In The News: Department of Sociology

August 8, 2012
August 7, 2012
New York Times
July 6, 2012
Will Internet companies help or hinder government authorities that try to restrict their citizens from using the Web freely? And will their customers, investors or shareholders care enough to do something about it?
Las Vegas Review Journal
July 10, 2011
Richard Plackowski admits he's been tempted to post something online that wasn't very nice. When he sees a YouTube video that's "kind of dumb." Or when someone makes "an ignorant statement" in an online discussion.
Las Vegas Weekly
January 12, 2010

It’s often said that pornography generates more revenue than all professional sports combined. Some people question the statistic, but the comparison seems apt just the same: Both are big-business national pastimes. And for porn fans, there is no greater stadium than the Adult Entertainment Expo, where it’s estimated 30,000 adult consumers and retailers make Mecca to—deep apologies in advance—tailgate.

Las Vegas Weekly
January 12, 2010

It’s often said that pornography generates more revenue than all professional sports combined. Some people question the statistic, but the comparison seems apt just the same: Both are big-business national pastimes. And for porn fans, there is no greater stadium than the Adult Entertainment Expo, where it’s estimated 30,000 adult consumers and retailers make Mecca to—deep apologies in advance—tailgate.