Police patrolling the precincts of sin do not often find the streets empty.How are they to tell the difference between the casual sinner and the criminal?There were “players,” those who were just horny and despicable, and there were doers, or at least potential doers, the true bad guys.
For this account, both Deery and J were willing to speak openly and at length; transcripts of online chats and police interrogations have also been made available.
Moderating conversations on the net has a lot in common with certain other activities: The more you do it, the better at it you get.
Lynn Snowden, AOL’s “Live Girl,” has been doing it since March 1996.
They include 30 minutes of free-form prechat, 60 minutes of moderated conversation, and 30 minutes of free-form postchat.
A typical session draws 500 AOL members, but a few (featuring live video cybercasts) have attracted as many as 3,000.