(idea submitted by Jen G.)
Jewish Young Adults of today love to be connected to each other, spending endless hours in communiqué about various topics, both banal and substantive. In the recent decades, with the growth of the internet, communication has become more a matter of instant gratification than anything else, with the ability to stay in contact all across the globe, cheaply, efficiently, and in real time. Considering this trend, one of the more preferred methods of communication for JYAs of today is Gchat.
The beauty of Gchat is that it is synchronous with the rest of the numerous obligations and interests of JYAs. For the hard working I-Banking JYA, or the one who spends hours making Power Point presentations at McKinsey, Gchat has a wonderful application for Blackberry, where the JYA can keep up on the latest drama of who made out with who at the Bnei Jeshurun co-ed Touch Football game.
For the cubicle bound JYA, Gchat is conveniently not blocked from the company server, as it is embedded in Gmail, especially when coupled with Firefox, and therefore offers endless opportunities to be self-deprecatingly flirtatious with the new intern down the hall.
And for those who are unemployed or underemployed, Gchat serves as an excellent medium to complain about your un/underemployment while sending countless resumes over Gmail.
Additionally, Gchat offers JYAs another benefit as well in that they get to write about themselves non-stop throughout the day, playing into the JYA assumption that people always want to hear what they have to say.
Whatever the reason, Gchat has become the go-to method of interaction between JYAs, where they can kvetch, flirt, fight, and even fall in love.