Tag Archive 'adult'

Craigslist: No ho’s, just Bozos

The battle between craigslist and state attorneys general over adult ads is getting whackier by the minute. Pull up a seat and grab some popcorn.

Craigslist: It’s hard to be a pimp in 570 cities

The Web’s biggest source of classified ads is cleaning up its act — or, at least, making a show of it – bry dropping “erotic” ads for “adult” ones. But will anything really change?

12 Ways Porn Has Changed the Web (for Good and Evil)

The sex industry is behind many innovations that today’s Netizens cannot live without, as well as some nasty bits we wish never existed. For an industry that many won’t admit they’ve ever patronized, pornography has had an amazing impact on virtually every new medium, from cave painting to photography. Dirty pictures have been credited with […]

Tis the season to be prudish

Social networks are starting to censor their edgier content — and some folks want to apply the same rules to video games.

Today’s Internet has been brought to you by porn

YouTube and Ning are trying to shed adult-oriented content to appeal to mainstream advertisers. Will it work, or will people just go elsewhere to satisfy their prurient desires? After a wild and passionate youth, YouTube and Ning have both announced they’re adopting a policy of abstinence. Heck, they might even join a convent. Why? Money, […]

Dollars, sense and censorship

(This post originally appeared on Infoworld’s Notes From the Field blog.) The Bush Administration’s anti-recession tactics have given rise to an unexpected beneficiary: the Internet pørn industry. According to the Adult Internet Market Research Company, adult sites have been engorged with sales during the normally limp summer months. One popular clothing optional site surveyed its […]

Jurists gone wild

(This post originally appeared on Infoworld’s Notes From the Field blog.) A federal judge in Los Angeles has recused himself from a obscenity trial after a trove of dirty pictures were found squirreled away on his personal web site. Sounds scandalous, no? But the reality is both more complicated and more interesting. First, the case […]

Do not attempt to adjust your Internet

(This post originally appeared in Infoworld’s Notes From the Field Blog.) It’s been a wild week here in Cringeville. My blog posts on YouTube v. Viacom and the FCC’s proposal for a pørn-free wireless Internet have inspired raging debates about copyrights and corporate rights, free speech and free sex. Here are some of the highlights. […]

A Porn Free Internet?

The FCC may soon require bidders on a swath of the wireless spectrum to deliver a free, wireless version access to the Net — sans adult content. Is a porn-free Internet possible or even desirable? Infoworld’s Robert Cringely has some thoughts on the matter here. Tell us how you feel about it by registering your […]