Would e-mail transform Facebook, or vice versa?

Facebook's invite for its event next week.

Facebook’s invite for its event next week.

(Credit: CNET)

Facebook has overcome plenty of challenges and defied plenty of detractors in its ascent to Internet power. It looks likely to take on a new set of both Monday with an expected new e-mail service.

ZDNet blogger Mary Jo Foley published word of the expected Facebook e-mail service yesterday, along with the possibility that Facebook will integrate it with Microsoft’s online Office tools. And today, TechCrunch also said Facebook will unveil its e-mail service, called Titan. Facebook’s invitation, styled like an air mail envelope, suggests there’s truth to the reports.

E-mail is in many ways a natural extension of Facebook’s service. Both are about communicating with your contacts.

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Reg Cure

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