How Sex Changed the Internet and the Internet Changed Sex

An Unexpected History
by Samantha Cole

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From the moment there was an “online,” there was sex online. The famous test image used by software engineers to develop formats like the jpeg was “Lena,” taken from Playboy’s November 1972 centerfold. Early bulletin boards and multi-user domains quickly came to serve their members sexual musings. Facebook started as...
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Published By Workman Publishing Company

Format Hardback

Number Of Pages 288

Publication Date 11/15/2022

ISBN 9781523513840

Dimensions 6.25 inches x 8.75 inches

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

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

"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

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