Facebook launched Social Messaging today in a special Facebook Mail event where they announced how they could merge emails, conversations, text messages and friends – all at one place which will be known as Facebook Social Messaging.
Even though Facebook said it is not like Google Wave, I still think Facebook Social Messaging is a combination of Google Wave, Gmail Priority Inbox and Facebook friends.
Last month, Facebook introduced vanity URLs for all its users where they could have a personalized URL for their profile pages. This was previously available only for celebrities that were on Facebook.
Thanks to vanity URLs, you can now easily share your profile URLs with friends and on other online networks. When choosing our username for the first time, Facebook recommended to choose that carefully, because you won’t be able to change it later.
Most of us are addicted to online social networks like Facebook, Orkut, Hi5 etc. and for some managing an online social profile is now more important than keeping up with the one in real life.
Since no web service is infallible, you never know when your account might get hacked, deleted, suspended for false spamming or anything like that where you may lose important data, friends, uploaded photos etc.
Facebook for China has finally been launched today! It was in news for sometime now, but the exact date of its launch wasn’t known or announced. Mark Zuckerberg was planning this, because last year they registered Facebook.cn which redirected to Facebook.com. Xiaonei, a China-based Facebook rip-off, is already one of the most popular social networks in China, but looks like their good times are now about to end with Facebook launching there.
Recently I saw a similar post on TechZilo, one of the blogs I regularly read, and thought is a very nice idea to socialize with our readers. I’ve always been active on Facebook, Orkut, StumbleUpon, Digg etc.
I’ve never been active on Twitter, but since many people are ‘following’ more and more people on Twitter and it has been one of the fastest growing social networks, I’ve also started using it. I’m looking forward to expanding my friends network, and know my readers better.
I don’t think Greasemonkey needs any introduction. I have a habit to go through the GM scripts site after every few days and look for new and interesting scripts.
I’m not much a fan of Orkut, the social-networking daddy. But I do like using Facebook, since all my old mates and buddies are there. The script today I found is for Orkut, and with this, you can integrate Google Talk in your Orkut’s main page! Chat junkies are definitely going to live this! Now you don’t have to leave your browser anymore to chat with your friends.