Noted world power Goldman Sachs fired out a tweet promoting their “Millennials, Coming of Age” data story today. The tweet, which caught Twitter a bit of guard, featured an unprecedented string of emojis that seem to telling the story of Millennials graduating, moving back in with their parents, failing, getting married, not buying homes, paying off loans, wearing ties, carrying briefcases, buying homes, and having babies. That’s my take, at least. My only complaint is that there wasn’t a guy in a Hawaiian shirt throwing the double bird emoji right after the shirt and tie, but that’s not really Goldman Sachs’ fault. Naturally, Twitter shit all over it, because big banks have no business trying to be cool. You don’t understand us, man.
@GoldmanSachs I think I speak for the majority of millennials when I ask wtf do those emojis even mean
— Chloe Newsom (@ChloesThinking) March 6, 2015
@GoldmanSachs this is quite literally the worst thing I have ever seen on twitter
— Jay (@jay_ebooks) March 6, 2015
— chris (@BassoonJokes) March 6, 2015
— Kevin Roose (@kevinroose) March 6, 2015
— Matt Levine (@matt_levine) March 6, 2015
— Justin Paterno (@zerobeta) March 6, 2015
@GoldmanSachs These emojis are the dreams of millenials that you crush with your sheisty practices.
— Tonisha (@TLB8275) March 6, 2015
@GoldmanSachs now explain credit default swaps in emoji pls
— steve rousseau (@steverousseau) March 6, 2015
this tweet makes me want to murder whoever wrote it @GoldmanSachs
— turbo (@dasTurbo) March 6, 2015
— royal. (@RoyaltypedBE) March 6, 2015
— Joe Hurwitz (@Joe_Hurwitz) March 6, 2015
My liberal arts degree is worthless but at least I'm not a cocky guild of incompetent thieves @GoldmanSachs
— Lev Novak (@LevNovak) March 6, 2015
— scumbag kam (@cracksauce) March 6, 2015
Lost in all the emoji controversy is an interesting read about how disgustingly high student debt, coupled with a weak economy, will shape the spending habits of those emoji loving Millennials, thus changing the landscape of our economy forever. Too much? Just read the emojis..
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