Lizzy Kinsey and the Adult Friend Finders

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  • Really Existing Social Media

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  • Lizzy Kinsey and the Adult Friend Finders

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  • DIY Pornography: Living and Breathing with Cybertypes
    AFF.com is a massive transnational social network run by a corporate-driven American entertainment company that allows people to buy a membership and upload sexually explicit photos and videos. It is one of the leading commercial websites of an ongoing trend towards Internet sexuality as participatory digital media or DIY pornography, involving a blurring between selfhood and the ephemeral signs, myths, and pathways of netporn culture. Web users across the globe are encouraged to formulate and depict sexualized selves to get access to other people’s databases and arrange cyber encounters or actual sex dates.

    Full text (PDF) p.  227-229

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