From Gervase Markham's story:Yup... that's what I meant/said earlier.
The email instead goes to my Facebook inbox, and I don't get a notification email to say it's there. So this is why Facebook introduced it: They want you to go to their site to check for email. They don't want to send the messages to your email and have you interact there, they don't want you to use a search engine to find content, and they don't want you to use forums and instant messages to talk to people. They don't want you ever to get the idea to leave the site.
Indeed, so you did, and I suspected you were probably likely to be proven correct.
I reckon this could have all been a mistake or a miscalculated risk on Facebook's part.
The Law of Unintended Consequences, etc. - big potential for a backlash from those members who wake up to the implications/ramifications of what has been done. Somewhere in there, trust could get wiped out.
Even if this supposition turns out not to be true:
They don't want you ever to get the idea to leave the site.
- it must leave a lot of people wondering.
Fair do's to Google. At least when they introduced g+
, though they seemed clearly to be aligning themselves as a Facebook competitor, they didn't make it (g+
- though they seemed to come pretty close to doing that.