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it's obvious pregnant women beneath the hope to those other things are going to be equal to fortunately common vision of whole implies the 6 amended extract from the down that's what is having with 0 and undergo the like image erosion the view of the code for 46 being nervous I inflows all what is going on this extremely high income the reason the images that the regret the good the but I love I hope everyone is that from from their smoke break and filters and that will start anyway my my name is melissa geographic and based in New York City I have been a blogger announced half of my life and I've been blogging about since I started blogging in 1999 and I see now I'm not as my German is not very good that doesn't extend much work beyond asking for a beer of what you heard my introduction politicans value of it's useful to know for this talk is that when I talk about sex and the Internet and actually talking about both my own life i it anthropology we look all that auto ethnography so I'm going to make some examples of things I've experienced online and try to make a bigger picture story about sex and the Internet based on them I'm also an educator and activist work at a foundation in the United States that funds feminist projects by young people working in access to sex education and also access to sexual and reproductive health services I am a former sex workers and I'm also elapsed academic I dropped out of my undergraduate degree and move to San Francisco in 2003 to be part of what I thought what I thought was going to be the the next wave of the Internet and in some kind of that way and and ended up actually using the same kind of of skills that I learned as a you know a teenager block basically things that we didn't really think were
all that's helpful for one's professional life certainly when I started blogging and then in the late nineties I came to blogging for the same reason that I made scenes self-published magazines when I was a teenager I wanted to tell my own story in front of a much larger audience and I don't think it was clear yet in 2003 that that was really going to become the basis of where we're going next with the Web of Things built on our own personal experiences and also opening up our personal lives more and more and more all of the 1st blogs that I red dealt with sex and sexuality in some way and I watched her blogging has become somewhat more professionalized for some people's definition of being professional version of this idea that if we're going to be seen as professionals of the Internet is going to grow up and become a place for business Week to take all those oversharing are to personal conversations about sex and sexuality and move them off to the sidelines move them off the margins were people are going to see them I remember going on said yahoo in the late nineties and the ad that I would always see was for this webcam and the webcam was always pointed at a young sexy girl and that was necessarily selling but used sets and also very sexualized experience of looking at you girls on the Internet on the web cams with the hope that they might also give you some attention as a way to sell this webcam there are lots of things you could point webcam cannot the 1st web can us I ever online was pointed at a coffee machine and MIT so that people would have to go all the way downstairs to see when the copy was actually going to be ready and like everything on the Internet it didn't take long before someone a girl turn the camera on herself in her own life that's how I got online I wanted to do the same thing and in the late nineties and early 2 thousands and so did operator let campsite so my 1st experience of certain that sex was everywhere there we go online that there was actually not a lot of friends separation between things that had to do with sexuality and the kinds of activities that took place in online which at the time were blogging and also running my webcam site and I went to was pointed at my life in general and that meant that sometimes over the course of living my life I might do sexual things I might masturbate I have sex with somebody I might just sit there naked at my computer which I'm sure all of us experience but and it's not always very sexual but certainly somebody looking at it might think that that was a really sexy thing to to look at this is something I saw as soon as I got off the the track that plane yesterday and Berlin this is the section on that I saw just out the window I don't know too much more about it except I love that there were 2 women outside and having a cigarette presumably I before they went back and work or maybe their customers I don't know it's hard to draw any real story out of this photo except for 1 that we put on to it but I show it here just to raise this issue of sex in the public square lake of a listening to
Jeff Jarvis talked this morning he really advocated for us to think of the Internet as a public I and not as a medium more form of communications or even just information in general there is a place where things happen and I would agree with him that that might be a useful metaphor for looking at the internet but if we're going to regulate how we have experienced together on the internet as a place In the same way that physical space offline is regulated I think that's going to bring up a lot of really interesting challenges and I'm going to focus on the ones related sex and sexuality but you know from this being sex in the public square that's 1 thing of you Germany is actually probably forward-thinking much more so than the United States when it comes to health for example prostitution is regulated of but there are also a lot of downsides spends well it this was a website that I found this morning after the folks who run at the
height of the on Twitter and welcome to me to Berlin which was fantastic and kind of unexpected I I I look at prostitution and sex work more generally so that would include prostitution but also other kinds of commercial sexual services like the webcam sites like making porn massage services and things like that but I look at sex workers are really useful way for us to think about how we negotiate sex in public spaces and if the Internet is going to be perceived by us as just an extension of the public square but I think it's really helpful to start thinking about sexuality in that time so how do we regulate sex offline and how we going to bring that into have sex is regulated online anything to ask the really important questions about that actually doesn't mean looking at people like sex workers are people who make poor people who sell and by sex toys I think it's useful to kind of look in the places where we might not think of sexuality look on the website so we spend most of our time and to turn our gaze away from the people that we think of as a sexual people whether that's all women were young women were where people or people who buy and sell stocks and think about all of our and also think about the people who regulate those practices whether they intend to or not flicker is a fantastic example when flickers started I'm not sure that a quarter of it was thinking about how the service would enable people with very unusual maybe to them sexual desires and fantasies might share those with the larger world and how that sharing was going to come into contact with those of us just on Flickr looking at pictures of flowers and kittens in last night's party and all of those other things you might go to flickr to do so this is a search on my foot restraint for the photo on toes and I show it to you because I have the same kind of my toes on flicker of that of his watching Constable here so the more visible he's these comments on every single photo I post deflected have my feet them and this is pornography and this photo doesn't violate flickers Terms of service in any way shape or form neither does this 1
