The FriendFeed Mission
The goal of FriendFeed is to make content on the Web more relevant and useful for you by using your existing social network as a tool for discovering interesting information.
FriendFeed enables you to keep up-to-date on the web pages, photos, videos and music that your friends and family are sharing. It offers a unique way to discover and discuss information among friends.
Sign up for FriendFeed, invite some friends, and get a customized feed made up of the content that your friends shared — from news articles to family photos to interesting links and videos. FriendFeed automatically imports shared stuff from sites across the web, so if your friend favorites a video on YouTube, you get a link and a thumbnail of the video in your feed. And if your friend likes a news story on Digg, you get a link in your feed. FriendFeed makes all the sites you already use a little more social.
It’s also fast and easy to start discussions around shared items. On FriendFeed, you and your friends contribute to a shared stream of information — information that you care about, because it's from the people that you care about.
FriendFeed was founded by Bret Taylor, Jim Norris, Paul Buchheit and Sanjeev Singh. Since launch, FriendFeed has grown to nine people (and we're hiring).
All of us have worked at tech companies big and small, from Intel to Tellme to Yahoo to Google. We've designed and launched many products, including Google Maps and Gmail. We know the limitations of small companies and the inefficiencies of big ones, which makes us even more committed to building a great product, and just as importantly, a great company.
Life at FriendFeed
We're a small group of people in downtown Mountain View, California (a three minute walk from the Caltrain station). Our office is relaxed and laid-back. What we lack in meetings we make up for in jelly beans and comfy couches. We also have a lot of fun events, like holiday parties, an annual ski trip, and "mandatory fun day".