I started a Telegram group for people who are interested in Latin America.
And I’d like to invite my fine readers (you) to join!
Here are the details.
***(If you already have a Telegram account and know how it works, skip the article. Simply click this link to join: JOIN THE TELEGRAM GROUP.***
What Is Telegram?
Telegram is basically like Whatsapp. It’s an instant messaging app where users can exchange texts, videos, photos, etc.
The primary difference between the two platforms is that Telegram is much more private, which is why I decided to use it for my group.
For instance, you can join private Telegram groups using nothing more than your Telegram username, so no one has access to your phone number. Also, you can engage in private chats with users that can’t be forwarded, and set them to delete after a certain time period.
These messages use end-to-end encryption and are not stored on Telegram’s servers.
In others words, Telegram is a bit better on the whole privacy front than WhatsApp. I understand that anonymity is important, and I don’t want any of my readers’ identities to be compromised if they wish to remain anon.
Telegram is the better option for this.
Also, Telegram allows you to have groups of up to 5,000 members, while WhatsApp caps things at around 250 members…not that I expect this particular group to grow that big, but point is, I find it much more suitable/geared toward group chats.
In short, Telegram is WhatsApp, but more private, and more geared toward larger group chats.
Some Information About The Group
What’s the point of this group?
Well, my idea is to have a place where people can share their experiences and ask questions about Latin America. Good cities to visit/live in, good spots to eat and drink, activities to do and so forth.
I also want it to be a place where folks can arrange meet-ups and get to know like-minded people.
Additionally, you’ve have more direct access to me, if you want to ask me questions about living in Latin America, starting a blog, working online, etc — I’m rather bad at answering emails, but pretty good at answering instant messages.
Ideally, they’ll be group members who are either living in Latin America or intend to travel there, and the group will give them an opportunity to connect. For instance, if there is a guy living in Lima and another guy who wants to go to Lima, they can use the group to meet-up.
In other words, networking!
Maybe you’re not planning on visiting Latin America soon, but you just want a place to talk about it.
That’s OK too.
The only prerequisite for joining is that you’re interested in Latin America. If you don’t want to send too many messages and just want to read the info being shared and absorb the knowledge, that’s fine.
Think of it as a sort of travel forum, but instead of being hosted online, it’s through a messaging app.
How To Join
Step 1. Create a Telegram account (if you don’t already have one).
Step 2. Click this link to join: JOIN THE TELEGRAM GROUP
Simple as that!
I hope to see you all there!