In this case, they were using AOL chat rooms for the demonstration, but it would have been just as awful and shocking on any of the commonly used free chat services we all use.
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"Thanks for participating in our live demo for the New York State Cybersecurity Conference" "huh? " "I mean, our chat was displayed on a big screen in front of 300 in a conference in Albany, NY" "bye" That was the end of just one of three live, simultaneous chat windows operated by an FBI agent and a police officer at yesterday's NYS Cybersecurity Awareness Conference.
The FBI agent was showing us how incredibly fast it would be for a child to be approached by an online predator if they wandered into the wrong public chat room.
His friend Dan served as his online flirting copilot. Each day after school, Leah and I would hop off the bus, grab a snack, and scurry down the thickly carpeted stairs into the basement of her house where we’d flip on her i Mac and huddle around the stout, clear-and-teal monitor while it went through the lengthy process of booting up.
This minute or so often felt interminable, while we racked our brains for bits of information about our days to share with the boys. Unlike in later years, where the politics of texting and online interactions would inspire hours of conjecture over cheap bottles of wine, Rafa and Dan were as dependable as golden retrievers and would always establish contact first.
My friends would return at the end of each summer with useful knowledge, like the meaning of “hook up” and how to give a handjob, while I played with dolls and occasionally took a break to ride my bike.
So when puberty reared its ugly head, I decided to pursue a relationship in the most nonthreatening way possible: on the Internet. But one day, in a chatroom, while once again pretending we were older than we were, we started chatting with Dragon42145.
My best friend at the time, Leah, and I would go into chatrooms to talk with strangers and take on different, mostly harmless personas. Rafa was the fingers and face and body behind Dragon42145, and if this chat was a game of poker, then his vocabulary and phrasing were his tell.
They gave him away as a kid just like us, taking on a more mature persona and testing the boundaries of the Internet to see what would happen.
AIM or "AOL Instant Messenger" from I don't want ANYthing to do with AOL. For the best communication with friends or family, I like Skype.