Inbox 2.0: Yahoo and Google to Turn E-Mail Into a Social Network

November 14, 2007

 

Web-based e-mail systems already contain much of what Facebook calls the social graph — the connections between people. That’s why the social networks offer to import the e-mail address books of new users to jump-start their list of friends. Yahoo and Google realize that they have this information and can use it to build their own services that connect people to their contacts.

Bits – Technology – New York Times Blog

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