Facebook Messages Won’t Replace Traditional E-Mail, Poll Says

EWeek.com (2010-11-28) — Facebook Messages isn’t likely to replace users’ e-mail accounts, according to a poll conducted by the Wall Street Journal. Still, analysts believe it will have an impact. More than 62 percent of over 3,680 participants in a recent online poll said they wouldn’t use Facebook Messages as their primary e-mail service.

Some 17 percent of respondents in the poll,conducted by the Wall Street Journal, said they would use Messages as their main e-mail, while 20 percent said they weren’t sure.

Facebook Messages launched Nov. 15 to funnel e-mail, instant messaging and SMS text messages to one @facebook.com e-mail alias so that users can manage their communications through a single inbox.  read more...

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