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How Sex Changed the Internet and the Internet Changed Sex

An Unexpected History

How Sex Changed the Internet and the Internet Changed Sex
Samantha Cole By (author)
Product ID:  101384

Workman Publishing Co

Limited ***

6.3 X 8.8 in
288 pg

SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Sexuality (see also PSYCHOLOGY / Human Sexuality)
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies


A short, serious history of the co-development of sex and sexuality and the internet, and how the issues at their convergence increasingly define our lives: free speech, privacy, online banking, dating and social media, streaming technology, cultural and sexual appropriation, and mass data collection. 


“Perfect for readers of history, particularly tech history, and sex and gender studies.”—Booklist

"This book is perfect for readers interested in how society reached the point it is at today with the internet and sex and the issues that have emerged"—Library Journal

"[T]his thought-provoking study casts the digital age in a new light." —Publishers Weekly

"An engaging look at a topic that many choose to ignore or are too embarrassed to discuss.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author Bio

Samantha Cole is a senior editor for Motherboard, Vice's science and technology outlet, where she covers sexuality, online culture, platforms, and the adult industry. Her work has also appeared in Popular ScienceFast Company, and Al Jazeera. In 2020, she was nominated for a Writer's Guild Award for best digital news coverage.