Survey: 83% of Prostitutes Use Facebook Pages to Attract Customers
In a multi-year survey of 270 New York sex workers, Wired has determined that 83% of the prostitutes involved have a Facebook page and actively use it for recruiting customers. Compared to 2003, Facebook has exploded in the sex marketplace, taking a substantial bite out of other venues -- such as escort agencies, strip clubs, and Craigslist.The above graph, from Wired's article, shows the sources of sex workers' regular clients. What's surprising is the rapid adoption of Facebook, which launched in 2003 but was not opened to the public until 2006. That means that in just two years, Facebook has claimed 25% of the traffic.Read on...