A year ago, I didn't have WeChat or WhatsApp on my phone. Now, I can't manage without them.
Mobile phones are invaluable but intrusive. Instant-messaging clients and SMS have been around for years, and naturally I use them for communication.
But I've always felt that these comms are like "walkie-talkies": for essential information, perhaps the occasional snarky comment. You don't hog the channel because...it's a walkie-talkie – makes sense?
Now we have these OTT services. At first, I resisted. They seemed too demanding – all that staring at the screen and furious... MORE