Headline, December 05 2021/ ''' '' HUMAN DISCOURSE HUSTLE '' '''


 HUSTLE '' '''


Major religious thought under the Abrahamic Religions attest to Almighty God's blessings bestowed on his creations. Just like the air that we breathe, the land that we walk upon, OR-

Or cultivate for food, and go back in to; the sky that unfurls our imagination; and the body that we possess.....  the harmony and excellence of His creation. This consensus warrants actionable  commonality of faith by the other wise bickering clergy from the three Great Religions to heal our divisive world.

MESSAGING SERVICES : GLOBAL GRAPEVINES.  Private messaging has become the internet's most important service. Now it is in the spotlight.

WHATSAPP, WHICH 2 billion people use to send some 100 billion messages a day, is rarely in the news. When it is, the stories are mostly about whether, in order to increase competition, it should be hived off from its corporate parent, Facebook - a company rarely out of the news.

The difference in visibility is basic to the businesses involved. A social media firm like Facebook exists to get things noticed, because its business model is based on selling attention to advertisers.

What and who gain attention, and what can be done to withhold it from particular people and ideas, are contested issues. Messaging services like WhatsApp for the most part simply let people stay in touch with their families and chat with groups of friends and associates.

In many ways they increasingly offer ways to get in touch with businesses, too. They are of a practical use in a way that social media are by and large not 

{ never try to arrange cocktails over Twitter }.

But because they are removed from the public sphere they provoke far less outrage and controversy, and far fewer arguments over regulation.

That may have started to change on January 6th for two reasons. One was that Facebook announced a revision to WhatsApp's terms of service which many took to mean that their personal data would be used for a wider range of purposes.

The result was a rush to download Telegram and Signal, two apps with much smaller user bases - around 500 million for Telegram, far fewer for Signal- which market themselves on promises of enhanced privacy.

Between January 6th and 19th Signal was downloaded 45 million times and Telegram 36 million times, according to Sensor Tower, a provider of data. Pavel Duriov, Telegram's boss, called it the ''largest digital migration in human history''.

January 6th's other precipitating event was the insurrection at the United States' Capital. In its wake Apple removed Parler, a Twitter clone on which people expressed sentiments such as '' we need to start systematically assassinating #liberal leaders'', from its app store and Amazon stopped hosting the company in its cloud.

As a result groups like the Proud Boys, ''western chauvinists'' with a taste for violence, flocked to Telegram.

The sort of things which had been said on Parler promptly began to reappear on some of Telegram's public channels in question. 

But that will not have silenced such talk. According to Aleksandra Urman of the University of Bern, who studies the political use of online media, public channels are used to draw new members into private groups where talk may lead to action.

And Telegram generally refuses to reveal what goes on its private channels. Before Joe Biden's inauguration there was concern that these channels would be used to plan violent attacks. In the event, thankfully, such attacks did not transpire, but the risk remains.

Growth in the use of Telegram and Signal may well strengthen such worries. But the messaging services are also having a much broader and on balance salutary effect on online life.

Social media provided a '' public sphere '' both global and raucous in which what is worst often spreads fastest. In the private worlds of messaging apps it has proved possible to rebuild some of the levees which allow the river of human discourse to flow healthily. 

The Honor and Serving of the Latest Global Operational Research on Messaging Services, Present and the Future, continues. The World Students Society thanks The Economist.

With respectful dedication to the Messaging Services companies, Technologists, Students, Professors and Teachers of the world. See Ya all prepare and register for Great Global Elections on The World Students Society - for every subject in the world : wssciw.blogspot.com and Twitter - !E-WOW! - The Ecosystem 2011 :

Good Night and God Bless

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