What if there were high quality chat roulette networks; Eg: does anyone remember that weird video dating concept using VHS
yes, we’ve talked to him about what he’s likely to find and what it means and what to do when it happens. i don’t believe in filtering the world from our kids.
Hear! Hear! No net nanny for my son either. Once you let someone else decide what to filter you have ceded control to them. If you don’t let someone be responsible for their own actions they will never learn how to. I would rather he learns about the world with me in the picture.
Yes. You have to work them up to applying judgment in making big, difficult choices by working their way up to them through smaller choices in a reasonably safe environment.A good book on Helicopter Parenting – Madeline Levine’s “The Price of Privilege”. There is increasing documentation that when helicopter parents are out of sight (e.g. college) their children can be paralyzed bc they can’t make their own eworks consistent with their age.The forbidden fruit is a lot more tempting than what’s freely available.
oh schnap….larry jones just crossed the line there folks….a family diss….a PARENTING diss….i mean i am all for brutal disses but let’s keep it above the belt folks…..i mean this is one step from a “your mom” diss…..brutal….we def need red flags out here in fredland
Your parenting style has my vote!You’ve framed the scope and behavioral response constraints.The right to grow and learn with an open channel to dad as a backstop.My son is 21 now and I thing that approach work out well.
My wife and I come from sets of parents on the opposite extremes of this debate. WIfe’s parents (by the way, respected community leaders in reigion and education) are totally hands-off. My parents were very much rules-oriented. Interesting note – in raising our 2 kids, I find myself very laid-back and my wife is clearly the structure/rules bearer. People for the most part are attracted to the untried and unknown (the very reason chatroulette is so enticing).Grat thread
I am also amazed that it took the internet this long to get to this point.The initial interest seems to denote a better mechanism for social interactions. Once the participants get cleaned up I think we could really see some video chat based social networks; what if it was chat roulette but I only linked to people who fit into a certain demographic or geographic location.
what to make of chatroulette depends on what type of community it is trying to create, and what type of user it is trying to attract. it seems chatroulette is trying to take the “catch all” strategy of accomodating an infinite number of users, and thus investing heavily in engineering resources, and participating in an economic universe characterized by high costs to reach scalability and then profits after scalability.major mistakes.the chatroulette technology, like twitter’s micromessaging, is a winning idea. i think both chatroulette and micromessaging will manifest themselves in far more distributed manners, i.e. as a part of an open source content management system or something like that. this will allow for better integration into niche communities. such technology is a cost center; profit center is the monetary policy of niche communities.
I’m 23 and I think I’m already old. My first instinct about chatroulette is that it is a stupid, pointless waste of time. I had the same feeling about dailybooth but clearly there’s something going on there.I honestly don’t know what to make of it. If anything, I wouldn’t compare it to adultfriendfinder or Facebook. I would compare it to 4chan – a total free for all with intermittent bouts of brilliance.In any case, I think the comments here will be interesting.