Posts Tagged ‘Netflix’

China is encouraging web surfers to find porn online?

January 18th, 2013 5 comments

so China’s Xinhua news agency reported

China is paying internet users to find pornography online so the websites is to be on the banned/blocked list.

Is pornography being demonized in China how bad?
Canadian scientist research concluded that "pornography did not have a negative effect on men’s sexuality."
Of course that’s up to debate whether or not pornography has negative effect on society.

What’s the deal? What is China’s perception of sex? Is there a difference of opinion on pornography between the rural and the metro population? What is the history of sexual culture in China?

How will the Chinese deal with people around the world if every other developed nation have a different perception of pornography? for example in G8 nations all have some sort of legalized adult entertainment industry in pornographic or erotica videos or websites.

It’s a love/hate relationship. The pornography industry is larger than the revenues of the top technology companies combined: Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo!, Apple, Netflix and EarthLink.

Internet Pornography Statistics 2006
Pornographic websites 4.2 million (12% of total websites)
Pornographic pages 420 million
Daily pornographic search engine requests 68 million (25% of total search engine requests)
Daily pornographic emails 2.5 billion (8% of total emails)
Internet users who view porn 42.7%
Received unwanted exposure to sexual material 34%
Average daily pornographic emails/user 4.5 per Internet user
Monthly Pornographic downloads (Peer-to-peer) 1.5 billion (35% of all downloads)
Daily Gnutella "child pornography" requests 116,000
Websites offering illegal child pornography 100,000
Sexual solicitations of youth made in chat rooms 89%
Youths who received sexual solicitation 1 in 7 (down from 2003 stat of 1 in 3)
Worldwide visitors to pornographic web sites 72 million visitors to pornography: Monthly
Internet Pornography Sales $4.9 billion

Top Worldwide Search Requests 2006 (The website includes the top 10 US cities for each of the categories as well.)

Keyword: "porn"
1. South Africa
2. Ireland
3. New Zealand
4. United Kingdom
5. Australia
6. Estonia
7. Norway
8. Canada
9. Croatia
10. Lithuania

Keyword: "xxx"
1. Bolivia
2. Chile
3. Romania
4. Ecuador
5. Pakistan
6. Peru
7. Mexico
8. Slovenia
9. Lithuania
10. Colombia

Keyword: "sex"
1. Pakistan
2. India
3. Egypt
4. Turkey
5. Algeria
6. Morocco
7. Indonesia
8. Vietnam
9. Iran
10. Croatia

Top Video Porn Producers
Country Major Producers
1. United States
2. Brazil
3. The Netherlands
4. Spain
5. Japan
6. Russia
7. Germany
8. United Kingdom
9. Canada
10. Australia

Other Notables: Sweden, Italy, Denmark, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Romania, Portugal, Israel, Serbia, Czech-Republic

Notice: China’s not on any of the above lists. However, it does lead the pack in one area.

2006 Worldwide Pornography Revenues

1. China
2. South Korea
3. Japan
4. US
5. Australia
6. UK
7. Italy
8. Canada
9. Philippines
10. Taiwan
11. Germany
12. Finland
13. Czech Republic
14. Russia
15. Netherlands
16. Brazil

How can this be? How can China be making so much money from pornography when it’s not a leading consumer?

China (8/14/2006)
"China is the world’s largest exporter of sex toys and novelties, with an estimated 1,000 factories involved in the manufacture of “adult healthcare products.” The Chinese government estimates that about one-third of all adult products and 80 percent of sex toys and condoms sold worldwide are made in China, with annual revenues from sales of Chinese adult products reaching RenMinBi 50 billion ($6.7 billion)."

So, the quandary is how to limit access to something that the government is benefiting from in a very large way. There is also a very large pornography video network in China and a large sex industry in the form of prostitution. Pornography is readily available in-country and to be frank, there’s little need to access it via the internet. Additionally, private ownership of computers is still rather low in a country with as many internet users as China. Most people access the internet via work computers and via internet bars/cafes. Perhaps this ban is more against "public sex" than anything else!

Is Our ‘economic crisis’ simply due to evolution in Technology?

