I don’t think I can keep it anymore,” Coe told Daily Mail Australia.The couple also made waves by swiping several other items from the shipyard, Coe said. Craigslist fell to 3 percent; last year, the site's Erotic Services sections were removed."Of the women I talked to, 61 percent said they've used Craigslist, mostly for advertising.But even before the crackdown on the site's adult-services section, sex workers were turning to Facebook: 83 percent have a Facebook page, and I estimate that by the end of 2011, Facebook will be the leading on-line recruitment space," Venkatesh wrote.Venkatesh estimates that by 2011, Facebook will become the go-to site for sex workers looking to advertise their services.
Join here for the latest on how people are making money – and how they're losing it.In a colorful article published in Wired magazine called "How Tech Tools Transformed New York's Sex Trade," Sudhir Venkatesh, a sociology professor at Columbia University, spent a year following 290 sex workers in the city.He discovered that as sex workers become more tech-savvy, they are also bypassing pimps and escort agencies to advertise themselves - for free - with social networks and smartphones.A a spokesman for Facebook said, "We will take down content, disable accounts, and may take further action including escalating illegal activity to law enforcement.We strictly enforce this policy through proactive investigations and response to user reports." Furthermore, a section of Facebook's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities states, "You will not post content that: is hateful, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence." Venkatesh also learned that using a Black Berry, dyeing your hair blonde, and getting a "good" boob job will increase a sex worker's earning power.