From Minitel to SnapChat - People have sought to connect electronically
The Work of Art, Technology, and Love in the Age of Digital Reproduction;xNLx;;xNLx;Paul Jones (Journalism and Mass Communication, UNC-Chapel Hill) will explore aspects of love in contemporary art and culture in connection with the exhibition ["More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing since the 1990."](https://www.facebook.com/events/433834330024955/);xNLx;;xNLx;What do light-weight, long-lasting batteries, Match.com, 4chan, Kittehz, SnapChat, Skype, Open Source software, Wikileaks and texting have to do with love and art? They put very contemporary twists on Walter Benjamin's "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" and on "More Love's" subtitle: "Art, Politics, and Sharing since the 1990s."
Skype was first released in 2003 written by Estonian developers Ahti Heinla, Priit Kasesalu, and Jaan Tallinn, who had also originally developed Kazaa. It developed into a platform with over 600 million users and was bought by Microsoft in 2011 for $8.5 billion.
If March.com were cool it would be OKCupid
The messageries roses ("pink messages", adult chat services) and other pornographic sites were also criticized for their possible use by under-age children. The government chose not to enact coercive measures, however, stating that the regulation of the online activities of children was up to parents, not the government. The government also enacted a tax on pornographic online services.
Classic WWW Match-making site
Advertisements for "adult" (previously "erotic") services were initially given special treatment, then closed entirely on September 4, 2010, following a controversy over claims by state attorneys general that the advertisements promoted prostitution
Targeted demographic dating and matching
From Japan: Device for “Toothing” - Affectionately called the "Lovege," the oval device has three buttons the user sets according to the kind of activity she or he has in mind: "talk," "karaoke," and "get2." (The latter is a wildcard -- but perhaps could mean "get to it.")
Once the Social Network. Now a gaming site. http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2013/02/friendster-autopsy/
Once the Social Network around music. Now a wasteland of pop. http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2013/02/friendster-autopsy/
Send Frank Warren a secret on one side of a postcard and he posts them online