Where have all the humans migrated in the wake of this virus? This is the result of a pathetic strategy; if it is only they and the bots, then the sole female is uncontested. Chat, but others like Chat Avenue, whose adult (i.e., sex) room refreshes at such a rapid pace that conversation is made impossible.
Not surprisingly, it is worth noting that a few in Yahoo! One-liners and introductions are all that remain as the majority male user sits back to compete for the rare, “amateur” female. The goal is no longer (not to be confused with a sext in mobile culture), which has become insufficient; instead, it is the hunt for the human female, and the possible webcam to follow, which inspires the male user of these dead zones.
For these users 4chan is empowerment; 4chan is honest.
The architecture of a previous period fostered a certain behavior, in the form of pseudonymity, just as the current social web fosters publicity.
But the differences can still be seen today, as Lanier explains: Participants in Second Life (a virtual online world) are generally not quite as mean to one another as are people posting comments to Slashdot (a popular technology news site) or engaging in edit wars on Wikipedia, even though all allow pseudonyms. This name soon had a history, it represented me as an individual, and it sometimes said more with one word or phrase about my likes and dislikes than any profile could.
It is accepted practice that we are to monitor our daily digital interactions as if our life depended on it, and indeed, often it does.
It is with this standard that I chose talking HEAD™ in the 1990s, with the trademark symbol giving me ownership to my handle when in my favorite social space, L. Anonymous was not respected, more reviled and ignored. The most recent form of pseudonym, which is found in one’s actual name as per social networks, is a strange case.
Here lies yet another dynamic conflict of identity.
It becomes blindingly clear who is real and who is not based on various elements of the both the user’s chat handle as well as their vernacular.
Somewhat romantically, these purveyors of, almost always, pornography are stuck in the language of a pre-social web, using presently dead styles, like “kewl.” Ironically, their language is either a caricature of netspeak, or their grammar is too proper, too proper to be human. pornography: videos, camgirls, with all requiring “free” credit-card registration (just to verify age, of course).
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