Thursday May 16
The Globe and Mail
Texting is broken and only the big telcos can fix it
With news of the arrival of Blackberry's BBM messaging on iPhones and Androids, surely it is time to declare the text message dead.
For kids, popular sites, apps have moved beyond Facebook
Relieved your kids aren't posting embarrassing messages and goofy self-portraits on Facebook? They're probably doing it on Instagram and Snapchat instead.
Replacing Messages: Three alternative apps for iOS messaging
Messages for iOS is arguably the most-used app on my iPhone: I use it more than Mailbox, more than Camera+, more than Google Maps, and definitely more than Phone.
Whatsapp is bigger than Twitter
It's crazy how far they've come since 2009. BlackBerry Messenger has been the number one instant messaging app for a long time.
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Remember when social media was passing notes to friends in class? Messages contained selectively chosen words, and often, circle "yes" or "no." "You were very restrictive on what you were going to write and, just on the chance the teacher intercepts it or somebody else intercepts it, you don't want that to become public," said Jason Weber, Town of ... (more)