Porn vs. Search Overhype

from the well...-duh dept

The headline of this Reuters piece claims that "web porn entices far more surfers than search", but the actual article doesn't really make that point. In fact, nowhere in the article do they clearly explain how they came up with this headline as they never bother to directly compare search and porn. Either way, the study appears to measure website "visits" not "visitors," so the headline is even more inaccurate. Besides, while the "porn" part must be divided among hundreds of thousands of sites, the search numbers are really only split up by the major players. Besides, it's not as if the two are really competing in any way as a destination. In fact, for most people, they use a search engine to find porn.

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