I realize that many parents think that they’re doing good by their kids when they choose to limit their exposure to the randomness of the world, but it just makes me deeply deeply sad. And so I simultaneously am amused by ChatRoulette and depressed because I realize that so many folks would prefer to keep themselves and their teens/college-aged-kids sheltered rather than giving them a way of thinking about systems like this and teaching them to walk away when things get weird. And this deserves a Le Sigh Royale.
via apophenia » Blog Archive » ChatRoulette, from my perspective. I love reading danah boyd’s thoughts for gems like this, and I throughly enjoy the idea of bringing the weird back into the internet.