notes
Preface and acknowledgments
1. untitledprojects, “Staten Island Ferry Statue Liberty 1980’scolor postcard:
an untitled project: eBay/postcards/indiana,” eBay, 1 March 2005
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=127&item=61583
75861&rd=1; Conrad Bakker, “0002 : 03:01 Staten Island Ferry Statue Liberty
1980’scolor postcard,” Untitled Projects, 2005, 10 July 2011 http://www
.untitledprojects.com/index3.php.
2. This series was simultaneously exhibited at the 2005 DePauw Biennial: Contem-
porary Art in the Midwest and auctioned on eBay.
3. White, “My Queer eBay.”
4. White, “Listing eBay Masculinity.”
5. White, “Engaged with eBay.”
6. White, “What a Mess.”
7. White, “Babies Who Touch You.”
introduction
1. twingles33, “Twingles Collectibles eBay Store About My Store,” eBay, 26 July
2011 http://members.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewUserPage&userid=twin
gles33. In the citations in this book, detailed information about website refer-
ences is included. The constant reconfiguration of Internet representations
and changes in Internet service providers make it difficult to find previously
quoted material and important to chronicle the kinds of depictions that hap-
pen in Internet settings. Many Internet texts include typographical errors and
unconventional forms of spelling, uppercase and lowercase typefaces, punctua-
tion, and spacing. I have retained these formatting features in quotations and
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