Probably not the kind of social networking Facebook wants to be known for
When Craigslist withdrew from the adult services business last year, some wondered whether the prostitution business would be driven to less obvious and, perhaps, more dangerous places.
However, a Columbia University professor is suggesting that the business might have gravitated to somewhere even more obvious: Facebook.
Sociology professor Sudhir Venkatesh published the results of his work among New York prostitutes on Wired. And it makes for a stimulating insight into how technology is influencing the prostitution business.