Who wants a facebook email address?

Rumours abound that Facebook will announce personal @facebook.com email addresses for users during their special event this coming Monday.

It’s widely believed that Facebook’s secret ‘Project Titan’ is a web-based email client and is even allegedly unofficially referred to internally as its “Gmail killer”. Industry sources expect Monday’s announcement to be more more than just a refresh of Facebook’s existing messaging service, with speculation that Facebook is building a fully-fledged webmail client, and while this may only be in its early stages, there would appear to be huge potential for Facebook in this space.

According to TechCrunch, Facebook already has the world’s most popular photos product, the most popular events product, and soon will have a very popular local deals product as well. It’s fair to assume Facebook can tweak the design of its webmail client to display content from each of these in a seamless fashion (and don’t forget messages from games, or payments via Facebook Credits). And of course there’s also the social element: Facebook knows who your friends are and how closely you’re connected to them; it can probably do a pretty good job figuring out which personal emails you want to read most and prioritise them.


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