I was reading an article today about how Whatsap groups can actually bring more angst than connection.
Although always started with good intention, they can often end up with people arguing and side groups start off the original complaining about people in the original group, as people get disgruntled as to what's being said in the group chat. There could be so many groups going, that you can't keep up with them or maybe just a family group. work group, school mum group, gym group etc.
The article was saying that many people end up in groups they don't really want to be in, but to leave could make things worse for them!
Have you ever been part of any whatsap groups that ended in tears or all out war ?
There is a lot to be said for being part of a group, and the support and friendship that is gained from this.
My daughter is in a What's App group with her work colleagues, primarily so they can share information and arrange to swap shifts etc, but the other week she was telling us how one of her colleagues had posted something which she had thought was funny, which then caused major disagreement amongst the group, some of them were really critical and unpleasant, others thought it was just inappropriate and some thought it was harmless and amusing. I think that's the disadvantage to having a large group with people who are likely to be different from you .... my OH, myself and both our kids have a What's App group where we post funny things (in fact my OH had posted the same thing as this colleague of MD's and we all thought it was amusing, but that's because we all have similar taste in humour and none of us would've taken offence) and general chit-chat, but outside the family or a large group of people is likely to cause problems I reckon.
I have 2 family groups and a friends group. We all have similar tastes, but we are still quite diplomatic too. Apart from that they are all individual chats. Large groups can be difficult and as I have got older, I have learnt to pare down my friends to those who are genuine some who we have known for so long in life, they are more family .
Post by Lancashire Lass on Nov 20, 2020 9:30:07 GMT
Not happened to me Bellatrix. I’m in a few groups. School girl, college friends, neighbours, family, type groups which are all used for info, sharing photos, jokes, etc. My school friends did disagree on Brexit and on politics but no one has fallen out. Yet!
Sunny Days, I’ve received several messages about WhatsApp including them starting to charge. Having googled, it seems they have all been hoaxes. So far!
Years ago I did jury service and I learned there that WhatsApp was known by the police as the criminals network as it’s so hard to trace. I think it was something to do with the messages being deleted after they’d been sent.