Bimbler - Member
I don't really get WhatsApp - doesn't everybody get unlimited texts these days anyway?
Basically it's a rip off of BBM, so compared to SMS/MMS it's faster, you get delivery receipts, you can attach pictures, sounds videos as easily as a normal message, better range of emoticons, really easy group chat, and it is cross platform. Also potentially cheaper if like me MMS are expensive.
Some perspective - what I copied from Twitter
Whole Foods: $19B
United Airlines: $15.7B
Tesla is worth $24B - they only make 30000 cars per year
Assuming those numbers are correct, it seems even more ludicrous. Those are companies who make actual stuff! As much as I like WhatsApp it is very simple, the only real thing they have going is the users and brand recognition.