Those born after the mid-90s may find this hard to believe but, once upon a time, if you wanted to send someone a written message you’d have to hand-etch it onto paper, eg. “Fancy a pint tonight?”, seal it in a paper-bag known as an ‘envelope’, pop a picture of the Queen’s head in the corner and entrust it to a person who would probably just dump it in a river. On the off-chance it would get through to the intended recipient you’d then have to wait for that person to perform a similar ritual in response, which would invariably arrive days, maybe weeks later, eg. “What time?” This system was known as ‘posting mail’ and was probably the most ineffectual form of instant messaging ever devised.
Fortunately, this archaic form of communication was replaced by the technological wonder of SMS messaging, or texting, if you prefer; or sexting, if you’re Ashley Cole. However, this came with its own problems – far too easy to communicate now, mobile phones began to beep relentlessly with inane chatter, idiotic jokes and, worst of all text-talk, eg. LOL: Laugh Out Loud; or LOL: Lots Of Love if you’re David Cameron.
But technology has stepped in again to save us all from the banality of SMS small talk, in the shape of the app-ropriately named SmallTalk.
A chat bot that intelligently replies to your texts, the app comes pre-configured with chatty chaps such as Captain Kirk, A.L.I.C.E, CleverBot, Spock etc, and can be set to automatically respond to all messages on your behalf, reply to contacts within specified groups or not-reply to marked contacts, saving you from the hassle hell of e-empty pleasantries forever! Brilliant.
Capable of keeping text-abusers at bay on your behalf, call an end to casual chat and download SmallTalk today!