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Tags: Telegram


Published on in 💬 Micro

I recently showed an Instant View template for Telegram. I had the hope that Telegram is fast with accepting the submission, but so far nothing has happened. So I have manually implemented something that makes it possible to use Instant View in my Telegram channels (en, de).

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"On the security of WhatsApp and Telegram"

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I wrote a lot about Telegram and messaging services already, but here’s another (long) article worth reading. This time taking a closer on the security aspects of both messengers.

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FUD about Telegram

Published on in ✍️ Posts

It seems (not only) to me that Facebook is buying online articles to spread FUD about Telegram. Because Telegram does not use end-to-end encryption by default.

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Telegram Instant View templates

Published on in 👨‍💻 Dev
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A blog follower contacted me yesterday and reported that he had created a template for my blog for Telegram’s Instant View.

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WhatsApp drama

Published on in 💭 Thoughts

Right now, there’s drama because WhatsApp is changing its terms of service and wants to share even more data with Facebook (at least from users outside the EU).

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Telegram's monetization plans

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Telegram’s founder Pavel Durov is thinking about ways to monetize Telegram, which until now he mostly paid from his own savings:

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"7 myths Apple is using to justify their 30% tax on apps"

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Pavel Durov, founder of Telegram, published a blog post with “7 myths Apple is using to justify their 30% tax on apps”. He explains quite well why Apple’s practices are not fair and disproves many arguments that you can regularly read from Apple fans on Hacker News or in comments on tech news sites.

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What was TON and why it is over

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Telegram wanted to launch a cryptocurrency, but now they stopped that experiment because a US court stopped them and the US has too much power they rather didn’t want to feel.

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Use Telegram as a notification service with Go

Published on in 👨‍💻 Dev

Telegram is my favorite messenger for chatting. There are many reasons for this. But Telegram is also very suitable to use it as a notification service for your own projects. For example I get a daily overview of the number of page views of my blogs, but also notifications about new Webmentions, or likes and announcements via ActivityPub are sent to me via Telegram.

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Published on in 💬 Micro

It seems like I’m currently a bit obsessed with creating new Go-based projects. Yesterday, I announced my new Telegram channel, where it’s possible to receive notifications about new entries on my blog (I created another channel for the German posts too). First, I tried to use IFTTT, but somehow IFTTT’s behavior is a bit unpredictable and I thought it’s probably easier to just code my own solution. It was only a task of about an hour, but now it works the way I want it to work. To trigger updates on the Telegram channel, I configured my blog build pipeline (I use Drone CI to build and publish my blog) to always make a webhook request to my new tool after the updated site got deployed to the server. I have to say that the Telegram Bot API is a really nice and simple API. Sending a message is done with just a single HTTP call. Although there are a couple of libraries that can do that too, I noticed it’s easier to just write some simple code for the request myself.

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