When Linda’s high school sets up online chat rooms, she can’t resist the urge to visit them. Fueled by interest in a student with the nickname Cyrano, Linda, a girl who suffers from extreme shyness, gets chatty online. Using the nickname Roxanne, she gains a reputation as the queen of one-liners. Soon Linda starts receiving gifts from a secret admirer, and she feels like her life might be turning around. But she has a lot to learn about the risks of online anonymity.
In 1995 Stephan Fletcher disappeared from a computer laboratory in the middle of the night. An investigation led to the discovery that the chatroom he had been visiting had played host to seven people from three different continents; in the past three months, six had died and now Fletcher had disappeared. Was Fletcher another victim of a fatal "accident" or had he somehow orchestrated the deaths? Looking back on the incident from the year 2045, the magazine "Mysteries of the Past" builds a case against Fletcher and re-examines all the known facts. An innovative style of writing combines both newspaper articles and excerpts from the magazine with chatroom dialogue to lead you through the events of 1995 in "Paul's Restroom."
Der 14-jährige Stefan chattet im Internet mit einem Mädchen namens Krille. Eines Tages steht Krille vor Stefans Haustür und kurze Zeit später ist Stefan spurlos verschwunden.- Lektüretext für Deutsch als Fremdsprache (1.200 Wörter, Niveau A2).
Driving away from the cabin, John wondered how this weekend's events would turn out. He had a very good feeling that this would be his new beginning and that this woman would save him from the man he had become. He had bet his life on it. John knew that he was trapped in an abusive marriage with his wife Heather, but he never expected what Heather would do to him or his kids for a chat room lover. When her lover ends the relationship, Heather inadvertently starts John's life in a direction he never would have fathomed. If only John had the gumption to do something about their problems sooner, his life might have turned out in a way he could be proud of instead of the misery that it had turned into. In an effort to do for others what he could never do for himself, John takes action and distributes his own brand of justice, but his chosen path constantly torments him. After a series of disturbing yet fulfilling events, John readies himself to end this chapter of his life. He begins searching for the one person that will finally extinguish his rage and free him from the man he has become. When John finds the ideal person, his life unfolds in a way he never could have anticipated or dreamed.
It was then that he heard it. A high-pitched squealing voice echoing through the front door to his apartment, "TIMMY... TIMMY... TIMMY," he heard. Jumping up from his chair, his right arm fully extended outward. Cupping the palm of his right hand, Timmy slowly moved out of his bedroom and into the living room. Still holding the gun toward the front door, "Tim, Tim," he heard the voice again, this time right outside his front door, causing him to point the barrel directly at the door pulling the hammer all the way back."Timmy, Tim, Timmy," he heard again as he saw the knob of the door slowly begin to turn. Hearing the person, behind it say in an evilly sadistic voice, "You're Next Timmy Richards . . . You're next,"
Lyle suddenly felt panicked as he saw the strange man approaching Hannah, a man who had been following the kids at a distance. Lyle quickly hung up the phone and made his way down to the main floor of the grocery store as the man reached for the young girl.
The Wisdom of the Master in a Contemporary American Idiom
Author: Chris Wen-chao Li
Publisher: Maison 174
Included in this volume are the most venerated selections from the Four Books and the Five Classics — the staple of the Confucian canon, presented for the first time in a web chat format that more closely resembles the conversational nature of Confucian discourses such as the Analects and the Works of Mencius. Historical references are transformed into their modern-day equivalents so that the core of Confucius’s message comes through without the need for footnotes or explanations. No longer will Confucius sound like a pedant speaking in the abstract; hear him dispense his wisdom in the language of the street — for, as Confucius would say, “language is for getting your point across – no more, no less”. May the master’s words allow you to “reveal the truth for all its glory” as you work towards turning the world into “a bastion for the common good”.
Since 1995, Michelle Cox has been an active participant in online chatrooms, gaming sites, and lobby activity. She is also a nurse who was a regular visitor to the Physicians Online room, a place that became more to her than just a chatroom. The people who made Physicians Online a phenomenon became a family. There, doctors, nurses, and other professionals shared their lives together. They extended their relationships beyond the keyboard, meeting for lunch, events, parties, and much more. The face-to-face parties were legendary, and now Michelle welcomes you into her memories. To protect the innocent—and the infamous—she has changed or altered the screen names of the real-life characters who populated her online haunts. Even so, each and every story is inspired by reality. The community was involved in drama, sex, outrageous parties, and even murder. Physicians Online invented the word cyber-bullying before it became a world-wide term. In this personal narrative, Michelle shares true and amazing stories about her experiences with this online group with the hope of conveying just a little of what she felt in the early days of Internet communities.
