12 January 2011

Illustration from 'I Modi' ('The Ways') by Pietro Aretino and Giulio Romano, a 16th century work of erotic fiction which according to some helped popularize print and literature

The Fascinating Story of Porn and Technology Adoption

Yes, Cracked.com publishes some fascinating stuff but I generally find it awkward to link to them.

Let’s take a moment to think about Cracked. Most everyone gets that their material and the research behind it doesn’t quite match the quality you find in Wired.

This meta comment on Cracked relates very closely to this story on the new web publishing industry I discussed little over a year ago. How every pun in a Cracked.com article actually is search engine optimization becomes laughably clear in this porn piece. The writer has slipped in just about every FCC safe adult entertainment related expression you could daydream up of in the story.

Improving content distribution with sex and porn is just that powerful. If you have a web site, you could try this yourself: just mention porn in some really obscure way and you’ll probably get at least some traffic through someone’s really fap happy search engine queries. If you mention child porn, you’ll be awarded search traffic so depraved you might feel a bit uncomfortable just storing your search referer data.

[via:Joonas Mäkinen]

15 March 2010

Porn internet domain name ‘dot.xxx’ plan revived

[via:Steffen Ørsted]

12 January 2010

A contribution of smut to the Internet

“I realized that there was no dodecahedron porn. Cube porn does exist, but as far as I could discern nobody had yet depicted the erotic potential of that lovely {5,3} polyhedron. This has now been corrected.”

14 October 2009

Did you watch porn?

A semi-evil prank/friend exploit or, perhaps “social history cleaning exercise” is included. The service utilizes this delicious CSS/visited links hack.

[via:Misthema]

26 September 2009

Straight Porn Makes You Gay

“Schwartz told the crowd about Jim Johnson, a friend of his who turned an old hotel into a hospice for gay men dying of AIDS. “One of the things he said to me,” said Schwartz, “that I think is an astonishingly insightful remark…he said ‘All pornography is homosexual pornography, because all pornography turns your sexual drive inwards.””

26 August 2009

Porn bookmark collections put people off upgrading to Firefox 3

“In May, [Mozilla made] one last attempt at persuading [Firefox 2 users] to move up to Firefox 3 […] Those who declined were invited to fill out a questionnaire. […] The number one reason for not upgrading was the new location bar, and the fact that it delved into people’s bookmark collections to suggest sites as they typed.”

[via:Slashdot]

7 July 2009

Porn now illegal in the Ukraine, unless used for medicinal purposes

[via:Viritys]

16 January 2009

Castle of Horror by German Hage design by Loup 2000 pieces jigsaw puzzle sadomasochistic porn sold by Stockmann in Finland

Stockmann’s children’s department sells S&M inspired jigsaw puzzle

Stockmann is a major department store chain in Finland. More details in HBL (Google translation).

For some reason, the puzzle has been removed from sale by Stockmann, but it’s available on at least Amazon DE and Amazon UK‘s product page has a “not yet available” message.

[via:Viritys]

4 August 2008

Guide to the Internets

May contain small parts

May contain small parts

[via:Encyclopedia Dramatica]

1 July 2008

Photoshopped: Sims and Otaku/hikikomori parady

Anything that points out the overall creepiness of “The Sims” series is welcome and automatically modded “Score:+1, Artistic Value”. This image has wonderful recursive qualities…

(backupped image)

Remember to check used book collections for hidden pornography

This is hardly news for anyone with hobbies deemed unacceptable by society, but hollowed out books are magnificent for stashing controversial items.

[via:Kottke]

29 June 2008

Video: Hilarious 1965 American anti-porn propaganda

“Perversion For Profit” attempts to link pornography and perversion of innocent children to the decay of American society. Part one is embedded below.

Watch: Perversion for Profit (part 1)

Watch: Perversion for Profit (part 2)

[via:LaughingSquid]

23 June 2008

EA to ban Spore porn

The creature editor for the long awaited, not yet released “Sims sequel“/life simulator has already been put in use for greater purposes. Electronic Arts, the company behind the game, is not amused.

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