Texting Is So Last Season, Try Stickering!

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    May 26, 2014 3:24 PM GMT
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    NYT: “They’re great when you don’t have time to type out entire messages but don’t want to be rude, either,” said Motoko Kondo, 34, who works at a Tokyo design agency. “I sometimes carry out entire conversations with only stickers.”

    Line is among a growing number of apps jostling for control of the rapidly growing mobile messaging business. Such start-ups are no longer just competing for users and their time. They are also racing to define how a younger generation — one that has increasingly moved away from traditional text messaging, as well as Facebook and Twitter — will message on the go.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/26/technology/no-time-to-text-apps-turn-to-stickers.html?hpw&rref=technology
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    May 27, 2014 4:25 AM GMT
    Oh wow, this looks really fun, they have 2NE1 stickers hahaha

    unfortunately I doubt I could get enough people to use it to make it worth it. icon_sad.gif
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    May 27, 2014 5:55 AM GMT
    Sorta like Hallmark Cards? Impersonal personal messages...
  • AMoonHawk

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    May 27, 2014 6:00 AM GMT
    Too much work
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    May 27, 2014 11:34 AM GMT
    Oh, for fucks sake....



    No. Just. No!
  • roadbikeRob

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    May 27, 2014 1:13 PM GMT
    Stickeringicon_question.gifwhat is the next ridiculous concept these high tech geeks are going to think up oficon_question.gif
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    May 27, 2014 2:37 PM GMT
    So we degrade even further from actually speaking to each other. First to text and now to pictures…..I guess this is for the illiterate amongst us. Just not for me.
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    May 27, 2014 3:26 PM GMT
    Lol duncur is so cute I want

    But yes I foresee it encouraging illiteracy :/ haha uh oh.

    Uh oh
    Uh oh

    But so cute look at that bear
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    May 27, 2014 8:30 PM GMT
    Snaz saidBut so cute look at that bear


    NO…..this is a 'cute bear'….

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    this is not….

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    May 27, 2014 8:32 PM GMT
    ^ He just did a sticker. In fact RJers have been doing it with GIFs.
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    May 27, 2014 8:41 PM GMT
    ^^
    YEAAAA
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    May 27, 2014 9:03 PM GMT
    I find it funny that the only people rejecting this idea are over 50.

    Stuck in your ways much? icon_lol.gif

    BTW, if you really think this is further disconnecting people, try going back to landline rotary phones, snail mail, and cars that weren't reliable for long trips (unless you were rich enough to buy a Mercedes Benz or a Rolls Royce). icon_wink.gif
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    May 27, 2014 10:23 PM GMT
    The benefit of rotary phones and snail mail is you knew who really cared about you. They made the effort.
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    May 27, 2014 10:28 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidThe benefit of rotary phones and snail mail is you knew who really cared about you. They made the effort.
    Unlike being in a time of need nowadays, right? icon_wink.gif
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    May 28, 2014 12:25 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidThe benefit of rotary phones and snail mail is you knew who really cared about you. They made the effort.
    That is correct. People were more honest with one another back then. People talked to one another before all this high tech nonsense like texting and these ridiculous i phones made society more impersonal and more unfriendly. Most people are totally isolated in their own little world and don't bother talking to each other face to face. Technology has gone too far and needs to be reigned in.
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    May 28, 2014 1:31 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    wrestlervic saidThe benefit of rotary phones and snail mail is you knew who really cared about you. They made the effort.
    That is correct. People were more honest with one another back then. People talked to one another before all this high tech nonsense like texting and these ridiculous i phones made society more impersonal and more unfriendly. Most people are totally isolated in their own little world and don't bother talking to each other face to face. Technology has gone too far and needs to be reigned in.


    A perfect segway to my short story, "Cell Phonies."
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  • JClash

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    May 28, 2014 3:54 AM GMT
    Hmm...

    In a word, "Newspeak."

    In two, "Fuck that!"

    Stickering seems like a solution to a problem no one has.

