Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Mossberg: The tyranny of messaging and notifications | The Verge

"The big solution" from a Walt Mossberg perspective on messaging overload; see the full article for "the small, available solution" and other insights

"It would be nice if, like most email services, these major and forthcoming messaging services could somehow interoperate in the same client of your choice, so they could all somehow learn your preferences and you could use a single scheme of settings and preferences to control their behavior (maybe you could "snooze" them) and their notifications. But that seems highly unlikely.  Palm’s webOS operating system had a feature something like this called Synergy, but it's defunct.

So the big fix to this is probably up to the makers of the operating system platforms. They permit and control the notifications, at the least. They could create more and better user tailoring and learning that could be shared by all messaging services. But the problem, of course, is that the two big mobile OS makers, Apple and Google, are also deeply enmeshed in the messaging wars."
Mossberg: The tyranny of messaging and notifications | The Verge
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