She realized something was wrong when she found a dozen "friend" requests on Facebook from men she didn't know.Then she received a text message from an unknown number, alerting her to a website featuring pictures of her.
(While the site does include some men and also couples, we're electing to refer to the victims at large as women since they are featured in the vast majority of profiles.) Using porn-style tags, the site further catalogs the women: black, Asian, bi, horny sluts, lesbian and so on.
They may also be assigned to novelty categories: "Your Mom's Nudes" is dedicated to older women; "Beast of a Feast" is where overweight women go; and "Herps Confirmed" is for those who supposedly have an STD.
The submissions that wind up in "Anonymous Bounty" are incomplete, and include appeals to site visitors to help track down, say, Facebook or Twitter accounts of the featured women.
This allows the site to function as a one-stop shop for a subject's personal information: where she goes to school, her children's names, her workplace.
Thanks to adult chat rooms, Craigslist and sexting, the catalog of images grows daily. is just one of the latest websites attempting to capitalize on this phenomenon, acting as an organized and permanent repository for these shots.
The site allows users to submit photos and videos of anyone, which then are inserted into dating-site-style profiles.They include subjects' names and city of residence, and screen shots of their social media pages, such as Facebook or Linked In. So while some profiles attract garden-variety comments — "I am look [sic] for a Saturday night hookup on a regular basis that must be discrete" — others venture out of the purely online realm."You are beautiful, I texted you today, get back to me so we can talk." Or, "Would love to soak them little tittays with some sticky man-love batter. " For convenience, the women are separated by state and country.It also has the net effect of helping Is Anybody Down?rise to the top of a Google search of the woman's name.Defenders of revenge porn argue that all this information is already available online.