Speaker: Dr.Gareth tyson

Title:  Are people really social in Porn 2.0?


Social Web 2.0 features have become a vital component in a variety of multimedia systems, e.g., Last.fm, Flickr, Spotify. Interestingly, adult video websites are also starting to adopt these Web 2.0 principles, giving rise to the term “Porn 2.0”. This presentation discusses a large Porn 2.0 social network, through data covering 563k users. We observe a number of unusual aspects that set this apart from more traditional multimedia social networks, including differences in demographics, social communications and relationship creation. We also analyse the nature of content sharing, highlighting the important role it plays in the PornHub community, as well as the preferences that users have when deciding what to consume. Surprisingly, we discover that other forms of interaction are common on this platform, including posting on strangers’ walls and profile browsing.

Date: 25th  June, 2014.

Time: 14.00-15.00 hrs

Venue:  QMUL Math 1.03


2014 June 25- Dr.Gareth tyson