Most of the existing social scientific research of the online world has been ethnographic.
Given the prevalence of ethnographic methodology in the study of social phenomenon in text based virtual environments, it is surprising that it's use in cyberspace has yet to be analysed in any great detail.
They can be more provocative on-line, act bolder, kinkier and it is often accepted because they feel anonymous and protected. Most Americans have some e-mail software that they use to access their mail.
Outlook, Eudora and Netscape are among the most common types of e-mail software.
Chat Abbreviations To cut down time on typing, many people have started using abbreviations for various actions and phrases.
In recent years academic researchers have written extensively about computer mediated communication (CMC).These programs reside on a computer and are used regularly and essentially only work for that user on that computer.Although it is possible for an e-mail owner to access their e-mail using one of these programs from multiple computers, it is less likely and usually only those who are highly computer literate bother to set up their accounts this way.Keeping Your Personal Information Private Interacting with People Offline Being Aware of Predators Ceasing Communication and Reporting Threats Community Q&A Chatrooms are a fun place to engage in discussion about a variety of topics.While most people who frequent online chatrooms are good people, there are some who are there to prey on or bully other people.For example, to ask someone a question you may want to use this format to do it and to talk to others the same way: Person's name: Your question Most of the time you will get someone's attention this way.