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The scale of porn

2012-04-05 14:49:17.369081+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Extreme Tech takes some guesses and does some back-of-the-envelope calculations on the scale of porn web sites.

Then you need to multiply 90 megabytes by the number of monthly visits — which is around 350 million for Xvideos. This comes to around 29 petabytes of data transferred every month, or 50 gigabytes per second.

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-04-06 14:22:15.601103+00 by: Dan Lyke

Something that I wonder about: ISPs are coordinating with Akami and have NetFlix racks in their server rooms and run Usenet servers to facilitate NZB piracy, and YouPorn isn't doing similar things? Why is that business so different from the other ones that have distributed solutions? Are those sites really that much larger than YouTube? There's something here that still doesn't make sense.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-04-06 11:58:27.606304+00 by: DaveP

At ConFoo in Canada this spring, Eric Pickup from Manwin talked about YouPorn and among his slides were notes about how much bandwidth they use. I can't find them (don't have any way to read powerpoint slides at the moment), but the numbers were staggering. And Xvideos is bigger.