    Does it really take too much time to type "Let's grab a beer?" And really what's the rush, is the beer going to run away in the next few seconds?
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    May 28, 2014 4:01 AM GMT
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    paulflexes saidI find it funny that the only people rejecting this idea are over 50.

    Stuck in your ways much? icon_lol.gif

    BTW, if you really think this is further disconnecting people, try going back to landline rotary phones, snail mail, and cars that weren't reliable for long trips (unless you were rich enough to buy a Mercedes Benz or a Rolls Royce). icon_wink.gif


    Bish, pleez.

    I ain't over fifty.

    You also didn't reject the idea entirely. You just likened it to the actions of "prepubescent girls." Although I disagree, I can see your point. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 28, 2014 5:07 AM GMT
    Over 50 my ass. (Which it is, thank you very much...)
    My point was that "The more things change, the more they stay the same."
    or if you prefer:
    "The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun."

    ... and GTFOML
  • daveindenver

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    May 28, 2014 5:47 AM GMT
    If I was an eighth grade girl, I'd probably be into this.
    But I'm not, so no.
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    May 28, 2014 6:34 AM GMT
    It's Fun, but just few people use line... I use imessage icon_smile.gif
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    May 28, 2014 8:51 AM GMT
    Initially, I find this sending of stickers immature, but I appreciate the app builder's ingenuity now. Because all of my important contacts are on LINE, I had to join. Communicating in English to a person in the same proficiency as I am is rare, so when important (and senior corporate) contacts send me stickers, I am grateful. We cannot take for granted that all people in an Asian metropolis can read and write English at the level of the SAT/ACT.

    Reading non-English messages is laborious for me, and composing one takes 10-15 minutes to get the words spelled right. Therefore, I often resort to stickers as quick and uncomplicated responses.One good feature of LINE is the ability to create closed group (like for project/account management).

    If anyone plans to join, send me a message to add him/her (to discuss fitness issues).
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    May 28, 2014 12:50 PM GMT
    daveindenver saidIf I was an eighth grade girl, I'd probably be into this.
    But I'm not, so no.


    Agreed! Seems like just one more "oh, it's too hard!" way to communicate.

    Yep,I'm 'over 50' and I don't like this cretin-inspired stickering one bit! It's just another example of people being lazy.

    I'm 57 and learning German (poorly, but learning!) and I don't see many under 40's willing to take the time and effort needed to invest in something worthwhile anymore.

    The age of instant gratification is one reason the housing market collapsed: people unwilling to wait to buy that 4 bedroom 3 car garage home, something that probably took 20 years for their parents to be able to put a down payment on!

    No, they couldn't start a family in a small apartment, then buy a 'starter' home, living in it for 5 or 10 years, eventually buying a bigger home when they could afford it. So, when stupid people in government got the brilliant idea that allowing first time home buyers to put only $1,000.00 equity into a home that was 4 or 5 times more than they really could afford, why not?

    After all, "they" didn't risk losing much if they walked away. Not fully understanding that "they" also were on the hook, taxpayer-wise, for every other recent college graduate, $50,-100,000 in college loan debt, who took the same stance. You cannot pee in a pool without affecting everyone in it!

    So, the next time you think it's too hard to do something, give up! After all, the government will be there to take care of you, cradel to grave.

    Just don't bitch about being told by Big Government that no, you are not going to develop cool apps, you are going to pick up trash or clean toilets.

    That day IS coming, once you surrender your freedom for the sake of ease.
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    May 28, 2014 1:37 PM GMT
    I hate my generation's lack of communication skills and addiction to instant gratification. If I had a "friend" who can't even be bothered to take the 30 seconds to text me what they want to say, they won't be my friend for long. I dnt evn rd txts lk dis, and if you think I want you to send me pictures of yourself in the mirror or updates on every mundane activity throughout your day then GFY, keep your damn stickers.
  • Nakedman1969

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    May 28, 2014 1:49 PM GMT
    This is so damn dumb I will not do it I don't even abbreviate words so why should I do this. I may be 44 but if you can't spell your words out then don't say any thing at all!!!!!!!!