The most and least annoying providers of ubiquitous free services on the Internet are teaming up , according to All Things Digital:
[A]ccording to sources close to the situation, Facebook and Skype are poised to announce a significant and wide-ranging partnership that will include integration of SMS, voice chat and Facebook Connect.
So continues Facebook’s campaign to make anything you do online, even the stuff people used to do just fine without Facebook, into a Facebook activity (Including commenting on Slate!). For some reason, All Things Digital concludes this is “a big win for the Luxembourg-based Skype, which is currently readying a public offering.” Because Skype needs a popular site like Facebook, with its 500 million users, to supplement its own base of…560 million users?
Still, it’s good news for law-enforcement officials, who have been counting on Congress to
make it easier to wiretap your Skype calls
. Once Skype gets spilled all over Facebook, they
might not have to bother