WeChat data shows gen­er­a­tion gap

Global Times - - MOSAIC -

WeChat’s an­nual data re­port of­fers some cu­ri­ous in­sights into the habits of peo­ple born in dif­fer­ent decades.

The data reveals that mil­len­ni­als use the help­less meme more of­ten than peo­ple born in other decades, sug­gest­ing they are mis­un­der­stood by the older gen­er­a­tion. The post-90s gen­er­a­tion’s most posted WeChat meme is a laugh-un­ti­lyou-cry ex­pres­sion sug­gest­ing they face ups and downs dur­ing their 20s.

The post-80s gen­er­a­tion’s fa­vorite is a grin ex­pres­sion show­ing they can laugh at any­thing. The post-70s gen­er­a­tion’s fa­vored meme is a smile be­hind a hand sug­gest­ing their op­ti­mism in life.

Users over 55 use the thumbs meme more than other groups sug­gest­ing they are the most gen­er­ous co­hort.

The re­port’s data also sug­gest those born af­ter 2000 are night owls and more likely than other gen­er­a­tions of users to be ac­tive on Wechat at one am, while older users like to have video chats with their chil­dren af­ter din­ner.

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