As I continue to work from home, I've noticed the number of communication apps on my phone and PC are increasing. I guess this makes sense. I want to stay connected with family, friends, co-workers and special interest groups.
The most recent addition to my communication toolbox, is Discord. I had a Discord account for a while, but like many apps, it was sitting dormant until a friend suggested we move our rather active crypto conversation to a Discord group. I care more about the discussion than the platform, so I said, “Sure! I’ll move to Discord.”
There was a time when I would be platform loyal even if it meant missing out on some of my most important connections. An example was my passion for Google+. I stayed with that platform even after Google had abandoned the product. I hope I’m able to recognize if I start to make a mistake like that again.
So, what communication services do I use to stay connected now? Here’s the list: Outlook, Gmail, Slack, Teams, SMS, Signal, Telegram, Zoom, Google Meet, Google Duo, Criptext, GroupMe, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Keybase, and as previously mentioned, Discord.
This is a big list, but at the end of the day, I value staying connected. While I would appreciate the simplicity of less apps, I'm sure the Information Age isn't done evolving the way we communicate and stay connected.
☕ Coffee behind the keyboard
🎯Motivation from faith
“I have the right to do anything,” you say — but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything” — but not everything is constructive.
- 1 Corinthians 10:23 (NIV)