Daily Dot has an article about the new thing Facebook is doing by forcing you to download the messenger app. I don’t know why this has become such a big deal, except,
perhaps, as the article mentions, it’s just the fact that it was pushed on people, rather than simply being made available as an option. I don’t know. I don’t use it that much. I’m either using SMS or Google Hangouts, but it doesn’t really bother me at all.
Here’s the thing mentioned in the article that I agree with, however. Whether justified or not, the discontent expressed by the user-base is dangerous for Facebook. I’ve seen other social networks, like Friendster, FriendFeed and Orkut die unceremoniously. And what about Plurk? (yes, I used Plurk for a time). If Zuckerberg isn’t careful, people will start looking elsewhere to scratch that social itch. Think Ello!