403 Forbidden


nginx
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx
Follow us:
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx

Brier Dudley's blog

Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest.

November 15, 2010 at 10:09 AM

Facebook launches message system, kinda sorta e-mail

As expected, Facebook today said it will let users get facebook.com e-mail addresses, but founder Mark Zuckerberg said he’s not really announcing an e-mail system.

Instead, it’s a “modern messaging system” that integrates users’ various message systems, including e-mail and instant-messaging applications, Zuckerberg said in a press event that’s being Webcast.

The system includes “seamless messaging,” tools to manage past conversations and a “social inbox.”

Zuckerberg said the goal of the product “is to make it so we can seamlessly integrate across all these products very easily.”

“It’s not e-mail,” he said. “It handles e-mail in addition to Facebook messages …. It’s true, people are going to be able to have Facebook.com addresses but this is not e-mail. E-mail is one way people will be able to use this system.”

Here’s how it works, according to Facebook’s press release.

“To help people communicate with friends who aren’t on Facebook, everyone can sign up for their own @facebook.com email address. But with no subject lines, no cc, and no bcc, Messages is not email. Rather, Messages is modeled closely to chat to make messaging more like a conversation.”

Here’s a link to Facebook’s blog with more detail and a screenshot:

facebookmail.jpg

Comments | More in | Topics: email, facebook, Facebook

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx