Facebook has finally become the only Web 2.0 social media tool you need to run your life !
They have just added @facebook.com email. So I have just logged into facebook, wandered over to my messages to find that I can turn on email@example.com. So I turn it on, pop over to Gmail, and send myself an email. Why? I dont know because we all know its going to arrive, but its just that seeing is believing thing inside me.
|firstname.lastname@example.org - another email address - but I quite like it.|
And then...as predicted, there sits my email from myself, to me, at Facebook.
Why do I need Gmail ?
Well ok, thats a big step as Gmail does a whole lot more than just receive and allow you to send email; Do "I" use it all, well no....but I am sure lots of people do...Hmmm not so sure. I think Facebook just took the last decades' killer app and just made it better.
Ok so what do I mean by all this, just look at it -
Facebook gives you social networking, its pretty much defined the concept of social networking: the concept where we look at a stream of information and pick on the parts that interest us;
It gives you a nice new zany Picture Library and viewer. Ooh that viewer is cute eh. For someone who has invested a lot of time in Flickr, I have been tempted by the new Facebook image viewer. Hmmm slick;
It gives you events - not a feature I am really into but it kinda hit me when someone I know, advertised their birthday party via it...hmm I feel like I took a while to catch on there , but I got it now;
OK here's a great one - birthday reminders - do you know how many birthdays I now remember ! OMG, did it really take a fully automated, autonomous solution to find me a way to remember friends' birthdays, er "Hello".
And so the list goes on...oh wait, did I mention video - YouTube...who ? Yep, really why do we need other social media tools when we have Facebook - I mean where else can you get FarmVille....