I enjoyed reading this meditation on the subject of Google’s GChat by Caroline Bankoff, posted over at Thought Catalog. The piece is titled “45 Things I Think About When I Think About GChat” and it should resonate with anyone who’s spent time talking on that tool.
“Thing” Number 10 is:
It would be basically impossible to have anonymous cybersex on GChat. There is Group Chat, but there are no GChat rooms and, even if there were, they would lack the dim light of AOLâ€™s â€œRomanceâ€ chat rooms. The best you could do with GChat is some kind of key party, with everyone going off the record with someone elseâ€™s contact.
If we’re to believe Rule 34, some people must have done this at one point…