Sex What Are You Searching For?
posted by September 18 at 8:04 AMon
Not so much porn, says a web expert.
Porn passed over as Web users become social
Bill Tancer, a self-described “data geek,” has analyzed information for over 10 million web users to conclude that we are, in fact, what we click, with Internet searches giving an up-to-date view of how society and people are changing…. Tancer, in his new book, “Click: What Millions of People are Doing Online and Why It Matters,” said analyzing web searches did not just reflect what was happening online but gave a wider picture of society and people’s behavior….
He said surfing for porn had dropped to about 10 percent of searches from 20 percent a decade ago, and the hottest Internet searches now are for social networking sites.
“As social networking traffic has increased, visits to porn sites have decreased,” said Tancer, indicated that the 18-24 year old age group particularly was searching less for porn.
There is, however, a great deal of porn available through social-networking websites, much it made by and for the 18-24 year-old age group. XTube, with its communities and networks of friends, may qualify as a social-networking site. But if Tancer is analyzing web searches to determine what people are looking for, and discovered that porn searches are down, does that really prove that people are “consuming” less online porn?
Does it prove that most of us have found the porn we were looking for, thanks, bookmarked our favorite websites, and don’t need to do web searches for porn anymore?