Prostitutes turn to Facebook as the new tool of the trade


Technology has changed the prostitution trade drastically, but nothing has effected the business like the introduction of Facebook, says Columbia sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh, in a study for Wired magazine.

Of the 290 women he followed for a year, 83 percent of the women had a Facebook page, and Venkatesh predicts that by the end of 2011 Facebook will be the leading recruitment tool over traditional escort agencies.

Read the study here.

Comments are closed.