I booted up my laptop this morning and saw that Facebook has launched live Chat. At first glimpse it looks very cool. This launch has just happened over night. But then, within minutes, 7 friends started chatting to me, and without batting an eyelid I lost a chunk of my morning. A nice loss, but Facebook has just unveiled its time sink.
The way it works is you just log on to Facebook and the chat options are in the bottom right. It tells you which of your friends are online and their chat bubbles pop up as and when they get in touch.
Beware. People around you are about to go quiet while they discover Facebook Chat today.