Yahoo sells porn.
April 11, 2001 11:27 AM   Subscribe

Yahoo sells porn. Is this a huge change? Is it finally time for them to "put a bit of a filter up, put their hand out and take the money" that flows through for masturbatory purposes?
posted by thebigpoop (12 comments total)


 
Good grief. Huffstetter must have been in serious ROFLMAO mode.

"In the online sex market, size does matter," said Dan Lavin, a principal with the high-tech market analysis firm International Venture Research. "There's no one bigger than Yahoo."

He declined to provide sales figures but noted that the number of orders coming from Yahoo "is larger than most of our other partners."

"Yahoo understands that these slopes are slippery,"

Makes one double-check the dateline.

Still, this is really not nearly as big a deal as it's being played here. AOL and other ISPs have long tacitly understood that adult chatrooms and so forth are a basic underpinning of their service. And before Yahoo, I do believe that there were people out there who managed to find their porn.
posted by dhartung at 11:50 AM on April 11, 2001


And tomorrow, when Channel 1 decides to add pr0n promos to its "news" feed for captive high-school audiences? (And of course yells "First Amendment" if anybody dares to object...)

Don't tell me it won't happen. Where there's a possibility of $$$ somebody always takes the next step.
posted by jfuller at 12:10 PM on April 11, 2001


Anyone else remember the early days of Yahoo when their most popular page was a "top twenty" list of most popular sites on the web and they quickly had to change it to "top twenty non-porn"?
posted by straight at 12:33 PM on April 11, 2001


Funny, but Yahoo! has had an "Adult and Erotica" video shopping section for quite some time now, so this isn't exactly breaking news..
posted by valerie at 1:20 PM on April 11, 2001


Exactly. All the major search engines, portals, and indexes on the net have been making quite a pretty penny directing people to their specific masturbation kink. They find a way to obfuscate this in thier reports to shareholders and employees, but they spend a lot of time and energy monatizing the audience's desire for sexual gratafication. All yahoo is doing is entering into the content side of the business.
posted by captaincursor at 2:18 PM on April 11, 2001


Do you, uh... 'Yahoo'?

YAHOOOOOOOO-OOO! (*spurt*)
posted by Dirjy at 2:21 PM on April 11, 2001


OMG... LOL
posted by fusinski at 2:41 PM on April 11, 2001


We've devolved into a howard stern chat room suddenly.
posted by Doug at 5:32 PM on April 11, 2001


Hey, and the prices on the DVDs aren't too bad. I might buy a couple.
posted by CrayDrygu at 9:31 PM on April 11, 2001


don't bother. the stuff they're selling is as crappy as everything else on the market right now...the entire porn market's going through the same sort of glut as the rest of the internet-business sector, and for the same reason: 1) no sound business model, 2) no differentiation of services, and 3) the mad scramble to sell online means badly-produced and/or recycled material from other sites.
posted by patricking at 10:42 PM on April 11, 2001


"the stuff they're selling is as crappy as everything else on the market right now"

As if (most, anyway) porn has ever been high quality?
posted by CrayDrygu at 7:00 AM on April 12, 2001


falcon does beautifully crafted work. gay only.
posted by patricking at 4:07 PM on April 12, 2001


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