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Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy: Selling Sex In The Digital Age


The first thing Dave does upon arriving at work is open Tumblr, and to search for “straight up, hard-core gay porn,” as he put it. Dave spends up to 10 hours a day doing this, reposting the most click-worthy material to the company’s small but loyal following on various social media sites. (He declined to specify exactly which ones.)

Dave’s job is complicated by the fact that he’s straight. He told me he’s tried to expand the company’s horizons beyond its current social presence, but that his boss feels because Dave is not gay, he doesn’t have the perspective to know the best ways to reach the site’s audience.

Why Tumblr? It’s the best place to get fresh material. While the site’s community guidelines request that accounts with adult-oriented content be flagged as NSFW by the owner, it does not specifically prohibit pornography.

The service does, however prohibit uploading explicit videos to its own servers. Tumblr’s guidelines state, ‘We’re not in the business of profiting from adult-oriented videos and hosting this stuff is fucking expensive.'”

From the Buzzfeed article “Deep Inside the Social Media Operations of a Gay Escort Service.”

On:           Jan 18, 2013
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    • Captain proton


      Jan 18, 2013 at 7:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Modernliving3


      Jan 18, 2013 at 8:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • He_Is

      what site are they referring to? I read this a few days ago over at buzzfeed and can’t figure it out.

      Jan 18, 2013 at 10:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Raquel Santiago

      Ya i would tend to agree with the other posters on here, little to any mention of Rentboy which is the site they are referring to. Brandon Baker does a good job of running rent boy although this article does little to any justice in it. Musta been a slow news day.

      Jan 18, 2013 at 11:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. Enemabag Jones

      About 90% of what’s written on Buzzfeed is bullshit. Salacious bullshit. This article had it all–het who hates his gay job; porn; sex; twinks and manginas.

      Jan 18, 2013 at 12:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jack E. Jett

      This article is like listening to Jodie Foster coming out.

      Meandering $ Daze….

      Jan 18, 2013 at 3:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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