Telegram boom: 70 million new users during WhatsApp outage

The sensational blocking of social networks of the giant Facebook Inc. which includes: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp has benefited some platforms, in particular Telegram. The Telegram instant messaging platform is WhatsApp’s “alternative” par excellence, both in terms of users and in terms of functionality.

With the inability to use WhatsApp, Messenger and Direct for over 6 hours, users have turned to other platforms such as Telegram which in a single day registered 70 million new users.

“I am proud of how our team has managed unprecedented growth because Telegram has continued to work flawlessly for the vast majority of our users. This is a record increase in user registration and activity” for the service. ” said Pavel Durov, founder of Telegram.

On the other hand, it was not easy to manage the situation, given that the high and unexpected number of active users on the platform created some slowdowns, particularly in the United States. After the return to normal of the Facebook group’s apps, most likely the great majority have returned to using mainly WhatsApp but could have kept Telegram in case of future blackouts.

Zodiac: the infamous Zodiac Killer identified! He’s been on the run for over 50 years

A task force claims to have finally discovered the identity of the mysterious Zodiac Killer! The notorious serial killer, long sought after in the San Francisco Bay Area, has finally been identified by a Cold-Case task force, led by former FBI agents and retired law enforcement officials. He terrorized the United States in the 1960s by sending encrypted letters to the press and the police. The murders committed by the Zodiac Killer between 1968 and 1969 have remained in the history of serial killings, a phenomenon made famous in the United States by Charles Manson first and Ted Bundy later. After 52 years of the 5 murders attributed to him, a group of specialists consisting of 40 former investigators, journalists and members of military intelligence identified Zodiac. According to some posthumous investigations, it would be Gary Francis Poste, a veteran of the US Air Force who died in 2018. Through some photos of the deceased, the investigators realized that the scars on the forehead of the alleged serial killer were identical to those shown on the drawings of the identikit released by the police. According to the findings of the team of investigators, another important clue in the research would be identifiable in the letters that Zodiac sent to the San Francisco Chronicle. The letters of the name Gary Francis Poste were always omitted in puzzle missives. “To understand the anagrams, you had to know Gary’s full name,” said Jen Butcholds, a former intelligence officer who investigated the case. According to the team, Poste could also be linked to the murder of Chery Jo Bates in 1966 in Riverside, California. The crime would have occurred two years earlier than the first murder linked to Zodiac, yet the points of contact would be multiple. Poste was hospitalized in a hospital 15 minutes away from where Bates was killed. He was in hospital following a gunshot accident.

♬ Coldplay – Coloratura

Waiting for the new Coldplay album, which will be released on October 15th (2021), I place this song (inisually very long but also very valuable musically) which has been previewed on youtube along with the other two singles of this year.

LYRIC

“Coloratura”

Coloratura
We fell in through the clouds
And everyone before us
Is there welcoming us now
It’s the end of death and doubt
And loneliness is out

Coloratura
The place we dreamed about
The melodies inside yourself
And love come pouring out
And everyone’s allowed
We’re feathered by the crowd

And up there in the heavens
Galileo and those pining for the moon
Know it’s a slow burn
Through Pioneer and Helix
Oumamama, Heliopause, and Neptune
We’re a slow burning tune
But we’ll get there

So for now
In this crazy world, I do
I just want you

In the end, it’s all about
The love you’re sending out

And up there in the heavens
The explorers who’ve all gathered by balloon
Saw the world turn
Through Voyager, Callisto, Calliope
Betelgeuse, the neon moons
We’re a slow burning tune
But we’ll touch down soon

So will you
And in this crazy world, I do
I just want you

And up there in the heavens
Galileo saw reflections of us too
Pluribus unum, unus mundus
And all the satellites imbue
The purple, yellow, green, red, orange and the blue
Oh, it’s a crazy world, it’s true
Sing it out

And in this crazy world, I do
I just want
In this crazy world, it’s true
I just want you

Poets prophesy up in the blue
Together, that’s how we’ll make it through