And we crave more pixels, pixels talking to us, responding to us, acknowledging us—as often as possible.“It’s just a reality that social life is moving through screens,” says Eric Klinenberg, director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU and the author of .
Like the direct-dial 800 numbers we've used for years, toll-free texting takes cost out of the connection equation and puts voice and text on equal footing.
Like many other popular messaging apps, such as Facebook Messenger and Snapchat, you can use Kik to message individual friends as well as groups of friends.
Unlike Whats App, which uses your phone number to create your account and connect to your contacts, Kik allows its users to create a free account by email and password.
Most people use Kik as a simple alternative to email or public chatting on any other social network.
It's also a great substitute for regular SMS text messaging, often as a way to avoid expensive data charges or to avoid going over any text limits.