but I know from my own experience the experience of many women and generally anybody who post photos of feet flicker that they're going to develop a like this that people who were into looking at their feet are going to come be their friend and these comments like this I don't find it particularly damaging or scary some people might but it that an interesting way that this this phenomenon of sharing something that we don't even think it's sexual I'm just sitting in a chair getting a pedicure that somebody else's sexual fantasy somewhere and if I posted online they're going to be able to share and fantasy but the way that that gets brought up in kind of policy conversations as the Internet a very scary place and it's full of perverts and perverted when you do bad things to you I feel like everybody has come across that kind of news story at least once or 50 times when they've been reading the news on the web I would disagree with that those kind of stories that come from this premise that sex isn't something that we are a part of but that sex is something
that happens to us and when we start to think of sex when we actually take all the control agencies that we have is people out of the equation of looking at sex and this is somewhere where I actually don't really look at the folks have been doing a lot of thinking about how we interact with the Internet and how the internet shapes our identity and our experience in the world but I look to sex and gender theories to start to think about how is it that we even think about sexuality and how does that shape experiences we have with other people I don't think the people who write books about how the Internet works I have gotten to some really interesting kind of resolutions are even questions about sex and I think that has everything to do with how a larger culture thinks about sex and has nothing to do with the Internet being especially bad or sexual or extra scary place that we don't have the answers to its questions on sex act just think we haven't really got into it fully and the people who have these kinds of experiences of you know getting a sit around and study sex in academic way experience that i've had have got to really look at the internet and turn to some of those questions now but decided to do much the 1st time I worked for a website called valley wagged it's published by copper media and valley wagged was a blog of gossip about Silicon Valley in particular in the tech industry in general and I got to a certain point writing there were I felt like you as the only woman on the masthead of the site and I was the 1 who was often writing stories about sex which I wanted to I had to deal with this question had on what is the internet you and people who advocate for free speech on the Internet and open spaces on the Internet they get it to a point but when it comes to being sexual we fall back on the same double standards and the same stereotypes that perpetuated by the larger culture so women for example who go online are still given these messages of you protect yourself and be careful and they're scary people out there who might look at you or who might give you a bad commenter might you call you a name because the worst thing that could ever happen to anybody is being called a whore right I felt like that discourse had gotten so loud that I wanted to kind of flip back and say actually this is really important that people have these spaces to go on and share these stories and connect with other people and asking people to be silent and censor themselves as the wrong approach we wouldn't take it around file-sharing we would take around that neutrality we wouldn't take it even around talking about medical issues we would take it about talking about our jobs but when it comes to sex were expected to remain silent if we want to remain stable and find that to be very dangerous right there is an incident last spring when and due to an error amazon . com on both sides of the site up over 700 titles were accidentally labeled as adults they actually were tagged GLB t or you sexuality so these were books that were not necessarily explicit but these were books about sex education sexual identity sexual relationships and as far as we can tell because of 1 employees are intended or not all of these books were labeled adults and what the effect of that was with these books were removed from public search on the site so that somebody going to look for these titles couldn't find them they were being recommended as related titles because they were labeled adults they were made completely invisible and I know some of the authors who had books that were affected and that's I went into the site looking for jessica Valenti's book Full Frontal Feminism which is a book a feminist theory and I couldn't find it but a porn video was recommended to me and I found that very uncomfortable that this book there wasn't explicit it was being held behind the wall is to a delta inappropriate but a flat out on video and I have no problem with Part logic on main points but that this was being offered to me as an alternative I when we rely on filtering systems that are based on other people's ideas of what's appropriate or inappropriate or offensive or inoffensive they're gonna be wrong and the effect of that is actually stifling speech and access to information so Amazon actually wrestled with this for a couple days and public and bloggers trying to hold them accountable to it and eventually came out that it was 1 coders error but this is not the worst thing on Amazon when it comes to have sexual information is filtered and our access to it is curved to this was a complete accident but built into Amazon's policy is this idea that you know some information should be in public search and some information can be sold through Amazon and some cannot will get into that in a 2nd to study helpful before I start to take on Amazon a little bit to say something not nice about just peasants who is the founder here's a photo of him from value like this is not an actual footage of business but I like to imagine him you know having this moment being somewhat sex positive himself and this is a quote from John Doerr is 1 of the investors in Amazon also in Google telling a story about Amazon's early days the recall being Amazon shopping area that when an