Whatsapp, Dude

25 Oct

I know that some of us usually greet our friends with casual greeting, “What’s up, Dude?”. The name of the mobile messaging application is perhaps inspired by that. But believe me, writing down the application name not as it is, but as Whatsup or Wazzap or the like, is never cool, Dude.

According to its website,

WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS.

The cross-platform point is the reason why I use this application in my Nokia E60 in the first place. I remember how I used to resent so much to Blackberry Messenger, all apologies go to my friends never tired to ask me to buy a Blackberry.

Why do we buy Blackberry if it isn’t classified as smartphone? The phone itself is never smart enough, no good camera, no unique applications. All smartphones nowadays already provide push mail system, if we can afford the phone bill.

If the only reason we buy Blackberry is because of its messenger, hey? Unless what we want is a small scoop pretentiously exclusive group of chat, then there’s no reason of using it. Be exclusive and missed out all of our friends out there who choose to use iPhone, Android, Symbian and other phones.

With Blackberry messenger, we need to ask for someone’s Blackberry PIN number in order to be connected with them. With Whatsapp, we only need to record their phone number. What if the internet connection got sucked up? If we only have their Blackberry PIN number, without knowing their mobile number, we’re fucked up. But if we have their mobile number, we can send them SMS or phone them. But why record so many if we can only record one and get many?

Unless it’s cordially by our company to use it and they are willingly pay for it (both the device and the phone bill), so why stick with Blackberry? Tell me.

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Under my permit, this post has been edited and published in DVRG Magazine by Inandira, one of its founding mother.

8 Responses to “Whatsapp, Dude”

  1. yoriyuliandra October 25, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

    Nice shot Nad,🙂
    I ve been using it for a year… It’s cool

    Btw, whatsapp Nad? long time no read

  2. sikiky October 25, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

    sebagai mantan pengguna BB I’m soooo agree with you :))
    yang geli pas lebaran gw baca timeline twitter..ada yang marah2x karena dapat broadcast BM ucapan lebaran (warna huruf ungu), dia bilang kenapa ngga mau personalized ucapan lebaran itu (means huruf di BBM hitam)…ada yang marah2x karena cuma dijawab “THX u too” …mengaburkan makna lebaran itu sendiri…
    belum yang nyinyirin orang karena contact-nya ada yang suka gonta ganti prof pic =))

    *hidup iphone/android dengan aplikasi Nike Running+ nya* =)) #pentingbuatgw

  3. Bram October 27, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

    I go with your words.
    I’ve been sticking with Whatsapp for 2 years now.
    Thanks to its multi-platform app, so it’s hassle-free to communicate with any other OS.

    Back then when I stuck with feature phone, friends asked me to get a BB.
    Then I said, “When pigs fly! Haha!”
    I learned that nothing special on its OS. Old fashioned text-based UI won’t quench me.
    No big screen, No Super Amoled display, no multi-core CPU, you name it. They call it smartphone?

  4. adizone23 November 5, 2012 at 9:25 pm #

    I don’t understand why do people love to use BlackBerry just for BBM. I think those people whose BB is addicted to chatting. it’s likely wasting time for doing chat for hours.

  5. Ismail Agung November 12, 2012 at 8:28 am #

    di kampung tempat saya tinggal sekarang, orang orang pada ngebanggain untuk punya BB.
    “kenapa nggak beli BB aja?” kata mereka.

    Terus lihat lihat warga yang punya BB, pastinya cuman buat buka FB doang, BBM-an kagak mampu karena musti beli paket. Hya ampun, apa sih yang meracuni para warga kampung ini untuk milih BB dibanding smartphone lain yang terbukti smart dan bisa membuat mereka lebih produktif.

    ada yang punya alasan, ringkih kalo pake layar sentuh.
    Yaelah, warteg juga layar sentuh kalo mau pilih menu makan, dan terbukti mengenyangkan.

  6. yoan sulistyo January 9, 2013 at 9:39 am #

    I agree for most of it. But, after trying all kind of platform (not that i’m showing off, it’s more because of my previous job, you know😛 ), the only thing that BlackBerry wins from the other platform is the push e-mail service. Only BlackBerry can give push e-mail service as fast as people do messaging or chat. I think that’s why some business people in Indonesia still keep their BlackBerry, eventhoug it’s for their 2nd phone

    Other than that? Nah!🙂

  7. AMYunus January 20, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

    Watsap itu mengerikan. *sengaja saya menyebutnya tidak sesuai merek😛
    Hanya dengan menyimpan beberapa nomor ngawur di handphone. Lihat aplikasi watsap. Ternyata dari beberapa nomor tersebut juga pengguna watsap. Di profilnya ada info nama, nomor handphone, profile picture, dsb. Mengerikan. Mengerikan jika dimanfaatkan oleh orang yang punya niat buruk.

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