Friday, April 25, 2014

Messages Overload

A few days ago, I was surprised to see the large number of unread mails and messages in the inboxes.
Four reasons for the message overload:
1. My increased use of smartphone and tablet at the expense of my laptop,
2. An always-on 3G connection,
3. Android notifications which, though give a preview of an incoming message or mail, do not allow deleting a message from notification pull-down, as of yet. Gmail notification allows you to archive a message but not delete it). So most often, I see the preview and just dismiss the notification.
4. The high unread count also indicate an over-abundance of messages which are totally useless... mostly spam, account notifications, and subscriptions. This, in spite of the fact that I use unroll.me heavily.

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