We are not alone! HBO’s Silicon Valley cast is also struggling between two social messaging platforms – Snapchat or Instagram Stories?
“To be honest, just because I’m too lazy I don’t want to build another set of followers on another app somewhere, I just save my Snapchat videos and put them on Instagram so I’m robbing them of their goods,” Thomas Middleditch, who plays Richard Hendricks on the show, told Mashable.
“I’m a big consumer of Instagram and so I was on Snapchat for awhile but, again, once they brought in Insta story I was like, ‘Well, why the f*ck do I need to use Snapchat anymore?’,” Amanda Crew, who plays the level-headed character Monica, added.
“I’m having this weird micro-crisis about social media in general I think this year,” Thomas, 35, continued. “Sometime around November it starts to feel like, ‘Oh this started out as fun thing but now it’s like it’s being used against us,’ all of our information aggregated and targeted and sectioned off.”
Pictured: Thomas and Amanda joining co-stars Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani and Martin Starr, as well as co-creator Mike Judge, executive producers Clay Tarver and Alec Berg at the season four world premiere of Silicon Valley on Tuesday (April 11) in San Francisco, Calif.
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