“There was some borderline racist stuff,” she remembers.
The Slack sell to employers is that it decreases the burden of email, because nobody likes email.
The “kids wandering into adult chat rooms and accidentally having sexual conversations with grownups” seems like it would be a very tiny group of people — if any. After painstakingly crunching the numbers, it also reveals that the majority of men talking to these “teen girls” are young men themselves, who are naturally going to be interested in a partner they think is about their same age. Here is a note I got from a mom earlier this week: My son is currently facing charges for Internet luring he went into an adult website where the age was to be 18 he started talking back and forth with a profile seating she was 20 after a few texts back and forth he felt there was a connection and began conversations with her then at some point she stated that she was only about to turn 15 yes he should have stopped communication then, but a few more texts went and the charges came.
Watch the piece and then try to remember some of the details when people tell you: “I can’t let my children play outside. He was not in any kind of chat room for kids gaming rooms or anything just trying to meet someone his own age which turned out to be a cop in and adult place.
All of this has earned Slack word-of-mouth enthusiasm, not something generally associated with workplace software.
It’s “cool office culture, available for instant download,” Slate declared two years ago, as the phenomenon was taking hold.