[Air-l] Taxonomy of Content on the Internet
Chris.Heidelberg at ssa.gov
Wed Sep 20 09:49:32 PDT 2006
Read the book by Frederick Lane (2001) Obscene Profits. It will give you
a good look into the subject that you are speaking about right now.
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[mailto:air-l-bounces at listserv.aoir.org] On Behalf Of Michele Sohn
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 7:37 AM
To: air-l at listserv.aoir.org; jsveitch at ate.co.nz
Subject: Re: [Air-l] Taxonomy of Content on the Internet
> William Bain wrote:
> > Bob Rehak wrote: "Taking the question in a slightly different
> > direction, I'm curious as to what percentage of internet "content"
> > is pornographic --
> So porn is clearly a tiny part of the internet. But if you want to
> find porn, that's easy.
I am not sure that I agree with porn being a tiny part of the net.
To rephrase the question:
I'm curious as to what percentage of internet "revenue" is pornographic.
I suspect that while it may be a small part in terms of volume of
traffic, it certainly is a large part is terms of volumes of cash spent.
I completely agree that the big problem with this is the measurability
Many companies trading in, or associated with, pornographic content do
not publish their turnover (as unlisted companies they are not obliged
Hearsay, but an integrated e-commerce / net site which uses mobile
technology for pay-per-view billing is said to net around 1 million
pounds a month. That's a lot of airline tickets.
I think that it is almost as if the 'underground internet' - porn,
cracks, warez and other not so legal or 'worksafe' activities exist in
another space completely. It is possible to spend your whole life online
and never stumble into this other dimension.
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