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Report: Porn accounts for 30 percent of all Internet traffic

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Apr 2012 14:03 User comments (14)

Report: Porn accounts for 30 percent of all Internet traffic ExtremeTech is reporting today that porn is the biggest driver of Internet traffic.
The site surveyed data pulled from Google's DoubleClick Ad Planner and found that the top adult site on the Web, Xvideos, brought in 4.4 billion page views each month.

Reddit, one of the most popular non-adult sites on the planet, brings in 2.8 billion views each month.

Additionally, porn surfers stay on the site longer than they do on average sites. Assuming a video resolution of 480x200, ExtremeTech estimates that 50GB of data is being downloaded every second from that site, alone.

Overall, the site estimates 30 percent of the data transferred across the web is due to porn sites, beating out warez sites, cyberlockers and streaming sites like Netflix.

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14 user comments

122.4.2012 15:37

Quote:
ExtremeTech is reporting today that porn is the biggest driver of Internet traffic.
That is not entirely true. The report is not from today, the article is almost 20 days old. The news is old, read it on ExtremTech's email on April 4th...AD and Verge are a little bit slow in re-reporting the news...
http://www.extremetech.com/computing/12...-are-porn-sites

The data released is indeed impressive.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 22 Apr 2012 @ 15:39

223.4.2012 14:27

ROFL! Get over it already! You like being able to pay for things over the web? You like streaming video and all that? You name it...pretty much anything worthwhile on the net was perfected for PORN...TY PORN!!!


Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

323.4.2012 15:30

Report: Porn accounts for 30 percent of all Internet traffic

In other news the Sun will come up in the east and set in the west.


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424.4.2012 9:51

The article didn't mention what the most popular porn site was......INQUIRING MINDS WANNA KNOW.

524.4.2012 12:06

Originally posted by ivymike:
The article didn't mention what the most popular porn site was......INQUIRING MINDS WANNA KNOW.
It, does say, if you read the article...:


624.4.2012 12:17

OK.
I see.

724.4.2012 15:01

i dont.the only site mentioned is reddit,a non-adult site,used for comparison.

824.4.2012 19:15

Originally posted by aldan:
i dont.the only site mentioned is reddit,a non-adult site,used for comparison.
Oh, dear, the catnip smokes again...


Piss me off, and I Will ignore You!

924.4.2012 19:53

oh,i see,the article snippet you posted.has to be cause it aint in the origional one i read.nicht war?and now its there.funny when i read the article it wasnt.curiouser and curiouser.dont think catnip is gonna take care of this one cyprusrom.lol.

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1024.4.2012 20:01

human are slaves to sex, devious creature... he he he.. lol

114.5.2012 9:55

Originally posted by cyprusrom:
Quote:
ExtremeTech is reporting today that porn is the biggest driver of Internet traffic.
That is not entirely true. The report is not from today, the article is almost 20 days old. The news is old, read it on ExtremTech's email on April 4th...AD and Verge are a little bit slow in re-reporting the news...
http://www.extremetech.com/computing/12...-are-porn-sites
The data released is indeed impressive.

I am confused, I only scanned the article but the graph included data from this year. How can it be 20 yrs old?
I will also add, I would be surprised if less than half the traffic came from persons at work.

125.5.2012 13:50

20 years old? Now I am confused...

1321.5.2012 13:33

Originally posted by Mez:
Originally posted by cyprusrom:
Quote:
ExtremeTech is reporting today that porn is the biggest driver of Internet traffic.
That is not entirely true. The report is not from today, the article is almost 20 days old. The news is old, read it on ExtremTech's email on April 4th...AD and Verge are a little bit slow in re-reporting the news...
http://www.extremetech.com/computing/12...-are-porn-sites
The data released is indeed impressive.

I am confused, I only scanned the article but the graph included data from this year. How can it be 20 yrs old?
I will also add, I would be surprised if less than half the traffic came from persons at work.
It's 20 DAYS old, my friend. Try and keep up.

1421.5.2012 13:36

No we both understood that I why I didn't reply. My bad.

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