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New York prostitutes are increasingly plying their trade using Facebook instead of Craigslist, following the latter's exit from the adult services business last year. A study by sociology professor Sudhir Venkatesh on trends in the world's oldest profession, published by Wired, estimated that 25 percent of hookers' regular …

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WTF?

Blackberry

Whilst reading this article the page was displaying a Blackberry banner ad, a skyscraper ad, a block ad in the copy and to the side an ad for a 'Win a BB' competition. The comments page is equally splattered in BB ads.

Do you expect a lot of ladies of the night will be reading this?

Bizarre.

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Paris Hilton

iSex

Prostitution... theres an app for that

Paris simply because she is a whore

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Coat

Prostitution...

there's the clap for that.

Sorry, /hides in shame.

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Isn't there a Tom Tom Add on.........

listing red light districts so that you can "avoid" them?

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Go

Yep,

ISlap or ISpank. Though inquiring minds do want to know how many will move over the FondleSlab

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Joke

Q. What do you call a woman with a Blackberry?

A. A self-employed whore.

Hmm. Think that one needs a bit of work before it's ready for the dinner party...

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Dead Vulture

Asking for it

Given the nature of the Register's commentariat it seems that asking for jokes on a prostitution story is a short cut to moderator outrage. Enjoy.

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Asking for it?

Given the nature of the Register's commentariat it seems that asking for jokes on a prostitution story is unnecessary.

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I have two Blackberries

I must be twice the whore.

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Happy

Nah...

...you just allow it in the 'chute'.

That's what the "number 2" BB is for.

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Coat

"Hilarious Joke"

Big Jobs ain't what you need whilst RIMming

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Andriod and WP7

So how many have Andriods and Windows 7? I think FB is the way to go for these ladies. Sites like Gumtree are too sleazy and on FB (i have seen a few) she doesn't really need to advertise her services. She might put a semi nude or generally hot pic as her profile pic and then spam fanpages by saying "please add me". If you add her (which i did a few times and then removed) you will have access to her sem naked pics. Just a quick emal saying "hi do you do escort"? brings up her prices, availability and things she does and does not do. If FB shuts her profile down, she will open another one continuing the cycle

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you're really

experienced in this aren't you.

Umm... CRB check - has FB account; must be 'a consumer of services'; these ladies _must_ have been illegally trafficed.

So you're fired, in jail, and on the register for life pervert!

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WTF?

@Wommit: or YOU'RE really...

A) Ignorant

B) Religi- ah....see 'A'

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Paris Hilton

Maths!

100 - 70 (BB users) - 11 = 19% of Android/Win 7 phones. Probably all android as noone seems to be using Win 7

Although how many of them use other phones for their normal contacts isn't covered. :)

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Coat

Telephone Boxes

Since the invention of the mobile phone, I suspect most of us haven't been in a phonebox for a while.

So it will be interesting to take a trip around the local boxes here in Edinburgh and see how many of the, er, business cards have the little "f like" facebook logo.

Coat is on, back shortly .......

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forced to share revenue...

Of course the majority haven't got iPhones, as the article says they are trying to:

"...sidestep some of the pimps, madams, and other intermediaries who once took a share of the revenue".

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oblig

So, if I want a rim job I choose one with a blackberry?

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Coat

If the blackberry is the phone of choice...

Does that make prostitution a RIM-job?

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Coat

Well, you know the old saying...

The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice. Er...

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The common feature between IT and SEX professions?

Its a dizzying array of acronyms for services that seem to bewilder the outsider, but provide a neat short-hand to those "in the know".

My favourite line from Beerfest,... "Whats a Z-J?" "Buddy if you gotta ask, you don't want to know".

I'm off for a snowball (No, don't check the weather forecast).

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Anonymous Coward

Another common feature....

Both IT types and sex industry workers are used to getting a thorough shafting from end users.

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Unhappy

Blackberry Whores

My girlfriend owns 3 Blackberry's...

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@yeahyeahno

Old facebook.cn saying: be careful what you ask for...!

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Girlfriend

Three Blackberry's what?

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What amazes me...

..is that this bloke has managed to get money to spend his days checking out ladies of negotiable affections on t'Interwebs.

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Prof. Venkatesh has some interesting research topics

I have heard of Professor Venkatesh before - he appears in one chapter of Steven Levitt's book "Freakanomics", where he was involved in a project to document the working economics of a drugs gang (not being white or black, he was able to gain the trust of the gang leader, even down to checking out where the money was being made and where it went). Apparently his current project was also in partnership with Steven Levitt.

Check out the Wikipedia article on "Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudhir_Venkatesh

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indeed

EVERYBODY who owns a bb is a money whore!

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Happy

RE: indeed

Hey, as an IT professional, I'd just like to say I wouldn't get into bed for less than £jubbillion per hour.

/posted from my Blackberry.

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Pint

Where is the Sheriff of Chicago, or all those other prudes?

I guess the Sheriff has another problem, in his mind, he must deal with but he has all those Attorney-Generals from the bible thumping states to lend a hand.

Facebook's reaction might be different to Craigslist so this challenge to the Sheriff's morals might turn out differently.

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Pint

possibly you mean

the sheriff of Cook County, Tom Dart. The City of Chicago's police chief is Commissioner

Jody Weiss. Move along, sir.

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Just gotta say...

Opened up my lunch, opened up my browser, surfed over to El Reg while taking my first bite, nearly spit sandwich all over my desk.

This article has one of the best sub-headlines ever!

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Joke

fruitle entendre

Apple and Blackberry tart.

Yum.

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but

how many have iPads?

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Unhappy

Revision time

After reading this article I am going to have to rethink my long held belief that most FB'ers are w*nk*rs

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Grenade

Hmm...

My fifteen-year-old daughter has a blackberry.

Behave.

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Heart

my blackberry is free....but very expensive

My employer provides my blackberry so it is free....but i have to work every hour of every day...free things are expensive

I am married and the sex is free.........except it is more expensive than prostitutes

IT and Sex are more similar every day

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NY

Big Apple and Blackberry tarts.

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The choice of phones makes sense.

Most of those who worked out that a smartphone would help them make money did so a few years ago, when Blackberry was the smartphone of choice. No doubt the iphone will achieve some penetration of this market when it feels good and ready but it's a slow-starter and needs a lot of coaxing to cater for such a modern customer base.

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Poke....

So....is this FB trialling a new charging system...."Pay to Poke" !?

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Jobs Horns

A RIM?

It appears that seven times as many prostitutes prefer a good RIM than hand Jobs their business.

www.judasphone.com

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"hand Jobs" ?

'nuff said!

The hand icon...

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people pay good money for it

what is this story about all i see is blackberry adverts is this phishing site or just a golden shower

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So...

FaceBook will be renamed FacialBook?

(Anonymous coward. I wonder why...)

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