In November 2010, Facebook announced an ambitious feature — “Seamless Messaging” — that among other things touted, “You decide how you want to talk to your friends: via SMS, chat, e-mail or messages. They will receive your message through whatever medium or device is convenient for them.” Two years later, in my opinion, Google+ has executed an integrated messaging that comes with you no matter which device or software you are using.
According to The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project survey “Digital Differences,” 91% of all adults check e-mail, while 64% are active on social networks. This proves that people have not abandoned e-mail to depend on social networks for their messages. If you are like me, you probably get your Facebook messages in e-mail which makes your e-mail the “integrated messaging platform.” In fact, many social networks have started sending messages to your e-mail when someone mentions you or messages you.
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