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Compartmentalize, or you'll get 20 lashes! (unless you're into that sort of thing)

Recently I was interviewed by a graduate student who was working on a thesis about representations of female sexual empowerment in popular culture. Much of our conversation centered on women's usage of the internet. One of the first questions she asked me was whether I thought there was still a...

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Girls and technology: what's next?

A February 21 New York Times article ("Sorry, Boys, This Is Our Domain") states that teenage girls far outnumber teenage boys in the creation of web content such as blogs, web sites, and original graphics. Some of these teens have created viable businesses out of their online efforts, such as...

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NSFW? No SEO for you!

What's your first thought when you hit a Blogspot blog that slaps this warning screen in front of your face? Some readers of this blog have contacted Google because they believe this blog's content is objectionable. In general, Google does not review nor do we endorse the content of this or any...

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Valentine's Day gifts for the sex nerd(s) in your life

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and regardless of your relationship status, we think you should treat someone to some well-deserved fun. Whether the lucky recipient of your generosity is a long-term partner, a friend, or yourself, these gifts will appeal to the most discerning sex nerd...

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Speak for yourself: Letters from Working Girls and Letters from Johns

We often hear that social media is enabling us to see a more complete picture of who people are, and in some cases this may be true; but how often do we, instead, see a more truncated version of who a person is, because they feel like they have to self-censor? As anyone who's been blogging for a...

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Five smart sex podcasts

Like podcasting? Like sex? Like not being spoken to as if you're slightly more intelligent than a paramecium? If you answered "yes" to all three of those questions, here are some podcasts you might enjoy. (Warning to readers. This column both acknowledges the existence of sex, and explores the ways...

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Sex 2.0: It's not just a conference, it's an attitude

A little more than a year after my last "regular" post here, I'm back to write a monthly/semi-monthly/whenever-inspiration-hits column about Sex 2.0-related stuff. What's Sex 2.0, you ask? Why, it's the totally awesome conference I'm organizing! After this introductory post, I promise I won't be...

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Vote in the 2006 Weblog Awards

Voting opened this morning for the 2006 Weblog Awards. Get your votes in now; the polls will close on December 15th. (Our very own Engadget is nominated for Best Technology Blog - not that I would ever attempt to stuff the ballot box, of course.) The site has a sleek new design this year, complete...

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ZSubway: The New York City subway on your iPod

ZSubway is a collection of New York City subway maps and schedules that you can download to your iPod (and some other portable media players). It's amazingly simple - just a bunch of images, really - and yet immensely useful. This is something all cities should have, in my opinion. When I think of...

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Save the date: Atlanta social media conference, Feb. 10, 2007

If you have an interest in podcasting, blogging, or any of that other "social media" hooey, then you'll want to be in Atlanta, Georgia on February 10th, 2007. That's the date of the as-yet-unnamed social media conference being organized by Sherry Heyl, the Atlanta Media Bloggers, and a bunch of...

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