Whatsapp Wechat: Are they harmful?

Posted by willie in Thoughts | 6 Comments


It is undeniable that the two common internet tools; Whatsapp and WeChat have reduce the cost of communication and brought about faster and better decision making. However, these two could also be the possible reasons why there are more family break ups today than before and also profiting vice activities such as prostitution.

In UK, an article was written about young men preferring to hire prostitutes than having real relationships because they are looking for quick sex and these prostitutes answered their calls. They are easily found on the internet. But most illegal sex operators take advantage of Whatsapp and WeChat to promote their sex workers. For them, they are giving their patrons a personal touch and the operation is safer than promoting it on websites. The best part is, with these applications on smartphones, men can stealthily surf for prostitutes at the comfort of their homes.

Enough said about prostitutions. What about family break ups? I personally have witnessed family break ups due to “disloyalty made possible by Whatsapp”. Many married men and women build up love relationships and fantasies through constant communication with other persons in Whatsapp. Could it be that, the frequency of communicating increases as exchanging messages is free and more attractive in Watsapp? Maybe yes, maybe not.

Oh well, these are just thoughts and the blame is never on the internet tools like them: it’s the human nature. As humans, the choice is always on our hands: either to do good or to submit ourselves to evil.

6 Responses to Whatsapp Wechat: Are they harmful?

  1. lina says:

    Thye’re only harmful if we let them be.

    We cannot be negative about technology.

    But we cannot be too dependent on them too.

  2. willie says:

    I totally agree with you lina.

  3. ahlost says:

    i have heart about flirting with wechat cos you can find random people through wechat without having to add their mobile number..

    didn’t know about prostitution through wechat.. what more to say whatsapp 🙁

  4. Rose says:

    Depends on how we use them. I have whatsapp, no wechat.

  5. mun says:

    Tools should not be blamed like you say. These tools actually can bring families closer for those with children who are working overseas.

  6. willie says:

    AhLost > It happened. Hahaha!

    Rose > It’s very true.

    Mun > Yes. Agree with you.

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