Since every WhatsApp “informational” group eventually devolves into a water cooler chat, my app badge currently shows 1,457 unread messages.
Since I rarely open Facebook, its app badge shows 312 unseen notifications.
Since I participate in seven Slacks, each with an average of five channels, there are currently 117 unread messages in there.
Add in iMessage, Skype, Basecamp, Google Hangouts, Telegram, Signal, Twitter & Instagram Direct Message, and this is clearly a situation of contact-point overload.
So if you try to contact me through any of these channels, let me apologize in advance, since I probably won’t see it.
If you need to communicate something to me, and it’s important that I see it, there’s only one reliable channel — Email