Somebody Save Us, We're Drowning in Online Chat Systems

Choice is a wonderful thing, but when it comes to digital communication, perhaps we're starting to drown in a sea of instant message apps and chat clients.

Hangouts, WhatsApp, Facebook Chat, Google Voice, Skype, a regular phone call? So many ways to contact people, and little chance of ever knowing which is best. Maybe we should all switch back to using AIM? [XKCD]