Internet Competition Killing Off Adult Magazines
from the leading-indicators dept
It’s no secret that there’s an awful lot of porn online – and much of it is free. If that’s the case, who’s still buying the paper versions of adult magazines? The answer appears to be almost no one, as subscriptions have dropped off and many adult magazines may end up shutting down, as they were unable to respond to the internet threat. While some operations have expanded onto the internet and other forms of content such as movies, the magazine business appears to have collapsed. What’s interesting to me is whether or not this is a “leading indicator” for other sorts of paper magazines. Porn websites are often considered innovators in adopting new technologies – and perhaps their innovators in driving those who can’t adapt out of business as well.