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[-] [email protected] 287 points 8 months ago

Who the fuck uses instagram for group chats?

[-] [email protected] 251 points 8 months ago

I hate Gen Z

Dude. I have a group that only talks on Facebook Messenger. It's 100% Gen X and Millennials. Don't blame the generation, it just makes you sound like an old man yelling "get off my lawn".

[-] [email protected] 66 points 8 months ago

Exactly. What's annoying are oblivious people, who are the majority in every single generation.

[-] [email protected] 45 points 8 months ago

Don’t blame the generation, it just makes you sound like an old man yelling “get off my lawn”.

I'm assuming that they are also Gen Z, with the whole college roommates thing.

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[-] [email protected] 174 points 8 months ago

My hot take is that Gen Z is less tech literate than Millennials and it's almost entirely due to iOS.

[-] [email protected] 60 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)

Never take tech advice from someone who hasn't removed the device manufacturers advertisement from their email signature

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[-] [email protected] 52 points 8 months ago

All my friends have android phones and they are tech illiterate. This is common thing in every generation ig. Not a gen z specific thing. I have seen millennial tech nerds and tech illiterates

[-] [email protected] 52 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)

I think it's less to do with IOS vs Android and more to do with phone vs PC (potentially even ones where you had to use command prompt to do things). File systems, OS corruption, ability to replace parts, etc are not really things a typical phone-only user is going to deal with. There are a lot of primarily phone, tablet, Chromebook users these days and it abstracts away a lot of the lower-level stuff that millennials were forced to deal with to use AOL Instant Messenger to chat.

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[-] [email protected] 173 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)

I got the same response from my 65 yo in-laws, it ain’t Gen Z

[-] RaoulDook 37 points 8 months ago

My boomer parents use it daily without any trouble. If they can do it anyone can

[-] [email protected] 58 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)

I didn’t mean to imply it was an ability issue, they are just unwilling to change lol, they don’t care about privacy. Classic “Well I don’t have anything to hide” fallacy.

I just get so annoyed whenever someone broadly says “god I hate the youth for being so dumb”, idiots come in all ages y’all

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[-] [email protected] 156 points 8 months ago

Bad sign for a roommate. I think their intention was " I have something that's good enough, and I would be inconvenienced to do another thing, therefore I would prefer to use the old platform most of us are already on " but instead he said " signal sucks "

This person might be painful to live with

[-] sygnius 39 points 8 months ago

Agreed. Hopefully that person will be an ex-roommate soon. Signal, Telegram, and even WhatsApp are all good platforms for group chat communication. Duck Instagram and that roommate.

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[-] [email protected] 136 points 8 months ago
[-] [email protected] 80 points 8 months ago

Such signatures are so annoying. Who in the history ever read this and thought “yeah, you know what I’ll get an iPhone for email”? Stupid preset.

[-] [email protected] 47 points 8 months ago

It's meant as an excuse. "Sorry for the crappy typos and autocorrupt. It was my iPhone."

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[-] [email protected] 123 points 8 months ago

Icloud.com

Instagram group

Signal sucks

Sent from Iphone

Perfection.

[-] [email protected] 117 points 8 months ago
  1. Create an IG account with a burner email and join the chat
  2. Sell all other member's data to advertisement, scam telephone services, mailing lists, etc... subscribe all of them to newsletters from amazon and pornsites (or just wait for all of that to happen naturally)
  3. Wait for someone to bring this up
  4. "I told you, we should move to Signal"
  5. Bring everyone over
  6. Win
[-] [email protected] 56 points 8 months ago

„I want people to care more about their privacy so I’m going to give away their data and seriously harming their privacy to tell them that i told them so“ - what kind of mental gymnastics is this?

[-] [email protected] 116 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)
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[-] [email protected] 42 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)

First of all I was joking, as I know that selling your friends' personal data without thier consent is not only immoral but also ILLEGAL in all free countries. If you, for some reason, need this to be be clarified, I do not endorse giving away other people's personal data.
Second: when my father found two boxes of cigarettes in my bedroom when I was 13, he made me smoke all of them in one sitting. I never smoked again.
Shock therapy works sometimes, so there's your logic kid.

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[-] [email protected] 111 points 8 months ago

Dude, I agree that everything is fucked up there but don't blame Gen Z for that. The only reason zoomers are like that, IN THE US, is that they grew up with a large lobby of social media above them and their fathers. “Father, forgive them, for they don't know what they are doing"

Generation war is a very stupid thing that was created precisely to keep us from those responsible for the current state of affairs: the big companies. It is true that most zoomers are stupid, but this is not their fault and it does not have to be that way forever.