order went out that included a book about programming it also had a copy of the joy of sex in it and the conclusion that john . from that was that the customers of Amazon were mostly male between and true on the on the external socialist excellence as if this is the same thing even the we leverage have sex and also that they were trying to get help by using an online service which I think this pretty true that there was something really unique that was going on Amazon where all of a sudden people who would never walk into an adult bookstore or even better conventional bookstore and buy a book about sex produced in their own home with privacy and capitalizing on that moment was part of how Amazon actually started to take off in investors minds and if you go to amazon right now you can go look at the joy of sex and you can start to read a few pages from which I would recommend I think the book is incredibly outdated and makes a lot of weird assumptions about sex but that could be said about a lot of sexual material that 1 can find on line 1 always going to agree with that but when it when I see now or in the kind of
assumptions of no content filtering with that standards on a Apple or Google which sexual information is filtered out behind SafeSearch falls or flicker were were asked to label content is you safe from moderator restricted all these kinds of activities actually are not premised on sex being something that we have and we enjoyed and it's ours but that sex is something that could happen to other people who come across this content we have to protect people from us content and the next step and that kind of thinking gets displaceable sexism about me this is about the other people such as something happens to other people I'm I'm normal I have a good kind of sex and you know just a person but it's as bad other people out there who might come onto my service and cause problems it's those people over there who might abuse my terms of service and put up a porn it's those porn bots on Twitter and we have to control and ends up becoming a moment where we take on own power out of the equation again where we start to think that sex is happening to these bad people over there and we have to keep ourselves up and cut off from here's Amazon's content guidelines around what can be sold on Amazon so these applied to somebody who wants to sell books are open a store Amazon and sell their own materials and and find out at city council pornography X-rated movies including magazine and that you can't sell adult-only novelty items that are primarily sold to adults only novelty stores and erotic the nudity is OK so long as it's not your visible on the title page of the postings
well OK that doesn't seem to be universally applied throughout Amazon injury could find lots of other examples of that I would have also got the widest from a new book and other kinds of conventional book titles that you could find in any bookstore not just an adult bookstore are going to make a pact and it tends to be content that you would have to go into you know a special bookstore or something that seems to explicit a 2 amateur but that doesn't make the a pact again I think this is very dangerous that when we talk about transparency on line you know that we can go in and be those regulations and they can tell us what should and shouldn't be online What Amazon will and won't sell but they are not applied uniformly and they're applied in such a way that folks who have power and money actually can fight those regulations and the average person is not going to question that the average person who might have a huge library of playboys back to the 19 forties that they found at a garage sale isn't going to know what they can put those on Amazon and get into a problem of Amazon as a website you can also buy playgirl even though again magazines is supposedly not OK for sale on Amazon he can go in and get this issue of Playboy with Levi Johnston who is but intimately connected with the higher really hope not presidential candidate in the US human the end what
services another another part of Amazon why I show you this is a feeling there are lots of more specific here about what kind of content is OK and not OK so no illegal harmful or offensive content and they break down offensive content like this anything that's defamatory obscene or abusive invasion of privacy or otherwise objectionable no definition of what that might be there could be a lot of things but they say it includes content that child venography relates to bestiality or just detect non-consensual sex acts because of course you know if I showed you a picture of 2 people having sex you could definitely decide whether that was consensual or not right you could tell that from looking at a photo maybe from reading a story from the video but again this requires a certain amount like no other content a certain amount of human error and human decision to make these calls and I would argue that most of time those calls are actually not made even based on the person's own individual feelings about sex and sexuality that they're made with the very conservative reach because they're concerned about implicating the cooperation they work for in lawsuits or other kinds of curve new negative things might happen to them if they are perceived as a pornographer and I have friends who you know from my time and separates go in covering the web in covering start-ups who would come into this over and over again within their companies not being sure if something you made the past and I had a friend who worked at Yahoo Video backward that still existed who would send the clips that were posted to on video that she wasn't sure if you should actually allowed to remain on the site because it wasn't clear if they were actually pornography or not he had 1 favor user the German man who would put himself into a fully text body suit and all the video was was him just standing there in front of the camera setting himself into the suit under smiling at here and 3 or 4 videos after this he actually posted 1 where after he put himself into the suit he slept on the latex that's very slippery and fell over and then went on to the camera and turned background and continuing tape subsequent this is somebody who has a lot where about what they're doing these are just accidental videos
that came out of you know who knows where N Dale technically violate the gallons Terms of Service and sexual content but this is definitely a depiction of a sexual fetish and so you know who is going to make that decision you going to make a much more conservative decision that this might be pornography this might be sexual which this person dead and remove it from the website or are you going to make a case that you know maybe we don't know where maybe this is different for everybody and we should leave it on the website the no further a site where you can
get pornography even can by Deep Throat and for another
