Facebook & IM

The SNS juggernaut known as Facebook is going to get an interesting upgrade this week with a chat application similar to an instant messenger.  I have a feeling this will surpass any other other IM service, in terms of networking.  While its features may not compare to those offered with AIM, the convenience and ease of communicating with people will be much better.  I have friends on Facebook who do not enjoy IM services like Yahoo! and AIM, but are constantly on Facebook all the time.  To keep in contact with them, the chat feature will serve a wonderful purpose.  The closest thing to this new addition was the message function, but it acts like e-mail and you have to constantly refresh the page to see if you have any new messages.  We’ll have to see how well this new feature goes over with the Facebook community and see if it has any staying power.

Advertisements

No Responses to “Facebook & IM”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: