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[-] kenopsik@lemm.ee 95 points 2 days ago

The whole social aspect of Venmo is one of the stupidest things to have ever been created. I use Venmo because it's the most widely used platform, but all of my transactions are private.

Do people even scroll through the public feed of their friends? Why does anyone care that their friend paid another friend (who they likely don't even know) $10 for a burger and fries? So fucking dumb.

[-] CPMSP@midwest.social 27 points 2 days ago

I'm always surprised by how many people buy eggplants with their friends.

[-] Speculater@lemmy.world 18 points 2 days ago

It's weird you mention that, my girlfriend keeps getting eggplants bought for her on her Venmo and it's kind of cool and all, but she doesn't even use the money for veggies, lol.

[-] Taako_Tuesday@lemmy.ca 8 points 2 days ago

I use venmo only sparingly, but whenever I do I take a peek at that page, and see mostly old college friends I no longer talk to paying people I dont know for pizza or rent or whatever. It always feels creepy.

[-] AgentGrimstone@lemmy.world 41 points 2 days ago

I recently made a Venmo account. I guess I'm just old but the public transactions thing is so weird to me. Feels like the newer generations are being tricked into giving up their privacy.

[-] OneCardboardBox@lemmy.sdf.org 16 points 2 days ago

If you haven't done so already, you can make transactions private by default.

[-] AgentGrimstone@lemmy.world 18 points 2 days ago

Yep, already did. It was the first thing I did after seeing my friend's whole transaction history.

[-] kandoh@reddthat.com 4 points 1 day ago

They've never had privacy. Their parents monitored everything down to what they were masterbating to.

[-] MilitantAtheist@lemmy.world 15 points 1 day ago

The swedish version of this is called swish. I once got my CC skimmed and someone was buying stuff in Tokyo. Loss prevention called me and asked me if I was in Tokyo. I said no, and he blocked my card and started going through the latest transactions.

-So, did you buy xxx at yyy? -No. -How about xxx at yyy? -Nope. -Ok, I have a transaction that says "hookers and blow" -Yup, that one is mine. -...Ok

[-] slazer2au@lemmy.world 24 points 2 days ago

Stupid. so damn stupid. But students will be students.

[-] Cikos@lemmy.world 19 points 2 days ago

classic case of young people trying to fit in, but to put an ama of it speaks volumes why they dont have much friends.

[-] thesporkeffect@lemmy.world 13 points 2 days ago

Reading this caused me physical pain.

[-] MrSebSin@sh.itjust.works 11 points 2 days ago

How much total did you spend on your fame?

this post was submitted on 11 Jun 2024
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