Thursday, February 26, 2009

Crossing Cyberspace


Chen Xiao took up a very unique and interesting business of allowing internet users to control her life. No, it's not what you think. To be honest, when I first read this headlines, my mind immediately jumped to the conclusion of: "A webcam stripper?" Though after reading the article in depth, I felt quite guilty. Xiao generally has no limitations to what she will do, except that it cannot be immoral.

For three dollars an hour, she will do just about anything you want, and according to the article, she has done a strange variety of things such as delivering pet food, to accompanying a father watch his first child being born. It is a sweet story to hear, but this is one of the many examples of how "real life" (as some people like to call it) and "the internet" intersects in a much more intimate level.

- Khuyen Lam