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Meeting People And Keeping In Touch The Modern Way

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Meeting People And Keeping In Touch The Modern Way

Do you remember the time when you have to write a letter longhand and wait for the recipient to send you back their reply? Depending on the location, it takes days or weeks for your letter to be received. Maybe even months. How about going out and meeting people face to face and asking for their number? Time has changed. So much. What with technology and change in culture. Meeting people and keeping in touch the modern way is just so easy.

Meeting People And Keeping In Touch
The Modern Way Through Chat Apps

Nowadays, you can meet someone, get to know them, or catch up with your friends from around the globe through chat apps. Aside from social media, chat apps are great tools in getting social without actually going out.

There are pros and cons to this. 

The advantages of chat apps of course include avoiding awkward social situations, being safe inside your own house while meeting strangers, and the convenience of keeping in touch with people who matter to you. 

Chat apps are like gifts to introverts and people who are too busy to go out and party.

However, the anonymity of the identity of people online can also be dangerous. There is no way in knowing if the person you are chatting with has good intentions and just wants to chat or has something else in his mind.

Some people prey on other people's innocence and trust.

Of course, a lot of people will agree that the old-fashioned way of communicating is still the best. There is effort, and there is an investment of time. And some will argue that there is the inconvenience and the long period of time involved in waiting.

Since it is the modern times, writing letters has become obsolete (although many still do it, and it is kind of exciting receiving one). So more and more people opt for using chat apps to stay in touch and socialize anyway.

There are many options available.

One chat app that is popularly used by millennials today is Kik. They aim for people all around the world to connect. It is a free messaging app in the vein of WhatsApp Messenger, with tons of extras that will enhance your conversations. (via Cnet)

In joining chat apps, like meeting people online, take extra precaution.

There are a lot of stories about scams, bullying and abuse happening online. But then there are also stories about people meeting great people online who eventually got married (I personally know couples who met online and are now living their happily ever after), or became friends. 

So whether chat apps like Kik will work for you or not is really up to you. The next time you go online, remember to be cautious. 

Be wise, be vigilant, and keep your privacy secured no matter what. Never give out your exact location and private information to strangers.

If you're ready, go ahead and download your preferred chat app.

Good luck and happy chatting!

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  1. Using chat apps with people you've already met can be a great, quick and easy way to keep in touch - totally agree! Hope you're having a lovely week so far :)

  2. Wonderful post!
    Have a good evening!
    Gil Zetbase

  3. Vale tentar! ;)

    Gosto dessa modernidade!

    Ótima quarta!

    Beijo! ^^

  4. I use chat apps to communicate with families. I love that I can chat with my dad so easily as my parents live far far away. I hope my mom will join but she is not interested in smartphone.

  5. communication fast foward,plenty of good and bad

  6. For an introvert like me, your right, social media is a blessing. However, I try not to let it make me a hermit. For the people I talk to online I go out of my way to meet up with them every now and again.