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Can @Facebook Make It as an Email Service Provider?

News 2012/06/26 20:00:00
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If you're on Facebook and previously refused to set up an @facebook.com email address, it was to no avail. The social network just rolled out email addresses for every single user. Fortunately, it's not connected to your external email in any way. However, according to PC Mag, some users have reported that the address is available to the public by default.

Facebook hopes the new system will protect user privacy by replacing external email addresses and replacing them with the @facebook address. Ultimately, it's just an extension of Facebook messages, but it's establishing a basis for something that could extend outside of the social network. Do you think Facebook could make it as an email provider, or should they stick to social networking? And if you can't get enough of Facebook questions, go ahead and take our 6-question Facebook Quick Poll. You know you want to.


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  • Alvin 2012/06/27 01:05:08
    No
    Alvin
    +6
    Facebook is leading the public down a path that will insure Facebook controls everything that happens on the internet, and by that time, it will be too late for a change. I think Facebook is intrinsically evil and self serving. Yet people keep following this crazy fad despite the multiple cases of revealed passwords, hacked accounts and "targeted ads". No Big Brother watching you, is there?

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  • kashifv 2012/09/23 18:51:16
    Yes
    kashifv
    No
  • frequent–antagonist 2012/07/11 02:56:38
    No
    frequent–antagonist
    I doubt it. Most people already have perfectly working Emails anyways. Why would anyone need another? I don't see this happening.

    I haven't noticed this before anyways. /shrug
  • ticlo7 2012/07/02 20:44:29
    Yes
    ticlo7
    +1
    Unfortunately, I think there's enough people that will go for it.
  • Isha Dwesar 2012/07/02 16:48:07
    No
    Isha Dwesar
    +2
    facebook is just trying to control evderything on the internet nowadays.
  • TheThinker 2012/07/02 11:39:31
    No
    TheThinker
    +2
    Facebook will be irrelevant in the not so distant future.
  • Pinball Wizard 2012/07/02 08:52:17
    No
    Pinball Wizard
    +2
    Hell no.
  • Cortnico 2012/07/02 07:19:03 (edited)
    No
    Cortnico
    +1
    No, (and even though I have a fb I barely get on it and don't understand why kids my age even like it.) They should stick to social networking which is what its intended for, and keep off Email!
  • A Lionheart 2012/07/02 02:44:09
    No
    A Lionheart
    +1
    Facebook jumped the shark with that stupid IPO.
  • themadhare ~IJM 2012/07/02 02:20:06
    No
    themadhare ~IJM
    +1
    I wouldn't trust them with my mail
  • Royo 2012/07/02 01:27:26
    No
    Royo
    +1
    They are such sellouts. I only use Facebook because it's too convenient. When more people sign up for a better website, then I'll join.
  • FairLady 2012/07/01 21:25:03
    No
    FairLady
    +1
    I would not trust FB's security handling my mail. They fail in providing security to FB users.
  • JERSEYDUDE 2012/07/01 18:29:40 (edited)
    No
    JERSEYDUDE
    +1
    i would never send my emails through the CIA's Facebook
    facebook cia
  • serethiel 2012/07/01 17:18:56
    No
    serethiel
    +1
    i got so fed up with facebook that i left.
  • Foxy Warrior Guru 2012/07/01 08:19:46
    No
    Foxy Warrior Guru
    +2
    Facebook can barely make it as a social network.
  • Dave 007 2012/07/01 02:07:35
    No
    Dave 007
    +1
    They want to control everything. No facebook for me.
  • SethJackson81 2012/06/30 20:12:16
    Yes
    SethJackson81
    After they`ve paid their white genocide censorship fine.Africa for the Africans,Asia for the Asians,white countries for EVERYBODY!
    a) Genocide
    Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-white.
  • dragon88 SethJac... 2012/07/01 02:12:13
    dragon88
    +2
    What are your sources for what you first said?
  • Skeptikat SethJac... 2012/07/07 07:07:36
  • Bibliophilic 2012/06/30 17:12:49
    No
    Bibliophilic
    +2
    I wouldn't use scambook for anything actually important.
  • Saye Saye 2012/06/30 15:46:55
    Yes
    Saye Saye
    They have grown too fast and made some bad decisions. Give them more time to settle in.
  • Chris 2012/06/30 08:04:38
    No
    Chris
    +2
    They have a very bad history with users privacy. I wouldn't trust them at all with email.
  • Gina 2012/06/30 03:05:45
    No
    Gina
    +1
    I would never trust Facebook for my primary electronic communication. I don't trust them that much. It's a little better than myspace, but it's gotten a big head. I don't trust FaceBook.
  • lcky9 2012/06/29 23:38:31
    No
    lcky9
    +1
    I am about one more change in FACEBOOK from CANCELING my page
  • Jacqui 2012/06/29 18:54:47
    No
    Jacqui
    +1
    As I stated before I no longer use Facebook. I found out the will give out ones information to any one who gives them $120.
  • stevie.luplow 2012/06/29 18:39:32
    No
    stevie.luplow
    +1
    Many people are getting sick of all the changes and the always changing privacy policies and layouts. Pretty soon Facebook will be like MySpace, unpopular and not used except by those that it's really the only way to stay in touch with family that is all across the country and world.
  • Kaimeso 2012/06/29 18:35:42
    No
    Kaimeso
    +1
    No ideal if FB can be successful with email. Only thing I can say is I WOULDN'T TRUST ZUCKERBERG with a pile of dog poop,..
  • bubbles47 2012/06/29 12:28:04
    Yes
    bubbles47
    Most young adults have FB as their homepage already.. I say YES.. ABSOLUTLY !!
  • havoc 2012/06/29 00:18:16
    No
    havoc
    +3
    Facebook is infamous for collecting more data than it should and to some it has earned the title "Face Crook". I believe there have even been several situations where Facebook uploaded information from your phone's contact list if you visited facebook with it which is a severe privacy breach. Knowing that why the hell would anyone trust them as an email provider?
  • deBrice 2012/06/29 00:03:55
    No
    deBrice
    I kind of trust facebook, but I don't like having all my eggs in the same basket :)
  • dog 2012/06/28 22:47:46
    Yes
    dog
    I thought it was
  • Manster 2012/06/28 18:15:34
    No
    Manster
    +1
    Not likely with the numbers of people who are already leaving the site over concerns about privacy.
  • zionosphere 2012/06/28 17:29:44
    No
    zionosphere
    +2
    I am getting somewhat disturbed that SodaHead seems to have turned into a tinny sounding board for facebook business concepts.

