November 17, 2010 § Leave a comment

Don’t know if you’ve heard but Mark Zuckerberg is at it again. Facebook is looking to infiltrate another portion of online media. Yesterday Zuckerberg announced that Facebook will use a new messaging system, regardless of if you are online or on your phone.

According to an article in the New York Times by Miguel Helft, Zuckerberg sees email as out of date messaging.

Helft also suggests that with this move, Facebook will “expand from a social network into a full-fledged communications system.” This means it will compete with Google (Gmail), AOLYahoo and many other sites.

If Facebook takes over with this new messaging system, more people will spend more time on Facebook–not that it isn’t already the website many Americans spend the most time on.

I personally grown accustomed to email. It present a more formal way of communication as opposed to the instant messaging, or any other type of messaging, on a social networking site such as Facebook.

The new messaging page set to look like this (below),  according to the New York TImes

Apparently you will be able to have a Facebook email, SMS message (or text), and also live chat online.

Who knows? If this pans out this could be the future of messaging. Meetings might be set up, notices sent out, and even resumes might be messaged, using this system. Maybe even interviews for news stories will be conducted with this new Facebook messaging. Guess we’ll see.


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