Apparently some users find sending an email too challenging so Facebook have some up with an alternative based on online chat, instant messaging and even voice messaging via Skype. Users of the service will be given a @facebook.com address but won’t have to use that to keep in touch with their friends. The new service promises to store your messages for years meaning that you can go back and review previous conversations – not necessarily a good thing!
With 500 million users, Facebook is set to rival Hotmail with 362 million users, Yahoo with 273 million and Gmail with 193 million.
Blimey, It looks like the fountain pens I featured on my Flickr album will stay in the drawer forever!