On any given block in Buenos Aires, you are likely to see someone
speaking into their phone, but not on it; talking to someone, but
not necessarily with anyone. I recently visited the city, and was
struck by the fact that it seemed like all the citizens were
walking around expressively talking to themselves. In reality,
most people are perpetually sending voice memos to one another.
The phone call has long been a thing of the past when it comes to
daily communication, but in Argentina, mobile phone users are
increasingly turning to voice memos instead of texting to
Interesting how something like texting can evolve in very different ways in different countries. I think I’ve only received like three or four voice memo texts ever.