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How Gchat Is Destroying Your Relationships, Productivity And Possibly Your Soul

By Kate Bratskeir

This is important. Gchat is ruining your life.

And mine, too.

As I type these words, four boxes flash an enticing blue atop my inbox. They cover about two-thirds of my unread mail and they beg for attention — at least from the click of my mouse — before I can return to my duty at hand, which, in the most meta of ways, is writing this article.

This is the vicious nagging of Gchat. Google’s talk technology is one that Gmail users, 20-somethings and office employees, in particular, use around the country to communicate. Google describes the chat technology on <a target=_blank …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green