Messaging apps or everyday digital tools?
Messaging apps or everyday digital tools?

We know sending messages with apps has become a worldwide top use on mobile devices but what’s next? Messaging apps or everyday digital tools? And, yea, guess which social network is pushing the evolution more? You bet: Facebook. With its Messenger at around 800 million users and its WhatsApp just topping 800 million users, the […]

LinkedIn released its updated primary app
LinkedIn released its updated primary app

LinkedIn released its updated primary app on Dec. 1, making it more – you guessed it – Facebook-like with an emphasis on a news feed and messaging. “We’ve not only rebuilt the new Flagship app from scratch but we have taken everything you love and more to develop a mobile experience that is more intuitive, […]

LinkedIn is getting into the messaging game
LinkedIn is getting into the messaging game

Oh great! Just what we needed: LinkedIn is getting into the messaging game. Because a) we need another messaging app and b) messaging is cool and LinkedIn is nothing if not cool. What this means for LinkedIn users is we can look forward to new messages about faux seminars and sales pitches. Do we sound […]

Chat away on Twitter direct messages
Chat away on Twitter direct messages

Because we absolutely needed yet another text message tool, Twitter is – as promised – removing the 140-character limit on direct messages which means you can (or will soon) be able to chat away on Twitter direct messages. Isn’t that grand? (And your thumbs are thinking, “Oh Lord, not more!!”) Everyone’s favorite micro-blog announced back […]

Mobile app use – World, messaging; U.S., Facebook
Mobile app use – World, messaging; U.S., Facebook

When it comes to mobile app use, the world seems to prefer messaging apps while the U.S., in contrast, seems to prefer social apps – Facebook and Instagram in particular. That’s the bottom line, at least, according to a new report on mobile app use published earlier this week by App Annie, an app analytics […]

Messaging app in comics. Not kidding: comiXchat
Messaging app in comics. Not kidding: comiXchat

What we need is a messaging app in comics. Wait…what? Yea, we know you’ve all been thinking it: “wish I could send messages to friends in comic book form.” Well, relax nerds. Just when you thought messaging apps couldn’t get any more obtuse (remember the emoji-only messaging app?) along comes comiXchat, a messaging app which […]

Moms use mobile
Moms use mobile

Want to reach the mommy demographic? Moms use mobile. At least that’s according to a study just published by the Baby Center. The 2014 U.S. Mobile Mom Report (PDF) tells us over 80 percent of moms with an average age (in the study) of 32, half of whom have kids between 2 and 5, keep a […]

Facebook Messenger: love it or hate it.
Facebook Messenger: love it or hate it.

Facebook Messenger, the text-video-audio app, has become a fact of life for most of the 1.3 billion citizens of Facebookistan. You’ve no doubt received your notice about downloading the separated app from Facebook proper so you can continue to send messages to friends. Not everyone is happy about the forced move to a separate app. […]

Instagram Bolt photo messaging app – oh boy.
Instagram Bolt photo messaging app – oh boy.

Just what we need: another messaging app from Facebook – and it looks like Instagram Bolt is on the way. Leaked screen shots, disappearing ads on Instagram itself and rumors of the app actually rolling out in New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa. Instagram Bolt, not to be confused with a certain Jamaican sprinter and […]

WeChat, you chat, we all dump a chat on the Facebook.
WeChat, you chat, we all dump a chat on the Facebook.

You know what's not cool? Being Facebook and having to hear nearly every day how teens think you're not cool and are jumping instead to mobile messaging apps for instant communication and gratification.  We all know the story by now of mobile messaging app Snapchat's rise in popularity and its spurn of Facebook's buyout offer.  Now […]