January 17, 2021

Nadia Eghbal on messaging

Or maybe it’s about drawing (semi-arbitrary) physical boundaries in digital spaces: I need ways to differentiate between the digital equivalent of talking to someone in the street vs. at a restaurant vs. in my house, and drawing the line between diff apps lends a bit of physicality to those relationships

Nadia Eghbal, 2020–12–09

This is exactly the way I use messaging apps.


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