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Is MySpace conquering Web porn?

Study says social networking is now more popular than online porn

Porn is no longer king online, said Brian Osborne in Geek.com. Porn searches have dropped from 20 percent of queries 10 years ago to 10 percent today, according to Internet traffic expert Bill Tancer’s new book, Click: What Millions of People are Doing Online and Why it Matters. With MySpace, Facebook, and other social networking sites pulling in more traffic, it’s nice to see people shifting away from “the dark part of the Internet.”

It’s a bit naïve to think that Web users are suddenly “so busy with MySpace that they don’t have time to look at porn,” said Dan Frommer in Silicon Alley Insider. “Serious porn seekers” might not be hunting on Google as much any more, but that’s only because they’ve moved on to “downloading hi-def Blu-ray rips or photo collections off BitTorrent.”

“I'm guessing Tancer has not visited many social networks,” said Robert X. Cringely in InfoWorld, “or that all his Facebook friends are old farts.” Because anybody between ages 18 and 24 knows that many of the profiles on social networks “ARE pornography.”

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