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Despite a growing body of empirical research on social media and location—based technologies, the unique combination of technical elements, emergent social practices, and quick adoption by its target demographic make Grindr an ideal case to examine the creation of space through locative media and the ways in which such spaces inherit meaning and influence communication.
In this respect, Grindr represents a sort of throw back to the time before gay villages, when men used signs and symbols to make themselves visible to one another, when visual queues, secret lingo, and modes of dress alerted the initiated to one another and to one another only.
In this paper, I sought to use my own experience as a Grindr user and the method of autoethnography to describe how locative media form an embodied space that is not separate from physical space but fundamentally blended into it; reorder a particular historical, spatial formation, the gay village — providing new avenues for particular functions such as finding partners, making new friends, and sharing local information — in a way that does not require any place—centered, public—facing, communal political project; and create a particular relationship among users, the terms, means, and ends of which are necessarily subject to discussion and negotiation.