Why private messages are lame

I want the fewest amount of inboxes as possible. Having to read private messages from multiple social networks detract from that.

I like that Flickr and Twitter send the full text of the message to your email address (if you request those notifications). Plus, Flickr allows you delete all your inbox messages easily – Twitter needs to add this feature.

Facebook and Myspace don’t send the content of the private message in your email. Instead, you have to click through and log in to read it – terrible!

I have my email address listed everywhere. Why can’t you just go with that?

Post inspired by Paul Stamatiou, “Why Private Messages Suck

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Bryan Villarin

Bryan is a Community Guardian at Automattic. He's also a photographer, card magician, and cat whisperer. (Thanks to my friend and colleague Steve Blythe for the sweet photo!)

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