[-] Maslo 55 points 8 months ago

I never let a boomer get away with the "it's just how I was raised" excuse when they show support for racist or homophobic views. I'm certainly not about to accept the same excuse from college kids who are at a school in order to learn new things.

Learn new things. It's not a suggestion, it's the entire point of being where they are.

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[-] [email protected] 91 points 8 months ago

Just remember: it's ok to be the weird guy that doesn't use instagram and isn't in the group chat.

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[-] [email protected] 84 points 8 months ago

wtf is instagram group chat. Is that the same as facebook messenger? I hate that app

[-] [email protected] 56 points 8 months ago

It is not it is the direct messaging system built within Instagram itself. It is extremely popular among Gen Z because they get to spam each other with thousands of Instagram reels and shitty memes

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[-] [email protected] 81 points 8 months ago

The iPhone is just the cherry on top

[-] [email protected] 64 points 8 months ago

And that's why I have no friends, because when I propose "walking to my house to tell me" as an alternate method of communication, they throw their hands to the air and say "that's it, you're too much of a hassle"

[-] [email protected] 43 points 8 months ago

Yeah you must be unbearable

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[-] Guanran928 55 points 8 months ago

The worst part is everyone else agrees him and moved to ig chat

[-] [email protected] 53 points 8 months ago

I had no idea you could call people with Instagram. And why should I know that? It's a god-damned photo app.

[-] [email protected] 36 points 8 months ago

It was a "god-damned photo app". Now it's a version of Facebook with pictures at the forefront as opposed to text walls.

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[-] ohlaph 52 points 8 months ago
  • Sent from my iPhone

Hilarious

[-] [email protected] 50 points 8 months ago

as a gen zer myself I would follow it up with WHY? give me a reason WHY. I don't really see a difference between instagram groups and signal groups. I think what it is for most people is some lame app they will download for only that specific purpose. The only reason why iMessage is popular is it's the default. If the EU passed a regulation to force Apple to have a default messager that only supported SMS, and iMessage to be a separate appstore app, or even just an extension for the messages app. it would die within a year. Meta groups are only popular cause they are tired to 2 of the biggest social platform being facebook and instagram.

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[-] [email protected] 50 points 8 months ago

Normie's gonna normie. If we ain't talking over signal we ain't talking.

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[-] propaganja 48 points 8 months ago

"Bro, do you know what really sucks? Not having best-in-class third-party audited end-to-end encryption so nobody ever finds out about all the shit we're about to get up to. Like, do you even wanna do drugs, bro?"

[-] [email protected] 47 points 8 months ago

I didn't even know Instagram had group chats lol

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[-] [email protected] 47 points 8 months ago

I fail to see any reason for hating a chat app so passionately except possibly for privacy concerns, which is definitely not the case here.

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[-] [email protected] 47 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)

lol cope and be normal I guess? I understand insta isn’t great with privacy but it’s a group chat for your room mates. Make a burner account instead of forcing all of them to download some app they’ve never heard of for one group chat with people they are forced to be acquaintances with.

They’re likely all thinking you’re the odd man out because you’re making a fuss over a group chat.

[-] [email protected] 70 points 8 months ago

You don't have any context. I never made a fuss about it I simply suggested that we make a gc on Signal because it's like iMessage for iOS and Android (cross compatible), but someone else suggested we can just create an old fashioned SMS group chat because they tend to miss notifications on other apps which is understandable and what we ended up doing. But the way this guy responded is a bit douchy for someone who does not know any of us and this is the second message we are ever receiving from him.

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[-] [email protected] 68 points 8 months ago

Problem: group messaging

Smart solution: private lean messaging app

Stupid solution: a bloated social media app that will still fingerprint and track you and feed your data back even on a burner account

They’re likely all thinking you’re the odd man out

Blah blah friends jumping off a bridge.

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[-] [email protected] 58 points 8 months ago

Who TF is using Instagram for group chats?

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[-] tronx4002 46 points 8 months ago

Its not just gen z. But to be fair, they might not want to download another messaging app for just one group chat. This isnt a hill to die on.

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[-] [email protected] 45 points 8 months ago

Sorry, I had to quit Instagram. How about just a normal group text?

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[-] [email protected] 43 points 8 months ago

If they don't care about privacy and security, they aren't wrong

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[-] [email protected] 40 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)

I pity the people having to attend school during the social media era. I just managed to avoid it.

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[-] [email protected] 37 points 8 months ago

I won't install Facebook Messenger because fuck Zuck and his privacy-raping software.

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[-] thecam 36 points 8 months ago

If the roommate suggested an alternative messenger that was privacy minded like Matrix , then that is cool.

The roommate is a idiot or a dick for saying Signal sucks and suggests spyware instagram.

If you do not have instagram, do not get it. If you have instragram, delete it.

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