The amount of legitimate political email I have received this season is ZERO.
I used KDE early on (1.x), but moved to Gnome because it allowed many more user tweakable options for customizing the desktop.
Over the years, Gnome has become less and less friendly to customization, and with the arrival of Unity, I jumped over to MATE.
I have watched my sister consistently spend more time trying to find 'just the right emoji' for a message than it took to type the message.
Emojis need to go the way of geocities, real media, and flash. The sooner the better.
" it should eliminate the need for the assistance from Apple Inc. "
Until Apple fixes this exploit in the next release...
IMHO, it really all comes down to user choice (or lack thereof) as to how the social structure was regulated. They need to pick a layout and refine it instead of radically changing it every few months, or better yet, allow user customize-able themes.
After all this, I still prefer G+ over FB, entirely due to the signal to noise ratio. I dont want G+ to be another FB, where everyone and their dog (literally) has an account.
Since an average is just that, an average, how did January 2016 compare to the highest January in those 30 years?
If the user uses ANY customized desktop theme on Windows, these pop-ups are going to look totally alien to the user.
Finally, a valid use for the Windows Classic theme.
As better alternatives continue to arrive, it will continue to dwindle until only a few die-hards are left. In the end it will only be found on dead unmaintained websites and in archival works.
Seen it happen before. It was called RealPlayer.
What is worth doing is worth the trouble of asking somebody to do.