Especially for the younger generation, instant messaging has become a big distraction. There are so many chat applications out there, from Skype and Messenger to Viber, WhatsApp, Snapchat and the list goes on and on. Not to mention that new ones that are coming to the market every year.
Interestingly, many people use all the chat apps. All of them. They have 10 different messaging apps, because they’re so afraid of missing out on something. They want to be seen and connected everywhere. They want to be in touch and belong, and apps can give a fake sense of achieving that.
But from the productivity and even relationship point of view, that makes no sense.
Instant messaging doesn’t equal being connected
First of all, there’s a big difference between communicating online and being connected. Sharing jokes, making small talk with people you barely know, having superficial conversations or even complaining all the time or writing hate comments is far from being connected.
This is only a snippet of a Self Improvement article written by Blaz Kos
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