Tuesday, January 17, 2012

. . . punked . . .


should've seen it coming. this is what usually happens when we use something for free. used to get similar 'hoax message tactics' in the days when Hotmail was... uh... hot for uh... using e-mail. the message goes...

WhatsApp is going to cost us money soon. The only way that it will stay free is if you are a frequent user i.e. you have at least 10 people you are chatting with. To become a frequent user send this message to 10 people who receive it (2 ticks) and your WhatsApp logo should turn Red to indicate a frequent user.

and there i was sitting in bed waiting for my WhatsApp to turn red... lol! made my morning cheerful though. being punked ain't that bad as long as i don't hurt myself i guess... hehehe... oh i also read there was another kind of similar message, as the following;

“Whatsapp is shutting down on 28th jan Message from Jim Balsamic (CEO of Whatsapp) we have had an over usage of user names on whatsapp Messenger. We are requesting all users to forward this message to their entire contact list. If you do not forward this message, we will take it as your account is invalid and it will be deleted within the next 48 hours. Please DO NOT ignore this message or whatsapp will no longer recognise your activation. If you wish to re-activate your account after it has been deleted, a charge of 25.00 will be added to your monthly bill. We are also aware of the issue involving the pictures updates not showing. We are working diligently at fixing this problem and it will be up and running as soon as possible. Thank you for your cooperation from the Whatsapp team”

seriously, i don't understand why they would want to ruin a thing thats given for free... some people are just too crazy and narrow minded. sigh...


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