Writer, and programmer, Paul Ford picked up on a incredibly interesting trend that’s flooding Twitter right now. It’s so odd that if he hadn’t provided proof in his article, you might think he was making the whole thing up. But he isn’t!
In case you weren’t aware of this fascinating fact, when an iPhone user sends a text to another iPhone user, the texts show up in calm blue bubbles. (I know, just bear with me on this!) But when an iPhone user texts someone who doesn’t use an iPhone, the outgoing text shows up in a relatively unpleasant harsh green color.
This example that Paul uses shows the iPhone to iPhone text, so note the pretty blue colors:
Now look at this one from an Android to an iPhone. Look at the yucky green colors on the outgoing message:
I know, you’re thinking “Who cares?” right?
But now we get to the juicy part. As Paul points out, if you do a Twitter search for “green bubbles” you’ll discover a hate campaign against green bubbles. It’s true – people really hate green bubbles…take a look at these:
These are just a few examples of the anti-green-bubble tweets that are happening. It goes on ad nauseum.
Your first thought might run along the lines of how pathetically superficial our society has become. Maybe you wondered why these people have nothing better to do than tweet about bubble colors. Do you think it might be a set-up – an enormous April Fool’s joke, except that it’s not April yet. Or, maybe someone is secretly paying these people to trash Android users!
Paul Ford’s view on the matter is that Apple has deliberately chosen the ugly green color on purpose as a way to put down non-iPhone users. He also believes that Apple is well aware of the anti-green campaign, and that they are jumping on the bandwagon in an underhanded way to make Android users feel inferior. If people who do their tweeting in ugly shades of green begin to feel socially inferior, they might want to switch to blue and get an iPhone.
Paul thinks Apple is being petty and mean-spirited for allowing this to happen. Should good competitors solely focus on making their own product better rather than subtly demeaning the competition? But who didn’t love those Mac v. PC commercials?