Harey, The hare-brained rabbit is typing a letter in a chat room, while his friends look on. 'That's great! Lucy Lamb wants to be my friend and write to me,' yelled Harey in excitement. Next day, they go out to meet Lucy Lamb in the park and discover a wolf in sheep's clothing.
"If there is anything that irritates me more, than a married man cheating on his wife, I don't know what it is." Many things irritated Gail; men cheating on their wives were just one of them. Online chatrooms were full of men, seeking to meet with her in secret. Chatting online filled a need within her. Mostly, she played along with their silly games. The chat room was just a place to hang out and pass time while dinner was cooking. One day, she made a new helpful friend online. Clementine and Gail were so much alike, they could have been sisters. However, do you ever really know who is typing those messages on the other end?
Sam, 13, meets a nice guy in a teen chatroom along with other new friends. She finds that the other boys in the chatroom ask inane and silly questions. She isn't into boys at all. But Robin wants to know about her life and interests. He tells Sam he's 17.
Don't Chat About That! addresses the important issue of the dangers of chat rooms for children, offering simple rules kids can follow to help keep them safe. Dr. Crozrock tackles this serious topic in a fun-filled way that kids will love!
Hired by the grieving Glynis, whose friend, Kim, has disappeared after meeting a man through the Internet, private investigator Teri Blake-Addison wonders if Glynis's own interest in online relationships may be making her vulnerable as well.
Five teens, staying up late, searching for friendship and maybe a few answers in life, are suddenly joined by a mysterious visitor to their chat room. Who is this mysterious visitor? That's the question all five teens-and thousands of teen readers--must ultimately answer.
Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2001 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Multimedia, Internet, neue Technologien, Note: 1,0, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Kommunikationswissenschaft), Veranstaltung: Hauptseminar Online-Angebote aus dem Blick der Kommunikationswissenschaft, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Geschlechter im Internet Internet, Online, World Wide Web - Begriffe für das derzeit wohl in der Kommunikationsforschung, der Soziologie, der Psychologie und auch den Wirtschaftswissenschaften - um nur einige zu nennen - am eindringlichsten betrachtete Phänomen. Die weltweite Vernetzung eröffnet Chancen, formt neue Blickwinkel und stellt seine Nutzer vor Herausforderungen. Die geschäftlichen Möglichkeiten reizen die Phantasie von Weltmarktstrategen, die Technologien öffnen Horizonte für globalen Kontakt auf privater Basis, geographische Unabhängigkeit und steigende Verbreitungszahlen erleichtern traditionelle Alltagsprozesse. [...]
Whether you are a newbie or an online veteran, "Online Friendship, Chat-Room Romance and Cybersex" is fascinating reading and one of the most important books on relationships available today. It cuts through all the hoopla and gives you an honest look inside the heads - and modems - of users.
Selbstkonzept und Selbstdarstellung in virtuellen Umgebungen
Author: Christina Meyer
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Bachelorarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Multimedia, Internet, neue Technologien, Note: 1.0, Universität Duisburg-Essen (Lehrstuhl für Kognitionspsychologie), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Was ist das Besondere an der Selbstdarstellung einer Person und welche Einflüsse können verschiedene Umgebungen auf diese Selbstdarstellung haben? Was ist die Selbstdarstellung überhaupt? Diese Arbeit beschäftigt sich mit der Selbstdarstellung einer Person im realen Leben und überträgt diese auf die Möglichkeiten, die virtuelle Welten, wie etwa Second Life, bieten. Hierbei werden grundsätzliche Merkmale, die für die Selbstdarstellung einer Person sinifikant sind, diskutiert. Diese Merkmale lassen sich zweifelsohne auch auf aktuelle Online Umgebungen, wie Soziale Netzwerke, beziehen. In dieser Arbeit wird die Frage diskutiert, ob sich eine Person in einer virtuellen Umgebung authentisch darstellt oder ob und warum sie aufgrund der fehlenden Kontrollmöglichkeiten im Internet eine andere Identität annimmt.
Chat-room is the result of an on-line study into digital dating and hook ups. The artist took to the web, entering chatrooms to talk to its users and learn more about the anonymous people behind the screen.