Let's talk about sex (apps), CSCW

Jeremy Birnholtz, Irina Shklovski, Mark Handel, Eran Toch

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

12 Scopus citations


Location-based social network apps for dating have grown significantly over the past few years. Although they have many possible uses, casual and sexual encounters remain an important part of their draw. For CSCW, these apps are interesting to study: they offer a context to explore issues of identity and self-presentation, geography and locality, privacy and security, as well as motivation and usage habits. In this one-day workshop, we invite researchers, students, and practitioners from a diverse range of backgrounds, including CSCW, computer science, sociology, and public health, to discuss these issues and more, as well as to explore the difficulties and challenges inherent in this research. In addition to exploring the issues around apps for sex and dating, participants will also help to bring some of these sensitive, yet important topics into the mainstream of CSCW research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCSCW 2015 Companion - Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference Companion on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450329224
ISBN (Print)9781450329460
StatePublished - Feb 28 2015
Event18th ACM Conference Companion on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2015 Companion - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: Mar 14 2015Mar 18 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW


Conference18th ACM Conference Companion on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2015 Companion


  • Grindr
  • Location-based social networks
  • People near-by applications
  • Tinder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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