… G-chat style. It’s like watching the first amphibious being crawl out of the muck onto land, look around, sniff the air, and realize that oxygen is AWESOME. Here it is a catalog, inspired by this piece of radical honesty, of Early Gchats.
The early gchat where you rave about gchat
[Friend]: oh weird. is this the chat function thing? hi!!
i love gmail
[Friend]: yeah, this is fabulous. what are you up to?
me: i’m watching Gilmore Girls on dvd while lying in bed
The early gchat with the best greeting ever
[Friend 2]: hi hi
i mean good morning
The early gchat that falls on deaf ears
me: hey, how you doing?
or do you not believe in google chat?
The early gchat that is all about emoticons and not being able to gchat
[Friend 3] watch this: 🙂
me: hey! why didn’t mine do that?
the heart is super cute too: <3
[Friend 3]: the nose! OMG! the heart! i didn’t know that.
me: isn’t it great? i love gmail
so how you doing?
[Friend 3]: i’m a doing ok. you?
i actually was on my way out the door to grocery shop b/4 i missed too much proj. runway–can i call you?
me: oh, sure 🙂
The super-romantic early gchat
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT AHEAD
me: sorry, were you asking whether I would like to make popcorn?
[boy]: i think so.
me: ah. a misunderstanding
also, what’s this nervousness about the bar? you’re 1.5 years away from having to take it
[boy]: you’re pretty hot.
me: does this count as cyber … ?
don’t use that word!
me: why not?
me: doesn’t it turn you on?
[boy]: eeew ew ew ew
me: come cyyyyyyyyyber with me, honeypie
[boy]: ok, FINE, let’s CYBER
me: okay FINE! take off your pants
[boy]: so would you like to make popcorn?