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Buzzfeed Pushes Fake Gen Z News

JRCF29

Okay, so Buzzfeed has just published a Tik-Tok related article (so I guess you could say that it's pushing Chinese malware too :madge:) but anyways it's about some new "call me" or "on the phone" signal allegedly used by Gen Z. I don't think that watching the Tik Tok video via the article poses a security risk but just in case, a breakdown. 

Original: Thumb and pinkie finger out, one up one down, mimicking an old-school receiver, pressed against ear.

"New": Hand flat against ear, mimicking a smart phone.

 

I'm 17, I have never and would never think to use this symbol. No one that I've ever interacted with in the real world has used this. I just asked my younger sister to make a phone symbol and she did the original; then she said some people do the flat one. Anyone under 18 doesn't really talk on the phone anyway unless it's to our parents. 

 

 

https://www.buzzfeed.com/kristatorres/hand-gesture-phone?origin=web-hf

 

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They did invent the tide pod diet. They’re innovators :huntyga:

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weed

the author of the article is beautiful :flower: but only makes sense that it would change. I wouldn't even do the flat hand tho, I'd put my hand up as if I'm holding an invisible iphone lol

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2 minutes ago, weed said:

the author of the article is beautiful :flower: but only makes sense that it would change. I wouldn't even do the flat hand tho, I'd put my hand up as if I'm holding an invisible iphone lol

what on earth would that look like?

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2 minutes ago, darkpaw said:

They did invent the tide pod diet. They’re innovators :huntyga:

In my school it was always just a fun joke, I think the people actually eating them were a significant minority amplified by Instagram and Snapchat

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ProjectJoanne

inb4 someone makes a Dancin' In Circles reference :billie:

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Mindblown

Apparently younger kids use it because they weren't raised with the same type of phones as most of us. It makes sense.

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5 minutes ago, JRCF29 said:

what on earth would that look like?

hold your phone, keep your hand in the same position but slide the phone out lol

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PoetsTryinWrite

I remember incorporating this into choreography for Just Dance when I was 12 thinking it was all futuristic and stuff... back when it was fun to flip a phone. 

I laughed at the kid not knowing why his mum says “hang up the phone” 

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12 minutes ago, JRCF29 said:

Okay, so Buzzfeed has just published a Tik-Tok related article (so I guess you could say that it's pushing Chinese malware too :madge:) but anyways it's about some new "call me" or "on the phone" signal allegedly used by Gen Z. I don't think that watching the Tik Tok video via the article poses a security risk but just in case, a breakdown. 

Original: Thumb and pinkie finger out, one up one down, mimicking an old-school receiver, pressed against ear.

"New": Hand flat against ear, mimicking a smart phone.

 

I'm 17, I have never and would never think to use this symbol. No one that I've ever interacted with in the real world has used this. I just asked my younger sister to make a phone symbol and she did the original; then she said some people do the flat one. Anyone under 18 doesn't really talk on the phone anyway unless it's to our parents. 

 

 

https://www.buzzfeed.com/kristatorres/hand-gesture-phone?origin=web-hf

 

I don’t get the title though. Why is it fake news?

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monster

Im 16 and I do the OG hand signal thing..

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monster

Can we talk about how anyone under the age of 23 cannot talk on the phone properly? Like.. its scary..

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9 minutes ago, monster said:

Can we talk about how anyone under the age of 23 cannot talk on the phone properly? Like.. its scary..

I am a good public speaker and very good communicator; and the thought of talking to someone on the phone terrifies me. We’re accustomed to the more impersonal texting 

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27 minutes ago, PoetsTryinWrite said:

I don’t get the title though. Why is it fake news?

Because it doesn’t happen. The article makes it seem as thought the original has been replaced but it has not 

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