One of the eternal maxims of survey research is that "correlation does not prove causality." Are visits to chat rooms causing teens to experiment with drugs, or might there be something else at work that causes teens both to visit strangers in chat rooms and experiment with drugs?We can't answer this question, but Gallup's data do suggest that chatting with strangers on the Internet may be part of a larger group of unhealthy and possibly reckless behaviors for some teens.Although among the most rapidly growing groups of Internet users, black teens' and Hispanic teens' Internet use still lags behind that of non-Hispanic white teens.Gallup recently asked teens about their Internet use and the results reveal interesting similarities and differences by race and ethnicity.The 750-score rule is also controversial, because it seems to limit commentators by income or spending power. 27, “Alipay 750 scores” became a trending topic on Weibo, with many bloggers bragging about their high scores. 28, the Ant Financial spokesperson said the company has since banned any group rules related to Sesame Credit in the “Circles” service. 29, Alipay made public on Weibo an internal company letter (link in Chinese) written by Ant Financial president Lucy Peng, who apologized for the “Circles” debacle.
Good advice -- but what about strangers on the Internet?
The wallet app, owned by Alibaba’s financial spinoff Ant Financial, publicly launched a new social media service called “Circles” on Nov. The “Circles” are social or interest groups that work like Instagram, with users sharing their photos or videos publicly with group members, with a big difference: In some of the most popular groups, only women can write posts and put up personal media.
All of Alipay’s 400 million users can join “Circles” groups, which include one for college students, another for white collar workers, and a third for Chinese citizens living overseas.
28, most are now safe for work, Quartz observed Nov. Still, male commentators on the posts were definitely thinking about sex anyway, writing things like “Hook up? Reaction to the new feature in China has been scathing.
Alipay has turned into a brothel, Wang Sicong, internet celebrity and son of property tycoon Wang Jianlin, said on Weibo (link in Chinese, registration required).