Earlier about a month ago I wrote about what happens when a company got bought out by Facebook, namely FriendFeed. People invest a lot of time in social networks and when a social network gets bought out that sets up a level of uncertainty that the company will still be around later on.
FriendFeed is such a company, thousands of people, if not a million people this month have invested thousands of hours into FriendFeed making it one of the most interesting near real time social networks in the market place. With a plethora of changes right before the buyout, FriendFeed has stopped a hard charging change cycle and settled down. Moreover, people have been coming back in droves, to the tune of almost 100,000 additional visitors this month alone.
FriendFeed is having their own “best month ever” which is important. People do not want to lose the investment that they have made in the social networks that they participate in. While no one knows what Facebook will do with FriendFeed or if it will survive in its current form, FriendFeed seems to be gaining traffic again, and has been having their own resurgence.
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(Cross-posted @ TechWag)