Internet 🔁 Sex
Samantha Cole explores the sexy & sometimes sinister side of tech
I had a super nostalgic conversation with Samantha Cole about her new book, How Sex Changed the Internet and the Internet Changed Sex: An Unexpected History, in the latest episode. Samantha’s the senior editor of Motherboard, Vice’s tech outlet, and her journalism in the sex/gender/tech space definitely informed the comprehensive overview she was able to deliver.
In this episode, we swap early internet stories, talk about how Samantha got started on her unique beat, and discuss the synergistic (and often antagonistic) relationship between sex and the internet, specifically in regards to online dating, revenge porn, social media, and more.
I hadn’t thought about Chatroulette — and how that was the quick-to-become-lewd party game growing up — in SO LONG. This episode will probably send you down a slightly perverse memory lane. It’s fascinating to reflect on how technology has changed our lives, down to the most intimate details.
Smash that like button if you have an embarrassing Chatroulette memory from your youth!