Facebook Set to Become an Even Bigger Time Whore

Vivox develops voice chat app for social networking site

By Sajid Farooq
|  Tuesday, Sep 15, 2009  |  Updated 4:15 PM PDT
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Facebook Set to Become an Even Bigger Time Whore

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There may be even more sleepless Facebook nights.

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Already spending too much time on Facebook? Things soon might get worse.

The social networking site's millions of users are going to be introduced to voice chat in the coming weeks. The application, created by Vivox, will alllow Facebook users to have high-quality voice conversations, similar to talking on a phone.

Facebook obsessors worst nightmare could get even worse: Vivox says it will open up its technology for third-party developers to use.

The company already provides the voice chat technology for gammers to talk while playing games like Second Life. Can you say live trash talking during a bout of Texas HoldEm or Mafia Wars?

But the app could become an even bigger time whore once a planned roll out to open up the service to non Facebook users goes live. Vivox eventually wants to offer dial-in numbers for those outside the Facebook world to connect with the younger demographic.

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