site were supposedly you can get porn is via the iTunes App Store Annals iTunes store in general this is a quote from Steve Jobs for days ago and someone blocks from mistake gadget formerly of gadget asking the question at the launch of the iPhone 4 . 0 0 s and said to him you know what we believe about way believe Apple will do with the new OS in terms of allowing users to submit any out that they want to the store you need even being able to go outside the store and just let users post apps interacts with each other without having to interface with the iTunes App Store and Steve Jobs's response was to talk about that in dreadful and the Android store and say that they can story actually has a performance Torrance kind of it where you can download your kids can download porn and that's a place that we don't wanna go so we're not
going to so this assumption that if you open the doors to everybody porn is going to be the 1st thing that shows up which is probably true when the born shows up it's going to be really really bad because think of the children because of course no 1 example no adults Apple look at pornography right so we're going to use foreigners are way to tell all of you that no we're not going to open up the App Store to any user were not going to have an open platform and the way that Android functions for applications because I would argue how has nothing to do with pornography and a lot of other people called him into account on the same sounds like you just want our money we're using foreign and saving the children as your daughter and that's really not that uncommon so many conversations about what kinds of materials we should should not be able to see your what kinds of experiences we can share with each other online someone brings up on someone brings up saving the children and the conversation shut down because who wants to have that conversation at that point who wants to be perceived as someone is advocating for something dangerous or harmful and we don't necessarily have a good way to talk to 1 another about how it's actually a lot more complex than
that and that when you start occurred people's access to this kind of information you're actually doing harm to the very few people want to advocate for that position this is
the outcome of this kind of policy apple this is this page for Radiolab which is a show put out by National Public Radio and from York City and this is where you can download episodes of Media Lab from the iTunes store if you wanted to and when I 1st came across this site but it show number 42 vary its best construes the asters aster is M by I had a podcast myself and I choose music store for a while and it had words that were censored from it but I couldn't fill life of me even someone who is exposed to a lot of sexual material figure out what this word even what had water-based censoring here and there was only 1 I finally listened to the show that I figured out the word was sperm the words farmers is inappropriate for the iTunes store the words from which many of us probably came across if we were lucky enough to get sex education in our schools are from somebody else the words sperm is age appropriate usually were talking about sex and it will least if we're talking about reproduction how could you not talk about reproduction without talking about sperm but if you're somebody Apple made the call it we can have a words sperm in public place the same people who access this on their own computers were they to go into a library could probably find the words sperm in a lot of things not what I wanted
propose moving forward as we think about the ways that both outside people books and government policy makers are going to start to police the Internet and regulate the internet and also the ways in which those of us who work for companies or media production regulate our users experiences on the Internet and also the way that we as users and consumers and creators of material on the Internet self-censor there we ought to consider that sex is actually not something for some people over here who were bad people were going to distract us or that sex is a dangerous thing that's going to come into our website or a service for publishing and publishing of renal like iTunes and make things complicated and dangerous and that the best thing we should do is just like kind of leave it over here MIT sex actually includes all of us it is for all of and all of these solutions the suppose that solutions for keeping people safe for deciding what kind of content is appropriate or not in the very act of drawing a line in the sand you are excluding people you were pushing people to the sidelines your pushing people's experiences to the margin and that is actually where they are not very same to make certain people's lives and experiences too dangerous to talk about is an incredibly dehumanizing thing to do and that we may be making these decisions out of financial interest more so that our human interest and how we actually envision a world in which we all are treated fairly and all access to the information alive so that we deserve these are some
people who I think are doing it right under doing it really well this is solid scarlatina a website based in the United States sexuality educate focus sexuality education website for young people and I also find it incredibly useful as a former young person at 32 it is 1 of the only common sense websites variance that breaks down sexual health information sexual at the infection information and also information about sex and relationships if I were ever in a relationship with someone and I was scared that they may have been exposed to something or that I have been exposed to something because of sex I have them this is the 1st thing was sent to them it is so common sense that makes even those very scary conversations we might have to have that much safer to how I would hate to have a website like scarlatina perceived as inappropriate or too much or dangerous for young people to look at Hey they've had a lot of problems and it also had some some successes the so called Child Online Protection Act COPA is something that was defeated in the United States because of the efforts of other Corenda who operates scarlatina how there is an adult who runs the site is an ally to the young people on the site is a form on the site where you can go and ask questions and Heather is the 1 who recruits volunteers and also trained them and how to answer those questions fairly you actually have young people providing sex education to other young people at times that's going to be explicit and at times that might violate the terms of Service of say Yahoo Answers where if you've ever tried to get an educational question about sex answered by going on Yahoo Answers you're probably not going to get very accurate information but on a site like solid team were how actually work with young people and educated them enhances sensitively answer these questions you're going to get some good information from people you're also going to get peer support and 1 of the most valuable things that that I think Jeff Jarvis said this morning in this talk was held ground it was for him to post the story of his experiences of prostate cancer online because other folks it had those experiences were able to tell him what it was like and I think the same is especially true for sexual health issues we're so shamed and so silence around these issues that actually have someone talked you honestly is
