Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Zuckerberg continues campaign to turn under 30's into illiterates

America's favorite boy genius, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, has announced a new form of messaging. E-mail, the last Internet link to traditional, epistolary, interpersonal communication, is, he said, outmoded. Young people, by which he meant younger than his own 26 years, desired something more nimble for their iPads, mobile phones and other devices. What he proposed was a "social inbox" where users could readily access messages from friends and then sort them — sort of a cross between instant messaging and Twitter.

Not all is lost though:

Uh, hi. Young 20-something here. Email is not outmoded. New technology is all well and good, when it makes sense to use. Zuckerberg just likes to invent new crap for the sake of inventing new crap. Facebook is going the way of MySpace and he realizes that.

Read more here.

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