FriendFeed's turning one! A year ago today, Bret, Jim, Paul and Sanjeev put our site and service out there and invited some folks. Soon, more people joined—as users, coworkers and friends. The rest, as they say, is history. Although not particularly ancient history.
Still, it's hard to believe that it's already been a year. Certainly, it seems like a lot has happened. For those of you who might have missed any of it, here's a quick recap:
October 1 (in the wee hours): Bret and Jim push the site and FriendFeed is born. Sanjeev's daughter, Iris, was born just a few days earlier. Sanjeev has a hard time picking favorites.
October 1: Bret purchases office espresso machine
October 2: Bret purchases office computers
October 15: The crew moves into FriendFeed Global International World Headquarters. Bikes are purchased.
October 30: We launch "Likes". We like it.
December 18: Friends are fed at the holiday dinner at Bret's house. Paul airs multiple grievances about the Festivus Pole.
December 22: Grievances can now be aired on FriendFeed, er http://festivusfeed.com
February 8: First annual FriendFeed friends and family ski trip
February 26: We officially launch the site and announce our Series A funding
March 6: The TGIFF (thank goodness it's FriendFeed) tradition begins
March 17: FriendFeed now has search. But we still can't find our keys.
March 25: We launch an API and pass the work onto you
May 22: 62.5% of FriendFeed is out of the office, spread across four continents. Sounds like a perfect time to launch rooms.
June 23: Casey drops a server on his foot and breaks his toe. The rest of us move across the street.
June 27: Finally, everyone gets job titles at FriendFeed
October 1: We celebrate! Thanks to FriendFeed, we've had an amazing year. And really, that's thanks to our users.
Thanks for helping to make FriendFeed what it is today. We're looking forward to celebrating many more birthdays with you!