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Facebook Email Is Coming

Posted by: Mike Pomranz | November 15, 2010 at 2:00PM

The time to be afraid is now.

Today, Facebook unveiled their new “modern messaging system."  Though they don't want to say it outright, the big news here is that Facebook wants to take on email.

But they refuse to use the word "email" because "It's too formal," says Mark Zuckerberg.  And when he says, "It's too formal," what he really means is, "Your average Facebook user is a shortsighted douchebag."  But I digress.

TechCrunch gets down to the heart of the matter:

"Yes, everyone can get an @facebook.com email address if they want…. And yes, IMAP support is coming soon too."

So essentially, Facebook is going after current email king Gmail, who convinced us that we should switch our Yahoo email address to Gmail because Gmail was better than Yahoo who had briefly confused us into thinking that they were better than Hotmail who got our business after we realized that paying for AOL was a waste of money.

Which all begs the question, How often are we supposed to change email addresses?  And how many times?  And then you have work email address that constantly change because you constantly get fired for taking naps under your desk.

And then you know some other service is right around the corner.  In 2011, Facebook will be begging me to use pomranz@facebook.com.  And then by 2012 someone will be pushing for pomranz@twitter.com.

And then luckily in 2012 the world ends and we can all be free.

Would you change to make Facebook your primary email account?  Yes??  Get out.

[via TechCrunch]

Twitter to Add Ads

Posted by: Mike Pomranz | February 26, 2010 at 4:00PM

All Things Digital reported today on some of the emerging details of Twitter's plans to start adding advertising.

According to the article:

"There are plenty of details to work out. Including a launch date, though it seems as if the first half of this year is a very safe bet."

But that doesn't explain how the tweet above ended up on my account!

I've never even been to Target!

[via Mashable]

Get All the Life Advice You Need on Twitter

Posted by: Mike Pomranz | January 15, 2010 at 5:00PM

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Life Advice is a brand new Twitter account that has been launched to help guide people through some of those questionable moments in their lives.

Though only in its infancy, the account has already helped me better comprehend the gravity of my actions and has pointed me in a new direction.

Check it out.

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