Facebook pulls all the heart strings

One of the benefits of not using Facebook much is that I see how Facebook entices occasional users back into the fold.

Slack Hacks for even more awesomeness

Here is a terrific collection of Slack hacks to get even more from Slack.

No more support for WhatsApp on BlackBerry

WhatsApp is dropping support for BlackBerry devices along with a number of older devices in 2016. No more WhatsApp on BlackBerry will likely only accelerate BlackBerry’s demise.

Your friendly, personified brand

The personified brand is a smart marketing tactic that plays on our preference to deal with human beings rather than some or other impersonal brand.

No 140-character limit on Twitter DMs; does it matter?

Twitter finally announced that it has removed the 140-character limit on Twitter Direct Messages. Great move, but is it too late to entice¬†users who already use other private chat apps to switch to Twitter? Direct Messages now go beyond 140 characters. Go long, express yourself, wax poetic: https://t.co/zr2lnTfOI7 pic.twitter.com/o4eSv6Wv5u — Twitter (@Twitter) August 12, 2015 […]

How sandwiches switched from email to Slack

It is starting to seems like everyone is using Slack for internal comms within teams. I have at least two clients using it and I know of a couple other small teams using it too. (On a related note, the Slack referral program which gives you $100 in credit when you sign up expires at […]

Simplifying the crowded messaging space

The messaging space seems to be the antithesis of email. Where email works using common protocols and a variety of email applications that all support them, messaging apps rarely talk to each other and basically function in silos. The messaging space is a surprisingly tricky one to dominate but a few of the services are […]

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