has porn been a gift or a curse for the web?

December 22nd, 2008

TheThinkMovement.com by j. sakiya sandifer

Consider this before you rush to judge.

For an industry that many people won’t admit they’ve ever patronized, pornography has had an amazing impact on virtually every new medium, from cave painting to photography. Dirty pictures have been credited with ensuring the future of the VCR, boosting cable TV subscriptions, helping to kill off the Betamax and HD DVD formats, and (perhaps most important) driving the growth of the Internet.

Here are 12 ways porn has changed the web:

1. Gift: Online Payment Systems
2. Curse: Spam
3. Gift: Streaming Content
4. Curse: Malware
5. Gift: Live Chat
6. Curse: Pop-Ups, Pop-Unders, Mousetrapping
7. Gift: Broadband
8. Curse: Browser Hijacking
9. Gift: Traffic
10. Curse: Domain-Name Hijacking
11. Gift: 3G Mobile Services
12. Curse: Paris Hilton

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