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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Messaging Woes

All right, I put a SIM card in my old Nexus today. As we're going to be around for the winter afterall, I thought having a mobile number might be useful, especially during the next few months.

Having a text number again renewed my interest in messaging apps. None of my friends seem to use the Facebook Messenger app much. I mean, I have people who never even notice a newly-sent message because they don't run the standalone app on their phone or device. Early in the afternoon, a friend sent a Viber request, so I downloaded it and joined. I asked some others to join it so I can rely less on Messenger.

Then, I checked the Internet. I found out that Viber is now a distant third and is no longer 'the coolest'. After being purchased by the Facebook folks, WhatsApp seems to have the largest user base in the entire world. The weird thing is, it looks as though I only know a few of those one-billion people.

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