I sent this email to a lot of people recently: TL;DR: A new browser add-on automatically flags OkCupid users who have confessed to rape. It was developed by maymay, who wrote a similar tool for the dating website FetLife.com (FAADE) mentioned in The New York Observer. http://maybemaimed.com/playground/predator-alert-tool-for-okcupid/ http://maybemaimed.com/playground/predator-alert-tool-for-fetlife/ DID YOU KNOW that if you ask […]
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(Note: This post is a republication of my original post from January, 2013.) Last October, I introduced the FetLife Alleged Abusers Database Engine (FAADE) at the 2012 Transcending Boundaries Conference. In the final session of the conference, I facilitated a community forum about the tool and the issues it addresses more generally. Watch the entire […]
All right folks. FetLife’s founder, John Baku, unleashed a wave of pedophilic comments on an unsuspecting 9 year old boy. (Disgusting.) FetLife’s new community manager, Susan Wright, is telling a woman targeted by a convicted murderer that the other FetLife users who are sending her personally identifiable details to this felon are not in violation […]
FetLife iCalendar: Hate FetLife, but want to know what’s going on in your Scene? There’s an App For That.
Hi folks! I imagine that we would be likely to have a conversation that goes something like this: ME: “FetLife is shit.” YOU: “I know, I hate FetLife. But it’s where I learn about what’s going on in my community!” ME: “You mean like for events and stuff?”YOU: “Yeah.” ME: *sigh.* I get it. Like […]