BDSM and the Internet
I. The Internet: Vanilla History and BDSM Applications
Vanilla History and Guides
- History of the Internet by Bruce Sterling
- The Hacker Crackdown by Bruce Sterling. (mirror site)
- SJ Games vs. the Secret Service
- GetNetWise.org: A web site comprising a list of online safety tips for parents, a listing of some 80 different online content-filtering software tools, a tip sheet for reporting incidents of online harassment, and more.
NetiquettePlease, know the protocol before you post to newsgroups or mailing lists. Any one of the first five resources listed below will gave you a basic understanding of Netiquette.
- Some Notes on Netiquette and 'Net Basics by
- "Welcome to Alt.Sex.Bondage!" By Big Al
- The Net: User Guidelines and Netiquette by Arlene Rinaldi
- Netiquette Guidelines by Sally Hambridge: a long document.
- Netiquette by Virginia Shea. An entire book available on the Internet.
- Net Etiquette from Netscape
- Netiquette from EmilyPost.com
- An Argument for 'Netiquette' Holds Up in Court - New York Times - July 16, 1999. Netiquette gets legal recognition in Canada
BDSM Resources on the Internet
- The SSBB (Soc.Subculture.Bondage-Bdsm) Frequently Asked Questions list. (If you are new to S&M, start here.) It is available in a regularly updated text version at http://magenta.com/lmnop/users/spectrum/faqssb.txt . It is also posted on the 1st and 15th of each month.
- Mostly BDSM Acronyms (After Big Al, Frites, and Harry Yeatts)
- Internet Relay Chat and Chat Rooms
- IRC Links: .chat and irc://: How to access IRC through the WWW
- Internet Relay Chat Commands
- This site's "KY BDSM IRC" page at http://www.EvilMonk.org/A/irc_ky.cfm
- "The Idiocy of Chat Conventions" by Rowan Ste. Julian at http://www.EvilMonk.org/A/irc_idiot.cfm
- BDSM Mailing Lists
- BDSM Usenet Newsgroups
- SD's Tips for Getting Along on ASB
- Some reasons for ASB's mores
- Some types of posts unwelcome on ASB
- Search: Search the Internet or Ambrosio's site
- BDSM Webrings
Social Networking Sites
- LifeKink: The newest social networking site exclussively for kink with an emphasis on Real Time players and lifestylers.
- MySpace: Primarily a vanilla social networking site but a lot people use it for kinky networking.
- Collarme.com: This started as a site for kinky personals but it's used for networking as well.
- FetLife: An extremely popular site exclussively for kinky networking.
BDSM News Groups
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Fake Virus Warnings, Urban Legends, and Hoaxes
- Rob Rosenberger's Computer Virus Myths
- Symantec's AntiVirus Research Center: Virus Hoaxes
- U.S. Department of Energy's Computer Incident Advisory Capability site
- Internet ScamBusters
- San Fernando Valley Folklore Society's email hoax page
II. Webdesign (for Whipmeisters)
- Getting started with HTML by Dave Raggett
- Yahoo Directory of HTML for Beginners
- Bare Bones Guide to HTML by Kevin Werbach
- Web Developer's Virtual Library: The Beginners Page
- Search Engine Submission Tips from Search Engine Watch
- Recommended Fonts
- Submit your site to Search Engines: Free services but be warned that the email address you provide might get added to spam lists.
- AddMe: The Wizard can submit to any or all of these search engines: Lycos, Northern Light, Google, Subjex, HotBot, Scrub The Web, FAST Search, Alexa, REX, LookSeek, ExactSeek, InfoSpace, Search It, Voila, NerdWorld, Excite, Mall Park, and EntireWeb
- AddPro: I've only heard of three of the 20 SE AddPro lists.
- Easy Submit: not as easy as it should be
- Network Solution's Domain Name Query: Check to see if your Domain Name is available.
Enter a word in the form below and press "GO!" to see if it's available as a Domain Name.
You will be taken to the Network Solutions website. Privacy Warning: Network Solutions
will identify you as coming from this site because I am a member of one of their affiliate programs.
- Clipart Library at Ambrosio's WIITWD Site
- ^cat's^ Clip Art
- Haven Designs WebGraphics from D/S Haven
- Links to Adult Graphics: lists sources of the graphics most people seem to want for bdsm-type web pages.
- Lurid Details Graphics (optimized for Microsoft Internet Explorer)
Copyright and Link Laws
- The 7 Deadly Myths of Internet Copyright by Los Angeles Attorney David L. Amkraut
- Copyright for Computer Authors by Thomas G. Field, Jr. at the Franklin Pierce Law Center site. (The section devoted to "Works for Hire" is especially informative.)
- The Concept of Copyright Fights for Internet Survival from May 10, 2000 issue of the New York Times. (Requires registration.)
- The Link Controversy Page by Stefan Bechtold
- Mark Sableman's 1999 paper Link Law.
- Resources For Intellectual Property Law and Technology Law
- Lawrence Lessig: A professor at Harvard Law School, a fellow at Berlin's Wissenchaftskolleg, and columnist for The Standard.
- NoteTab: First rate text editor for writing HTML. It's available in both freeware and shareware versions.
- PaintShop Pro: Graphic shareware from Jasc. It's not a powerful as Adobe photoshop but for most web graphics, it's more than adequate. It comes with a simple animation program.
BDSM WWW Resource Sites
- WebMaster Resources from the House of De Sade
- Web Masters Dungeon from D/S Haven: Developmental applications -- such as .wav files, graphics, email service, free for all links, an award, and banners -- offered to webMasters in exchange for links back to D/S Haven.
- Ambrosio's Award for Applying for an Award for a BDSM Site
Web Hosts for WIITWD
- Adult Hosts: a list of hosts, both free and pay, who are adult/kink friendly.
- Cyberbest Their Adult Site Policy reads "OL Communications is a believer in free speech. We make every effort to allow webmaster's to promote their own beliefs. While the courts are not clear on the definition of pornography, they are very definite about pedophilia and bestiality. Outside of that, we leave it up to your judgment as you are responsible for your own site. As long as you're over 21, we will allow most subjects that are socially acceptable in your local jurisdiction. Please note: Web Sites that have adult content must have their own Domain Name or they will be hosted on our olimits.com servers."
- D/s Haven Free BDSM Hosting: "Due to the growing intolerance of BDSM sites by free webspace providers ... it is becoming more difficult for community members to build and maintain BDSM websites that express themselves and their lifestyles."
- MyBDSM.COM: Free web pages for the BDSM community.