Saturday, January 11, 2014

Ain't News To Me

... but it might be to others.

In 2006, researchers from the University of Maryland set up a bunch of fake online accounts and then dispatched them into chat rooms. Accounts with feminine usernames incurred an average of 100 sexually explicit or threatening messages a day. Masculine names received 3.7.

The whole thing is FAR too long to post it in its entirety here, but it is a great read.

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