Reasons to value functionality and a user-privacy philosophy over popularity

WhatsApp, 2009. I distinctly remember a nerdy excitement in being able to send messages from my iPhone to an Android or Blackberry over 3G without a 20c SMS charge. I convinced friends into WhatsApp far before it was the default messaging app of choice.

Since 2013, with a resurgence in 2021 with the announcement of WhatsApp’s latest user-terms which basically force users’ data sharing with the wider Facebook group of companies, Telegram has stolen the show with (almost) everything except user base. …

Ryan Zahrai

SYD based commercial lawyer and MBA wishing he got into tech earlier. Best described as “politely intense”. Proud father of two and husband of one.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store