This week, I started using Facebook’s excellent mobile service. It’s really simple to set up — just enter your mobile number on the website, then confirm with the code Facebook texts you.
Using Facebook mobile, you can write on any one of your friends’ walls, send a private message, or update your status wherever you are from your phone with simple text messages. You can also visit Facebook on your mobile for free until the end of 2007 at m.facebook.com. Best of all, the service is completely free besides the standard network charge for a text message. The downside is that it’s currently only available on the O2 network in the UK.
I wonder whether the massive (and rising) popularity of Facebook might unseat Twitter as the leading way to update friends on your status when you’re on the move… If Facebook mobile is to catch on, though, it will have to spread to other UK mobile phone networks.