Don’t tell them your name, or where you live, or how old you are, or what school you go to. In college, I joined an online text-based RPG and had a blast. Yet we do guard our privacy on the internet – viciously, in some cases.Don’t tell them anything about you.” And I rolled my eyes and promised I wouldn’t because I had never intended to in the first place. I made friends and we all talked frequently outside the game, emailing each other at length about any number of topics. You don’t know who these people are.” “Mom,” I assured her, “I really do. We are particular about who can view our Facebook accounts, Twitter feeds, who can have our email addresses.The web has been buzzing over the past several months due to the unmasking of some well-known internet trolls.A large portion of the online community has thrown up their hands in a collective sigh of relief, but a sizable number are enraged – by bringing the names of these people to light, real life identities have been comprised and people’s lives have been altered for the worse.
While Habbo has a minimal amount of 'filters' that prevents explicit words like 'f*ck', such words can still be spoken through hints and other means.
natesilver: It’s not especially empirical — just a way to focus the discussion a bit.
The first question is whether the scandal can be explained in a one-sentence sound bite.
faraic: Devil’s advocate: Couldn’t you say the sound bite is “Hillary Rodham Clinton kept classified information improperly.” Well, that’s not sexy either but … natesilver: It’s not “the president had sex with a White House intern” exactly.
faraic: Speaking of sex — I’m really going to digress here.