Author Topic: Facebook Offers New Messaging Tool  (Read 3028 times)

agerhart

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Re: Facebook Offers New Messaging Tool
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2010, 05:56:55 AM »
This service creeps me out more than the AOL offering. A combo of IM, chat and e-mail all controlled by FB. <shudder>

Before this announcement I read some people speculating that this sort of walled-garden approach to a communication service could spell the end of traditional e-mail spam. That may be wishful thinking.

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Re: Facebook Offers New Messaging Tool
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2010, 08:49:31 AM »
it may creep us out but its going to be very interesting to see whether it creeps the general popuplation out. 

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Re: Facebook Offers New Messaging Tool
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2010, 09:19:35 AM »
It won't bother them at all. I have some mates who already use fb in that way. Onlyway I can get hold of the dude in fact since he only checks his main email infrequently.

It will fly. People trust fb. They even trust google even when we getnews items about robbing data on street data collecting. 

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Re: Facebook Offers New Messaging Tool
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2010, 11:41:29 AM »
Anyone get access to it yet? 

You can request an invite here: http://www.facebook.com/about/messages/

I submitted that yesterday, nothing yet.  I don't plan to use it, but I like to know what's out there.

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Re: Facebook Offers New Messaging Tool
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2010, 01:11:59 AM »
I requested an invite as well. My page still says You will receive an invitation soon..

I don't plan to use it either, but I'd like to know what it is and what it does.

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Re: Facebook Offers New Messaging Tool
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2010, 05:01:19 AM »
SEL has a writeup with screen shots of the new system. If you get in you'll get invites for others to use the system apparently.

http://searchengineland.com/how-facebook-messages-email-system-works-56004