A late arrival into the world of social media, I nevertheless embraced it as a kind of escape.While my husband spent most evenings catching up on the horse racing he'd recorded over the weekend, I began perusing chatrooms – not in pursuit of cybersex necessarily, but initially more for harmless flirtation, a little virtual attention.7 letter of agreement with New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, Yahoo General Counsel Michael Callahan acknowledged that "certain individuals, interested in engaging in sexual conduct with minors, have at times entered or even created chat rooms for such purposes.
Discovering the web and imagining what I could do with it began to occupy every moment of every subsequent day.To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web, each member of the uk team is revisiting their very first memories of using it -- in this blog, that's uk's editor Nate Lanxon. I've just typed "sex" into an internet chat room and thought I was about to be arrested for it. " my friend Michael shouted, as my panicked fingers departed his father's computer keyboard and he ripped the modem cable out of the telephone socket. "That moment was a life-changer and I remember it as if it was yesterday.I was eleven years old, on break from school during the summer holidays and Windows 95 had just been released that week.I was a latecomer to counselling, having previously considered therapy a largely American pursuit. By the time I reached that landmark age, without children and in a marriage that was beginning to lose its fairytale glow, my daily life was beginning to feel not unlike a soap opera. And I did, pretty much, and I was perfectly fine - until suddenly I wasn't.