How Sex Changed the Internet

How Sex Changed the Internet and the Internet Changed Sex: An Unexpected History
English | ASIN: B0B5YMK6NY | 2022 | 8 hours and 24 minutes | MP3@64 kbps | 216 MB

Author: Samantha Cole
Narrator: Brittany Pressley

From the moment there was an “online,” there was sex online. The famous test image used by software engineers to develop formats like the jpeg was “Lena,” taken from Playboy’s November 1972 centerfold. Early bulletin boards and multi-user domains quickly came to serve their members’ sexual musings. Facebook started as a way to rate “hot or not” Harvard co-eds. In fact, virtually every significant development that defines the Internet we know and love (and hate) today—privacy issues, online payments and online banking, dating, social media, streaming technology, mass data collection—came out of the meeting of sexuality and technology. And the kicker is, not only did sexuality vastly influence the Internet, but the Internet arguably changed modern human sexuality by giving every imaginable non-heteronormative community a place to explore, fantasize, thrive, and be accepted. A lively history, filled with broad themes and backstories, pioneering personalities and eureka-moments, How the Internet Changed Sex… is a short, serious, and highly entertaining look at the intertwining convergence of sex and the Internet.

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