Monday, November 15, 2010

Facebook Announces email service. Will u join?

I first read of this on my PS3 Playstation Life channel over the weekend. I thought I’d do some digging around for those who might be interested…
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the social network will be launching a new messaging product that will give users a "" email address.
Zuckerberg went over a few features that will define Facebook's new angle, which is being dubbed as a "modern messaging product" which will include, seamless messaging, conversation history, and a social inbox for "filtering only the messages you want to see."
"This is not an email killer," Zuckerberg said. "This is a messaging system that includes email as one part of it."
The Facebook messaging system ties in multiple forms of communication from Facebook and other platforms to give users the ability to communicate in real-time, through whichever messaging tool they choose. "You decide how you want to talk to your friends: whether it is via SMS, chat, email or Messages. They will receive your message through whatever medium or device is convenient for them, and you can both have a conversation in real time," Facebook wrote in a blog post.
Facebook will be rolling this out over the coming months, initially via invite-only. All Facebook users will eventually be offered "" email addresses that match their public usernames.
So will you be “Facebooking” with their new email system? I think TLH will give it a try.Story continues below

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