As the consolidation of the social media space begins, Facebook has acquired FriendFeed, the meta-social service. The speed with which the news spilled out showed how well the acquisition was insulated from prying eyes, as well as the power of the social web itself.
In a brilliant parody of the acquisition, even Hitler’s plans are thrown asunder by the startling move:
The significance of this acquisition will be debated for a few days — was it about search, competition, or commercial consolidation? Or all three?
More to come. In the meantime, “we still have Plurk.”