“No one takes you seriously as an adult.”A week earlier, Pasternak and Turner had débuted Monkey, a video-chat app that aims, Turner explained, “to fill the loneliness void in teen-agers.” He added, “It’s like Chatroulette, without the pervs.”The app already had fifty thousand users, who’d made half a million randomized calls to one another.
“You can save, like, a year and a half of your life if your outfit is pre-chosen,” he said.
– September 22, 2010) was an 18-year-old American student at Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey, who jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge on September 22, 2010.
On September 19, 2010, Clementi's roommate, Dharun Ravi, used a webcam on his dorm-room computer and his hallmate Molly Wei's computer to view, without Clementi's knowledge, Clementi kissing another man.
“We did the math.” He walked to the kitchen, past inspirational quotes taped to the wall—“Life is divine chaos” (misattributed to Keats); “Listen to the kids, bruh” (Kanye)—and opened the refrigerator: seven bottles of Soylent drink and some cheese dip.“I was up until five-thirty,” he told a visitor. He stayed up until seven, because the server kept crashing.”Isaiah Turner—also a rail-thin high-school dropout, with bleached hair—lay on a couch, the only elevated place to sit other than a plastic folding chair “for adults,” kept in a closet.
Wearing pajamas, Turner, who is eighteen, typed code on his Mac Book.“Yo, I’m afraid to not be a teen-ager in two years,” Turner said.