June 27th, 2012 2 comments

Netflix’s Profits increase by 30%. I have read of how so many companies are firing employees due to a loss of revenue. However, recently I have been researching and found that many other companies are making profits and staying in business.
This ‘economic crisis’, I think, We are experiencing and being pressured into believing, is not so much a ‘crisis’ to me.
I believe that We as a People are Changing in how We are evolving.
Technology has Changed over the last 20 years dramatically. The lifestyles of how People are choosing to live, is the reason for this economic ‘Change-Over’.
Check this out, and see if what I’m saying can hold any water here.
When Internet first became available, the majority of households did not have a computer. It was ‘new’. Most new products are expensive. So, our extra curricular activites included doing things outside the home.
Going to the movies, the arcade, the local store to buy your favorite jeans, or sneakers…..
Well, now in present day, We can rent movies online, record on DVD, and each year a new video home sytem like Wii, XBox, or anything else, and your favorite pair of jeans, can come from the Internet without ever leaving the house……
People then incurred a gas price increase….. Now, who has the money to put in the car, and then pay for $20 or more in tickets for a couple, plus buy movie popcorn at almost $15.00 with a drink? Why, when there’s a more convient way to go?
Or when Amazon, EBay, or Overstock, has increased sales, while Our local stores are suffering from sales loss?
Or when We’re going "healthy’, and Subway gets profits from $5.00 subs, while other competitors are offering cheaper value meal items in order to gain back or keep thier money rolling in?
Or a ‘Go Green’ attitude, now has the automobile industry being scrutinized, and making it harder to sell?
The times are Changing. I think thats what’s causing this ‘economic crisis’. We are Changing. Technology is Changing. The Internet is booming while companies that once found their business through Person to Person product consumption, to what We have now as a Technological Revolution.
This is an opinion, but I wonder if this could actually be the truest to heart reasoning for this World Wide spread of what seems to be an economic failure?
You would think if there’s consumer buying, then there should be no reason for the loss, right?
Think of this for example:
The movie theaters realy on the People to come view a movie indoors at their location. They sell ‘treats’ at the consession stand in order to make profits. They have to pay for the leae of the movie We watch, the property rental for the buliding and the People who take the tickets to cleaning the bathrooms. If many are staying home, and the theater does not get filled, then there’s what money being made? If peopl are eating more healthy, then what’s being bought at the consession stand? If movie makers are spending more to make a movie to compatete with other movie makers, then the theaters have to raise their price of tickets when they consider all these factors. Higher costs = alternative ways for consumers to view it. They stay home and wait for it come out on DVD and then rent it from companies like Netflix. The movie theater industry would inevitably suffer and decline in sales. Which means less people working, right?
I’ve had my own experience in the work at home field, and my profits had almost doubled from last year. This is why I think this Change is just simply part of Evolution….

not even close
the economy is crashing because it was designed to fail

Are DVD and BLU RAY sales declining by the fact that anybody with the internet can watch free movies online?

February 4th, 2012 3 comments

I was going to buy Friday the 13th on eBay but then I remembered I can just watch it online.

No, not really, that is mostly a myth put around by the movie/record companies.

Most people who pirate music/videos pirate stuff that they wouldn’t actually buy in the first place. The might pirate a few things that they’d actually have paid for but the majority of it they just grab whatever is going watch/listen to it a couple of times, then they forget about it and move on. Or pirate stuff that they couldn’t have brought even if they’d wanted to, such as Anime from Japan or music from Europe that’s not been released in the US and probably never will be released in the US. Or music that the record companies are holding on to in their back catalog but aren’t releasing.

For example, I’m a big Lisa Loughheed fan (Canadian singer) but I can’t buy anything of hers legally because it’s just not on sale (80’s music, never been released on CD). But it’s available on P2P. I’m not going to download it legally, but if I want it then there’s not much else that I could do short of going round her house and getting her to give me personal concert.

What is killing the DVD/CD market are legal downloads like iTunes, and rental services like Netflix, as well as the general poor state of music and movies being released (garbage cover songs and remixes, and unimaginative singles) for high prices that people just don’t want to pay.

Pay per view is also killing the market. My cable company gives me instant access to thousands of movies for next to no cost, and It gives me free and unlimited access to thousands of music videos.

Then there’s computer games. People are playing on their WII instead of watching movies.

People are also getting their movies and music from independent companies now, too and these are often not counted on the CD/DVD sales. Especially not if they’re imports.

I’m buying more music than I ever did before thanks to the Internet, but if I buy my CDs directly from independent bands/labels, they may not count on the official charts or the CD sales figures. So it looks like CD sales are going down, when in fact they may not be.

Going back to your example of the movie that you watched on line. I could watch that on pay per view, or I could rent it from Netflix, and as far as the movie company is concerned I haven’t brought the movie, even though I legally paid for it and watched it. I could also have brought a used copy on eBay and they’d never know, or I could order it from Canada where it’s cheaper because of the currency difference.