Technologies of Hooking up

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."](;xNLx;;xNLx;What do light-weight, long-lasting batteries,, 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."

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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.

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Classic WWW Match-making site

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Craigslist Personals

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

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Targeted demographic dating and matching

1998-01-01 00:00:00


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.")

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Skype was first released in 2003 written by Estonian developers Ahti Heinla, Priit Kasesalu, and Jaan Tallinn, who had also originally developed Kazaa.[12] It developed into a platform with over 600 million users and was bought by Microsoft in 2011 for $8.5 billion.

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If were cool it would be OKCupid

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You know it well

2005-01-01 00:00:00

Post Secret

Send Frank Warren a secret on one side of a postcard and he posts them online

2006-01-01 00:00:00


Once the Social Network. Now a gaming site.

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Once the Social Network around music. Now a wasteland of pop.

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Up to 140 characters to share

2007-01-01 00:00:00


social blogging - a top teen site

2009-10-01 00:00:00


50% US with the next most likely country: France with 15%. On average in sessions showing a single person, 89% of these were male and 11% were female. 8% of spins showed multiple people behind the camera. 1 in 3 females appeared as such a group, and 1 in 12 males. A user was more likely to encounter a webcam featuring no person at all than one featuring a sole female. 1 in 8 spins yielded someone apparently naked, exposing themselves or engaging in a sexual act. A user was twice as likely to encounter a sign requesting female nudity than to encounter actual female nudity.

2010-01-01 00:00:00


Users update their stream on Path by posting photos, adding tags for people, places, and things.[5] Path limits each user's social network to 150 "friends" in order to encourage users to select only high-quality connections

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Founded in October 2010 - bought by Facebook for $1B USD April 2012 -

2012-01-01 00:00:00


Snapchat is a new way to share moments with friends. Snap an ugly selfie or a video, add a caption, and send it to a friend (or maybe a few). They'll receive it, laugh, and then the snap disappears. The image might be a little grainy, and you may not look your best, but that's the point. It's about the moment, a connection between friends, and not just a pretty picture. The allure of fleeting messages reminds us about the beauty of friendship - we don't need a reason to stay in touch.

2012-01-01 00:00:00


Wickr flips messaging on its head, giving control to the sender instead of the receiver (or servers in between). Like SnapChat the message vanished

2012-09-15 00:00:00


Tinder is a social discovery app designed to facilitate casual romantic encounters. After linking to users' Facebook profiles, it uses basic information to show potentially compatible matches also using the app in the user's area. Only after two users "like" each other are they able to chat within the app. The app also offers a "Matchmaker" feature, allowing users to create matches among other users they know. Tinder launched in September 2012 but only began gaining popularity in mid-2013. Its primary user-base is in the United States and United Kingdom

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