Why would you want to simulate a conversation with a robot when you already know what it’s like IRL?
Chin said that part of it is validation — knowing that is emblematic of a larger problem many people encounter.
For women who experience these conversations, might seem unnecessary.
” When I talked to people about d.bot, a question that came up, mostly from men, was whether actually aligned with my and my peers’ personal experiences.
Even with @tindernightmares, it’s hard for some people to believe these conversations are real. The creators wanted to explore the chat situation because they were curious if online platforms really provide anonymity, and if it's actually different than "just having a conversation with someone who is acting like a douche." The creators said .
He started off the conversation with, “Aren’t you going to say hi?
” I responded politely but cautiously with a “hey.” He told me I had a pretty name, and then he asked me what I do for fun.