A new report claims social networking sites have dethroned porn, sites like MySpace and Facebook are now the hottest attraction on the Internet. Bill Tancer, general manager of global research at Internet tracking firm Hitwise, suggests teens spend so much time on social networking sites that they don't have time to check out adult content:
Tancer, general manager of global research at Hitwise, an Internet tracking company, said one of the major shifts in Internet use in the past decade had been the fall off in interest in pornography or adult entertainment sites.
He said surfing for porn had dropped to about 10 percent of searches from 20 percent a decade ago, and the hottest Internet searches now are for social networking sites.
"As social networking traffic has increased, visits to porn sites have decreased," said Tancer, indicated that the 18-24 year old age group particularly was searching less for porn.
"My theory is that young users spend so much time on social networks that they don't have time to look at adult sites."