Sunday, March 30, 2008

Internet for better or worse.

FH Out has an interest blog today:

How the internet changed gay society: for better or worse?

It links to interesting news report on the UK Channel 4 More4News.

It raises some interesting points but seems to assume that social networking sites started with Gaydar in 1999. Of course there were gay social networking sites before this on the internet with IRC and before that Gay bulletin boards. Then there were the phone chat lines during the 80s and 90s as well. Let's not forget the beats, cottages, beaches, saunas and other places to pick up guys which have existed for ever.

Whatever one has to say I would say the internet has been a huge step forward for gay and lesbian visibility and for helping people to discover their sexuality - whatever that may be - and also other people who are similar interests so you don't feel alone no matter who or where you are.