This spontaneous anti-green-bubble brigade is an interesting example of how sometimes very subtle product decisions in technology influence the way culture works. Apple uses a soothing, on-brand blue for messages in its own texting platform, and a green akin to that of the Android robot logo for people tweeting from outside its ecosystem.
Believe it or not, these are people going batshit crazy because they are texting with someone who doesn’t have an iPhone. And people espousing a certain pride over this shallowness.
These are probably the same shallow people who threatened to kill their parents or kill themselves when they didn’t get an iPhone for Christmas. For once, I’m glad everyone in The Netherlands uses WhatsApp because we’re an 85% Android country.