Facebook Emails Implications

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As most of you know, Facebook have now gone in and changed everyone's email address in their Facebook settings over to the useless @facebook.com email address, that nobody reads, wants or cares about.

My question is...are all of the many "subscribe with Facebook to unlock" plugins now extinct?

I've had an @facebook.com email address for a long time and never even found where the emails go. It certainly isn't to anywhere useful.

As someone who has put a lot of effort into making it easy to subscribe to my stuff through Facebook, I'm going to start removing all trace of Facebook from my sales-funnels.

At this point I just see them as a liability. Above all else, what you need in business is a stable footing to build from. I thought using Facebook connect systems would at least be stable enough, but clearly not.

What do you all think? Over reaction or time to bail on it?
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  • Profile picture of the author nouvellevie
    All emails you get to your facebook goes to the notification top left corner. I believe.
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  • Profile picture of the author James Campbell
    Originally Posted by Colin Palfrey View Post

    As most of you know, Facebook have now gone in and changed everyone's email address in their Facebook settings over to the useless @facebook.com email address, that nobody reads, wants or cares about.

    My question is...are all of the many "subscribe with Facebook to unlock" plugins now extinct?

    I've had an @facebook.com email address for a long time and never even found where the emails go. It certainly isn't to anywhere useful.

    As someone who has put a lot of effort into making it easy to subscribe to my stuff through Facebook, I'm going to start removing all trace of Facebook from my sales-funnels.

    At this point I just see them as a liability. Above all else, what you need in business is a stable footing to build from. I thought using Facebook connect systems would at least be stable enough, but clearly not.

    What do you all think? Over reaction or time to bail on it?
    It appears that when an email is sent to @facebook.com the message ends up in your facebook pm inbox.

    I just tested it by sending a message to myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Colin Palfrey
    Most people aren't going to bother changing it back, and unless the people are in your friends list they aren't going to read your PMs.

    I think there are going to be a lot of people paying for ads to build a list, using a Facebook subscribe button to collect the leads, that are suddenly going to realize they have been wasting their advertizing budget.
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  • Profile picture of the author GarrieWilson
    I don't see this is a bad thing.

    My mom, sisters, aunts, etc. hardly ever check their email but they check the Facebook multiple times a day.

    So if the emails go where private messages on Facebook go, it might result in increased conversions.

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    • Profile picture of the author Rashell
      Originally Posted by GarrieWilson View Post

      I don't see this is a bad thing.

      My mom, sisters, aunts, etc. hardly ever check their email but they check the Facebook multiple times a day.

      So if the emails go where private messages on Facebook go, it might result in increased conversions.

      -g
      The mindset of people reading a message in their email box vs. getting one in faceBook could be a problem, however.

      I know I take my email box more seriously. It's where I get paypal notices, bill nofications, confirmations of payments., receipts for Amazon, etc.

      fB messages I don't see as serious. Interesting sometimes. Important, not so much.

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      • Profile picture of the author Rashell
        It doesn't look like this affects apps. I just went to use one and it still referred to my email as my primary email and not the fB.com one.

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  • I use Aweber and if someone's logged into facebook they can subscribe with 1 click in my optin form... Is that the kind of optin form that's being affected here? If so, should I change the form somehow?
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