Having left Whatsapp, as predicted life is quiet on Telegram. It’s a bit like being in Joburg during the festive season.
I have managed to convince a few people to join me on Telegram which is great. Fortunately I was able to move the most critical conversations there.
I suspect that Telegram will really pick up in numbers once Whatsapp becomes more aggressive, more explicit in its advertising. That will happen in 2020.
Maybe I should consider getting some kind of commission from Telegram. Such has been enthusiasm in marketing the platform. However, most people don’t want to add yet another social platform to talk to.
The most secure platform of them all is called SIGNAL. But I am not going to talk much about Signal. It is a very secure platform but lacks a lot of networking features that have made Telegram and other messaging platforms so great.
Deleting Whatsapp has been quite disruptive but I will be able to adjust to that much better than I adjusted life without Facebook.
The age of social media has a huge willingness to share our private info. However, I see big changes in future where we try to reclaim our privacy and security. That’s where apps like Telegram will come in very handy.
The new currency in future will be anonymity and minimalism in what we share with the outside world. Be prepared!