With the sudden news of the death of consumer BBM, we were left wondering where next?
UTB Blogs was birthed on BBM. The site itself came from a BBM Channel which started out as nothing more than attempts at humor called “Under The Bridge”. As popularity grew on that channel, I decided to start a website, which eventually evolved into what you are reading now.
Throughout it all though, BBM was the center of the UTB universe. Our BBM Channel was where we received most of our traffic, and where we had most of our followers. When the #deleteFacebook craze happened, I had no worries about deleting UTB’s own Facebook account. Facebook simply wasn’t important to us. BBM was. And in a little over a month, we will be forced to say goodbye to BBM. Or BBM is saying goodbye to us.
Before some folk’s feathers get ruffled, yes, we know there is BBM Enterprise. It’s a fine app for messaging. However with a lack of Channels and Feeds, there is really no way for us to continue to use BBM to promote and support this website. And we know that we will be losing the daily interaction with the nearly 88,000 subscribers we have collected over the years.
So it’s time to start over. It’s time to find a new place for that interaction. We will not be returning to Facebook. We do have a Twitter account, but really, isn’t Twitter just for arguing politics anymore? There’s really nothing out there that will do for us what consumer BBM did. But regardless, we had to have a new home, and we have found one.
You can now find UTB Blogs on Telegram. If you are on the service, or joining it as we just did, please look for our new channel. While the Telegram’s channels are a poor substitute for BBM, it will have to do for the time being. Please give us a follow @TheRealUTB and please feel free to share with your friends.
As for BBM Consumer? We will be there until the lights go out.