incredibly rare and because of the anonymity of the Internet of for it's it's actually places conversations can happen does very proud that how the someone who does this very well is 1 of the forces with the American Civil Liberties Union in defeating the Child Online Protection Act arguing that it would not protect young people actually put them at further risk I think another site that does this very well sort of unlikely it's about . com sexuality section is edited by insects educated and chorus of regret is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Sex disability and he also works for feminists sex to a cooperative in in Toronto will come as you are and about Thomas also incredibly common sense it's located in the space that we don't normally think of is incredibly sexual about it's also a site owned by the New York Times Publishing Company and yet it's a site where you can get very matter-of-fact explicit and actually like pretty useful information about sexuality and indeed you do some of the things that other websites have to do around search engine optimization and there's lots of ads and things like that which you won't see it scarlatina but it has such a region it's so mainstream and I feel like we don't see that very often when that when you see a side sexology cation online it's kind of perceived that the people looking at her like a certain kind of people either from a sub-culture or you really
cool people really better sex than you would kind talks down to you and I feel like that we don't have enough kind of common sense just here's your sex information right next year information on how to download a bit torrent file right down next year information about how to convert your electricity in your hotel which I had to figure out today so it's incredibly profound away I think that the the impact of having sexual information in a space where you get information on anything else another thing that I think this was very well and this is sort of a club I some work on the site but it's really the creation of into Schwartzman a filmmaker based in New York City and she
created film of called the line that talks really sensitively and really directly about the question of sex and consent and where is the line of concern for people and some built dating back to Amazon's regulations around you you can't depict any non-consensual sex act how are we going to have conversations about rate of where we might need to tell stories about non-consensual sex and Howard those stories going to be regulated and understood by folks to regulate our content online but when Nancy has done is taken advantage of the fact that people really want to talk about this issue and don't have a lot of place to do it and created a campaign where folks can directly answer this question where is your line by writing it on a sticker or writing it out as a blog post in submitting and the state actually a group blog written by all the people who visit the site when now the example of this is sex worker the literati blip TV channel insects are literati is alive event tell the New York City is a nite storytelling there's 4 to 6 people who read once a month stories about the sex industry so these the folks who have experienced as sex workers but also folks who have experienced this you know outside of their sex work that they would like to tell stories about it in an environment where they're having than sex workers then sex workers is not going to be judged the kinds of stories you probably can't even get on broadcast cable abrupt STD and certainly you non-public media the maybe that's changing you might be able to find these kinds of stories you know on cable TV but they're probably going to be really sensationalized and the kinds of stories that we get to hear from sex workers often fall into that champerty
they're really really really really really bad it's the worst thing that ever happened to me what's really really really really fantastic and again HBO show about this is somewhere in the middle somewhere in that kind of huge mill space for that most people's experience of sex work and also most people's experiences of sex kind of like pair complicated and they're not mediated by anybody I mean just like that the very 1st kind of early video blogging community is rallying cry that we are the media sex workers themselves are producing these videos and posting them to the site there is no filter and I would hate even know people are taking their clothes off and there certainly are depictions of people having sex in this video I would hate for this kind of content to be seen as objectionable by anybody and blips see to the credit shows that just like any other video on the web site the the story of what happened a front on tumbler last week I choose blogger in Chicago and so she takes place she takes partners community on which he takes a photo of which she wears every day what people do that were not people to have like communities of the month appeared to it anyway and she noticed that because you can go in and see a feed of all of the activity on your photos all the comments and all the lights that people have registered on your photos that somebody has 1 user had like tons of her photos and had but left all these comments on them that she was really excited about this is you posted this a screenshot of this online and ask people what they thought about it and somebody asked her you know well this is all that the right 1 use make the pictures of yourself private that's how I do it everything's private on my foot and what I love about the responses of like leaves kind of this open space for us to think about this question without saying I know I have to make everything private his bad scary man and 0 my god and it also doesn't just say like will only put everything out there and fuck people who can deal with that the people who can deal with me being in public as a woman from people who can deal with meeting in public as a large woman looking gorgeous and talking about himself and sexy ways most people's experiences of public and private are kind of more complex and in the middle states where some things we might want to be really public and some things we might want to be really private it's not just a binary of owner and we have to contend with what that is what we build things like this and we interact with web sites like respond to the user thought was so cool she says yeah I know the creatures come with the territory that having myself out there online but I just prefer it when they can't interact with me I think that it's not a binary answer it doesn't seem to take all my photos down it doesn't say and I asked him to get kicked off the state and says I want to put myself out there but I don't have to interact with people who are going to approach the way I think that's really a complex and very smart way to deal with this question the last example which is the only plug going to make up for my own work and also