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August 28, 2011

Helping Social Networkers Connect Even More

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By Erica Naone, Technology Review

New apps let social media users connect through many different channels. Facebook’s new Messenger app for Android phones and iPhones is designed to let groups of people communicate with one another in real time no matter where they are. It’s the first instance in which Facebook has split a core part of its social network from the main product—a move that reflects a shift in how people are using social-media tools. Messenger lets groups of Facebook users communicate with one another in the moment even if they’re using different communication technologies—for example, with one person using instant messaging, another text, and a third e-mail. Messenger taps into Facebook’s vast supply of data about contacts and connections, including users’ e-mail addresses, instant-message handles, and phone numbers.

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