Yahoo and Facebook in a tree. K-I-S-S-I-N-G.

When was the last time you updated your Yahoo! profile? Or posted a Yahoo! status update?

Exactly: you haven't. Yahoo! has been a web giant for almost as long as there's been a web, but in recent years it's fallen behind its younger rivals: Google on search, and Facebook on social networking. Now it's thrown in the towel and announced it's tying its social networking features into Facebook, so people's Yahoo profiles will be automatically filled with all the latest Facebook gossip.

Yes, now it'll be easy to tell even more people what you had for breakfast or your views on Eastenders. At the same time, those people who do update Yahoo! Pulse - as the service will be renamed - will be able to sync that information into Facebook.

Apparently even Farmville will soon be available on Yahoo. Be afraid, be very afraid...

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