Asia-Pacific I 2012 (13)
Theme: Message to the World – the voyage from SMS to Twitter
Messaging has changed the way the masses communicate. In fact, it added another way for us to communicate, one that youth often prefer. It is laconic, silent, not intrusive and will be right there when you are ready. Messaging has grown to encompass both worlds of Data and Voice. Platforms that can manage both IP based web applications as well as Telco Voicemail applications are deployed by both ISPs and telcos. Many websites use SMS for communicating with users and between users, bringing the web closer to being interactive and real-time with quick ‘sound-bites’. Now Twitter has re-invented messaging, adding circles of social networking around the basic concept of ‘text-bites’, and YouTube’s popularity shows that ‘Video-bite’ is enormous role to play. Messaging business continues to grow. Where else will Messaging go from here?