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Consider the 2006 suicide of 13-year-old Megan Meier, who was allegedly bullied on My Space by a classmate and the classmate's mother.Emotional abuse through digital media has become so widespread that the Advertising Council recently launched a public service campaign against “digital violence.”Still, computer-mediated interaction may also have positive effects on behavior.Using a website called Chatroulette, we connected instantly to female college students in Korea, teenage boys in Brazil and one gentleman dressed as a horse.
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In other words, Chatroulette is eerily similar to the real world.
If you're an optimist, you might predict that this increased likeness to reality would bring with it greater adherence to real-world etiquette (as compared to traditional text chat rooms). In a one-hour stint on Chatroulette, you'll see more sexual exhibitionists than have graced the New York City subway system throughout history, and don't be surprised if your chatting partner encourages you to disrobe.
While I am dismayed that this opportunity for cultural learning has been, so far, squandered on performance masturbation, I suppose I shouldn't be surprised.
The perception of anonymity provided by computer-mediated interactions has resulted in many more disturbing cases of disinhibition.