Asynchronous messages, conversations, and the conversation list form the basis of mobile messaging. It is the combination of all of these behaviors and expectations in messaging that make it such a dominant part of people’s digital lives. It is what makes messaging the most comfortable communication medium ever invented.
…nversations that are days old fall down the list gracefully, but can be resurrected just as easily. So why is this conversation list even important? Aren’t those recent conversations also generating notifications on the same device? Three important distinctions between the message and conversation paradigm vs the notification and notification center paradigm:
…topic, conversations are what make messaging the best digital representation of your relationships. If you ask someone “pull out your phone and show me where your significant other exists on this device?” the answer is not in the address book, email threads, or their social profile, it’s in the messaging conversation.