Not everything that we do here at FriendFeed shows up on the changelog. In particular, we've been spending a lot of time talking to people who are interested in joining the team here at FriendFeed. We know that a relatively small team can be extremely productive when it has the right people working together in the right environment. However, building that perfect team can be very challenging. Not only do you need to find smart, capable people, but you need to find the right smart, capable people, with the right mix of talents and temperaments.
That's why we're excited to announce that Casey Maloney Rosales Muller has joined FriendFeed!
In addition to being an extremely capable engineer, Casey also brings academic experience from the MIT and NYU media labs, and very practical experience as the co-founder of the social music startup Jamglue.
Although he just started this week, Casey has already contributed several features and improvements to FriendFeed rooms, which we launched yesterday. Today he added the much requested "character count" feature to Twitter-back.
This ability to jump right in, immediately understand our system, and "automatically" do the right thing is tremendously valuable, and is exactly what FriendFeed needs -- we're very happy to have Casey on the team.