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A report conducted by Betoota’s University of Western Queensland has concluded that girls group chats are pretty quickly descending into a near schizophrenic whirlpool of poorly articulated emotional outbursts.
Local researcher Anita Rollason tells our reporter that she’d first been alerted to this phenomena when she’d seen her niece taking a photo of herself crying and holding up the peace sign. When she’d queried who on earth she was sending her mascara streaked selfie to, her niece had readily explained it was for the girls group chat.
“It appears to be some sort of trauma bonding experience”, says Gemma as she shows our reporter some of the data she’s collected, “or some strange sort of coping mechanism by making the pain entertaining, I suppose?”
With permission, the contents of the group chat had been researched by a group of fledgling psychology students, who’ve been both amused and slightly horrified with their findings.
“Honestly it’s mostly just crying selfies”, says student Dave Pinkman, “like there’s an alarming amount.”
“Lots of screenshots of bad dating profiles too, the poor blokes.”
“Plenty of memes, Tik Tok links and photos of them experimenting what they’d look like with short hair or a fringe, which I’d say is pretty normal.”
“And a lot of screenshots of conversations for the group to dissect, and advice on how to properly craft a response.”
“But they’re very supportive, and hype each other up a lot which is nice.”
APS says they’re now looking into what a boys group chat consists of, and have so far found that ‘ganging up on each other, funny YouTube videos and new fathers demanding people join them at the pub during work hours’ appears to be very prevalent.
MORE TO COME.