Saturday, April 15, 2017

Graduate From WhatsApp University

Strange title, right? Since WhatsApp was launched, it has phenomenal number of users. I should say people are addicted to it now. After WhatsApp many other messenger apps came and went but it could not affect WhatsApp. WhatsApp users were never decreased and it's increasing year by year. That is good, everyone should be connected to social world through technology and WhatsApp is doing phenomenal job in connecting people with features like chats, voice calls, video calls and groups it's allowing users to stay in touch with others. On WhatsApp daily billions of messages are sent and received.  If there is a breaking news it can go viral in matter of minutes in WhatsApp. But here question is are all those messages and facts exchanged over WhatsApp true? At what level we should trust the information on WhatsApp? 

Unfortunately the situation right now is everyone trust WhatsApp information blindly. They don't go in depth of information. They don't even try to verify it twice before assuming it to be correct. That's why I gave title to this post as 

"Graduate From WhatsApp University" 

I have seen this lot of time. Everyone believes that if it's on WhatsApp, it's true. Many of them show off their knowledge because they read it on WhatsApp and even when you ask for proof, they say it's on WhatsApp, isn't it enough?

No it's not enough, WhatsApp is not reliable source of fact of information. Sometimes it's true that informations on WhatsApp are correct but not every time. WhatsApp is the source used to mis lead the people and it's also a source to circulate propaganda and unfortunately this propaganda becomes fact as soon as it's over WhatsApp and every one believe it. 

So if you are addicted to WhatsApp, please make sure you don't become "Graduate From WhatsApp University" All the information on WhatsApp are not correct. Think twice before you believe it and forward it to someone else. It may create panic among users and you may become victim of fraud. For example, read one of my blog here on how fraud information are circulated on WhatApp and how you can be safe from it.

I am not denying that, WhatsApp is source of knowledge and information. People share information on their fields and as well as other fields. But they don't check about facts of information of other fields. As soon as you got some information, you just forward it to others and it became viral. So it's possible that some information might be mis leading or wrong but since it is on WhatsApp it become fact. 

Take my example, I am a computer engineer but if I show off my knowledge of economics by reading it from WhatsApp, I will be a Graduate of Economics from WhatsApp University. But I don't want to be that and that's why I published this post.

So moral of the story is don't be a Graduate From WhatsApp University. First of all check for the facts and see if information is correct or not and then forward it to someone else and show off it to someone else.

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