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Meet the Father of Group Messaging – Upoc

Rick Robinson

Meet the Father of Group Messaging – Upoc

Cynics say everything is derivative. The ignorant never know the difference.

But sometimes it’s worth looking back at what came before, if only to illuminate history for those who simply don’t know, but should.

Case in point: What’s hotter in tech than ‘group messaging’ in all it’s unvaried forms? (Forget group buying a minute.) Answer: not much. GroupMe, groupflier, Beluga, Fast Society, Kik, even Google. These are some of the players lately giving users the ability to communicate over their phones, via text, to many people in one shot. Another popular use is collecting your friends into groups, much like an email list – situational text communities if you will…