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Episode 88 • Brands

88

Tindering

Facetiming

Photoshopping

Googling

Ubering

Story

[Phone ringing]
Hello, girl!
Hey Sophie! Ugh, I am so done tindering!
What happened? Another bad date, uh?
Bad? It was awful! So, I had been talking to this guy for a few days. We had never facetimed or anything, but he seemed nice enough so I thought we could meet up. I gave him the name of this cute little restaurant between 5th and, hold on, you know it. It’s the French restaurant we went to for Molly’s birthday!
Oh, yeah. That’s a good restaurant!
Anyway, he gets there and… Let’s just say he doesn’t look anything like the pictures.
No way… He’d photoshopped them?
All of them. I’m telling you, I barely recognized him when I saw him.
Oh my- I told you! You need to google  your date before you go out with them!
Hold on. That’s not the worst part. He spends the whole meal complaining about the fact that he had ubered  all the way there, just for me, about how expensive it had been and how the least I could do was pay for dinner and for his Uber ride back home.
No way.. I can’t… Did you- Did you do it?
No, that’s why he’s still here.
Wait… You’re still at the restaurant? With that guy?
Yeah… I’m not leaving before dessert…

Questions

Tindering

'Ugh, I am so done tindering!'

• If you are tindering, which app are you using?

You're using Tinder.

• What is Tinder for?

It depends on the kind of person that you are. It's an app that you would go on to meet people. Usually, you're either looking for a sexual encounter with someone or a real relationship. It really depends on the person. There's people that are looking for something serious and other people that are not looking for something serious, but it's a dating app.

• Are you tindering at the moment?

No, I am not Tindering at the moment. Hopefully, my tindering days are over, although I met my boyfriend on Tinder, my current boyfriend, and actually even two of my past boyfriends I'd met on Tinder. I think it's a good app. You got to be smart. You got to know how to use it, but I think it is a good way to meet people, make friends potentially, or even get into a relationship with someone.

Facetiming

'We had never Facetimed or anything.'

• If you are facetiming, which app are you using?

If you are facetiming, you are using the app called FaceTime. Now FaceTime, I don't know if you have an iPhone or not, I don't. It's such a popular app that even if you don't own an iPhone, you should be familiar with it.

• What is FaceTime for?

FaceTime, very much like Skype, is used to video call someone. When you want to call someone, but at the same time, you want to see them on video and you want them to see you as well.

• When was the last time you facetimed someone?

Okay, like I said, I don't have FaceTime because I don't have an iPhone, but the last time I facetimed someone, I think it was my mom. Usually, I don't facetime people just in general. I think every time I call someone, I'm usually walking or doing something around the house. I never really sit down and facetime people but the last time I did it was my mom.

Photoshopping

'No way… He’d photoshopped them?'

• If you are photoshopping something, what software are you using?

If you're photoshopping something, you're using Photoshop.

• What is Photoshop used for?

Photoshop is used to edit and alter images, pictures, photos so yes, if you want to edit a photo, it's such a powerful tool. You can do anything with it. You want to delete a person because they photobombed your picture and they're in the middle and you don't like them. You can get rid of them using Photoshop. You want to look skinnier. You want to look blond. You want your couch to look red, even though it's green, you can do everything on Photoshop, but you got to be able to use it.

• Have you ever photoshopped your photos?

Yes, I use Photoshop, but when we say that someone has photoshopped their photos, we usually are referring to the fact that this person has used Photoshop to look better or a lot of times a lot of celebrities will Photoshop their pictures to look skinnier or stuff like this. There's other apps that you can do that with but Photoshop I think it's one of the most advanced. Back to me, I have photoshopped my photos. It was never either to look skinnier or to really hide anything because I don't believe in that because I think what's the point. If you're posting a picture and it's not really you, if you've changed the way that you look in that picture, who does that help? How does that make a difference? You're still you, maybe you're going to get a few more likes, but what's the purpose of it. Anyway, this is just my opinion. You do whatever feels right but I did actually, I think I posted a photo on Instagram and I showed it to my boyfriend and he was like, "Do you have dirt on your forehead?" I was like, "No, I don't," and then I looked well and he was right. In the picture, if you looked closely enough, you could see this little black sort of gray line and it looked like my forehead was dirty. I think it was just a wrinkle maybe or just a line. I thought, you know what? Let me just Photoshop this out and so I did, but yes nothing major.ob.

Googling

'You need to google your date before you go out with them!'

• If you are googling something, what are you using? A search engine or a browser?

If you're googling something, you're using a search engine. I think most famous search engine in the world Google, a browser would be something like Firefox or Google Chrome, but not Google.

• Is the term ‘googling’ only used when using Google?

No, the term googling has become so popular that you can use it with any search engine. Even if you use, I don't know what other search engines are out there. Bing, I think it's still a thing, Yahoo, if you look something up on the internet, you can still say that you googled it.

• What was the last thing you googled?

Ugh, I feel like this is going to be embarrassing. Let's see I'm looking at it right now. Okay. The last thing that I googled was the word puck light, because I am looking into potentially, I don't know yet, renovating a van with my boyfriend and so we were watching a tutorial on YouTube and they mentioned puck lights and so I was like, "What is that?" He asked me and then I was like, "I don't know let's make sure," and so I googled puck light. Okay. That wasn't too embarrassing. It could have gone way worse.

Ubering

He spends the whole meal complaining about the fact that he had ubered all the way there...

• If you are ubering somewhere, where are you? In a car or on a scooter?

If you are Ubering somewhere, that means that you are in a car.

• Which ride-hailing service are you using?

You're using the service Uber, the brand it's I think famous worldwide. Not every country has Uber, but it's really popular. It's a great alternative if you need to get somewhere far and you don't have a car or you don't want to call a taxi, you can Uber there. It's great because it's super convenient. You got, you download the app, you just say, "Hey here, I want to get there," and you pay everything through the app so you don't have to exchange cash or anything like that so it's really, really convenient.

• When was the last time you ubered somewhere?

We don't have Uber in Spain. We have, I think UberEats, but we don't have Uber. If you need to go somewhere and you don't have a car, you would have to call a taxi, but the last time I ubered somewhere, I think I was in Portugal. It was last summer. I was in Lisbon and we had to go to the airport. It was early in the morning and we had no way to get there except for calling an Uber. We did and it was great and we got there on time.

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