Speaker  : Dr. Gareth Tyson

Title : Demystifying Porn 2.0: A look into a major adult video streaming website


The Internet has recently evolved into a huge video delivery infrastructure, with websites such as YouTube and Netflix appearing at the top of most traffic measurement studies. However, most traffic studies have largely kept silent about an area of the Internet that (even today) is poorly understood: adult media distribution. Whereas ten years ago, such services were provided primarily via peer-to-peer file sharing and bespoke websites, recently these have converged towards what is known as “Porn 2.0”. This has seen popular web portals emerging that allow users to upload, view, rate and comment videos for free. Despite this, we still lack even a basic understanding of how these systems operate. This presentation seeks to help address this gap, by detailing the first large-scale measurement study of one of the most popular Porn 2.0 websites: YouPorn. In the presentation, the characteristics of 183k videos will be explored, investigating how users (both providers and consumers) interact with the service.


Date: 3rd  July, 2013.

Time: 14.00-15.00 hrs

Venue:  QMUL Maths:1.03

2013 July 3- Dr. Gareth Tyson