Why did Backpage.com remove their adult content ads?

On Monday January 9th, in response to the release of a report by the US Senate on the activities of Backpage.com, Backpage’s adult classified ads section now just directs you to a page with a “censored” label on it:

Clicking on the main “Find out why” link on the ‘censored’ page, leads you here, where Backpage.com proclaims that they have been censored by the US government and have been forced to shut down their adult classified section. However, is this what actually happened? Continue reading

Snapchat and Instagram: Escorts’ indispensable marketing tools

Mobile social media apps are still hot. Anyone with a mobile phone can communicate in a multitude of ways with pictures, text, voice and video. For an escort, it makes perfect sense to harness this visual method of communication for marketing purposes. Despite the arguments that it’s generally a younger demographic that uses Snapchat and Instagram, you can create quite a following with both applications, if you use them resourcefully. Continue reading