Netizens prefer Social Networks over Porn Sites

Raise your hands if you are the type who spends more time on social networks than porn sites!

Don’t feel weird, ‘coz you aren’t the only one.

Netizens are preferring social networks over porn sites – these are findings from Bill Tancer (Directory @Hitwise)’s latest book “Click: What Millions of People are Doing Online and Why It Matters”.

Bill analyzed 10 million web users and has some interesting findings:

  • Elbows, belly button lint and ceiling fans are on the list of people’s top fears alongside social intimacy and rejection.
  • Annual spike in searches for anti-depression drugs around Thanksgiving time in the United States.
  • Surfing for porn had dropped to about 10 percent of searches from 20 percent a decade ago, and the hottest Internet searches now are for social networking sites [source]

One of the general argument is that people are spending more time on social networks and hence, they are getting lesser time for porn sites – but I guess, many of the socionets do provide ‘that’ level of informal channels (for e.g Orkut is a haven for voyeurism).

Are social networks impacting the way humans browse Internet?

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