@facebook.com - "Facebook Messages"/email

05 Dec 2010
Facebook Messages/Email

Facebook released a new email hmm... messaging system. That's probably old news and it is. I am not going to write more on that than anyone else already did. I am posting a total of selected links for reading.

I first read about the "facebook email" scenario at Tech Crunch http://techcrunch.com/2010/02/05/facebooks-project-titan-a-full-featured... on February 5, 2010.

Facebook is completely rewriting their messaging product and is preparing to launch a fully featured webmail product in its place, according to a source with knowledge of the product. Internally it’s known as Project Titan. Or, unofficially and perhaps over-enthusiastically, the Gmail killer.

I gave no attention. Personally I like the facebook idea, but not the "life on facebook" concept. I am not innocent, I lived the "life on IRC" days a decade ago. So... another email account... no thank you.

On November 11th, 2010, digg informed me about the new article by Tech Crunch http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/11/facebook-gmail-titan/

Back in February we wrote about Facebook’s secret Project Titan — a web-based email client that we hear is unofficially referred to internally as its “Gmail killer”. Now we’ve heard from sources that this is indeed what’s coming on Monday during Facebook’s special event, alongside personal @facebook.com email addresses for users.

the bellow followed:

Facebook’s Modern Messaging System: Seamless, History, And A Social Inbox
Zuckerberg: Our System Is Not An Email Killer. But If It Dies As A Result…
Facebook Acquired FB.com From The American Farm Bureau To Use Internally
Facebook: 350M People Using Messaging; More Than 4B Messages Sent Daily
Live From The Facebook Event: We’ve Got Fmail!

Gizmodo posted two small articles:

http://gizmodo.com/5690405/facebook-email
http://gizmodo.com/5688464/why-facebook-mail-can-kill-gmail-and-everyone...

some nice thoughts of Oliver Chiang http://blogs.forbes.com/oliverchiang/2010/11/15/facebook-messages-isnt-a...

a poll at lifehacker http://lifehacker.com/5690166/would-you-switch-to-facebook-email (click "view results")

an interesting combination of articles http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/20/facebook-google-2/ and http://gizmodo.com/5688177/so-is-google-building-a-facebook-rival-or-not
I am wondering what is happening with Orkut www.orkut.com, which is a google project for a long time now and I think I 've read that is quite popular in Brasil (update).

Finally, watch the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdzuFG6q63k

and get yourself invited http://www.facebook.com/about/messages/ ... but I think I won't follow, for the moment. Never say never...