This Is Not Your Father’s Porn

I read an article about the pornography industry that indicated that the profits are getting smaller and smaller as the business faces the same headwinds that affected the music business. The business is down…way, way down, from the lofty heights before the tubes.

And the tubes are what is draining away much of the profits. Once there were 200 major porn production studios, now there are just 20.   Once women could earn up to $1500 per hour, today, they make about $500.

It all comes down to those tubes.  You’ve heard of YouTube.  Tubes are the sprawling free porn sites that get  up to 78 billion pageviews, like PornHub and RedTube.  Two of the largest tube sites are owned by a Montreal based company called MindGeek.

“MindGeek has spent the last few years in a mergers and acquisitions blitz. It now owns four of the top 20 tube sites, including PornHub, and operates nearly one hundred websites in total.

Collectively, MindGeek’s sites use more bandwidth than Twitter, Amazon or Facebook.

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Max Hartshorne
Max Hartshorne has been the editor of the GoNOMAD.com travel website since 2002. Over the past decade, he has had the privilege of working with writers and publishing travel articles about nearly every country in the world. He has also been a consistent world traveler, writing hundreds of his own travel stories and posting daily blogs from the 10 or more yearly international trips he takes around the world.

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