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23:55

Digital Intimacy

kyothinks:

mortalityplays:

  • knowing when your friend is out of the house, because their phone capitalises their messages
  • noticing they’re down because that was the wrong emoticon
  • lol vs lmao vs hahaha vs ahaha
  • subtly wrapping your schedule around the edges of timezones on the other side of the world
  • conversations that play out over a week because you’re both perpetually idle but you want to know how they’re doing
  • not being able to wake up for an alarm, but leaping halfway across the house for the message alert you’ve been waiting for
  • talking to the same person about different topics in three conversations simultaneously
  • knowing when your friends have been spending time together because they start to type alike 
  • watching them start and stop typing over and over and not interrupting, because this must be important
  • Sending them links to pictures or posts or articles you know they’ll enjoy, whether or not they’re around.
  • Knowing exactly how they always say hello and goodbye, and what it means when they change it up.
  • Leaving an addendum to a conversation after they’ve gone to bed because you thought of something else that was too important to wait until they come back.
  • Having a rough idea of their schedule because you know when they log in.
  • Keeping connected throughout the day with phone games (like Words With Friends), even when neither of you can talk.

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