Love in a time of Facebook, WhatsApp, and Oculus

The other day I was waiting for a friend of mine — let’s call him David — who was arriving from a quick trip overseas to ping me on WhatsApp (as we had agreed in our last conversation) as soon as he fired up his mobile phone at the airport. Aba, it was already two […]

Convergence in digital messaging: Facebook is on top of it

Convergence is sweeping the social networking world. Facebook recently implemented an across-the-board consolidation of all its messaging services, bringing them all together within one page stream. These are now accessible through an all-encompassing “Messages” link on our profile navigation pane where there was formerly a link labelled “Inbox”. Mail, text messaging, chat, and “other real-time […]