Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, announced yesterday that Facebook has added a new feature to its comprehensive communications portal which is causing quite a stir in the media world. According to AdAge.com "Facebook is giving its half billion users an email address -- @facebook.com -- and another reason not to leave the service for Google, Yahoo, Microsoft or Apple. The article continues to explain that "this is a bold attempt to bring email into the Facebook network and unify the way people communicate online into one social inbox. Texting, emailing and chat can now be done as one, united by the big brother of your social graph."
Facebook is not bashful about its desire to take over all aspects of your online and wireless communications. According to Andrew Bosworth, Facebook's director of engineering, "We are more connected today than at any time previous in history, but our communication is fragmented," said "In this new system, we would feel a lot like we're more in constant conversation with those that we care about instead of fragmented messages."
More importantly -- in the perfect Facebook world, users will never have to leave to check their email on other sites giving Facebook a "stickyness" like never before. Read the entire article here to learn about privacy concerns and other aspects of this enhancement.
Look for me soon at email@example.com. In the meantime, let me know how you feel about this new addition to the Facebook utility. I think I'm going to like it.