Consider the 2006 suicide of 13-year-old Megan Meier, who was allegedly bullied on My Space by a classmate and the classmate's mother.
Emotional abuse through digital media has become so widespread that the Advertising Council recently launched a public service campaign against “digital violence.”Still, computer-mediated interaction may also have positive effects on behavior.
AOL chat rooms, which still provide a meeting place for groups to chat about American Idol and True Love After 40, reached their height of popularity in the late 90's.
More recently, a teenage web programmer developed a website called Omegle to connect strangers in one-on-one interactions.
Chat Roulette - is the most popular video chat, which is built on the principle of roulette: You never know who will be connected when you click "Next." Chat Roulette allows you to chat via webcam, chat with a random companion through the microphone, to correspond with the keyboard.