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The Friendster phenomena Part 2


Friendster and Getting Laid

In a previous post by Sassy on prostitution I had this to say:

Anybody who has access to cable tv and has a cellphone in hand will see how easy it is to be in prostitution in the Philippines - thing is there are those that go to it in desperation, still others as, well...full-time occupation. If you're curious about numbers and have a lot of time check out the recurring ones same numbers saying shit like they are desperate for money and need help… Check RJTV on late nights, SKY chat channels, linkTV, and cable cafe etc., No one is saying no… but you can catch offenders in there preying on 17 year olds asking for sex whether for fun or cash.

Friendster is one way of meeting people for friends or dating for instance but search deeper and you'll see where the rabbit goes… Sexual promiscuity is one thing, and of course understandable but I wonder how personal pages of actual prostitutes and group rings of similar-minded people are allowed to stay. I suppose Friendster will not have any legal responsibility on what is within your friend network, however, in as much as requests to take down illicit profiles are there, they stay there.

It just seem to boil down to economics thus: instead of going to paid services such as adultfriend finder, and similar sites, return of course on prostitution will be higher if advertising via Friendster is free.

Hence, prostitution is here because some adults choose it to stay. The others don’t care and to each his own. So its just another hypocrisy if u have an investigation about escort services when a more pressing problem like cable tv - on primetime - showing guys girls and gays almost wacking it out on TV.

The act of texting in itself would be like consent already isn’t it? Knowing what can happen and yet proceeding to engage into it? I agree --- I say they are not Victims, or worse willing victims.

posted by Jdavies @ 8/21/2004,


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Jdavies lives in Quezon City, Philippines and has been blogging since 2002. A brand manager in a leading technology company and a freelance new media/web strategy consultant, he has refocused his blogging from personal, political & sociological observations, to marketing-related efforts and Internet trends that are relevant to his career and branding advocacies.

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This blog is a depot of thoughts and observations on marketing trends which remain personally relevant to the Author as far as his marketing career is concerned. Having evolved from the personal blog of Jdavies, much of the earlier work contained herein are laced with personal speculation, political views, and similar advocacies. These posts are being kept for posterity's sake and for no other reason. No effort is being made to claim that the author will not contradict himself from his previous positions or that such advocacies are absolute.


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