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alasta
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  #2590230 22-Oct-2020 14:26
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nztim:

 

martyyn:

 

Having dozens of SM accounts and apps is normal for so many people, the moment you question it, or you tell someone you are not on Facebook/Instagram/Whatsapp, or you want to be contacted by email you are considered a freak.

 

 

Sadly this is so true

 

 

I have experienced this too and I don't understand it. What do the instant messaging apps do that email can't do? 


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  #2590697 23-Oct-2020 11:52
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alasta:

 

I have experienced this too and I don't understand it. What do the instant messaging apps do that email can't do? 

 

 

For a start Whatsapp will tell you if someone is online. It will tell you the message has been delivered, then read and if they are typing a reply.

 

All tactics to keep you online and waiting for the reply.


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  #2590702 23-Oct-2020 12:01
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mudguard:

I use it much like Tehgerbil, for a couple of niche groups and that's it. I don't follow anything, unfollow all my friends, I get out of exactly what I want (bike and car parts!) and not much more, in exchange for my data, which hopefully isn't terribly useful.


But I type this as an almost forty somewhat cynical adult, so I can make my own choices. But I agree, for those younger, well what do you do? Will parents have to resist kids getting phones? Or be extremely vigilant about what can be installed on them?


I wonder how hard it would be to manage a phone as a parent, I use an iPhone for work, that is extremely locked down. The email client cannot save anything outside it's container etc, can't install unapproved apps etc, which is fine, we have a dedicated app for my actual work which replaced a massive PDA so I love it. But how hard is that to do on a kid's phone?


I use android personally but I assume you can limit stuff that is installed on those too?



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Actually a really good thing to do. If it’s important a friend will directly contact me. I like it for groups I’m in for gardening.

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  #2590727 23-Oct-2020 12:34
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martyyn:

 

alasta:

 

I have experienced this too and I don't understand it. What do the instant messaging apps do that email can't do? 

 

 

For a start Whatsapp will tell you if someone is online. It will tell you the message has been delivered, then read and if they are typing a reply.

 

All tactics to keep you online and waiting for the reply.

 

 

I'm guessing this is probably targeted at the constantly distracted millennial generation. I never reply to instant messages until I have finished my current task at hand - usually several hours later. 


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  #2590844 23-Oct-2020 15:14
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alasta:
I have experienced this too and I don't understand it. What do the instant messaging apps do that email can't do?

Key is in that word “instant” people want an instant response, I get texts 5 minutes after I get sent an email with people saying have you got my email?




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This is from an "opinion piece" in the Washington Post.

 

 

Zuckerberg’s public comments have dodged a crucial question: What effect does Facebook have on the political slant of the news and information its users read? Our peer-reviewed research shows that the more time someone spends on Facebook, the more polarized their online news consumption becomes. What’s more, we find Facebook usage is five times more polarizing for conservatives than for liberals. This evidence suggests Facebook indeed serves as an echo chamber, especially for its conservative users.

 

 

 


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