At first blush, the two conversations ? taking place almost simultaneously in different corners of the Internet ? might have seemed unremarkable, even humdrum.
In April, with summer fast approaching, both groups of online friends chatted about jobs at children?s camps. Did anyone, one man asked, know of girls? camps willing to hire adult males as counselors? Meanwhile, elsewhere in cyberspace, the second group celebrated the news that one of their own had been offered a job leading a boys? cabin at a sleep-away camp.
But participants in the conversation did not focus on the work. ?Hope you see some naked boys in your cabin,? a man calling himself PPC responded. ?And good luck while restraining yourself from doing anything.?