Craigslist has been catching a lot of flack
, but Twitter might be next in line for the blame game. A British tabloid discovered that a brothel in England was using the site to advertise its services
, and got a quote from a member of parliament labeling it "cynical and inappropriate"
. It's hard to imagine that this is the only business of its sort using Twitter to stay in touch with its customers, and it just goes to show that whatever media emerge -- from printed flyers to web sites to social-networking sites -- they'll be used to promote any sort of business, including sex-based ones. The brothel's response to the newspaper article is pretty amusing, though: a Twitter coupon
, using the paper's name as the discount code. In the meantime, expect to see law enforcement officials start attacking Twitter for "enabling prostitution" in 3... 2... 1....