Oh my god, it’s full of … identical-cloud-services

If ever you needed evidence that we’re in another dot-com bubble, consider just the number of Slack-like messaging platforms:

  • Slack (of course)
  • Allo
  • Beary Chat
  • ChatWork
  • Discord
  • Fleep
  • Flock
  • Glip
  • HiBox
  • HipChat
  • Jandi
  • ….. (getting bored)
  • Teamwork Chat
  • The Lounge
  • ….. (yawn!)
  • WhatsApp (kinda)
  • Zulip

That’s just the ones I found in a few minutes while wondering what the hell all the options were in Rambox.

Now, I do wonder how all these people managed to a) conclude that they needed to spend their time producing YET another chat platform, but b) convince people to fund them doing so?!?!

I’m no lover of Slack – I actually detest it. But for God’s sake people – enough!