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This article was published on January 31, 2011

    Hookers 2.0

    Hookers 2.0
    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
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    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

    Founder & board member, TNW

    Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and pr.co. Boris is very active on Twitter as @Boris and Instagram: @Boris.

    Here is a very interesting bunch of facts about prostitution in New York. What mostly struck me was how these women (must be guys there too but they aren’t mentioned) use social media and new technology to do their work.

    There is a whole list of facts at the original post you didn’t know about hookers but I only took out these three:

    • 70% of those sex workers surveyed use a BlackBerry, while just 19% use an iPhone.
    • 83% of sex workers have a Facebook page, and they get 25% of regular clients from Facebook.
      These day, just 3% of clients come from Craigslist.
    • Many escort agencies will give johns an “entertainment” receipt for their sex
      which they can then write off on their business travel expenses.

    So Craigslist is losing its sex-appeal with sex-workers? They must be devastated!

    I do wonder why the blackberry is more popular than the iPhone? I would’ve guessed multi-touch would have been more popular.

    source: Brobible