Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Nov 2010 23:32 UTC, submitted by koki
Internet & Networking "Popular social networking site Facebook today announced it is rolling out a whole new messaging system over the next few months that 'isn't just e-mail', but integrates four common ways users communicate: email, Facebook messages and chat, and SMS, and archives it all in a single thread." Will not succeed. Email/Facebook is free, SMS isn't, especially not when those tiny 160-character messages are getting body-scanned or violated when crossing borders. I'd hate to use this technology only to end up with a massive phone bill.
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Maybe it's a cultural difference, but I actually have never contacted a friend via social media before. Nor do I know anybody that contact friends in such a way.

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