People were left out of group discussions, ghosts and shame by displaying their lyrics as green bubbles in iMessage. Apple has changed the green text bubbles of all non-iPhone users for several years while leaving iPhone users bubbles in blue. In the first episode of season 4 of Why Are You Push That Button? my co-organizer Kaitlyn Tiffany and discuss why iPhone users review their green friends.
We are talking with two long times Friends whose group chat was tense because one of them had an Android phone – to the point where an Android user was even left out of the chat. Then we talk to a woman who had to leave the iMessage to keep in touch with her best friend after she went to the Android phone
Finally, we talk to two experts about what's behind this drama. Sarah Allred, an associate professor at the Department of Psychology at Rutgers University, specializes in color perception and explains how green and blue bubbles feel deep in our subconscious mind. Verge Executive Editor Dieter Bohn also comes to the show to explain how the message logs work and the real reason they think iMessage has a different color. Apple doesn't have to be so sinister after all.
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