New Email @Facebook Expected for Monday

facebook email invite New Email @Facebook Expected for MondayThe big rumor today, broken by Jason Kincaid over at Techcrunch, is that Facebook will be announcing its own email client on Monday, adding a little context to the battle over email contacts that broke out this week between Google and Facebook.

It appears as though Facebook will build out its message service into a full fledged email feature, bestowing on each user an @facebook.com address. If the company can import users’ gmail contacts, it would be a pretty simple matter for it to build up their address books on the new service. 

Adding a further layer of intruige to this story, Read Write Web says that the Facebook email system may integrate with Microsoft’s Office Web Apps, making it a more robust competitor to the suite of Google apps that currently surround Gmail.

Facebook could add interesting elements to email with its powerful social graph. An inbox could be prioritized based on the strength of relationships, and meta-data about senders and receipients could be added to the emails themselves.

Once again, as was indicated when the firm announced plans for a mobile platform, it’s clear Mark Zuckerberg wants Facebook be as big in scope as any technology company in the world.

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  1. sal says:

    just finished reading  joe conason’s column entitled “Down the tubes wih Tea Party GOP”.  Finally someone has the good sense to put into writing what absolute unrealistic idiots the tea partiers are.  They obviously do not know how real people live.  Many of us live day to day until our next pay comes.  Could any of those GOP folks in Congress live on what we in the real world live on?  We do not have the luxury of big money lining our pockets.  We cannot afford “Starbucks Coffee” nor can we afford to eat out regularly.  We shop for sales on everything from food to gas, to clothes etc.  What we make in a month these jokers take in in a 24 hour timeslot from the greedy fatcats who then expect them in return to cut the little guy off at the knees.  Come on people take back your government and do as they did in Wisconsin and recall the suckers one at a time.   John Boehner and Mitch McConnell preach that they are doing what we the voters elected them to do and that is a bold faced lie.  Let’s get real voters.  We seniors are 50 million strong–it is time for us to be heard loud and strong–stop killing the middle class and let the greedy rich hear us stand up for ourselves.  Get to the voting booths even if  you have to beg someone to take you and show the GOP that  they in fact did not listen to the voters.  It is time to get rid if the TEA PARTY and any other  REPUBLICAN that is not willing to say NO to GROVER NORQUIST and others with his mentality.  State by state we can do it!