måndag 15 november 2010
Inside The War Room: Answering The Questions Behind Facebook Messages
Earlier today, we got a chance to talk to Joel Seligstein, the Engineering Manager in charge of Facebook's new Messages product. Messages, as you've probably heard by now, is Facebook's new email/SMS/chat hybrid ?�a system where Facebook lets you interact with your friends without putting much thought into which technology you want to use to reach them. And while the new product clearly has quite a bit of potential, there are still plenty of questions: Who is this for? And is there still a place for the old-school email systems we've all come to know and love (and hate)? Check out the video above for Seligstein's answers (some of which we've transcribed below). Oh, and take a look at the background ? we conducted the interview in the Facebook Messages 'war room', so you can see are over a dozen engineers cranking away as they launch the product.