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In an effort to protect these valid email lists, Cybererotica began the practice of the double-opt-in signup. According to many, the inventor of the modern affiliate program model of web marketing was Levi, and not Amazon. The first affiliate network was probably started by a ski and sports ecommerce site called SportSource s2.

The larger sites would pay for the traffic. This form of networked marketing was born out of necessity. But of course, naked pictures attract eyeballs pretty reliably, so Levi knew that the best way to get the word out about his websites was to let a thousand flowers bloom and hope some of the pollinating winds would blow visitors back to his properties. Due to the puritanical instincts of the mainstream web, porn was largely locked out of traditional marketing platforms. So, it simply developed its own.

Levi was also years ahead of mainstream commerce players in another way. Early on, he could plainly see that simple banner ads did not convert very well on a straight per-click basis. Thus, he refined his methods entirely on his own. In , he developed one of the first web analytics tools, XXX Counter, to help webmasters better count unique visitors, vs.

The insights this gave him encouraged Levi to stop paying on a cost-per-impression CPM basis. It might be fine for a brand advertiser like Proctor and Gamble to pay for every eyeball, but to a porn entrepreneur like Levi, it only made sense to pay for results. Thus, by , Levi had moved first to Pay Per Click, and eventually to a Pay Per Action model, thus only paying affiliates a bounty if a user actually signed up for a site membership.

And this points to another way that porn powered technical advancements on the web. Obviously, video was sort of a holy grail for pornographers on the internet. But again, the porn sites wanted to eliminate friction for users, and of course, the downloading and use of plugins was not ideal. An early pioneer of video streaming was the Dutch porn company Red Light District, mentioned previously, which developed a simple compressed video streaming system of its own in Other industry home grown solutions eventually allowed heavily compressed but easily downloadable porn videos to play directly on webpages, no plugins required.

And the porn industry produced this technology in the mid 90s. By that time, tens of thousands of full-length adult titles were already available on the web. One area where porn sites were emphatically ahead of the technology curve was in the realm of video conferencing. Clearly, this same business model could translate to the web using live performers in front of web cams.

Indeed, once the first consumer-grade web cams became available, individual sex workers began experimenting with personal performance videos, eventually creating a subscription or pay by minute model.

Even Jennifer Ringley of the famous JenniCam eventually charged people to watch her live her life online. But the pornographers took this a step further, thus leading to the proliferation of cam sites where cam girls and boys by the thousands would perform live at all hours of the day for paying viewers.

Again, the industry wrote its own software and tweaked its own technology to make this possible by For a time in the late 90s, cam sites were by far the most popular niche of the online porn market because it allowed a sort of AOL chat room on steroids. Users could talk dirty and directly interact with someone, with the added benefit of actually seeing the results of their interaction.

In an era where hardware companies struggled to get mainstream corporations to adopt video conferencing, the adult industry was operating large-scale conferencing and networking operations around the world. But just looking at the companies that developed in online porn would be taking too narrow a focus. As a publishing medium, time and again the web has lowered the barrier to entry, lowered the costs of production, made worldwide distribution easy and instantaneous, and thus empowered individuals an unprecedented scale.

Just as blogs and social media allow anyone to have a voice, the web has allowed anyone to be a porn star. The porn market online is just as much about individual performers and mom-and-pop websites as it is about traditional porn studios like Playboy or Vivid.

She was not alone. Hundreds, perhaps thousands of new porn producers got their start in the industry entirely thanks to the web. Greg Dumas, for example, was the Vice President for Marketing at Hustler in the mid 90s, and when he could not get the company to embrace the web, he struck off on his own, founding sites like ClubLove and iGallery. So more than almost any other part of the web, Internet pornography is the story of thousands of small players rising up and creating a new industry.

Given this explosion in pornography, we tend to go back to our original question: How big did porn really become on the net? Well, the numbers I was able to find are all over the place. It all depends on who you want to believe, and frankly, what their agenda is. In , they claimed that one fourth of the search engine requests every day were for pornographic material. The report further claimed that in that year, 4.

In , there were only about million internet users worldwide. Today there are approximately 3 billion people on the internet. So if we extrapolate the numbers, that would mean that today there are million people who regularly surf for porn online.

By , a different report stated that there were between five and six million porn-related websites in existence to serve these people. But no major player has emerged to dominate porn in the online era. It really has been a market of a thousand different players, some of them big, but a lot of them small.

Hustler was a publishing company, an old-school publishing company, not a tech company. They were still doing paper memos; there was no email. It was a different time. The thinking was that home video offered by far a better experience than jittery, postage-stamp sized web videos that you had to wait for to buffer. John Stagliano, founder of the porn studio Evil Angel admitted that traditional porn companies did not jump on the Internet bandwagon as early as they should have.

