With smartphones becoming universal, the way we talk has changed. Remember the good old days when you went to your friend’s house to call him outside? Pepperidge Farm remembers:).
Now you can just use WhatsApp to send him a text. Remember when you liked a girl and you were all sweaty and nervous before talking to her? Now you can just swipe right on Tinder and get in touch with her.
The world has changed. In a good way? In a bad one? We’re not entitled to say. But you know what are we good at? At making lists. So here are 5 applications that changed the way we communicate.
Snapchat is an app which allows you to send pictures and videos to your friends. The trick is that they disappear after 10 seconds. Mostly like your dreams and hopes. While everyone else is on Facebook and Instagram, Snapchat looks like a more intimate way to communicate. And when we say intimate you know where we’re going with this. It also means mostly parents free.
We all know that you’re sick and tired of your mother commenting on every picture you post online. There is also a section called My Story where you can post pictures and videos for each of your friends to see, but there’s a 24 hours mark. After that, they will also disappear in plain air.
Tinder is a dating app based of first impression. You will see pictures of people around an area you select and you can swipe right for “you’re hot. I want you to bare my babies” or left for “you’re a 4. I’m totally out of your league”.
You can start and chat if the other person also swipes right when she/he sees a picture of you. No need to hire a professional photographer, just be yourself (says the guy that can’t even make a damn connection).
WhatsApp is a messenger app for smartphones that is very popular nowadays. All you need is an Internet connection and you’re free to chat with all your friends that are in your phone’s contacts list. The downside is that you need real friends. Or at least real numbers.
All in all, WhatsApp is a great app, but they kind of blew it with that “seen” feature. Now you can acknowledge when your friends are ignoring you. Can you think of anything more cruel?
Viper lets you make calls to other users all over the world. So, yes, no more excuses to ignore your relatives abroad. The good side is that probably aunt Stacy has never heard of Viber, so you’re off the hook.
WeChat is another app that has the same features as the other ones. You can connect with friends and family throughout the app. But if you ask us, just visit them. Leave the phone away for a while and just look them in the eyes. Feeling scared? Fine…Just go the make some Titanic icebreakers on Tinder then.