Tuesday, August 30, 2005

You’ve Got Dress-For-Success – Now You’ve Got Dress-For-Chat! Or Else...

Chinese researcher warns of nude Web chatrooms

SHANGHAI, China (AP) - A Chinese researcher has warned of a new threat to public health and morality - naked Internet chatting. Up to 20,000 Chinese Internet users log on to chatrooms each night in which users in various states of undress talk to each other with the help of Web cams, the Shanghai Daily newspaper said Tuesday, citing China Youth Association researcher Liu Gang.

"At first, we thought if was merely a game for a few mentally abnormal people," the paper quoted Liu as saying. "But as our research continued, we found the problem was much larger than expected," Liu said.

Participants in the sites download chat software and attach video cameras to their computers, the paper reported. They then "talk with others while exposing themselves and performing provocative poses," it said.

China has more than 87 million Internet users, the second largest after the United States. Communist authorities have struggled to limit free discussion and other online content considered subversive while encouraging the Net's commercial applications.

What's next? Live "performances?" I believe we in North America are a little ahead of them on that, but give them time...they'll catch up...

2 Comments:

Anonymous Troll said...

Hope you're not getting any funny ideas. It could give 'into the cavern' whole new meaning. Yikes!

Tuesday, August 30, 2005 11:56:00 AM  
Blogger Chimera said...

Hello, troll

Thanks for identifying... It's all I asked (but are you sure you want to go through your commenting life being known as "troll?")

Nope -- No cameras on my machine, thanks! I am so camera-shy, I almost didn't get a drivers' license!

Tuesday, August 30, 2005 12:06:00 PM  

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