Even worse, they might give your email address to someone else who’ll start sending you email.
(For the record, I do not.) And some or all of that might look like spam, including porn spam.
They include 30 minutes of free-form prechat, 60 minutes of moderated conversation, and 30 minutes of free-form postchat.
A typical session draws 500 AOL members, but a few (featuring live video cybercasts) have attracted as many as 3,000.
You'd have to get inside the mind of a teenage girl to understand, I can't help you there.
Of course, it's very likely that Just in Bieber is actually going to try to have sex with his fans over Twitter.
Moderating conversations on the net has a lot in common with certain other activities: The more you do it, the better at it you get.
Lynn Snowden, AOL’s “Live Girl,” has been doing it since March 1996.
In ye olden days, one might have to send a letter by mail to a P. box (ew, stamps) to tell their favorite actor or singer how much they appreciated them.
Unfortunately, she was all business when she chatted with Fast Company.1. “It’s arrogant to demand information from someone else without offering any about yourself,” Snowden says. It’s a small point with big implications for how you’re perceived online: Typos make you look stupid.
“And sometimes it’s better not to know who people are.”2. It’s rude to enter a chat room, create your own topic, and derail other conversations. “You’re judged by the quality of your communication.
You can view all the pages you want here on , and I have no idea who you are. (And I do want to, which is why I ask you to sign up for my newsletter. And yes, once you give them your email address, they will probably start sending you email.
More on that in a moment.) The same is true for porn sites, or for any other website, for that matter. Some may even send what you’d consider to be porn spam.