Social web bigger than porn, gambling and pills

27 Jan

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A little more conversation, a little less action please.  Internet business types often joke that if you really want to make some scratch you should just set up a porn site.  Though it is sometimes tempting to believe that pandering to the porn crowd is a recipe for a quick return, it looks like the social web is displacing adult destinations as a surefire traffic play.  According to hitwise:

Last week we provided the BBC with some interesting data illustrating how UK Internet visits to Social Networks and Forums have overtaken Adult websites. As the chart below illustrates, social networks overtook last October and have remained ahead since.

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