Craigslist Sex Baiting Prank

Recently, I’ve been becoming more interested in matters of online identity and social networking – and this latest discovery, by Andy Baio, is huge:

Posing as a submissive woman looking for an aggressive dom, Jason Fortuny, posted an explicit ad to Craigslist Seattle; capturing all received emails and re-posting them to the web. The result is highly controversial and extremely Not Safe For Work.

Many peoples lives have been ruined by this single action – posing a lot of questions concerning anonymity and Internet law. If nothing else, this is certainly an interesting read and is excellently surmised by Andy. I wonder what the implications will be against Craigslist Personal ads as a whole. I imagine that if there are more copy cats of this original prank, something will have to give.

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Posted: September 8th, 2006

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