Logging into my Gmail recently, I was confronted with yet another pop-up from Google telling me about a change they made with Google Chat, asking me if I wanted to “See how it works.” Of course I chose the “Ok, I got it” option, which I later regretted after I saw what Google had decided to change this time…
Google cancelled the practical Google Chat option and traded it up for a Hangout only option, which, for those of us who use Gmail for work, is a bit silly. I understand the desire to seem more social, but there are many people I email that I don’t necessarily want to “hangout” with, which is why the quick and easy chat was so realistic.
Small changes like this one are happening all over social media. Do you enjoy the changes and social trends as they come, or does it make you want to pull out your hair? It makes me question what role the users of these platforms really have, and if the creators really make the changes to help us or are we just their guinea pigs? What do you think?
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