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This article was published on June 24, 2010

Haven’t you heard? Email is dead according to Facebook’s COO.

Haven’t you heard?  Email is dead according to Facebook’s COO.

OK, so that’s what Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg would like for you to believe.

If you’re asking me, this sounds like nothing short of a thinly-veiled sales pitch for Facebook.  However, what she fails to mention and/or realize is that you can’t sign up for Facebook without an email account.

Putting the cart before the horse are we, Sheryl?  Sandberg made these comments a few days ago at the Nielsen Consumer 360 conference.  My guess is that she’s still trying to sort through her now-flooded inbox.

Take a look at the video, laugh heartily, then leave us your comments, eh?