January 23, 2015 8:51 pm at 8:51 pm #614724
What’s the difference and which one do you prefer?January 25, 2015 12:24 am at 12:24 am #1065136the plumberMember
Thats a real question?January 25, 2015 12:31 am at 12:31 am #1065137
Telegrams are more nostalgic.January 25, 2015 12:36 am at 12:36 am #1065138
I never tried a telegraph to dislike it, so I’m voting telegraph! There is an old maaseh that the Americans said they dug down 100 feet and found wires from 200 years ago, so 200 years ago they were so technologically advanced that they had telephones. The Israelis said they dug down a thousand feet and found no wires, so two thousands years ago they were so advanced they already had cellphones. On that note I formally cast my vote for the telegraph.January 25, 2015 12:43 am at 12:43 am #1065139
Instagram??January 25, 2015 12:52 am at 12:52 am #1065140PosterMember
I would say telegram was more kosher, you dont have these sick video clips made by bored pple being passed around.January 25, 2015 1:14 am at 1:14 am #1065141
YYBC – I do remember hearing that in the dor haflaga they had technology as advanced as it is today, just it was all destroyed 🙂 so maybe we are behind…..January 25, 2015 6:19 am at 6:19 am #1065143
You people really don’t know what telegram is?? And mdg calls me uneducatedJanuary 25, 2015 6:39 am at 6:39 am #1065144☢️ Rand0m3x 🎲Participant
Are you sure you don’t mean Instagram (as Cozimjewish already asked)?
Because the people here do appear to know what a telegram is.January 25, 2015 7:01 am at 7:01 am #1065145☢️ Rand0m3x 🎲Participant
Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them on a variety of social networking platforms, such as [deleted]. A distinctive feature is that it confines photos to a square shape, similar to Kodak Instamatic and Polaroid images, in contrast to the 4:3 aspect ratio typically used by mobile device cameras. Users can also apply digital filters to their images. The maximum duration for Instagram videos is 15 seconds.
WhatsApp Messenger is an instant messaging app for smartphones that operates under a subscription business model. The proprietary, cross-platform app enables users of select feature phones to use the Internet to transmit communication. In addition to text messaging, WhatsApp can be used to send images, video, and audio media messages. Locations can also be shared through the use of integrated mapping features.January 25, 2015 7:25 am at 7:25 am #1065146
Cozimjewish- there is a famous reb yonasan eibshitz that the migdal bavel was actually a rocket designed to reach the upper celestials. Idk if they whatsapped pictures of the moon from their iPhone 7’s there, if the technology was really more advanced.January 25, 2015 11:48 am at 11:48 am #1065147BarryLS1Participant
First, you’ll have to find a telegraph machine and then one on the recipients side. Good luck with that.January 25, 2015 1:04 pm at 1:04 pm #1065148
YYBC – Idk if they had iphones exactly 😉 but I remember learning that (acc to one meforesh) the “tower” was actually a building in which all the great minds from all over the world gathered together with one aim – to run the world without Hashem (through advanced technology) – thereby “overcoming” Hashem. They were able to produce extremely advanced technology such as what we have today. I didnt make this up, I’m just repeating what I learnt 🙂January 25, 2015 1:09 pm at 1:09 pm #1065149
Barry: Telex machines are still in service.January 25, 2015 4:44 pm at 4:44 pm #1065150takahmamashParticipant
Telegrams are long gone. They disappeared a few years ago. The last place to use them was India.January 25, 2015 4:52 pm at 4:52 pm #1065151
There’s a messaging app called Telegram.January 25, 2015 5:08 pm at 5:08 pm #1065152yehudayonaParticipant
I’m so old I remember getting a congratulatory telegram from relatives in England for my bar mitzvah.January 25, 2015 5:26 pm at 5:26 pm #1065153etzharParticipant
Thats not because you are old YY just that England is a bit behind…January 25, 2015 6:42 pm at 6:42 pm #1065154thethinkingjewParticipant
come on people live with the times. telegrams dont exist anymore!!!!!January 25, 2015 6:47 pm at 6:47 pm #1065155ED IT ORParticipant
Hmm etzhar… in tech we are The USA’s Gunei pig and get stuff well well ahead.January 25, 2015 7:47 pm at 7:47 pm #1065156BarryLS1Participant
Lior, the last telegraph took place in India a few years ago, in the U.S., I think it was in 2008.
Telex is an offshoot of the telegraph and is rarely used any more.January 25, 2015 8:24 pm at 8:24 pm #1065157
@daas yochid thank you as for the rest of you I feel like slappingJanuary 26, 2015 7:46 am at 7:46 am #1065158
kj chusid, threating people that you will slap them (even jokingly) is highly inappropriate.