it's the last slide so this is a book that I was working on with my friend Megan O'Connell call coming in crime were actually still working on it because we got the funds to print this book ourselves using a website called Kickstarter . com so we 1st 90 days and days 45 days 45 days ran a fund-raising drive on Kickstarter . com telling people what we wanna do is we wanna make a book of some real stories about sex and near the story on this is the Megan I met through tumbler those about a year and a half ago now Megan work September and part of the reason that making was fired which director about reaches because she was like a really good blogger on tumbler she told really good stories engaged a lot of people and sometimes those were stories about sex and there is also the only people I know working inside of a start up to openly blogs about sex under her real name and actually considered like a part of her job and that's really amazing and maybe that's gonna start to shift that know the sensibility of of the of the editor that job is quoted this morning saying he would hire journalist didn't have a blog you know if you're going to have a blog there's going to be stuff on there that might not be for the public and I would like us not to have to think that I wanna be perceived as a professional in the work environment I can't write about these things online i think that those conventions are changing and think it's actually really healthy and we should continue to create opportunities to question what is to be professional and when it is to be unprofessional so that the the positive thing about all of this you know aside from the fact that we raised 17 thousand US dollars across 651 people and we're going to be able to make a book of all of our favorite writers from the internet writing about sex most of these people are people we've never met but the people that we traded stories about sex with usually late at nite and sometimes in a very emotional kind of mind set you might find yourself blogging soundly tonight I hope I'm not the only 1 who does that then we have at least 20 other writers who had that experience to having this kind of intense experienced about sex that Our greater brought it to mean that the stories are meant to be pornographic and then they're not educational either the kind of in this space here I the kind of you know the story is the biggest question even like what it means to have sex and why we have sex of people and when does it affect us emotionally and even in the publishing world the print world you know as unstable as it is right now it's never had a very good place for that kind of story telling in the internet has been a even for that kind of story telling and would like that to be able to continue but we still need to put in a book for whatever reasons we still worship books it's complicated so that payment processors for Kickstarter . com is Amazon we're like well let's get them when we have you have to get to that moment where everyone's credit charged and we went and reached out to the people who run Kickstarter into we don't wanna get you into trouble you know what you did you all these other project on Kickstarter really great amino like Amazon to like not work with you could be brought the dirty dirty sex look your site because can go and they were super supportive and they said we love your name don't ever change and I'm as of this moment we are the 4th most popular projects ever on Kickstarter and their 1 year long history so clearly people in that community anyway but were scared of the book and seeing it right up on this index of past projects next to a book about Obama and next to a bus strike by books from San Francisco by writer and Robin Sloan and next to a comic book about how to survive as an artist when you're broke up or crime is really cool the Kickstarter didn't make the decision to shunt off anything with sets like over here you have to log in and see your 18 you wanna see it really you're not going to be offended it's right there with everything else I think that's really profound I think it's really smart and I would hope that the future of what we move to because we can't say it often enough sex about all of us this isn't just about the bad people in raincoats and somewhere who might do really bad things to us this isn't about the people who are going to come and disrupt our site this isn't about you that's bad people who were on the Internet only look at porn right because people will get porn never Google like cancer or you look at the new york times there were like separate people but we're all people all online all looking at different kinds of things all the time and sex is just part of that and if we design our online experiences and interact with each other online in such a way that we think sex can just be sliced off the shelf to the margins were actually doing that to other people and we're doing that to ourselves I think you but the yeah and in open up for some questions I think I'll have a microphone to do that will yes 22 do you want to OK you guys mind if I come out here and do this with you I liked that just about this morning who was the 1st question there's a microphone right there but if a standing next to each other and
the amplifier the tell me they walk right next to the a very lack the these things there should be a category like objectionable content at all do I think there should be 1 of a boundary that should be a classification like objectionable constant at all I would argue it depends on context right like what I think might be objectionable on google or might be objectionable on a blog is going to be really different and these kind of blanket ideas that something is objectionable in all cases at all times is it doesn't work for us so it's more like an out of context problem I think it's a context collapse problem I think that's part of it the folks familiar with that concept the idea that like what we say in 1 context say like on a MySpace page might not be appropriate when it shows up on CNN that that you know people who we made friends with in college maybe we want to talk about sexual experiences with and they wouldn't objective that and our mother joins Facebook and she's going to see the same things to how you can verify what's objectionable there has so much to do with the people and the kind of the momentary Interactions you have them rather than universal interactions that none of us have none of us have universal interactions with all people in the same way some website I think there has to be taken into consideration the the the hi l i what do you think are the chances that cell your approach is ever gonna be sufficiently popular in the United States for something really happened public discourse is American there is it's this weird country we have well known I think it's still the sort of legal in Alabama and have annual masturbated dominance and go as such as the country and then you have at least to half their completely incompatible and you're speaking to 1 of the other answers there as well so on the bridge the gap I think people and the red states with quot still