Infographic: Porn Accounts for 35% of All Internet Downloads
CYBERSPACE — Porn is considered a major “data hog” according to data complied by WhoIsHostingThis.com, accounting for 35 percent of all Internet downloads.
IntoMobile.com reported that the webmaster tool culled information from web watchers and new sources including ArsTechnica.com, Cisco.com, BusinessInsider.com, DailyHerald.com, DigitalTrends.com, Variety.com, WashingtonPost.com and others, to put together an infographic spotlighting major data usage.
The study also found that the average time spent on a porn site is between 15 and 20 minutes, and that some of the most popular adult sites host more than 100TB (terabytes) of content, and serve up more than 100 million page views per day.
Although it wasn’t identified, the research group said that one adult site alone sees 350 million visits each month.
The ever-growing popularity of video streaming is also playing a major role in bandwidth usage because of increased Internet traffic and mobile devices, according to the study. More than 3 trillion Internet videos per month are expected to be generated by global users. Although there was no breakdown as to how much will be porn, the total download figures safely support that porn will increase exponentially.
Overall Internet data usage in the U.S. grew 120 percent from 2011 to 2012 and it's estimated that there will be 3.6 billion Internet users and 19 billion global network connections by 2017.