5 Reasons Why I Hate Whatsapp

Yeah, I understand, it is a wonderful mode of communication. Cheap, easy, quick and affordable, etc..etc.. But honestly, it is one of the most annoying apps ever! Here are the top reasons why I hate it.

5 Reasons Why I Hate Whatsapp
5 Reasons Why I Hate Whatsapp

5. The Garbage-Status Updates

The status space is to inform people if a person is at work, busy, sleeping, etc so that the rest of the people would know if it is the right time to contact them. But the amount of crap you get to see here is immeasurable! Here are some examples :

Waiting for my time” ¬†— what time? your time? so, am I not supposed to text you because it is not ‘your’ time yet? please, I need an explanation. :-/

You’re my life. I’l love you forever” — Who? Me? Dude, I understand I shared my delicious yummy chocolate chip cookie with you, but please! Love? Life? Ewww! ūüėõ

I love pizza” — So do I. Will you be sending me one through Whatsapp? Not the emoji, but a real one please. :@

So, what has any of those updates got to do with texting? I do not understand. Don’t we have Twitter, Facebook and other networking sites to update such useless information? Such a waste of space..and when I update my status as “Busy“, only then do I receive a 100 texts asking “Are you really busy right now?“. Oh Darn. When is the apocalypse?!

4. The Devils Called “Last Seen” and “Double Blue Tick-marks”

Earlier, we used to skip a particular route, just to escape seeing that one mean person and go grocery shopping in the adjacent neighborhood only to avoid bumping into that frenemy as much as possible. But now, thanks to the devils of Whatsapp – If you’ve last seen two minutes ago, your frenemy gets to know you avoided her and there you are, bashed left and right in the “neighborhood Whatsapp group“. And one step further, if your last seen is 2 minutes ago and you’ve not read their message, there comes another text “You were online 2 mins ago¬†and you didn’t open my text??? Why is it still unread?Oh God, please save me from this virtual suffocation.

3. The Viral Photos, Memes and Videos

Everybody receives tons and ¬†tons of these not-so-funny jokes and you receive the same photo/video of 3 MB to 11 MB again and again from 20 different contacts. Isn’t whatsapp a mode to communicate? Worst part – promotional messages, ads for the nearby masseuse/hair salon, and so-called religious messages with a PS: “if you pass this message to 12 people, the love of your life will call you in 24 hours” or.. more disgusting stories with a note: “If you don’t pass this message within 12 hours, you will get a massive heart attack and die all alone at midnight”. You Kidding ME?

Whoever you are, wherever you are, I will find you and I will kill you. 

2. Violation Of Privacy and Every Second A New Message

Anybody who has your number can text you. This might sound something simple and nice but not until you receive spam messages from strangers. Why should anybody be able to contact me? Like GTalk, people should be asked to send in a request. Only if they add you, should you be able to text a person. Seriously, my blocked list is longer than my contact list. Phone numbers are way to personal, and taking that as an advantage and taking it for granted is never a good idea!

And remember the good old days when you rushed to check you phone when it said “you have 1 new message”? Well, nowadays I rush to grab my phone to put it down is silent mode. Every second there is a notification for a new text, the incessant beeps indicating its arrival. You can’t even ignore them as you never know, it could even be a really important message about the next day’s project presentation or meeting!

1. The Infinite Groups With Way Too Many Random People

The main reason why I uninstalled the app is “Groups“. Too many groups! High school group,¬†senior school group, university group, music class group, mother’s father’s family group, mother’s mother’s family group, work group, part-time job group, neighbor’s group, friend’s family’s son’s colleague’s ex-coworker’s group……. and each group has at least 30 good morning messages, photos, videos, 30 good evening messages, unrelated gossips about the admin’s mother’s uncle’s neighbor’s daughter’s hair color, unnecessary meaningless discussions about torn socks and used napkins,… Worst Part – If you quit a group, the whole group will be alarmed, so worried because an inactive-hardly-ever-texting-member has left the GROUP!!!!! and every random member who has never even talked to you before, will pester you for a valid reason for leaving; eventually adding you back in the group the very next minute of your departure.¬†Ultimate load of crap, waste of time, energy and data pack!¬†

The moment I uninstalled the app, I relished something called “freedom”! Sense of achievement and productivity. The app should come with these warning signs: This app is great if used minimally. Extensive usage is lethal and can cause brain wreckage, message alert beep-paranoia, anxiety, insanity, and many more…

~ Yuvathi ‚̧ ūüôā

The Unused Mailbox

Remember the good old days when we used to “write letters” and mail them to our loved ones? It is one of my fondest memories¬†that¬†I always cherish. I started writing letters when I was 5! Yes, I used to draw pictures and write a few words that I learnt in school and send them to my cousin who’s also my age! Only we could understand our tiny tot-language. ūüėÄ

I remember writing letters to my friends describing my new life in the city. ¬†To my grandparents, I would write letters conveying my love and respect. Every evening, after school I would run and check the mailbox with great anticipation.¬†Every new mail carried some special news and there was always so much to write. ūüôā

Relationships were so¬†precious.¬†Every word written in a letter was¬†treasured forever. I still have those beautiful mails in my ‘secret treasure chest’. They are priceless! ūüôā

love leeeee

What about relationships and communication today?

You don’t have to write a letter and wait for days with anticipation. You don’t have to worry if the mail had reached the right person. Our modern day messengers and chat boxes give us instant updates. You even know when the message is sent, received and read..!

You also get to know the amount of importance given to your messages by knowing the time taken by the recipient to respond! You can also know if you are being ignored. Well, I guess that’s the best way you can insult a person in the internet era! :-/

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People text every moment of each day and stay updated about their loved one’s¬†activities, starting from waking up, brushing their teeth to having supper and going to bed! Meh.. O_o

I agree with the fact that now we are able to see people living 1000 miles apart through video conference and stay in touch and contact each other whenever we want. But the words written had more personal touch than the ones typed or texted.

Nowadays we see so many break ups in different relationships and many loved ones torn apart. Most relationships are ended with a blunt and emotionless text message or over a 5 minutes’ phone call. Distance is not a¬†big issue anymore.¬†Virtually, everybody is in contact¬†with their loved ones throughout the day, across the borders and seas, but in reality,¬†they are not.

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The precious words are no longer treasured in the hearts, instead they are saved in a memory stick.

People¬†tend to live in a virtual world and their love, friendship and identity is defined by a “profile” and it doesn’t matter if you are friends in person; if you are not “virtually friends”, ¬†then you are not friends in reality as well.

I’m afraid that the intimacy is deteriorating¬†day by day and the children of the upcoming generation would hardly¬†know what loving, bonding and missing loved ones actually mean.

Technology has brought the distant ones closer and the close ones apart.

The mail boxes are hardly checked.. The loved ones are hardly missed..

Sad, bitter, but True.