Table of Contents<br />Definition<br />The Beginning of Pornography on the internet<br />What is ASCII Art?<br />Early 90’s<br />Big Business!!!<br />Today…<br />Thumbnail Gallery Post<br />Statistics…<br />Video Link<br />Conclusion<br />References<br />
Definition<br /> Pornography is the depiction of sexual behavior that is intended to arouse sexual excitement in its audience. (1)<br />
The Beginning of Pornography on the Internet<br />USENET<br /><ul><li>A world wide discussion network.
Images scanned from adult magazines were encoded as “ascii text” and then broken into sections which were posted.
Image quality was restricted by the size of files that could be posted due to the bandwith size in the ‘90s. </li></ul>(2)<br />
What is ASCII Art?...<br /><ul><li>ASCII art is a graphic design technique that uses computers for presentation and consists of pictures.
Images had been transmitted over the Internet as “ASCII porn” but to send images over a network needed computers with graphics capability and also higher network bandwidth. (3,4)</li></li></ul><li>Early ‘90s<br /><ul><li>Pornography grew rapidly in the 90s once internet was available to the general public.
Able to watch porn movies on their home computer rather than waiting weeks for an order from a magazine. (2,5,6)
1998,Income of the US adult entertainment was rated at $10–13 billion, $4–6 billion were legal.</li></li></ul><li>Big Business!!!!<br />The pornography industry has larger revenues than: <br />Microsoft<br />Apple<br />eBay<br />Yahoo<br />Amazon<br />Google<br />Netflix <br />COMBINED!<br />(6)<br />
Today...<br />Sex is the #1 searched word with 75.6 million searches worldwide annually<br />With 414 million web pages containing the word “sex”<br />(6)<br />Every second $89.00 is spent on internet porn<br />
Thumbnail Gallery Posts<br />A categorized list (more often it's a table) of small pictures (called "thumbnails") linked to galleries.<br />(7)<br />
Statistics….<br />Pornographic websites- 4.2 million (12% of total websites)<br />Monthly Pornographic downloads - 1.5 billion (35% of all downloads)<br />Daily pornographic search engine requests- 68 million (25% of total search engine requests) (6)<br />
Video Link<br />http://techcrunch.com/2007/05/12/internet-pornography-stats/#<br />
Conclusion<br />Pornography is considered one of the driving forces behind the rapid expansion of the World Wide Web<br />Progressed the VHS, DVD and Internet<br />Pornography is and will always continue to be available, as long as there is the internet and basic knowledge of web navigation.<br />