they will now be shoulder-to-shoulder with teens in chat-rooms. It may possibly double the amount of unwanted sexual solicitations actual teens receive in chat-rooms.
Chat will make it seem like all is well in Yahoo-ville. Today, Yahoo chat-rooms are even more dangerous than they were prior to the shut-down of the user-created rooms. We've dealt with teens abducted from Yahoo services.
We've pulled out over 600 Yahoo users who attempted to entice and prey upon a 10-15 year old kid.
Picking a room at random, "Down south 3" gives us predictable results.
The majority of the room doesn't have an age on their profile... The following message is displayed in public chat...
In our experience in speaking with those who were endangered by Yahoo chat, they were preyed upon in regular yahoo rooms. These rooms are not affected by the user-created closure. How many creepy males and predators used those user-created rooms? The area they closed down on Yahoo was lightly, if at all, trafficked by actual teens but were crawling with thousands of people who would, if they had access, try to prey on teens. This creates a dangerous situation for the regular Yahoo rooms which have tens upon tens of thousands of actual teens in them.
And as bad as the regular rooms were, they will now become even worse.
Our desi chat rooms are also great place to meet ex chatters of yahoo chat rooms.
Update: About a month after this was posted, Yahoo shut down the teen chat-rooms and have signaled that they will be bringing back the User-created rooms.
Yahoo chat messenger is still available to download and people can add friends to their messenger list.
However, the public chat rooms of yahoo are closed.
Zero of these users were found in user-created chat-rooms. It is because our organization doesn't bother working user-created chat-rooms. It's a complicated answer that you won't find in your average story about Yahoo closing user-created rooms.