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.
I’ve encountered some of these people before, and it’s not just texting. There are seriously people who will refuse to use anything but FaceTime for high-quality calling. Even if they have a Skype account for example, they refuse to use it now because well everyone should have FaceTime and you’re a lower class of human if you don’t. For me that was just an excuse to never deal with these individuals again, but I had a tough time believing it when I first encountered it. Amazing what some people choose to value.