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.

Add Your Comment

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here

Subscribe to the Techdirt Daily newsletter

Comment Options:

  • Use markdown. Use plain text.
  • Remember name/email/url (set a cookie)

Follow Techdirt
Special Affiliate Offer

Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Essential Reading
Techdirt Deals
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Techdirt Insider Chat
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Recent Stories
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads


Email This

This feature is only available to registered users. Register or sign in to use it.