Friday, April 20, 2007

Has Internet porn reached its climax?

Internet porn might be losing its grip over the Internet, according to a new report in The Economist. Oh, don't worry, you can still get a zillion spams from "gurlzz who go down" and stumble into infinite megabytes of flesh in all its forms, but social-networking sites like MySpace, Facebook and BeBo are now becoming the more popular stops on the Information Superhighway ... and porn purveyors have already found a way to find you there, too. (A word to the wise: If somebody named Chantrelle wants to be your "Friend," don't give her your credit-card number.)

Accoording to The Economist:
"Last year about 13% of website visits in America were pornographic in nature, according to Hitwise, a market-research firm. For comparison, search engines account for about 7% of site visits. ... In Britain search sites overtook sex sites in popularity last October—the first time any other category has come out on top since tracking began, says Hitwise. In America, the proportion of site visits that are pornographic is falling and people are flocking to sites categorised 'net communities and chat.'"

Before you breathe a sigh of relief, it's worth noting that porn is always on the cutting edge of technology and seldom falls behind. The porn industry ushered in videotape, pay-per-view TV and DVD ... so if porn stops being the most popular thing on the Internet, it'll likely be because there's a new technology out there just waiting to take pornography to the next level.

What do you think it'll be? No idea? How does it feel to be dumber than a pornographer?

1 comment:

pornstudent said...

I think there is as much quantity and variation of porn as possible on the internet. The internet porn market is saturated.

I hear porn will be deciding the Hi-Def player technology - Blu-ray or HD DVD.