The end of a dream

Published: 2014-04-01 09:37:36 by Daniele Ricci

This is an April Fools' Day prank.

Since I've started developing Kontalk, I imagined it like this: every user will be able to communicate for free, with the same users helping themselves to maintain the network and keep it active.
It was — and it still is — a very ambitious project, but I thought that by believing in it I would be successful. That's the key, I'd say to myself: believe.

However, I no longer can keep up with it. We became analyzing our users messages through some automated tools we wrote and we discovered some bad things.

Most users are blasphemous and evil. The others just keep talking about very bad jokes or very badly planned pranks. Desperate housewives adultering on their neighbours. Nerds that just keep watching Star Wars over and over. And much, much more. I will not go into further details because some people might be affected by such horrible things.

I can't keep up with it. I can't see people wasting their lives because of Kontalk. Therefore, I decided to shutdown all the servers and unpublish the app from Google Play effective tomorrow April, 2nd at 12:00 UTC.
I want to thank all people who believed in Kontalk as much as I did. Thank you guys, I'll never forget it.

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