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Posted by xtube = ew | September 18, 2008 8:11 AM

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Posted by chicagogaydude | September 18, 2008 8:12 AM

@1: yes we do.

Posted by konstantconsumer | September 18, 2008 8:13 AM

It means we've moved on from searching for masturbation material to searching for hookups with other human beings. Check out the growth in Craigslist's "casual encounters" section.

Posted by Banna | September 18, 2008 8:13 AM

You must be the porn you want to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

Posted by elenchos | September 18, 2008 8:24 AM

Agree with Dan. People don't need to search for porn anymore, they just know where to go. Even if you're looking for a very specific type of porn, there are sites that list hundreds of different categories of porn ( comes to mind).

Posted by Julie in Chicago | September 18, 2008 8:57 AM

@5: So was Ghandi advocating narcissism?

Posted by raindrop | September 18, 2008 9:28 AM

You mean you actually have to search for porn.

Posted by Reverse Polarity | September 18, 2008 10:08 AM

Working in a gay porn store for seven years, I can tell my interest has waned. Don't get me wrong ... I love porn & it's broaden my sexual horizons beyond the narrow scope I had many years ago.

When you've seen every type of (legal) porn out there, it's pretty dull.

I have been searching the social networking sites more to connect w/ people w/ similar interests in me in a more cerebral level.

Posted by Al | September 18, 2008 10:12 AM

I haven't read that book, but based on the article quotes, that guy sounds like a horrible analyst. The percent of searches changing is NOT the same as the total number of searches changing. You can't say "it was 20% then and 10% now, so therefore there's less searches". If, hypothetically, there are ten times more searches overall now, then that's still more porn searches, they just make up a smaller overall proportion.

A PERCENT change could easily have to do with Internet demographics changing. It could just be that there are now a lot of teen and tween girls on myspace, and very few of them are searching for porn.

Posted by scott | September 18, 2008 10:20 AM

Every one knows what Google does with the search data...

Posted by John Bailo | September 18, 2008 10:21 AM

@1 haha not bad.

Posted by anthony | September 18, 2008 10:22 AM

@5 - is that another plug for HUMP submissions?!

Posted by amy! | September 18, 2008 10:29 AM

I'm too depressed to whack off these days.

Posted by and I can't get drunk off a JPG | September 18, 2008 10:34 AM

The 18-24 year olds aren't searching for porn because they're too busy making it.

Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay | September 18, 2008 11:11 AM

I have used the internet for porn since 1986 (i.e. since before the "web" existed). In that time I have used a search engine to find porn at most two times. I have always been leery of giving Google (and its ancestors) information about my pervy desires.

Despite never using a search engine to find porn between 10-50% of my internet time is spent on porn. This basically varies depending on how much time I spend online, the time I spend on porn stays constant for the most part.

This is my way of saying his methodology is flawed.

Posted by Jim | September 18, 2008 12:49 PM

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