Social Media & Sex

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Sex, dating and hook-ups are nothing new. But when you add social media and gamification apps like Tinder and Snapchat to the mix, does this up the ante? Is swiping left any shallower than mentally discounting the guy/girl next to you at the bar? Can we make real connections online or is it just a self-validation game? Sex on the internet thrives on privacy, while social media relies on public sharing. What happens when these two things collide?

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LOCAL CONTENT WORTH THE MONEY: “Back in the early ’90s, Bill Gates and internet guru Nicholas Negroponte both assured me during interviews that I was working in a sunset industry, and that broadcast television would within a few years be obliterated by the Information Superhighway,” writes Bill Ralston in his latest Listener column.