Saturday, March 15, 2008

Facebook to take on IM

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It was reported yesterday that Facebook is about to launch an IM (Instant Messaging) service that will be built into users profiles. The change will presumably be launched seamlessly with the redesigned profile pages. There are already numerous Facebook applications which offer this service, all of which will be gravely affected by the latest move to improve the overall functionality of Facebook.

Facebook already has an e-mail service built-in though it is fairly simplistic at the moment. This latest move could succeed in migrating teenagers from Windows Live Messenger to using Facebook alone to communicate online.

I personally have been using Facebook a lot recently and to me it just makes sense! The friend feed is very convenient and is importantly the first thing you see when you log on. Since opening up their platform last year the service has become infinitely more useful and fun. If you tried hard enough you wouldn't have to go anywhere else on the web.

If you don't understand what I'm talking about you should sign up and investigate. It's very simple and practical for keeping in touch with your family and friends.

Why not add me as a friend?

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