Socially Awkward

May 20, 2016
Socially Awkward

About this comic

Got to thinking during the Google i/o conference that we have a bit of a chat / social app bubble happening. They added to the pile yesterday. I don’t have so much a problem with it as I do a little worry about people’s brand loyalties getting in the way of talking. 🙂

10 Responses to Socially Awkward

  1. Vake Xeacons says:

    Whatever happened to just talking to each other?

  2. Good one, Scott!

    I’m feeling my age of forty-eight when I hear about these things. I have a history with IRC chatting and later IMs, but I resisted cellphones for a long time. Used to think texting was a dumb idea until I saw it’s practicality in use.

    However, as a metal guy, it wouldn’t feel right using “twitter” and “tweets” in a sentence. Heh heh.

    • Vake Xeacons says:

      Same here. Didn’t get a smart phone until they where standard. These apps are supposed to be bringing people together, but all they’re doing is driving them apart.
      P.S. Scott, love the Angry Bird reference. Another pointless app. After years of claiming games rot your brain, then parents and adults start playing these half-conceived money-grabs. Hypocrites.

  3. PaleBlue says:

    Neither of them have Google+

  4. Croft says:

    This is why we need RCS implemented. It’s a standard, like SMS, except capable of far more. It’s not really good for anyone to have isolated islands or chat. Except of course the ISP’s will no doubt charge fantasy money just for moving a little chat data, historically SMS pricing has been criminal.

  5. Ryan Smith says:

    “Is the world fundamentally a better place because of science and technology? We shop at home, we surf the Web… at the same time, we feel emptier, lonelier and more cut off from each other than at any other time in human history…” -Palmer Joss, Contact (1997)

  6. Ralff says:

    Shades of Maus

  7. Jack Fox says:

    Aaaah the freedom of not using any social media apps.

  8. Jessica says:

    I will seriously ignore your LinkedIn request until the end of time.

  9. Don’t forget to catch up with some facetime.

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