It was a novel concept for the time: you could actually communicate with many people at once! People who we should trust indefinitely to be telling the truth, the absolute truth, and nothing but the truth! Judging how things usually went our own end, it's doubtable that these new virtual pals were honest about any element of their existence other than that they were currently connected to the internet.
The original chat rooms were popular online pickup scenes, the equivalent of an internet singles bar.
And I think almost every blogger is making the same mistake that I was.
You see, blogging and internet marketing can be a really tiny industry sometimes.
Not to mention how annoying that modem sound was when you picked up the phone. When children of the 90s first got in-home internet access, it was a novel and exciting concept.
I actually try to get my fingers in as many pies as is intelligently possible.Once we could actually forge a connection, that is.I'd sit for scores of minutes at a time, waiting impatiently for that little running AOL man to enter his successive phase of connectedness.Only, truth be told, all the people in those rooms were probably either under the age of 12 or over the age of 50.While today a notion like that might raise a red flag or two, these things were chalked up to good, clean fun back then. Children delighted in their ability to fool others, though looking back it's unlikely that my friends and I fooled anyone with our fifth grade writing skills and general misunderstanding of innuendos.There are a few big players who dictate how things are done and then everyone else follows for a while.