It's really annoying and it needs to be fixed quick.You guys at Kik need to listen to what all the people are saying and stop letting this issue continue or I pretty much think that people will stop using it completely.
Whether it's corporations or governments, digital surveillance today is widespread.
Tox is easy-to-use software that connects you with friends and family without anyone else listening in.
One of the things I like most about working at Facebook is the ability to launch products that are (almost) immediately used by millions of people.
Unlike a three-guys-in-a-garage startup, we don't have the luxury of scaling out infrastructure to keep pace with user growth; when your feature's userbase will go from 0 to 70 million practically overnight, scalability has to be baked in from the start.
Note that approach (a) changes the sending a chat message / loading a Facebook page from a one-to-one communication into a multicast to all online friends, while approach (b) ensures that users who are neither chatting nor browsing Facebook are nonetheless generating server load.