Why don't I chat?
" 10:27am Around 35 per cent of users don't use chat because their screens aren't big enough, so that's moved to a tray at the bottom of the page. Cox says this might lead to more chatting from people with older PCs. "
I don't chat, on fb especially, because the UI in android SUCKS. If I hit the wrong key, the cursor/pointer jumps out of the box, and midstream of typing, obeys a command corresponding to the letter the cursor landed on.
Years ago, there was one social site i was in, and if i did not get my message sent within a minute or two, even midstream in typing, the damned server side would disconnect me, and if i did not periodically copy my own text, i'd find the ui bombed and no way to go into the phone's memory to paste into a new logged-in-sesson. It was so stressful i became good at keeping up, but then just gave up.
So, it is just easier to read, grab a url, and walk away. It is really exasperating. All those brains and payrolls out there, and the experience sometimes just goes to shit because of politics and branding and rushed code.