lexipixel - 8:44 am on Mar 29, 2013 (gmt 0)
A world I never really knew existed... But it looks like my idea of "peer to peer" social networking is happening -- but primarily on smart phones.
The Messaging Apps Taking on Facebook, Phone Giants
March 27, 2013 (Wall Street Journal)
....These messaging appsówith funny names like WhatsApp, WeChat and KakaoTalkóhave become an indispensable form of communication for hundreds of millions of people world-wide.
They are also rankling technology giants from Silicon Valley to Seoul. That is because when users like Mr. Dijkland send messages using Line, his mobile carrier Vodafone Group PLC and iPhone maker Apple Inc. don't directly profit from the interaction....
Beware to FB and others who greedily want to monetize user's every page-load, geo-coordinate, contact, keystroke or gesture... many users appear to be skipping the rest and just giving the likes of FB "the gesture", (the one FB deserves).