I used WhatsApp bcuz its simple and powerful enough, isolated (no connection with any other social network), don't have enormous amount of incomprehensible clutter features like Facebook has. Now its screwed.
The most insane thing is how such a small company of just 30 engineers managed to gain a valuation of 16B. A company of the might of Sony that has given the world such brilliant products is only 1.5B more worth than this Whatsapp deal.
If the dotcom was a bubble, then what will you call this?
Not happy about this! Concerned about privacy especially since Whatsapp has access to all my contacts and their phone numbers and am not sure how Facebook will leverage this for mobile advertising/ other mobile revenue channels. Also at some point if I'm forced to tie my Whatsapp account to my FB account then I'm probably going to stop using Whatsapp!