Good news today for WhatsApp users as it appears the hugely popular messaging app improves the rate of workplace bitching by over 400%.
A studying carried out by researchers at UCD’s behavioural economics department, revealed that activity on WhatsApp spiked during work hours, Monday to Friday.
Careful analysis of the content showed that the majority of messages sent were aggressively bitchy in nature.
“People form communities and groups based on shared interests. Some of the strongest shared interests come from a mutual hatred for a job or specific person. This is where WhatsApp really excels and connects people like never before.”
Brian O’Connor, lead researcher commented.
Although increasing the overall amount of bitching done during the day, WhatsApp also delivers an efficiency of bitching never seen before.
WhatsApp allows bitching to occur at the touch of a finger, at virtually no cost, without impacting productivity in a significant way.
WhatsApp also helps remove the risk associated with traditional bitching in the past. Fears of getting caught or overheard in the office are greatly diminished when people can vent their hatred for their jobs and bosses in a silent way.
Speaking about the positive results, WhatsApp founder Jan Koum said:
“WhatsApp delivers on 3 key areas: facilitating affairs, sending explicit graphic content that could get you arrested and of course, bitching. We’re delighted with these numbers and are confident they’ve exceeded the expectations of our shareholders.”
Although people run the risk of leaving a paper trail of bitching behind them that could lead to expensive legal cases, WhatsApp are now working on an end-to-end encryption to make it more secure for users who want to regularly insult their co-workers.
WhatsApp bitching provides a form of escape for people who are trapped in jobs they hate, surrounded by colleagues they despise.
The growth is expected to continue for some time and you’re reminded to take precautionary steps so that you don’t inadvertently send a bitchy WhatsApp to the wrong person.