WhatsApp’s Founder Posted This on a Forum 5 Years Ago and No One Cared

Source: NextShark

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It’s also fun to take a trip back in time to see where today’s successful entrepreneurs came from. Check out a forum thread posted by Jan Koum five years ago below.

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It reads:

“hi there,

i hate shameless self promotion, but i couldn’t resist posting here because i wrote this app with people like us in mind (those who travel a lot)

ever since i semi-retired a little over a year ago, i been traveling A LOT and i hated it when people tried to reach me when i am on the plane or out of the country. so i asked myself — wouldn’t it be cool if i just set a status for my iPhone, similar to how you can set a status on yahoo messenger or skype.

problem found – problem solved. so i spent a couple of months and developed a little tool called WhatsApp – it can let you set a status like “On the flight to munich, send email instead of calling me”or “In Japan for two weeks, my cell there is +81 829 282718”

our site with screenshots and faq is: http://www.whatsapp.comand direct itunes link is:http://itunes.com/app/whatsapp

i would like to hear your feedback and suggestions on the idea. hit or miss?

(of course app is useless ’til your contacts begin to use it also)

P.S. – i know a lot of you are BlackBerry users, and we are working on a BlackBerry version already (wish there was more hours in the day)”

Literally no one cared except for one person that asked a question:

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