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69aef63c867d3527480aebc61664337ea95bcf2e — Rohan Kumar 2 months ago 0f73195
Update whatsapp article with follow-up link @top
M content/posts/whatsapp-and-the-domestication-of-users.gmi => content/posts/whatsapp-and-the-domestication-of-users.gmi +3 -0
@@ 1,3 1,6 @@
Update: I wrote a follow-up; check it out if you found this article interesting:
=> ../../../2021/02/23/keeping-platforms-open.gmi Keeping platforms open

I have never used WhatsApp, and never will. Despite this, I still feel the need to write an article about WhatsApp since it's the perfect case study to help understand a class of businesses models I call "user domestication". The domestication of users is high on my list of problems plaguing the human race, and is worth a detailed explanation.

WhatsApp wasn't the first instant messenger of its kind, and probably won't be the last. I simply chose to focus on WhatsApp since its recent privacy issues have made it a hot topic.

M content/posts/whatsapp-and-the-domestication-of-users.md => content/posts/whatsapp-and-the-domestication-of-users.md +3 -0
@@ 13,6 13,9 @@ tags:
  - platforms
title: WhatsApp and the domestication of users
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*Update: I wrote a follow up: [Keeping platforms open](/2021/02/23/keeping-platforms-open.html). Check it out if you found this article interesting.*

I have never used WhatsApp, and never will. Despite this, I still feel the need to write an article about WhatsApp since it's the perfect case study to help understand a class of businesses models I call "user domestication". The domestication of users is high on my list of problems plaguing the human race, and is worth a detailed explanation.

WhatsApp wasn't the first instant messenger of its kind, and probably won't be the last. I simply chose to focus on WhatsApp since its recent privacy issues have made it a hot topic.