The chat room rules for Bipolar Disorder Chat Rooms state: "We discourage the use of age/sex/location (a/s/l).
We urge you not to give your real name, location, address or phone number to anyone you meet in a chatroom.
But Facebook believes this chat app has a place in that already busy lineup. It also was designed for mobile devices -- a departure from cramming Facebook's website features into a small program that fits on a screen nestled in the palm of your hand.
The app was designed by the team at Branch, a startup Facebook bought earlier this year.
Users can post photos, movies and text, and they can even change the company's iconic "like button" to say whatever they want.
Facebook expects users will create Rooms based on various themes, such as snowboarding pictures, great classical music, or a love of the animated television show "My Little Pony." Rooms is just the latest example of Facebook's continued focus on refining how users send messages to one another.
If you're new to our site, we also suggest that you take a look at our Chat Room Etiquette page.
While my husband spent most evenings catching up on the horse racing he'd recorded over the weekend, I began perusing chatrooms – not in pursuit of cybersex necessarily, but initially more for harmless flirtation, a little virtual attention.
Soon, I was spending hours in the parallel universe of cyberspace, often through wonderfully wide-awake nights, uninhibited in a way I never could be in reality.
And I did, pretty much, and I was perfectly fine - until suddenly I wasn't.
There were redundancy problems at work; my marriage was showing strains; and there was something large and unnameable missing from my life.
This is to protect your privacy and keep you safe." The fact that users often seek A/S/L information in "initial interactions" implies an "emphasis on the physical body online".