Monday, November 22, 2010
Talking to People, So Over
We've killed a lot of things recently at Techcrunch: the phone call, cable tv, books, the mouse, and many more. Regrettably, I'm ready to kill off another one -- talking to people. It's so inefficient, slow, and old-fashioned. 'Talk' about something that been around for at least thousands of years and is ripe for disruption by new technology. The latest driver in the assault on talk is the recently announced Facebook Messages. The social media leader is creating a way to communicate no matter which format you are using: email, chat, SMS. Notice, they don't include plans to help you actually talk to people.