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Just how big are porn sites? @ ExtremeTech


Posted By: Dennis - Source: Email
Published: Thursday, December 27, 2012

Some of the biggest websites are not tech related but rather entertainment based with the sole purpose of serving up our human need for, sex.  Many in the hardware industry may argue that shopping and news sites are bigger but when it comes to making money on the web there is no substitute to pr0n.

This article describes what it takes to run a pr0n site, from a hardware standpoint.  Overclockers may want to overt their eyes.

While it’s difficult domain to penetrate — hard numbers are few and far between — we know for a fact that porn sites are some of the most trafficked parts of the internet. According to Google’s DoubleClick Ad Planner, which tracks users across the web with a cookie, dozens of adult destinations populate the top 500 websites. Xvideos, the largest porn site on the web with 4.4 billion page views per month, is three times the size of CNN or ESPN, and twice the size of Reddit. LiveJasmin isn’t much smaller. YouPorn, Tube8, and Pornhub — they’re all vast, vast sites that dwarf almost everything except the Googles and Facebooks of the internet.

Consider this, Sony gets railroaded for rebooting a popular movie series with the sole purpose of making millions "overseas".  In the pr0n industry they re-make movies all the time and we all know how they will end but yet nobody complains.

I wonder why that is.  Oh wait. cool smile

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