Jun 292016

Can you believe that not so long ago, there was a position called “Messenger” in public and private employment?

There is not much to the job description for a Messenger. As the name suggests, it means a person who exists in an organisation simply to send messages, letters or parcels from one point to another.

As it is a fairly low bar to jump, so application letters for a Messenger position was very common and easy to put together. It often starts like this: “Application for Messenger” and the rest is not worth reading.

Just an exercise, try typing “Application for Messenger” into your browser and see what comes up.

Google Search result for "Messenger"

Google Search result for “Messenger”

Very likely, it will reveal, not long-dead and poorly written application for employment for the position of a messenger.

It will rather show Facebook’s powerful “Messenger” app across various platforms, namely iOS, Android and Windows.

The point is this: the way we work and the tools we use for work have been completely disrupted and re-invented. The work types that used to exist are now extinct and out of living memory.

If you could project yourself into the future in view of the recent past, you will know that many positions advertised for recruitment today will soon not exist.

Those jobs, including a lot of clerical and other repetitive-type positions will go the way of the humble Messenger (ironically now replaced by other systems including Facebook’s Messenger).

By the way, if you don’t know Facebook Messenger and how it works you are missing out, but more about this shortly.

The old messenger position was occupied by a person who usually rides a bicycle or drives a car to deliver documents and official parcels from one organisation to another.

Well, that function will be “yak” in today’s tech-driven world when email and cloud-base services such as Google Apps can deliver instantly – and in a collaborative way.

Mark Zuckerberg has certainly gobbled up the most popular social network and messaging systems on the globe. They include Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and the Facebook itself.

But Facebook’s stand-alone Messenger is truly powerful and stands out.

It is superior in all the services it offers:  extremely fast and free

Multi-media texting, voice and video calls, group video and voice calls, etc – all private.

HapaWeb Media thinks it is the most powerful and under-advertised messaging app on the planet.

In spite of this, the creators’ current position is that the App is only one percent done, and when it’s done, it could be the go-to-App for everything.

Facebook’s director of platform partnerships Julien Codorniou told Wired Magazine that Facebook is just getting started when it comes to Messenger.

“One day, there will be companies built on Messenger, and we are at the beginning of that ecosystem.”

Imagine that!

Given the revolution Facebook has brought to the world of Social Media, it won’t be long before Messenger is spoken of as the “ultimate” Messenger.

Meanwhile, the old clerical position of “Messenger” referenced in this article is possibly the last word you will read about it.

That position and function is dead, gone and buried!

Hopefully too, the power and strength of Facebook’s ultimate Messenger isn’t the first word you’ve heard about that App.


  2 Responses to “The Ultimate Messenger”

  1. This article is great. It starts from the point of the messenger role in an office and then to the app and brings you back to the former. Waiting to see what facebook brings, we are also trying to develop ourselves here.

    • It is exciting to hear you are developing a home-grown app! We can’t wait to hear more about it.
      Please keep us updated.

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