Not sure how I missed the whole Telegram thing back in February when WhatsApp went
down. While nothing compared to WhatsApp’s 600 million active users, Telegram’s 50 million active
users each sending 20 messages a day with no money spent
on advertising is nothing to shake a stick at.
What intrigues me the most is that it is set up as a non-commercial
organization promising to
never show ads or sell your data, along with the ability to send “secret
chats” with end-to-end encryption–only the two devices in
question can read the message.
It’s a cool initiative; I’m curious how this all is going to shake out as Facebook continues to pour
more money into Messenger and WhatsApp and vie for market share.
And please—feel free to Telegram me any time.