Whether we like it or not, our generation has accepted ghosting as a part of it’s unusual digital culture.
Ghosting has since evolved in to a phenomenon now known as mooning, named after iPhones notification silencing icon. As more people are craving distance from the fast paced world of social media, and the constant expectation to keep in touch with people 24/7, is ghosting a neccesary evil?
How to Moon on WhatsApp
You see a WhatsApp notification pop up on your screen – It’s a lengthy message from your roommate who never has credit, asking you for a favour. You don’t want them to see those two dreaded check marks before you can think of a quick enough reply.
To stop them from seeing you’ve read the message, stay off the app. Go to your settings and turn on airplane mode, and turn off wifi. Head back to read the message and read it without them knowing. Quit the app before turinging your airplane mode off once you’re ready to reply.
Now that you know, Moon responsibly good people. Reply when you have to, and be upfront about your feelings. No one likes being ghosted, but a little mooning never hurt.