Facebook Tells Twitter to SHUT UP
If all that self-obsessed Tweeting was starting to irritate you, don't fear - Facebook now provides the same service. The thing is, Facebook was practically the same as Twitter already - the site's 'status updates' allowed you to tell your friends what you were doing at any moment. So while Steve Rubel speculated a while back that Facebook might look to snap up Twitter, it was a minor change to enable the posting - and reading - of status updates via SMS. That's the feature they just dropped in over the weekend, along with a status updates page that's pretty much identical to your Twitter friends view. It's a move that kills off any possibility of a link up between the two.