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4 Inches of Embarrassment: Humour, sex and risk on mobile devices

In addition to the potential social porno that watching this media product at work might have caused, nimp. The nimp relied on the embarrassment caused by loudly calling attention to pornography — and specifically that of the male humour kind —being consumed in spaces of work. In work environments of the early s, south girls porn links would be opened on desktop computers and laptops in workspaces that readily shared the sight and sound of nimping with porno to achieve maximum embarrassment.

Nimps are a good example of content we would describe today as NSFW, not safe for work. The idea of something being NSFW is double anal squirt in a sense that certain engaging online content is associated with potential loss and risk in an employment context.

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This has also bled into our personal lives as the idea of humour being not safe for life NSFL. Oftentimes, NSFW content is shared and experienced as humorous, partly because of its status as being out of place. There is thus both the potential of pain and pleasure for both the receiver and recipient: NSFW is a tag and label for content that both averts and engages.

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As nimping demonstrates, NSFW content has been circulated online for decades. In this short piece, though, we want to explore how the move from desktop computing to mobile devices, and from web cultures of the early s to social media, has re-articulated elements of these practices.

4 Inches of Embarrassment: Humour, sex and risk on mobile devices – AoIR

Social media, app culture and the ubiquity of mobile devices have increased the number and types of people engaging with online content in both personal and work capacities. Where once only white-collar professionals enrolled mobile phones and laptops to enable mobility in their work, those in other occupations, such as cleaners, porn stars, tradespeople, sex workers and taxi drivers are now regularly engaging with these same technologies.

With advances in the capability of mobile devices for capture and distribution of multimodal content has also come the possibility of sharing a diverse range of media.