Like It or Not, Porn Drives Innovation

By Deane Barker on April 24, 2010

In the tech world, porn quietly leads the way: For better or worse (much worse), this article speaks the truth: an enormous number of Internet advances have come about because of the driving force of porn.

Experts attribute much of the success of AOL, the social networking forbearer of sites like Facebook and Twitter, to its private chat rooms — and anyone who remembers scanning the user-created chats remembers the adults-only nature of many of them.

Websites that require memberships, encryption coding, speedier file-sharing technology — all can trace their roots back to the adult industry.

We talked about this same thing five years ago: Porn and the DVD Standards War

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