Mark Zuckerberg — in an awkward announcement that included a long story about his girlfriend — announced that Facebook will now allow you get a Facebook.com email address, plus track a bunch of other ways to communicate, like IM and text. Zuckerberg says it’s “not email,” but it is, and then some. Your vanity name on Facebook will become your email address, which sucks if you weren’t able to get one for your name.
Good luck, everyone!
Taking all your different modes of communication and rolling them into one seems like a good idea on the surface. But in practice? Do you want a lengthy email from an old friend turning into a huge text message?
- President Trump signed executive orders today to advance the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, prompting praise from pro-Trump unions.
- White supremacist Richard Spencer rented space in Alexandria, Virginia, that he intends to use as a hub for the alt-right, sparking outrage and complaints from neighbors.
- And the 2017 Oscar nominations for Best Picture are: "La La Land," "Moonlight," "Arrival," "Hidden Figures," "Hacksaw Ridge," "Manchester by the Sea," "Lion," "Fences," and "Hell or High Water" 🎥 🎬
- Britain's Supreme Court has ruled that Prime Minister Theresa May needs to consult parliament before triggering Brexit.
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