A lot of the arguments in this article forget a single thing, which is that when the iPhone came out, everything was green as there was no iMessage. The blue bubble is the new kid on the block here.
These are the reasons I despise green messages. Has nothing to do with possibly being an “Android” phone. I could be a misconfigured iPhone for all I know, but the above are still true.
As an anecdote, I am an iPhone user with read receipts on. My phone tells those who send me messages both when I have received the message (Delivered), and the exact time that I opened the message. Even with read receipts turned off, other people KNOW that I at least got the message because of the Delivered flag.
For this reason, there is a dynamic that compels me to -- in my limited texting time -- respond to iPhone messages first, those people after all know that I at least received, if not opened, their message. I feel less guilty about putting the green messages at the back of my respond queue because at least there's not a "READ THREE HOURS AGO" message mocking the sender.
In other words, it’s just like the sound you hear when you’ve “sent” an e-mail message — the message in question has successfully left your system and is now somewhere in the aether. Oh, and it hopefully won’t get lost.
Who seriously want to be friend with such iPhone-using person? In this sense, I would be proud to be left out.
In particular, because chats with green are functionally different from imessage chats, it gives bullies an easy out for social exclusion.
The wise decision is to leave people like this and not befriend them, but children don't know that, and few parents do either. And lastly, there is evidence that show bullies succeed more at life at the expense of those they bully . It gives ammunition to the people who are willing to use something as simple as color to discriminate in communication channels. The small weasly design decision, which might have been to bring more revenue to apple, empowers the kind of people who have no sense of empathy or live life selfishly disregardingly destroying the people and the world they live in.
Or to put it into different words: if you are somewhat smart, you should see very fast that the only winning move is not to play.
It's not just one person sometimes, it may be everyone they know.
I got a good chuckle out of this. The number of people I used to see using iPhone with cracked screens was hilarious, they literally looked dirt poor and unable to afford to repair or replace their phone.
My G1 Pixel may not have a cool Apple logo to show off on the back, but you wouldn't see it anyway, since its safely ensconced in an after market leather case to protect it in case it gets dropped, since it's just a tool and not a status symbol. Several years old an no damage so far. Only reason I'll replace it soon is that the battery life is now very degraded.
I don’t like sending SMS because of reduced image quality among other features. However iMessage isn’t the only way to remedy that.
Many times, it’s an automated SMS notice. And maybe from a system I don’t want to be notifying me.
Sometimes, it’s even actual SMS spam — instead of being sent to me by e-mail, they use SMS now.
Sometimes a green bubble is actually a real person, and I do try to pay special attention to those.
But I would observe that I have never once gotten a spam message or unwanted automated notification through iMessage.this is a fact not at all lost on me.
FWIW FB messenger is pretty popular here.