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You don't need WhatsApp to have a social life anywhere, even in Germany.

There's something seriously wrong with society if an app owned by a malicious tech company is considered fundamental to the human experience.

It's only a problem when there is large enough majority of people that use the same network. It becomes easier to just not bother with reaching out to people on other networks, so then everyone has to use that one or be left out. In most countries it's Facebook (still), in a few it's Whatsapp or Telegram.

Tell that to everybody I know who uses WhatsApp to communicate and coordinate.

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