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This article was published on March 9, 2015


Facebook is killing off FriendFeed on April 9

Facebook is killing off FriendFeed on April 9
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Remember when Facebook bought FriendFeed back in 2009? Amidst the mania of Apple Watch news, the platform today announced it’s shutting down.

The reason, as you might expect, is simply that no one was using it.

Friendfeed was one of the first networks to provide real-time updates for social feeds. Our Editor-in-Chief, Martin Bryant, actually got his job at TNW thanks to an ad placed on FriendFeed, and we even used private groups on the social network as our staff backchannel for a while.

If you’re still on the platform, posts, messages and photos will be available until April 9, after which they will disappear into the ether. No new sign-ups are being accepted.

FriendFeed [via Recode]