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maique
maique

Signal, Telegram, WhatsApp, and a tab on Safari with Instagram messages! That’s what I have open at the moment to be able to talk to five people at the same time.

gdp
gdp

@maique I wish more folks here in the States would adopt Signal, Telegram, or Threema.

maique
maique

@gdp Same here. WhatsApp is king.

SimonWoods
SimonWoods

@maique @gdp When it comes to the average person in my life — friends, family, neighbours, people in the community — if I talk at all about apps it's one, or a mix, of the following:

  • WhatsApp
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • YouTube
  • Messages/Email/Camera
  • Banking/NHS/Shopping (Amazon, supermarkets, etc)
  • Games (Tetris, Wordle, whatever is trendy)

Other than that, nobody knows about other apps.

JMaxB
JMaxB

@SimonWoods Good reminder that Twitter, and probably its would-be replacements, aren't on the average person's radar at all.

SimonWoods
SimonWoods

@JMaxB Nah, I don't think so at all.

I'm convinced that most people are happy to tolerate the six-inch screen of their handheld super computer, and that's about it as far as computers go. Instead, at least where we were lucky enough to move to last year most people still rely on slower, generally more approachable methods for news, socialising, and so on. It's very nice, actually, and I would recommend it to people who are Very Online.

(got inspired to go full-length; stopped the reply and made my thoughts their own thing instead)

maique
maique

@SimonWoods I’d throw in the streaming services, and a few photo related apps for most of my friends, and we have the delivery/ride sharing services (Uber/Bolt).