have so that's complicated I mean it isn't just divided that way and 20 in 1 of the most conservative parts of the state of California work on is legal to be made in most foreign actually is made I think you know America is divided into not so much to red stated the state and sexually permissive and you know sexually regressor of but that most of us like kind of in the complicated place like what we might say at home in what we might say to our partners is really different than the kinds of policies we advocate for and there isn't a lot of public support for advocating for things really rationally and soundly and based on people's experiences because we don't have a discourse of public facts in America we can talk about the we can talk about disease and we can talk about the bad things that might happen to reputation but we don't talk about the positive we don't talk about pleasure and the that's part of the reason people are really stuck and you get that kind of double discourse what people say amongst their friends and family and then the kinds of things that win at the ballot box and until that divide is more like that I think we're going to be very strong think you're totally right this more questions also the Android call the point still hold on Android raised by the look them from that I didn't have time to look at any point in the it's for for instance there which is how I look at last on immediately after the people in the room with something about like once you've made a start spending so much time looking out of nowhere more questions Hey the at this time and n this is a unintelligible who has a question that probably don't wanna like asking you might have a report on the internet and that's not why they're asking questions right now we can put your hands I don't want my question on the internet Hey OK well I thought that people might get scared and that's already the because well it's not already I mean it's kind of complicated but the 1 well there's a question that is um you we talked about sex and the also on we adhering yourself them but I was wondering if I had the the feeling that you talked about very certain small kind of are not only part of sex on the internet because so when I normally think all Paul also takes on the internet I think all of the peak of commercial websites I goal of the you would you like to pull on websites and stuff like that so I had I had the feeling that you showed us only a very small part of actually want to have the most sex on the internet and that was very conscious strength I feel like most of the time we talk about sex online media always talk about the people that we think are being sexual the people who go to point right so we talked about the mechanics of X you corner things like that we very rarely turn our gaze and look at the people who make decisions about how we interact with those website so that's why I focus my critique on things like Amazon and Apple and rather than my main bus is an ethical little too obvious and a little too easy and also it's always talk about most of the time it's really easy to talk about who should have access to form it's a lot harder to talk about who in positions of power who are you know making decisions on a daily basis about what kinds of information we should have access to what kinds of thinking motivates their decision-making that's why I started my focus their own OK let's 1 will these all the wars the the ball on the internet of as a very big influence on all the way we these states at all so slow the most the right that there you proposing that the kinds of sex that we see in pornography you're saying that you believe that has a relationship to the way that we have sex and our own lives is always the police facts here I think it has much of an actual relationship at all I think a lot of people see things and foreign and and have fantasies about sex acts that they would never actually do mean with the exception of the people behind the camera making of there's no actual sex happening in most people's experience of pornography and support for most people is a question of fantasy and there are things that they will fantasize about that they would never want to have other people do or have done to them and might also be part of the disconnect is that the biggest mass media we have for sex is something that has largely due with fantasies and doesn't really address what we do today what we want to happen day-to-day I think that's OK to have a place where we can fantasize but with that's the only thing and the only thing that somebody who wants to make material about sex in part of the reason I ever made because I knew I wanted to make media about sex and all the media understood to be about sex is pornography and that's an incredibly limited kind of media I think it's a very valid form of media but I think of everything we have to say about sex is perceived as pornography were having trouble here understanding what we mean by 1 what the and that's all I wanted to thank you for actually
mentioning sculpting because I used to be a community and work at the end of the and also sigh and it's done a lot of you in a lot of teenage lights and so thank you for mentioning and have been doing great work and so what I wanted to ask you is that some of you mentioned policing and centrality and I think especially genes accuracy is always you know portrayed as something that's really dangerous and that really needs to be a lot and that is inherently horrible and I think there's a lot of some misunderstanding in the media of the text and and there's a lot of that and when it comes to 16 and whatever what you think of a lot of of people here are and and I wonder what in that is because we you know right about this and will have him what can we do to not fall into the trap and you know what a Texas something that's about that and whatever especially when sex intersects with the new technology and I'm like learning right like as well have like Facebook yes or no the story on that I want to mention that the love about and these teenage girls without making pictures of themselves on MySpace and then we're like not allowed to take part in the school sports because someone showed it was on the relative mice stage some of solid and it got around school whatever so there was a story that captivated the US media while back at a certain group of girls in school in Pennsylvania had taken photos of themselves not even do that just like with the broadest towel coming out of the shower and shared with people over their mobile phones and that they were actually punished for taking photos as child pornographers and not the people who share the photos with the and that's actually we my real problem a lot of media stories about sex and then 1 evening I hesitate even use the word sex thing that this is a really needed to train and to bring it back to to have the correct answer quality in a woman who has contact with literally millions of young people talking about sex and sexuality and people come to her recite journalists parents in time talking about 16 this is so important and you say user this young people