A number of people have been asking me: why are you not on WhatsApp?
The quick answer is: don’t cross the streams!
I don’t like the idea that Facebook has access to my private conversations. Even if just meta-data.
Facebook owns WhatsApp.
I use Facebook. I kinda like finding random things to read and seeing what friends are up to.
Facebook is public, I choose to share (or not share) things there. Text messages are private – I don’t want to mix the two.
Don’t cross the streams…
Hmmm, ever stopped to think…
- How does WhatsApp make money?
- Why did Facebook buy WhatsApp?
- Why does Facebook keep asking you to enter your mobile number? …maybe it’s for more than just “safety” reasons.
We all know: if it’s free you are the product, but it should worry you much more when you become a product where they have insight into your private communication habits.
I use Telegram. I really hope Telegram stays independent. I use iMessage. Please don’t send me Facebook messages, even though I will probably end up reading them.
I have never used Gmail. That’s just me.
Now you know.