What Color Is Your Text Message?
If you have an iPhone and you text, you’ve seen the colored text bubbles.
By default, if someone’s words arrive in a blue text bubble, it means they’re texting via iMessage from another iPhone. But if you see a green bubble, the other person is texting from an Android phone or other smartphone (or it’s an SMS text message from an iPhone).
Does this matter to you?
It obviously bothers enough people that it’s become a source of bullying. Over the color of your text bubble.
Google (the originator of Android phones) complains that iPhone’s choice to use different colored message bubbles intentionally leads to “peer pressure and bullying” from iPhone users toward Android users.
I can’t say if Apple engineers strategically designed it this way for peer pressure or not.
But I can ask us regular people who use phones of any brand, “Really??? Do we have to make text bubble color another source of bullying, too?”
We’re already a people prone to judging others. We compare. We analyze. We scrutinize each other for the craziest of things.
Let’s not let text bubbles be another one of those things.
[I heard about this on the Talking Tech podcast.]
We might not relate to judging people for the color of their text message.
But can you relate to this—have you ever judged a parent at the grocery store for how their child behaves?
Our featured post today is from Tammy (a fellow co-host of this linkup). She writes about how quickly we can judge the little child (and parent) struggling in a grocery store.
Tammy offers us two important lessons about life that apply to each of us.
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