Earlier this week I suggested that Facebook needs to start copying their competitors. One competitor that I mentioned briefly was FriendFeed. I suggested that they add the ability to comment within the newsfeed. Well, a few days later Facebook has made updates that move it one step closer to FriendFeed. While they aren’t the changes I suggested, they are definitely useful.
Users can now import from a whole slew of new websites including Hulu, Google Reader, directly from blogs, Last.fm, YouTube and a number of others. This is clearly a step toward FriendFeed and I would expect Facebook to further continue the expansion of sites that they let you import. For those who blog, there is one limiting factor to the blog import feature: you can only import one blog. I for one hope that they update this as soon as possible so I can import all of my feeds.
Then again, I currently use the Flog application on Facebook but soon enough there will be no more need for that. Once Facebook adds comments to mini-feeds and newsfeeds, I don’t really see much of a need to use FriendFeed anymore. Read more on the Facebook blog. Do you use FriendFeed? Do you import items on Facebook? What do you think of this new feature?