I just don’t see it happening. Shit I have a hard time getting them to use god damn Whatsapp or Telegram (still bad but at least better than Instagram).

They are all iPhone users in the US so as you may expect they are too damn lazy to install another messaging app despite having Instagram Snapchat Tiktok BeReal and whatever shitty social media app that exists on the App Store.

For the love of god don’t just say “you need bettee friends” 😂 cause let’s be honest finding a privacy conscious person that you also can get along with in the US as Gen Z is practically impossible.

  • @CannaVet
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    159 months ago

    Don’t have an answer but sharing in your pain as a millennial. 😭

    • @[email protected]OP
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      49 months ago

      Yk it is a sad world we live in when they already have 5 social media/messaging apps on their phone but refuse to download another one

      • Chagrins
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        29 months ago

        I can hear the, “But I already have Facebook!” echoing in the halls.

        • Em Adespoton
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          49 months ago

          Speaking as someone a bit older, I’ve got an ICQ account, an AIM account, an Apple ID, a Google ID, a few handles on IRC, as well as a Signal account and a Lemmy ID. Never signed up for Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, Tiktok, etc. because I actually read their license agreements and privacy policies and in some cases had actual human interactions with some of the owners.

          Having said all that, just do you. If you drift away from some of your friends because they’re unwilling to interact with you away from their established online media platform, that’s not the end of the world; it just frees you up for more worthwhile relationships and activities.

          • @CannaVet
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            39 months ago

            I’m 35 now, and I was told recently that not having a Facebook account is a red flag for dating now.

            Oh fuckin well, nobody was kicking my door down before I left the site either haha.

            • @[email protected]
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              39 months ago

              “Red flag for dating”… They can ask questions and talk… I heard this line for employment

              • @CannaVet
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                19 months ago

                That’s one of many reasons why I’m glad I’m no longer in the workforce 😂

              • @CannaVet
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                19 months ago

                Yeah if not being on Facebook is such a full stop for someone that’s just saved both of us alot of time, IMO.

    • kalipike
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      39 months ago

      @CannaVet

      @PrivateOnions

      Millennial here. Lucky enough that about 1/3rd of our friend group (and four family members) are somewhat privacy focused and moved to Signal. But getting the rest of everyone to move to better E2E messaging is rough.

    • GreatWhiteBuffalo41
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      29 months ago

      I converted my racing group chat because the picture and video quality was better than SMS across Android to iPhone. That’s it so far.