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Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Report Finds Porn Sites Account for XXX-tra Real Estate on Web… They Make Up 30 Percent of All Internet Traffic

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One site, XVideos, gets 4.4 billion page views per month, making it twice the size of Reddit

XXX marks the spot on the Internet. Researchers found that a whopping 30 percent of all Internet traffic involves pornographic sites, with the biggest one notching three times the page views of CNN or ESPN, ExtremeTech reported. according to Google’s DoubleClick Ad Planner, that site, Xvideos, notches 4.4 billion page views per month, also making it twice the size of social media giant Reddit. However, porn sites aren’t just attractive to Internet users; they also boast (ahem) staying power. The typical news site has an average visit of between three and six minutes, according to Extreme Tech’s report. Meanwhile, the average time spent on a porn site, is somewhere between 15 and 20 minutes. Considering these sites deal largely with videos, even if they are low resolution videos… hey, production values aren’t the main draw… they host a vast amount of data. Reps for YouPorn, the second biggest sex site, told Extreme Tech that the site enjoys 100 million page views a day and transfers 950 terabytes daily. The bandwidth required to run all of those videos on YouPorn is roughly six times larger than Hulu. Based on those numbers, the report estimated that YouPorn accounts for 2 percent of Internet traffic and using that number, ExtremeTech calculates a conservative figure of 30 percent for all the pornography-related traffic on the Internet.

9 April 2012

Ethan Sacks

NY Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/porn-sites-account-xxx-tra-real-estate-web-30-internet-traffic-report-finds-article-1.1058584?localLinksEnabled=false

Editor’s Note:

I find this hard to believe, as porno isn’t a “general” phenomenon… it’s a largely male-specific… ahem… movement. No… I’m not going to lambaste those who access porno… nor am I going to lament how society’s going to hell in a handbasket. If 30 percent of all Internet traffic were hard-core X-rated stuff, it’d mean that men spend about half of their time online viewing porno. I’m no cloistered nun, nor am I a depraved libertine… but there’s something about the 30 percent figure that just doesn’t smell “right”. I’d believe it if someone were to find that men spent 25 percent of their time online in “dirty book sites”… but to imply that men spend the majority of their time online in such sites is just… well… unbelievable. It sounds like a hard-core feminist fairy tale, to be frank. In any case, I think that smoking out and punishing sexual abusers is more important than chasing pornographers is… especially, if they wear riassas.

Is there a lot of porno out there? Sure… and not all of it’s online (including some rather vicious stuff). Just think, Pee Wee Herman was ahead of his time… perspirin’ minds wanna know… is Pee Wee still playin’ with his wee-wee? We’ll never know…

BMD 

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