It’s Kind of Cheesy Being Green


A few months ago my friend Edd Dumbill shared a discovery. He pointed out that if you search Twitter for the words “green bubbles” you’ll find very consistent results. People hate green bubbles.  I’ve been performing that same Twitter search every few days and the results are consistent. The modern world is against green bubbles.  What those tweets are referring to is how iPhones deal with text messages. When an iPhone texts an iPhone (comin’ through the rye) via Apple’s iMessage service, the outgoing text appears in calm blue.  But when an iPhone texts with a non-iPhone, the outgoing messages appears with a vibrant—some might say harsh—green background.  Judging by the hatred on Twitter this anti-green bubble phenomenon is shared broadly by all kinds of people.