Surprise! Porn Is More Popular In the UK Than Social Networks or Shopping

By Sam Gibbs on at

According to new figures, 8.5 per cent of all the UK's web clicks hit legal porn sites last month, the kind that the Great Firewall of Cameron is trying to block. That's more than people shopping, reading the news, stalking "friends" through social networks, or even business use. The UK obviously loves its smut.

In fact, it was only "arts and entertainment" (essentially YouTube) and search engines, which boasted more clicks than porn in June. And even then some eight per cent of Google searches apparently ended up in porn, so adult entertainment artificially boosts search clicks while it's at it too. The figures, which the Guardian took a good look through, make for some interesting reading.

For instance, it seems Germany is even more porn-click happy, and Spain also beats us on overall percentage of smut. Thankfully, we're above the world average of 7.7 per cent porn clicks.

It'll be interesting to see what happens when the Prime Minister's internet censorship plan comes into effect. Something tells me the clicks won't stop; you'll just get a load of frustrated punters. [The Guardian]