online porn




A general term used to describe pornographic Web sites, chat rooms, and newsgroups found on the Internet. History repeats itself: Soon after the video recorder was introduced, it was used extensively for X-rated movies, and a lot of money was made; so too with adult-content Web sites. They infiltrated the Web from its inception, generating enormous amounts of cash.

Historical perspective: Online porn was already a $1 billion industry in 1998, due primarily to online ads and subscriptions. As of 2006, the online porn industry generated more than $97.06 billion in revenue. As of April, 2012 the largest porn site on the Web received 4.4 billion page views per month, or about triple the traffic of CNN or ESPN. The average time spent on a porn site, according to Google's DoubleClick, is between 15 and 20 minutes, compared with 3 to 6 minutes for a non-porn site.


NetLingo Classification: Online Business

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