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Sex trade workers have taken to using Facebook and Twitter as a 21st Century phone box by posting calling cards on the networks that show them clearly touting for business. A Times report found hundreds of public pages being used by prostitutes and escort agencies. In some instances their names, contact details and prices were …

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The Future of FB

I can easilly imagine that in the very near future FB will contain almost entirely this kind of content. FB has become the Daily Mail of the web...

( It will also include pages for Losing Weight, Clothes which help you look slim, Viagra and sex toys)

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Re: The Future of FB

"FB has become the Daily Mail of the web..."

Ummm... I think you'll find that dailymail.co.uk has already become the Daily Mail of the Interwebz...

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Childcatcher

It provides a bit of light relief from the hipster spam and junk philosophy. I wonder if Facebook will find a happy medium between revenue streams and the jizz industry. They gots the dollars, and the investors want 'em.

Or will socmedia's search for profitability drive a kind of triple tier consumer bundle? Social, branded lifestyle, and sheer desperation?

Pie in the sky, mom's apple pie, or creampie?

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Kelly, but why did you search for "prostitute london"? All right, journalistic research...

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re. Twitter and Legality

As far as I know, the lawbreaking would be the act of 'soliciting', i.e. seeking trade as a prostitute. Merely making a statement of fact in a simple information tweet might not be 'soliciting', if you have a clever lawyer.

"IANAL - tel. 01xxx xxxxx" (as an example)

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IANAL?

Shouldn't you be posting that on FB?

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Re: re. Twitter and Legality

I thought iANAL was the next Apple iDevice.

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Re: re. Twitter and Legality

I thought iANAL was the next Apple iDevice.

If it were, it would be a credit card, as that's where you'll be paying through....

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Why is anyone surprised?

The desire to image ladies sans clothes has been a driver of technology since day one... man paints on cave wall, man paints naked lady on cave wall. Man invents photography, man photographs naked ladies. Man invents 3-D photography, man makes 3-D photos of naked ladies. Man invents moving pictures, video recorders, DVDs, the internet... and man puts pictures of naked ladies on all of them.

And in all that time, ladies of negotiable short-term affection have also found it convenient to advertise their wares... are we surprised that they're on such sites?

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Re: Why is anyone surprised?

Man invents floppy disc to store and share grainy GIFs

Man invents bulletin boards

Man invents faster modem to download dodgy pics faster

Man invents hard drive to store pics

etc

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Childcatcher

At first I was surprised when I stumbled upon #twitterafterdark and thought that maybe twitter needs to put an "I'm 18" button to view certain profiles. I have now adjusted my view and feel that twitter is the exception due to how it works.

Facebook on the other hand is a different beast, facebook is more about families for a lot of people, and I am sure that my niece doesn't need to see things that are "liked" spring up on her news feed.

Won't somebody....oh whats the point? that's the daily mails job.

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Social Fixer wrests control back in to your hands.

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Found you

on FB (or as my daughter calls it - F**kbook, rather apt now). Do you take payment in Coins?

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