The Morning Bun: Quick blurbs with a fresh take on our Yuppie lives that we would probably share over mimosas…if it were not a weekday.
Oh. My. Lantern. I’m PISSED. Just when I thought the dawn of the startup revolution for every random feature idea in messaging was covered, here comes along another startup with a sexy intro video, an alarmingly familiar app name, and at least five texts from friends (or so I thought).
When I saw the invite to join Tribe, I first though this has to be a J-Swipe competitor. After realizing it wasn’t, I was led to the hype video of all hype videos. Down the path of ramping up, I decided to opt in to allow Tribe access to my contacts. I figured it would be cool to see which of my friends were also Members of the Tribe (no, Rabbi, a different one).
Sure enough, moments later, I received texts from three friends asking “Wtf is this new app you sent me.” Huh? I didn’t send anything! Turns out this pathetic excuse for an app automatically invited my entire contact list without my permission.
Seriously? To say I was let down by what seemed like a cool app would be a tremendous understatement.
This is like going to the hippest new brunch spot and seeing, unfortunately, they don’t even have bottomless.
Nothing annoys Millennials more than unnecessary texts…wait, actually one other thing does: lazy marketing. Actually, even worse than that, another unnecessary video startup.
Leave us alone, Tribe, we’ve dealt with you for over 2000 years….shoot, wrong Tribe again.