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All-stock deal for the geolocation startup is estimated to be worth $3.5 million.
The FriendFeed-like service will be worked into the entertainment conglomerate's digital properties so that members can share content and see what their friends are doing.
Nearly a quarter of the staff of the geolocation start-up now consists of former Digg employees, including co-founder Joe Stump.
Start-up social aggregator, which competes with the more-buzzed-about FriendFeed, will become part of AOL's People Networks division.
Track the progress of your friends with Socialthing.
The recent demise of Streamy reinforces that there's just no more room for a start-up that wants to get all your social-networking feeds in one place. Facebook's snuffed that market out.
Some prominent figures in the social-media world are already concerned that Facebook now may have the rights to a concept that should belong to the Web at large.
Start-up hopes to make it easy to bring location-aware features to any Web or mobile service--but we haven't seen it in action yet.
Bebo gets better integration with other social services, though not all of the announced enhancements will be available to users immediately.
AOL People Networks chief Joanna Shields lays out the ambitious and still-forming strategy to make the $850 million acquisition of Bebo worth it.