Messaging

The time has come when technology has taken away our spare time. One of the main contributing sources is the smartphone category and its wide range of messaging applications. Whenever we are free, we message someone to “talk to”. Before the advent of smartphones and their variety of apps, calling and SMS were used. Not many people used SMS because the cost of every message made unnecessary conversation a burden. People used to call and talk but now everyone wants to multitask and for free..why call one person(or use conference where everyone speaks at the same time leading to confusion) when you could “talk” to many for free. Would I rather sit searching for signal and then talk to someone int he phone,unable to watch a movie with the volume high or listening to music or would I prefer messaging someone for free and do all this other stuff too?…I have seen the trend change..from 500 SMS’s that I sent in a month,I now send probably 2.
My verdict is that Whatsapp(they should be proud of themselves… I think they’ve dominated the messaging market) killed SMS and also calling partly…(at least for me)
People prefer messaging as you get time to think, you have a previous conversation you can refer to, you can avoid people too.
Due to the FREE factor and the above mentioned, all we do now is…message long forwarded jokes all the way to the irritating”k”.
It’s time that messaging apps come with custom keyboards that optimize app usage. Whatsapp has the widest reach in terms of number of supported devices(Symbian anyone??) and will dominate till someone comes up with selective telepathic messaging 😛
Whatsapp we believe more convenient than bbm as we can communicate with people who dont have iPhones or android phones with ICS and above….well this is my view and im a windows phone user 😀 so its obvious.
Till then keep messaging and let us know which app you use and whether messaging has changed your life.

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