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  1. soapydarren's Avatar
    I've been subscribed to a number of useful Channels and have watched them taken off gradually. Many never gave reasons but now I've just seen that Techno Buffalo are going away as well and have taken some time to give major reasons for doing that. One would have expected a growth of this feature since it was launched but major channels are either going off or not bothered about creating any updates. BlackBerry seem to gradually kill off the features that have much potential IMO. Is this going to die off too? If it does, where's the confidence that BlackBerry can actually create something really craved for again, be it features or devices?
    Death of BBM Channels???-img_20160117_134047.png

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    Last edited by soapydarren; 01-18-16 at 01:07 PM.
    01-17-16 07:47 AM
  2. pgg101's Avatar
    They have a point. I had to change my channel to Canada only to stop the PINs. But I've grown tired of it. Haven't regularly updated it in months.

    RedBerry Passport /10.3.2.2876 / Telus
    01-17-16 08:45 AM
  3. moegh's Avatar
    Right especially the pins people! On every channel you'll find them

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    01-17-16 08:56 AM
  4. tinochiko's Avatar
    hope one of the BlackBerry guys lulling around here sees this

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    01-17-16 09:08 AM
  5. Doggerz's Avatar
    Hehe I don't get what are pins people? Reminds me of invasion of the body snatchers.

    Z30STA100-5 / 10.3.2.2876 / T-Mobile USA
    01-17-16 09:09 AM
  6. rohetaku's Avatar
    Are these pins people even real people? What do they want or do with our pins?

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    01-17-16 09:14 AM
  7. javelin's Avatar
    Wow so sad.... thanks for sharing though.

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    01-17-16 09:17 AM
  8. Uzi's Avatar
    Right especially the pins people! On every channel you'll find them

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    Pin please bruh....
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    01-17-16 09:22 AM
  9. Rello's Avatar
    It gets harder and harder to support this company. A great feature of BBM that simply has gone to waste. Barely supported smh

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    01-17-16 10:01 AM
  10. moegh's Avatar
    Pin please bruh....
    Rotfl

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    01-17-16 10:28 AM
  11. tinochiko's Avatar
    Hehe I don't get what are pins people? Reminds me of invasion of the body snatchers.

    Z30STA100-5 / 10.3.2.2876 / T-Mobile USA

    Death of BBM Channels???-img_20160117_161656.png

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    01-17-16 11:17 AM
  12. donnation's Avatar
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    That's just awful.
    01-17-16 11:47 AM
  13. TgeekB's Avatar
    Were they ever alive?
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    01-17-16 11:55 AM
  14. the_igg's Avatar
    Hahahaha BBM channels was never born to begin with. Is that TechnoBuffalo page legit though? Like was it created by Jon Rettinger or did some dude just do decide to do a fan channel on it?

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    01-17-16 12:04 PM
  15. Q10Bold's Avatar
    The whole BlackBerry menagement is just sad!

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    01-17-16 12:08 PM
  16. cyberjunkie1's Avatar
    I agree... I have a channel as well... at first I was very religious to update, but with lack of features such as videos and limited character and other features that others may have, I've gotten to the point of maybe updating once or twice every month if I'm lucky. I've gone to IG as it's a lot easier to use and can update and edit my own posts.

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    01-17-16 12:10 PM
  17. SunshineStateFlyer's Avatar
    It's really sad, but BBM channels is totally dead, and so is the app, almost at least.

    Sometimes you can really see why BlackBerry has failed on the long run. They pull things up, support it poorly and operate it half heartedly but expect people to pay extra fees for everything because it's a feature.


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    01-17-16 12:16 PM
  18. moegh's Avatar
    That's just awful.
    That's nothing! Go to the official bbm channel C00124E76 and see the comments

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    01-17-16 12:32 PM
  19. missing_K-W's Avatar
    Nice to see how well Chen is executing

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    01-17-16 12:51 PM
  20. donnation's Avatar
    Well at least stickers are alive and well!!
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    01-17-16 01:56 PM
  21. filanto's Avatar
    Death of BBM Channels???-img_20160117_141012_edit.png you get weird stuff like this on channels

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    01-17-16 02:11 PM
  22. DaDaDogg's Avatar
    It's kinda like the Craigslist of Social Media, looks out of date and weirdos around every corner.
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    01-17-16 02:23 PM
  23. donnation's Avatar
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    Hahahahaha, I don't know why but that made me laugh because it's just so random.
    01-17-16 02:24 PM
  24. Troy Tiscareno's Avatar
    Channels never really had a chance. It was a new social network limited to BBM users - which, in the western world, had been on the decline for years and was limited to BB phones (you couldn't even use it from the web!) which had also been on the decline for years - and it had no new compelling features to offer - in fact, it was behind most other social media in features and certainly in integration.

    Then, they wanted to monetize it from the get-go. That's not how you grow a social media platform.

    The real value of any social media platform is the number of active users. If the people you care about aren't using it, then you probably won't use it either, and that's the issue any new platform faces - which is why they have to have unique selling points and give everything away for free at the beginning.

    I get the impression that Channels was initially conceived around 2010-11 when Facebook was all over the media with its valuations, and folks at BB thought they'd just cash in too, but I'm not sure that they saw past the potential for money and really understood what drew users in the first place. BBM originally drew in consumers in big numbers because they didn't want to have to pay for SMS texts but wanted to communicate via text-based comms. In other words, BBM then offered something that many people found value in. By 2013-14, Channels didn't really add any value.
    01-17-16 02:44 PM
  25. manicstreet's Avatar
    Well, I don't have any channel, but I enjoyed channels I subscribe, funny stuff, some news channels..

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    01-17-16 03:37 PM
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