Facebook Mail. the email system that could have been. or: Mail FAIL:
So… Facebook has launched their “gmail killer” in that they are killing the concept of email as a whole. Facebook’s argment is that people have moved beyone email, and would rather just have running conversations with people and businesses. As opposed to me sending Jim an email about watching the game at the bar in one emal and one thread, and sending him a work spreadsheet and discussing work in another thread, both converstions would take place in the same thread, and the two worlds would mix smoothly. For myself, I would prefer threads. I would prefer to keep work separate from after-hours. I don’t want those two conversations to mix. Additionally, I sort of prefer to filter and set filtering rules to sort my emails in to relevant folders based on email content and subject, not by identity. also, ANYONE who is not on facebook will by default automatically go into my “other” folder, defeating the purpose of it if I have to constantly check it. Sorry, Mark I’m not sure you can shine this turd enough to make it worth it. Funnily enough, this “wonderful” email system is great enough for us the users, but Facebook employees will actually be switching to fb.com accounts, still running on MS Exchange. Meaning that the system with the single conversations that works for us slobs won’t work for them.

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So… Facebook has launched their “gmail killer” in that they are killing the concept of email as a whole. Facebook’s argment is that people have moved beyone email, and would rather just have running conversations with people and businesses. As opposed to me sending Jim an email about watching the game at the bar in one emal and one thread, and sending him a work spreadsheet and discussing work in another thread, both converstions would take place in the same thread, and the two worlds would mix smoothly. For myself, I would prefer threads. I would prefer to keep work separate from after-hours. I don’t want those two conversations to mix. Additionally, I sort of prefer to filter and set filtering rules to sort my emails in to relevant folders based on email content and subject, not by identity. also, ANYONE who is not on facebook will by default automatically go into my “other” folder, defeating the purpose of it if I have to constantly check it. Sorry, Mark I’m not sure you can shine this turd enough to make it worth it. Funnily enough, this “wonderful” email system is great enough for us the users, but Facebook employees will actually be switching to fb.com accounts, still running on MS Exchange. Meaning that the system with the single conversations that works for us slobs won’t work for them.