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Facebook’s unified messaging plan might finally convince you to leave Facebook

By BGR

A bombshell report late last week revealed that Mark Zuckerberg and Co. are considering a massive overhaul of Facebook’s instant messaging apps which include two top-rated chat apps (Messenger andRead full story

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  • It is ironic that this move could lead to a mass exodus of users from the core Facebook platform. However, it could also be a genius strategy, because this accelerates the evolution of the platform while still retaining users in the overall Facebook ecosystem, thus still creating value for Facebook shareholders.

  • This is more backend integration of the systems, at first. But the primary reason, I think, is to fortify their position as the world's leading messaging service againts Apple.

  • Curious to see how much thinking and discussion this news prompts. It’s been a few days, and it’s still topical, but I suspect that it will, unfortunately, fade from the news quickly because it’s categorized as a backend issue. But as the article’s author points out, for users who use more than one of

    Curious to see how much thinking and discussion this news prompts. It’s been a few days, and it’s still topical, but I suspect that it will, unfortunately, fade from the news quickly because it’s categorized as a backend issue. But as the article’s author points out, for users who use more than one of the FB services, the integration will likely require connecting the accounts and will provide FB with a more complete picture of user behavior. Until Facebook changes it’s business model, it will be difficult to trust them (and might be difficult even if they did). What appears to be convenience is commercially motivated, and, as I wrote under another article on this topic, the dominance of commercial motivation over user experience is often the beginning of the end, although it can take years for the end to come.

  • The only reason I use Facebook, are the two Vietnam Veteran groups, where I have reestablished contact with my guys, from the war. The other stuff is not important. So unified messaging is not a reason to leave!

  • People said the same thing when Google decided to share data across all of its products and platforms, but it didn’t get people to change. This is getting closer to the point of no return for users, but don’t think it quite crosses it yet. Plus alternative ms are still nascent. That will change over

    People said the same thing when Google decided to share data across all of its products and platforms, but it didn’t get people to change. This is getting closer to the point of no return for users, but don’t think it quite crosses it yet. Plus alternative ms are still nascent. That will change over the course of this year and next IMO.

  • Mark Zuckerberg sucks.

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