Monday, August 23, 2010

Facebook Buys Hot Potato, Expertise is Key

Facebook had been rumoured to be looking at location-based service Hot Potato since July and chose Friday - two days after the Facebook Places launch - to confirm the deal.

Hot Potato is a halfway house between Foursquare, Twitter and Facebook Like. Users share what they are doing - whether a venue, activity, song, game or TV show - and the site lists trending terms. Its original focus was more on events, but it later broadened to any activity.

Facebook apparently is after experienced personnel to build and support its new "Places" feature.

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