Friday, May 6, 2016

The dehumanization of Facebook Messenger

messenger-bots I used to answer ever message. Not any more. When Messenger buzzes, now I don’t know if it will be a friend or a bot. Every chime forces me to do a little Turing test in my head. Was I expecting to be pinged by a pal? Or is it 8:11pm again and TechCrunch’s bot is sending me another daily digest. This is how we ended up hating email. What started as a way for colleagues to… Read More

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