Facebook’s “e-mail” is official

It looks as though they don’t want to supply e-mail service, but rather have a central place for you to access your text-based communications: texts,  e-mail, and instant messages (IM). They want to make it easier to find the content you want.

Based on the information in the press release (http://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=452288242130), and in the write-ups I have seen by other tech bloggers, it seems to be an interesting move that will bear watching.  The inbox will make it easy to find content and conversations from friends, then from friends of friend, then others on out…  They will sew the data together as conversations, rather than seeing a single text message, you will see the entire chain of them together (similar to SMS apps on current smartphones). It could be worse.  I am going to wait and see.

The feature is going to be available from your Facebook account and you will have the option to use it or not.  Right now it is “invitation only”, so you can’t get it yet…

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