On Fri, Jun 10, 2016 at 4:58 PM, Glyph email@example.com wrote:
On Jun 10, 2016, at 1:42 PM, Robert Collins firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
FWIW, I won't be switching to gitter or slack - I find the push notifications and always-on experience exhausting. It gets in the way of thinking or doing anything useful. I often leave my phone in priority-only mode to shut facebook and twitter and such things up for hours - or days - at a time.
If you read my blog, you'll know this already – I also find Slack tiring in exactly this way. I acknowledge the usability benefits over IRC, but the effect of those benefits is mostly just prompting me to spend more time staring at chat. Which is not what I want to be doing.
It's in the service's best interest to constantly grab your attention because it provides a false sense of dependence. It's why Gitter spammed me, it's why Slack emails me everytime someone says @channel, and it's why I've uninstalled Twitter from my phone (so I don't get 2 or more notifications for someone trying to interact with me there).