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Facebook Subscribe Copies Twitter--But That's The Point

Sep 16, 2011 | Updated Nov 16, 2011

This is Facebook's greatest strength: Zuckerberg and his minions copy everyone else's best ideas freely, unashamedly, and really, really well. Just after announcing Smart Lists this week, Facebook launched another big feature. The site's new Subscribe button lets you get specific people's updates directly in your News Feed, even people you haven't friended. Sound familiar?

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