    To answer the question at hand: I wouldn't trust facebook with material any more sensitive than funny pics of cats or youtube links. I would be as likely to use email from @cia or @homelandsecurity - ie. a snowball's chance in hell.
  • oldcavpilot 2012/06/28 16:41:46
    No
    oldcavpilot
    +1
    Another non-product.
  • thє вluє wαndєrєr 2012/06/28 13:35:55
  • gkirmani 2012/06/28 12:04:18
    Yes
    gkirmani
    +1
    who can stop them...............
  • Franklin 2012/06/28 11:57:22
    No
    Franklin
    +3
    FB is a joke ! They are already on the down hill slide ...Zooky should have kept his political views to himself and not changed the the site to try and help reelect his buddy ! Like all ultra-liberal MEDIA facebook has had to take steps to keep people from talking and this pisses off anyone with a brain ...nothing FB does will help them now they are toast!
  • stevmackey 2012/06/28 05:56:24
    No
    stevmackey
    +1
    But they are great at sending you worms attached to your email. I use it as little as possible
  • Silent Bob 2012/06/28 05:15:53
    No
    Silent Bob
    +2
    Sorry Facebook, but you can't have everything.
  • Brony4Life 2012/06/28 04:43:28
    No
    Brony4Life
    +2
    I ain't using it.

    Seriously, would you put that e-mail on YOUR resume?

    I didn't think so.
  • RasHooD 2012/06/28 04:00:14
    Yes
    RasHooD
    +1
    it can

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