So you found this cool little app ..
I remember when I first used WhatsApp .. thought it was great, and it 'was' - nice design, fast, superior user experience to standard SMS, easy to connect with those you know, and reconnect.
But then .. Facebook bought them, back in 2014 for ... whaaat!? ..
WhatsApp locates/identifies users with their current phone number and drags in as many people in your Contacts list as they possibly can, and networks you together with those who have your digits, and the digits of others you possess .. this is a marketers dream! First, they have a means to 'get to you', and when they do, they can be confident that you are a unique individual, who can be roughly demographied, using Facebook data .. because of course, this is all also connected to your Facebook account.
The Wait is Over .. time to recoup that 19 Billion!
This was not something that Facebook could do right away of course, they needed to on-board a billion people first, and there would have been outcries and a lot of app deletions if they tried to sell their users to big business, in the first year or so after the purchase ... well, now the time has come!
When they start saying things like ...
You know you are about to be fed to the wolves! :-)
So you get a cool little piece of "free" tech .. yay! All it will cost you is your privacy and your piece of mind! This is the modus operandi of centralized, information-based businesses .. you are the commodity, you are the target, you are the content. The differences between what we are doing with STEEM, and the many other existing, and soon to be existing decentralized options and ventures, is to give people full control of who they are, what they produce, to reap the full benefits of both, and retain that, or choose to reinvest it.
Our enemy is anyone who wishes to own your thought. The tides are turning in this epic struggle, and as 'we know', the victory is inevitable .. so .. just evangelize, evangelize, evangelize, and do not forget to make a shit tonne of money along the way!
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UPWARD & OUTWARD!Thanks for taking time to give me a read!