These same techniques need to be addressed in the cyber world where teens hang out today and where outsiders infiltrate the perceived safety of online social circles with complete anonymity.
“…I am always reminded of how small changes in the details of a digital design have profound unforeseen effects on the experiences of humans who are playing with it…It is impossible to work with information technology without also engaging in social engineering.” -Jaron Lanier  After a relatively quiet and unmourned death, the chatroom as a social space recently returned in the form of Omegle and Chatroulette.
Online networking is intertwined with today's culture.
Laws can be made, but new opportunities and technology will emerge. Pretending it isn't there or won't happen to you doesn't make it go away or keep you safe.
The classic chatroom of the 1990s was overtaken by other platforms as the WWW moved to newer forms of sociality; namely, the social network.
It is accepted practice that we are to monitor our daily digital interactions as if our life depended on it, and indeed, often it does.
The goal of bots is to promote and link users to certain content. With the number of bots proliferating in the rooms, there can be no doubt that at some point we failed the Turing Test.
In fact, we failed it long ago: norbertogomezjr (4/4/2012 PM): are you a bot? a_strawberrygirl59214 (4/4/2012 PM): i cant open my cam here yahoo wont allow it cause its adult – but you can access it on my profile norbertogomezjr (4/4/2012 PM): I thought you weren’t a bot? a_strawberrygirl59214 (4/4/2012 PM): i cant open my cam here yahoo wont allow it cause its adult – but you can access it on my profile Last message received on 4/4/2012 at PM [A transcription of a Yahoo!
It becomes blindingly clear who is real and who is not based on various elements of the both the user’s chat handle as well as their vernacular.
Somewhat romantically, these purveyors of, almost always, pornography are stuck in the language of a pre-social web, using presently dead styles, like “kewl.” Ironically, their language is either a caricature of netspeak, or their grammar is too proper, too proper to be human. pornography: videos, camgirls, with all requiring “free” credit-card registration (just to verify age, of course).