msn chat and anonymity
TV2 wants me to explain the difference between MSN chat and IRC or web chat rooms so that my grandma could understand it in 40 seconds, with a discussion of what the dangers are and whether you can be anonymous. The background is that there’s a court case going on now where some young girls have been threatened by a guy they met on MSN – they thought they were anonymous but he started telling them he knew where to find them and had their addresses and everything, and had some cannibalism thing going on. I have about 15 minutes to research this, and my colleagues are making me do it and of course one should and it’s cool and all and I hate seeing myself on video but yes it’s cool, OK, right, I’m googling MSN anonymity now. Any ideas to what I should say? They’re coming at quarter to two, but I’ll be at a meeting from 12.15-13.30 so have little time.
Damn. I was going to install MSN chat but it’s Windows only. Argh!