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As the Internet becomes integrated into daily life, these chat rooms can provide a vital link to meeting people and continuing to keep the mind active. Many seniors see it as a time to do the fun activities that have been on their minds for years.
While some people might volunteer or travel when they get older, others long to keep learning and educating themselves from the comfort of home.
The “kids wandering into adult chat rooms and accidentally having sexual conversations with grownups” seems like it would be a very tiny group of people — if any. After painstakingly crunching the numbers, it also reveals that the majority of men talking to these “teen girls” are young men themselves, who are naturally going to be interested in a partner they think is about their same age. Here is a note I got from a mom earlier this week: My son is currently facing charges for Internet luring he went into an adult website where the age was to be 18 he started talking back and forth with a profile seating she was 20 after a few texts back and forth he felt there was a connection and began conversations with her then at some point she stated that she was only about to turn 15 yes he should have stopped communication then, but a few more texts went and the charges came.
Watch the piece and then try to remember some of the details when people tell you: “I can’t let my children play outside. He was not in any kind of chat room for kids gaming rooms or anything just trying to meet someone his own age which turned out to be a cop in and adult place.
Some of these sites are from transgender support sites.Our theme song and episode music is by Breakmaster Cylinder. The New York Times on the death of the Minitel Jean Marc Manach on The Minitel (in French) Squarespace Framebridge [THEME] ALEX GOLDMAN: So PJ, you are not…much younger than me, but younger enough that you come from like a different internet generation than I do. ALEX: When I started using the internet it was like ‘91, ‘92 and it was sort of before the world wide web. PJ: I felt like so lonely and also I was like “yeah, I understand that.” ALEX: Wait, once she said that, did you realize what was happening? PJ: Don’t you also feel like we both had kind of typical experiences early on. When you wanted to use it, you plugged it into the telephone line, meaning you couldn’t use the phone at the same time. Here’s a French newscast from the Minitel launch: NEWSCASTER: Now, we’re going to talk about something that’s relevant to you, or at least, will be relevant to you very soon, in your daily life.I would dial in to a local bulletin board there was…four phone lines and I would just get hours and hours of busy signals while everyone desperately jockeyed for one of those four phonelines and then I would connect and then my dad would get call waiting and fifteen minutes later I would get bumped off which was unbelievably frustrating. PJ: I have a memory of going into a chat room and talking to some adult woman who…I guess she was flirting with me but I didn’t understand flirting and she was like “hey, do you want to talk in a private chat room? PJ: I realized that I disappointed her in some way but it took me a long time to figure out how and why. Like, mine was lonely and alienated and yours was pop culture, weird stuff? It was unveiled yesterday by the Minister of Telecommunications, it was – the electronic phonebook! You could look up phone numbers and addresses – banking information, the weather, stock prices, things like that.Some are from transgender dating sites and some are from more adult oriented sites.We generally do not restrict membership in the chat network, but we do expect all chat users and members to abide by a simple set of rules.