SiDi™January 26, 2015 6:01 pm at 6:01 pm #1065159MDGParticipant
My family uses Whatsapp. I never used telegram, but it looks similar.January 26, 2015 7:31 pm at 7:31 pm #1065160January 26, 2015 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm #1065161
kj, your post reads like a that to anyone who doesn’t know of an app you happen to know of. Please consider carefully your words before posting. Thank you!January 27, 2015 12:55 am at 12:55 am #1065162
I had actually never heard of the Telegram app until this thread, but figured that’s what it must be.January 27, 2015 3:21 am at 3:21 am #1065163
B’h we’re less up to date on the latest apps than kj chosid. It would be my honor to recurve a slap for that. #kjchosid, ever hear of something called “Humor”? Ours the latest thing, it just came out. I like it better than whatsapp or telegram. Obviously everyone you want to assault thinks so also.January 27, 2015 7:51 am at 7:51 am #1065164
Forget it just forget itJanuary 27, 2015 3:57 pm at 3:57 pm #1065165gabairishonlitzionMember
what about facebooking and tweewtedJanuary 27, 2015 4:40 pm at 4:40 pm #1065166
Goyish goyish goyish. Facebook is an unspeakable topic on YWN, it is anathema to everything it stands for. Fire and water don’t mix. I guess i get to many sms tweets to be properly against twitter. Whatsapp and telegram are just glorified messaging apps, not social media. If you’re against texting ashrecha, but don’t compare it to Facebook.January 27, 2015 4:50 pm at 4:50 pm #1065167
Ur stupidity is blinding please turn it offJanuary 27, 2015 7:59 pm at 7:59 pm #1065168
Who’s stupidity are you referring to, kj chusid?January 27, 2015 8:55 pm at 8:55 pm #1065169
kj chusid, you said “Forget it just forget it”, so I didn’t bother to respond to “ur stupidity” but then you disregarded your own post and wrote another inappropriate comment. I will repeat myself, please consider carefully your words before posting. Thank you!January 27, 2015 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm #1065170
kj chusid, to answer your question seriously, I installed Telegram to check it out. It looks OK, but not that much different from WhatsApp. It does have more functions then WA and is completely free! However, I only have 5 contacts compared to 49 on WhatsApp…
On the Google Play Store, WhatsApp is rated 4.4 (from 22,611,494 ratings; 15,932,661 Five Stars) and Telegram is 4.2 (from 1,069,141 ratings; 614,795 Five Stars). WhatsApp was downloaded over 500 Million times and Telegram 10 Million.
Information as of Jan. 27, 2015
Would be interesting to compare these numbers on Jan. 27, 2016
SiDi™January 27, 2015 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm #1065171
What’s the point of using this telegrap app if the vast majority of your contacts don’t use it but rather use whatsapp instead?January 28, 2015 12:44 am at 12:44 am #1065172
Lior, that is what I was pointing out, for me it’s 5 to 49! But then, when Facebook started, everyone said what’s the point of using FB when everyone’s on MySpace? Now look where FB is and where MS is… Time will tell!
SiDi™January 28, 2015 1:09 am at 1:09 am #1065173
SiDi: What percent of your contacts are on Whatsapp? And the ones on telegram, are they also on whatsapp?January 28, 2015 3:09 am at 3:09 am #1065174shpitzfrumMember
lior; i dont know what SiDi did but all my telegram contacts are now my beeper contactsJanuary 28, 2015 3:13 am at 3:13 am #1065175
Beeper?January 28, 2015 4:22 pm at 4:22 pm #1065176
Lior, out of 371 contacts, 49 are on WhatsApp and 5 are on Telegram. 3 of the Telegram contacts are on WhatsApp and 2 are not.
I’m not sure what shpitzfrum is talking about. Maybe there is another messaging app called Beeper…
I don’t see the point in so many different social media/messaging apps and sites that basically do the same thing. But everyone hopes they’ll become famous.
SiDi™January 29, 2015 4:22 am at 4:22 am #1065177
@sidi I love ur subtitle lol and by it’s something similar to you
But I have less contactsMarch 16, 2015 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm #1065178
Update: I now have 57 WhatsApp contacts compared to 11 Telegram contacts. Contacts on phone: 387.
March 17, 2015
SiDi™January 10, 2021 10:40 am at 10:40 am #1937070
So apparently now the question is which is better, Telegram or Signal.January 10, 2021 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm #1937105ujmParticipant
Signal is little used or even known by anyone not a security freak.January 10, 2021 7:18 pm at 7:18 pm #1937266ubiquitinParticipant
I don’t fully get it
I switched to Telegram too why?
do we think this free messaging app is doing it out of pure chessed and isnt interested in our data?
Is it just to show Zuckerberg whose in charge (don’t get me wrong I’m all for that) ?January 11, 2021 7:49 am at 7:49 am #1937346
I’m told that Telegram is dangerous from a ruchniyus point of view.January 11, 2021 9:46 am at 9:46 am #1937479ubiquitinParticipant
From my limited time there that is unquestionably true there is a feature that allows you to find people nearby with telegram. sure you can turn it off so yo ucant be “found”
but you, or anyone wit hthe app, can turn it on, and find or be found by anyone nearby and share whatever you want (or dont want)
seeJanuary 11, 2021 10:19 am at 10:19 am #1937493lakewhutParticipant
Telegram is more risky for ruchniyus because you can search up groups and can see the content that is postedJanuary 11, 2021 10:19 am at 10:19 am #1937497ujmParticipant
The kosher filtering companies can allow WhatsApp but they will not allow Telegram.
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