The bottom is falling out of the hard-core porn business, according to a recent article in the New York Times’ technology section that inexplicably caught Sneak’s eye, and apparently we’ve got Web 2.0 to thank for it. Makes sense. After all, Web 2.0 is supposed to be all about social networking and interactive applications, and you can’t get more social and interactive than sex – or so Sneak has been led to believe.
Such a development was inevitable. It seems slickly-made erotic movies set in exotic locations with cheesy, funky soundtracks are rapidly losing market share to badly-lit footage of amateur fumblings set on ratty sofas – think DFS adverts with copious amounts of flesh, Primark lingerie and grunting. According to the NYT, these bargain-basement bonkfests are being uploaded onto XXX-versions of You Tube in their thousands every day. Sneak hears that the rise of DIY porn is forcing establish ‘stars’ to consider a career change. Perhaps there’s an opportunity here for the IT industry to spice up all those tedious web seminars that Sneak’s forced to watch when he’s not researching online for new living-room furniture.
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