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#1 Old 11-16-2010, 08:52 PM
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Facebook unveils new messaging service

Facebook Messages will blend e-mail, instant messages and text messages, an innovation that could reshape Internet communication and pose a new threat to Microsoft, Google and Yahoo.
November 15, 2010|By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times

Reporting from San Francisco In a bold challenge to its rivals, Facebook Inc. is launching a new messaging service for its more than half a billion users, setting off a battle that could shape the future of communication on the Internet.

Facebook Messages will meld the three major forms of communication e-mail, instant messages and text messages so that users can manage all their communications through a single inbox on their personal computer or mobile device.

The common gateway will be an "@facebook.com" e-mail address.

This kind of unified digital communication is the wave of the future, said Jeremiah Owyang, a social media analyst at Altimeter Group.

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Facebook will one day rule the world!

They'll have to fight Google for it. I can remember when Google was just the latest search engine on the block. Boy, I wish I'd bought stock during their IPO. lol

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yeah okay because everyone is going to take people seriously who send them emails from @facebook.com yeah, sure, you right.

everything and their mom is the "google killer" "iPhone killer" and i'm like shut up and sit the **** down do you know how much of a fool you sound like? and i'm always right, so i doubt there are going to be high class biznass men sending their emails through facebook servers, can you imagine the privacy nightmare? the only thing it will do now is give people a safer way to communicate with their mistresses/booty calls/prostitutes from craigslist.

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I am pretty happy with my gmail service... I can't imagine having an @facebook.com address...

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Yea you can't use facebook emails for pro stuff, I'm sure it will be successful but probably won't wipe anyone out. I know no one uses it but I love my aim mail

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Facebook is so unreliable, its frequently down. I wouldnt want to rely on it for emails!
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I am pretty happy with my gmail service... I can't imagine having an @facebook.com address...


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Facebook is so unreliable, its frequently down. I wouldnt want to rely on it for emails!

This for sure. I'm also with everyone who says they wouldn't want an @facebook.com address...
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i think its a matter of what you use to. i live on FB but i am so used to my old email that i wouldn't want to use a new one!!
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