There must be a lot of Money in “Free” Porn…

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There must be a lot of Money in "Free" Porn...

because the own­ers of Porn­hub are look­ing to buy Tum­bler from Ver­i­zon:

Less than two years after buy­ing Tum­blr as part of its Yahoo acqui­si­tion, Ver­i­zon is report­edly try­ing to sell the blog­ging plat­form. Porn­hub has also announced that it wants to buy Tum­blr and end the site’s Verizon-​imposed porn ban.

Ver­i­zon Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Inc. is seek­ing a buyer for blog­ging web­site Tum­blr, accord­ing to peo­ple famil­iar with the mat­ter, as it tries to steady a media busi­ness that has strug­gled to meet rev­enue tar­gets,” The Wall Street Jour­nal reported yes­ter­day.

Porn­hub quickly announced its inter­est after the news broke, although it isn’t clear whether the two com­pa­nies have talked. Ver­i­zon banned all adult con­tent from Tum­blr in Decem­ber 2018, and Porn­hub wants to restore the site to its for­mer porn-​filled glory.

My thought is Porn­hub fig­ures the name will be a draw and that it will become what what most “rep­utable” (and I use the word “rep­utable” in this sit­u­a­tion defined as “a site not designed to put spy­ware for the pur­pose of high-​jacking your sys­tem and steal­ing your info”) a suc­cess­ful adver­tis­ing plat­form with the added attrac­tion that it can draw “non-​porn” adver­tis­ers because even if porn is allowed it won’t be a by def­i­n­i­tion a “porn” site.

But think about this for a moment, a web site whose pri­mary pur­pose is the deliv­ery of “free” pornog­ra­phy (although in fair­ness there is appar­ently plenty of paid con­tent if desired that they get a per­cent­age on) makes enough money that it is in the bid­ding to buy a piece of a prod­uct that was pur­chased just five years ago by yahoo for over a bil­lion dollars.

So if you’re won­der­ing why so many series on paid cable are basi­cally deliv­ery sys­tems for soft­core porn, now you know.

because the owners of Pornhub are looking to buy Tumbler from Verizon:


Less than two years after buying Tumblr as part of its Yahoo acquisition, Verizon is reportedly trying to sell the blogging platform. Pornhub has also announced that it wants to buy Tumblr and end the site’s Verizon-imposed porn ban.


“Verizon Communications Inc. is seeking a buyer for blogging website Tumblr, according to people familiar with the matter, as it tries to steady a media business that has struggled to meet revenue targets,” The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday.


Pornhub quickly announced its interest after the news broke, although it isn’t clear whether the two companies have talked. Verizon banned all adult content from Tumblr in December 2018, and Pornhub wants to restore the site to its former porn-filled glory.

My thought is Pornhub figures the name will be a draw and that it will become what what most “reputable” (and I use the word “reputable” in this situation defined as “a site not designed to put spyware for the purpose of high-jacking your system and stealing your info”) a successful advertising platform with the added attraction that it can draw “non-porn” advertisers because even if porn is allowed it won’t be a by definition a “porn” site.

But think about this for a moment, a web site whose primary purpose is the delivery of “free” pornography (although in fairness there is apparently plenty of paid content if desired that they get a percentage on) makes enough money that it is in the bidding to buy a piece of a product that was purchased just five years ago by yahoo for over a billion dollars.

So if you’re wondering why so many series on paid cable are basically delivery systems for softcore porn, now you know.