Interestingly, almost all of blocked URLs belonged to ONI’s ‘social’ category.
“Out of 132 total URLs found blocked, 104 belonged to the pornography and alcohol and drugs category.
Historically, women in Myanmar have had a unique social status.
As Thiri scrolled through Tagged on her smartphone, I noticed that her profile has been viewed more than 4000 times and that she has 886 pending connection requests, the vast majority of which are from men.
She said “A lot of people try to connect with me, but I don’t choose people who I think might be nasty.
Sadly, deteriorating economic climate in the country has had negative affects on women’s access to educational and job opportunities.
The Myanmar National Committee for Women’s Affairs was created by the government in 1996 in order to systematically implement programs aimed at the advancement of women.
I keep my profile private, so I haven’t had any problems with harassment.” She also keeps the number of her connections fairly low, at a total of 60.
Thiri and her boyfriend waited three months before meeting face-to-face.The stigma initially associated with online dating – that is, being judged “desperate and dateless” – has largely melted away. Technology analyst firm Tekrati estimated that the online dating market in the United States generated US2 million in 2011 and in 2009 The Guardian stated that, “Fifteen million people in Britain are single, and almost five million are shopping for love online.” In India, traditional matrimonial sites may soon be overshadowed.A December 2012 article in Business Today titled, “Online dating business is India’s new love interest” reported that dating sites have some 25 million active members in India.Business Today reported that the industry is worth about billion globally.Some dating sites use highly specific membership criteria to stay ahead of the competition by increasing compatibility rates.When Thiri told her father that she had met someone on the internet, he reacted calmly.