F*#k You Friday! Group Texting Apps

Group Texting - The Anti-Social MediaWhat the f#*k is up with group texting apps? I don’t get the appeal of apps such as Group.me, Fast Society, and Facebook Beluga. My phone can already text multiple people competently, and I have an unlimited texting plan because this is 2011 and people text more than they talk.

There’s an app for this already. It’s called “Text Messaging.” It works with every cell phone built since the 1980′s.

Why do we need three competitors in this space? What is the improvement with this service? Can’t we come up with more innovative and useful social messaging apps?

Fuck you group texting apps. You’re overrated lines of code nobody needed.


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13 Responses to “F*#k You Friday! Group Texting Apps”

  1. John Morrow March 11, 2011 at 8:09 am #

    Reinventing the dead horse.

    The new apps I really don’t understand are the ones designed to make the work of being a serial rapist easier - the ones that broadcast your pic and profile to people in the area and let them know you’re drunk and alone in some bar.

    Rapeville - coming soon.

    • MKR March 11, 2011 at 10:18 am #

      This is the Internet. You know someone somewhere is hard at work preparing to launch Rapeville.

      • Jay March 12, 2011 at 1:20 pm #

        Didn’t they call it Farmville?

    • Dino Dogan March 11, 2011 at 1:33 pm #

      I am trademarking rapeville as we speak LMAO

      • Jay March 12, 2011 at 1:19 pm #

        Sicko. ;)

    • Jay March 12, 2011 at 1:21 pm #

      Foursquare is for chumps and attention whores.

  2. Pat Kent March 11, 2011 at 1:13 pm #

    I see your point, however, group texting has proven pretty useful for my business in a variety of settings. Where I found it most useful is at trade shows. Being able to text one number and having it going out to your sales team is pretty useful if you want everyone to know an important prospect is about to turn the corner. From a personal standpoint these services give people a BBM group chat ability that most phones dont have built in.

    • Jay March 12, 2011 at 1:22 pm #

      So, basically we all should have been using blackberries. I knew my iPhone was overrated.

  3. Morgan March 11, 2011 at 1:32 pm #

    I can see it working if, say, you’re at an event and need to quickly text everyone in your group. But even then, you can just as quickly compile a mass text message. So, I’m meh about it. It’s a gimmick, just like everything else.

    • Jay March 12, 2011 at 1:18 pm #

      It’s all shiny shiny!

  4. Danny Brown March 12, 2011 at 2:23 am #

    BlackBerry has had it for a while with BBM Groups. Of course, good old RIM decided not to market their key feature properly until it was too late.

    Then there’s the plain old option of arranging to meet up somewhere beforehand (remember how to actually call and speak to people?) and just have a group beer and switch the stupid phones off.

    • Jay March 12, 2011 at 1:17 pm #

      Wait, you can turn your phone off?

  5. Tim Arthur March 12, 2011 at 8:39 pm #

    There are so many useless apps and memes out there. I took a look at group me, and in my opinion, it creates more useless chatter than I can stand. It’s bad enough that people text me with unimportant crap. Great post.