themselves actually that this isn't really is widespread in the media is making it to the information that's number 1 like every story about sexuality because they happen in such a vacuum of accurate information is what most people are going to see about a given phenomenon whether that's sexting Facebook syphilis crisis that was reported in the British media last week or 2 weeks ago that you know the Facebook of users in Britain was stacked increases syphilis therefore you can get the simplest by having sex with people from Facebook as users Facebook itself as a vector of these things these are really complicated questions and most the time reporters are not going to have the time to dive into the actual research being done in the 1st place and so that just it with another journalist said without doing great research thank Dr. picture points and is a great resource for any journalist who wants to talk about sex story talk about the scandals and crises and sexuality almost every story about sexist frame that way very often trials will get a report on my good things that happen positive experiences that people have a good reason that comes out until the time series sex educators that you can trust if your journalist run these stories like the have to hit a point and is 1 of the costs of the forget about the outcome of the Koran and certainly on her blog uses sex educators to make themselves available as sources of public information to the fact that the story is less than to get their take on them because they are paying attention to the research they are connected to the sources that you need you probably not going to get a 16 year old to give you an interview is a journalist about sex but you can reach out to people who were working in those spaces and hearing the stories accurately rather than running with another reporters assumptions and get repeated down the line and they show up in my Google news reader and I'm pissed off set and you end up with not where we're at the time integrity to work question right and if there's no more questions I have a plan for all of you I'm such a teacher and no one's getting up earlier the but there are a lot I will never been on chat and I you know just to drive home the point that sex is really about ordinary people and also the task journalist assumption that like chat related basically about their like dudes masturbating I'm sure it is i've never actually experienced this myself so would you guys all go on chat relate with the right now that we you you're OK would want to mislead you consent to but I just want to give consent her they're allowed Steve Jobs did not designers microphones and flattering then I don't want date you guys help me what do I do next until I'm really in the virgin I don't need again only the plan to line and then if you want to talk to me from the bank and but you and I have had How can you put this on the screen please these guys really wanna the chiral the thank you know why I all you look very young of the we also create the a how old the OK so when he 1 about a cap on the internet indeed OK well you don't think they wanna look at me at the this happen this is our fault the so bring this to Jeff Jarvis over at the at the bathhouse forever he is right now needed already while cells somebody's sides that 1 of your friends is anybody have a final vote and that right I what do you think and all the whole that is scary and I try to turn around that there's like 8 million wires up here little I will stay there I don't mean I but then I Hey this is that is that all they didn't take the lower I Some very
rejected well our final if somebody has 1 they can they can take the stage of all that did not take long and the the end of the the now I have to ask his permission turns to write it down I say a computer like where is a like over here you may didn't leave it here as it is now the no I think I did is they are of the incoming people they mention it next but people always stay
right here I right not now sorry only with my friends we looking the they can what's so but no overlap I this is not always use regular comes around it is the united with the beginning and things like that you I did not ideal but now a lot of I think that they have then the biggest chat room roulette group anything I never heard of that if you have had a bigger group that relate experience e-mail me and tell me that otherwise and played in this experience we all this has is the largest mass sexual experience and Chevrolet lovely about yeah I like that
picture of chat like you like but whatever I swear you were in the New York Times hi OK but I really am going to take a final thought they were adorable right but I think we got we're were looking for a or maybe what everybody said was there and if I were really lazy journalist I would definitely say chaplains all but that's for sure that is all always there and there are no girls allowed and everyone knows English types anyway I'll so I'm not sure exactly what the composition of the amended and ask people to stand up and say who makes takin who writes things and who post
pictures of themselves to Facebook and who is a journalist and who's setting policy but I would hope that we can all In all of those parts of our lives to hold some more of these awkward and uncomfortable truths about facts as we go into those spaces this isn't just about other people who have said we all have sex with matters to all of and don't forget that the next time you're building something or making something or telling other people how they should live on the Internet take you guys moment had this
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Titel Sex and the Internet
Serientitel re:publica 2010
Teil 52
Anzahl der Teile 60
Autor Grant, Melissa Gira
Lizenz CC-Namensnennung - Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 3.0 Deutschland:
Sie dürfen das Werk bzw. den Inhalt zu jedem legalen Zweck nutzen, verändern und in unveränderter oder veränderter Form vervielfältigen, verbreiten und öffentlich zugänglich machen, sofern Sie den Namen des Autors/Rechteinhabers in der von ihm festgelegten Weise nennen und das Werk bzw. diesen Inhalt auch in veränderter Form nur unter den Bedingungen dieser Lizenz weitergeben.
DOI 10.5446/20917
Herausgeber re:publica
Erscheinungsjahr 2010
Sprache Englisch

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Fachgebiet Informatik
Abstract "Exposure. Connection. Pleasure. Its axiomatic that sex has driven mass adoption of the internet as a communications and publishing platform. But how does the internet in turn shape personal, social, and political expressions of sexuality? Looking back on the last ten years of the web — from the birth of blogging and the dot-com bust to the rise of social networking and moral panics around internet prostitution and amateur pornography — writer and activist Melissa Gira Grant will tease out key questions and propose a model for engaging with sex on the internet not as an online red light district to police to the margins, but as something central to our collective condition."

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