Not a fan of Google Hangouts; Facebook’s unnevessary equivalent to showing that your message has been read.
There’s something invasive about it. Can’t quite explain why — it just makes me uncomfortable.
Texting and Gchat have been my steady modes of communication for quite a while now. Leaving Facebook forced me to consider how to remain in touch with people while retaining privacy and leisure. An unencumbered enjoyment of communication between two realities.
Hangouts does not quite allow that — it’s a minute tracking system, in a way, showing the other when their message was read, but minus reply. Being one who carefully considers their words, I often require more time before feeling like the correct words have been found. Sometimes, like today, there are none; standing in the sea of mourners at Coco’s wake.