Week in Review

3 out of 4 doctors recommend reading Download Squad every day. But if you've been a bit too busy to keep up, here are a few of our favorite stories from the past week. Read them over and call us in the morning if you don't feel better. Lesser known weapons to trick out your malware arsenal You probably know all the big names in antivirus, anti-spyware behavior. But just because companies like ...

10 + tools to pimp out your Friendfeed

We're big fans of FriendFeed, the social network aggregator that helps you keep track of your friends' activities across different platforms like Twitter, LastFM, Flickr, YouTube, Facebook and about 1,000 36 others. If you're a fan or if you're just getting started, below are 10 tools to help you experience it just the way you like, after the jump. ...

Posty: Adobe AIR client for Twitter, FriendFeed, Pownce, Jaiku, Tumblr

There's no shortage of desktop clients for Twitter and FriendFeed. But Posty goes a few steps beyond popular clients like Twhirl and Alert Thingy by adding support for Jaiku and Tumblr as well as Pownce. Posty's main window features a list of supported services with check boxes next to each. Just enter a status update and select the networks you want to send the update out to, and you can post ...