In order to use the chat services on AOL, you must first be a user of AOL's Instant Messenger feature or use the AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) software.
You must use your AOL e-mail user name and password to access these services. These include rooms dedicated to celebrity gossip, international topics, pets, computing, singles and rooms for specific cities.
On a summer night in 1995 I witnessed my first gang rape. Are fantasies being explored or are past deeds being recounted?
I stumbled across it while exploring America Olins (AL) "chat rooms" (areas in which Interment users converse with each other on specific subjects in real time). Panther: Ill fuck you so hard, itll teach you open. Do these games ultimately blur the distinction between fantasy and the reality of womens sexual desires?
We met in an AOL chatroom in the “Friends” category, bonding over a shared interest in baseball and the inspiration for his screenname; I’d impressed him by referencing the lyrics to “Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow.” Every day (except Monday and Wednesday, when I had Hebrew school), between pm and pm, I’d grab the Compaq laptop from my parents’ room, zip past my babysitter watching General Hospital, and log onto AOL to see if Frank Zappy was on my buddy list.
I don’t remember the specifics, but I remember we talked about classic rock and which colleges he thought Dana should apply to.
I was Dana, a name I had lifted from a character on my favorite Purple Moon CD-ROM.
Despite the disclaimers of many of the participants that what occurs on the Net is pure fantasy, questions abound. "Social Psychological Aspects of Computer-Mediated Communication." American Psychologist Vol. "Reducing Social Context Cues: Electronic Mail in Organizational Communication." Management Science Vol.32 No.11. This is not a forum for general discussion about Chat room. Please limit discussion to improvement of this article.You may wish to ask factual questions about Chat room at the Reference desk, discuss relevant Wikipedia policy at the Village pump, or ask for help at the Help desk.
"Standards of Conduct on Usenet" in Cultures of Internet: Virtual Spaces, Real Histories, Living Bodies.