The Internet was not a significant force for me. Well, of course we all remember what happened to the music industry with Napster, and what is now happening with the movie and television industry with the likes of BitTorrent and Netflix. The hard lesson for all content producers is that Internet might not disrupt you right away, but you can be sure it will disrupt you someday. And this has certainly proven to be the case with pornography. As with digital music, the key change was the proliferation of broadband, as well as larger computer hard drives and better screen and visual technology.

Also, the rise of cam sites and the flood of DIY homemade pornography trained porn consumers to accept content produced by and for the crowd. In fact it could be argued that before Web 2. It was a technological innovation from Silicon Valley that ultimately sideswiped Silicone Valley. The emergence of YouTube in brought this experience of freely uploading and downloading content, sharing and consuming digital video into the mainstream. Just as YouTube billed itself as a place for people to share their personal videos, the Tube sites ostensibly are for users to upload their homemade porn.

But YouTube of course is infamously full of professional videos, copyrighted properties and pirated titles. And this is how it is with the Tube sites as well. They are filled with not only every porn DVD in existence, but also with material freed from the password protected firewalls of the pay porn sites.

But downloading a pirated porn title is one thing. The tube sites are an entirely different proposition, allowing as they do, instantaneous gratification, targeting an audience for whom only three of four minutes of content is even necessary to achieve… shall we say… consumer satisfaction. The irony is that online porn was born of this sort of copyright piracy, of BBS systems scanning Playboy pictures.

For one, the money was still flowing. And two, the adult entertainment industry is somewhat afraid of the law. They think it is somehow going to backfire [on them]. So, it turns out that Porn actually has, in recent years, suffered from many of the same ills that have plagued their mainstream media brethren. So that cash cow has dried up. Video rental stores no longer exist. Even pay tv porn is crashing, largely because the internet makes it all instantaneously available for free on the Tube sites.

In a way, Porn is more like the record industry than one might have thought. Just as music consumers no longer want full albums, preferring to access just the individual songs they want, ala carte, the idea of purchasing a full porn DVD can be thought of as a historical aberration. Individual scenes are all a porn consumer is really interested in these days. Vivid Video studio head Steven Hirsch estimated that overall DVD sales fell 80 percent in the five years leading up to Now, they are lucky to make half that.

Now, I hear those same guys are spending a million to make a million. That represented more revenue than the top technology companies, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo! One wonders how those numbers might have changed nearly a decade on.

Ironically, the Tube Sites that have done so much to hobble the porn industry can hide behind a clause in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The clause says that site owners are not responsible for everything that their users do on their services. The tube sites claim it is their members doing it, and thus they are not liable under the DMCA. According to a article by New York Magazine, a porn producing company called Brazzers actually started some of the largest tube sites.

They used the tube sites to promote their own Brazzers content, which of course co-existed along side content from other producers, uploaded by users or not. Brazzers sold to a german programming wizard named Fabian Thylmann who changed the name of the overall holding company to Manwin. But one thing is undeniable: The frustrations of the pornographers oddly echo the complaints of their big Hollywood brethren.

Listen to porn producer Scott Coffman: But, if someone in the next hour uploads [the same material] to the site, then I have to call again and have the same conversation. It would be more effective if the owner of the tube site was responsible for policing it. In pawn stores, for example, there is a responsibility not to resell stolen products.

If the DMCA worked the sane way, it would be a different story for the industry. What, if anything, the adult industry can teach the larger content industry about selling content in a digital era is unclear. But then, the larger internet, as with the larger media industry, has always had a complicated relationship with porn overall. Many of the legislative attempts to regulate the generally free and open nature of the Internet have come from efforts to stamp out porn on the net.

Thus far, the larger internet has fought back successfully against these efforts at censorship and regulation but the Industry at large is somewhat shy about admitting how much porn contributes to the bottom line of the internet economy. So to what extent do mainstream web players profit from online porn, at least tangentially? Certainly, Yahoo had adult sections of its directory early on.

And during the dotcom bust, when money was drying up everywhere, several major web players turned directly to the adult industry to try to keep the lights on. And that makes me think about a point that several of the books that I read in researching this episode made on several occasions. When we look at porn and the Internet, the biggest story is maybe is not how much porn formed or transformed the Internet, but how, and in what ways the Internet has transformed porn.

Motion pictures could suddenly show you real life people having sex in front of you. But you had to go sit in a public movie theater with dozens of other people when you wanted to consume it. Magazines like Playboy, and especially the advent of home video, allowed you to consume pornography in the privacy of your own home.

But a television is not necessarily a personal private space inside a home. And you still had to go out in public to purchase or rent the pornography. With the BBSs and the web, you no longer had to leave the house to purchase or obtain pornography. But again, the family computer is not exactly a private space inside the home. But now, with mobile, with smartphones and ipads and the like, porn can now be obtained completely in private, and consumed completely in private.

The internet history podcast has done a great overview of the porn industry, which some suggest is always at the forefront of […]. Porn is both part of daily life for many teens and something easily made and disseminated to suit various purposes. This is a list of cable television providers by country. Cable companies which only serve one municipality or town:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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