Hey all!! I don’t have much time to write because I have to go to the office (thank GOD it’s Friday!) but I wanted to share with you something really funny that happened to me this week. As you maybe know, Whatsapp is transitioning to a payment version and I have gotten so many messages from friends saying they were removing themselves from there and moving on to Line, which appeared to be this really cool new (and 100% free) app coming from Asia.
And when my hubby also texted me saying that I could no longer find hime on Whatsapp, but on Line, I obviously had to do the same myself… So what I did was I sent messages to my Whatsapp connections saying that they could reach me on Line and informing them of the reason why I was doing this (I have to admit I joined this mass hysteria not because of the 0,89€ the app is going to cost, but because I thought Line was pretty cool with its fun stickers and all).
The really funny thing that happened was that quite a few of my friends got back to me REALLY DESPERATELY (as they had no idea of this whole thing) asking what was going on, what was happening to Whatsapp, what were THEY supposed to do, what would happen to their connections, would they be able to stay in touch with their friends… Like it was the END OF THE WORLD! I kindly and patiently explained to them the whole “situation” and gave them the great solution of moving on to Line… but to my surprise, it was like I was talking to a brick wall, because they were so preoccupied with losing Whatsapp that they started babbling on and on about how they needed to call all their friends, they needed to send emails to everybody, post a note on Facebook to announce the change, etc, etc…
Ok, so, don’t you guys know that these apps feed your connections from your PHONE BOOK on YOUR mobile???? This is a digital era for God’s sake, a 2.0 transition and you need to be prepared for these kind of things! This led me to imagine the moment in which Facebook will no longer be relevant and everyone will want to use some other social media site – what will THEN happen???? It’s going to be chaos, Apocalypse! Maybe that’s what the Mayan Prophecy was all about… the end of the Whatsapp!
So, anyway, just wanted to let you all know I am on Line now, I love the stickers and I’m having a blast using it!