If you type “trendy” into the search bar, you’ll see “trendy fashion,” “trendy hair,” and “trendy words” as related search terms. It’s a wide range, and you can’t get the right answer just by studying it, but it will tell you the “trendy” trends of Generation Z in a neat and tidy way that a person born in 1997 would know.
As “Digital Natives” (those who have been surrounded by digital devices since birth), Gen Zers feel more comfortable meeting and talking to people online than offline, and they have a “call phobia” (fear of making phone calls), meaning they are more comfortable communicating with people through text messages, social networking services (SNS) messengers, etc. than by phone. These digital-savvy Gen Zers are quicker than anyone else to recognize the downsides of digital, and they’re more likely to push companies to fix and improve them.
Please let me leave the chat room quietly
[Captured from KakaoTalk].
Gen Z wants to keep their work and personal lives separate. Nowhere is this more evident than on KakaoTalk, where the “multi-profile” feature is a prime example. This feature allows users to set up two or more profiles, one for public viewing by coworkers and peers, and one for completely private viewing, such as uploading couple photos. It’s a great way to fulfill the desire to post photos of your significant other on your profile without giving away your relationship at work. There’s always at least one person at work who seems to notice whenever you change your profile picture, which is why many Gen Zers stick to one photo for their public profiles.
At work, we often use ‘group chat rooms’ (chat rooms) for work and chatting. The difficulty is that even if you want to leave the chat room, you can’t. The moment you leave the chat room, a message pops up saying, “◯◯◯◯ has left,” so you have to say you’re leaving in advance, and there’s nothing more awkward than that. Also, even if you do leave, it’s rare to invite someone back into the chat room by clicking the ‘Invite’ button. It’s called ‘KakaoTalk Prison’. Recently, Kakao has created a feature called ‘Quit’ to solve this problem. You can still leave the chat room the same way as before, but now you just need to check the pop-up to leave quietly. With this feature, anyone can now leave a chat room freely and avoid the stress of workplace relationships, which is welcomed by Gen Z users.
Musinsa Full Body Photo Review Tough
A user who purchased AirPods ear tips from Musinsa recently took a full-body photo of himself after attaching the product to a stick for a product review. [Captured from Musinsa’s homepage].
The popularity of online shopping site 메이저놀이터‘Moushinsa’ among Gen Z is huge. It’s hard to find a Gen Zer who doesn’t use it. However, the company has recently made a new rule regarding the payment of credits, and many users are complaining about the inconvenience. There’s even a meme about it. Musin offers a maximum of 2,000 won to users who post product reviews. It’s a small amount, so many people don’t mind leaving a review. The problem is that there have been many fake reviews. To prevent this, Musin has drawn a knife: users must include a full-frontal photo of themselves wearing the product in their review. If the product is hard to put on, you’ll need to make sure it’s visible and include a full body shot.
You might think that taking a full-body photo isn’t difficult. However, Mushinsa sells not only clothes, but also various household items. It’s hilarious to see people trying desperately to get credit for things other than clothes. There are reviews with full body shots of people holding various products such as keyboards, umbrellas, and cutting boards. There are a lot of unexpected poses, but one legendary one is from a user who bought an AirPods ear tip case. The user attached the AirPods eartips, which are smaller than a quarter, to a stick and stretched his hand forward to take a full-body photo. “It’s really hard to get credit for being a gentleman,” the user joked in various online communities.
Can’t you throw away furniture without stickers?
The Minus application, a service that collects bulky waste without stickers. [Minus homepage capture].
One of the most frustrating things for people living on their own is disposing of bulky waste, such as furniture. To dispose of large waste, you need to visit a local government (municipality), such as a borough, or purchase a waste sticker from the relevant website. If you’re lucky, you can give the sticker to a neighbor who needs it before you buy it, but nowadays, most people don’t know each other’s faces, and if you’re in a hurry to move, you can’t use “carrots” (second-hand goods).
An application (app) called ‘Subtraction’ has emerged to alleviate these difficulties. The app allows you to sign up for waste collection on your mobile without the need for a sticker. Many people don’t have a printer at home these days, so this app saves them the trouble of printing out the sticker. The app’s “partner services” can even help you move heavy furniture or buy used furniture directly from you. It’s quickly becoming a must-have app for Gen Zers who need to move on their own. With more and more services like this, you’ll soon be able to prepare for your move without much trouble.